Right to Repair

Right to Repair

Farmer Lobbying Group Sells Out Farmers, Helps Enshrine John Deere's Tractor Repair Monopoly

The California Farm Bureau has agreed to a toothless version of "right to repair" that was written by tractor manufacturers.
Jason Koebler
9.11.18
e-waste

These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste

Weaving, in the end times.
Matthew Gault
9.6.18
Gaming

After 18 Years of Telling You Not to Fix it Yourself, Sony Will Stop Repairing the PlayStation 2

By actively discouraging people from repairing their own consoles, Sony has left many gamers beholden to its repair service—which is now ending.
Matthew Gault
9.4.18
Tesla

The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars

The "Doctor Frankenstein of Teslas" is one of the only people taking completely wrecked cars and putting them back together—without Tesla's help.
Jon Christian
7.27.18
Right to Repair

Massachusetts Senate Passes Resolution to Do In-Depth Study on Right-to-Repair

A resolution in Massachusetts’ Senate will study the impact of forcing tech companies to make it easier for third parties to repair devices.
Matthew Gault
7.26.18
iPhone

Someone Uploaded What Look to Be Apple’s Internal iPhone Repair Videos

What appear to be 11 Apple videos describe repair procedures, show special tools, and reference specific material.
Matthew Gault
7.23.18
iPhone

Review: A Counterfeit, $100 iPhone X

We disassembled the phone and asked security researchers to probe it to find out what it is. Verdict: It's wild.
Jason Koebler
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.19.18
Apple

The Keyboard Is the Only Thing That Matters About the New MacBook Pros

For two years, Apple sold laptops with keyboards that were felled by dust. Is the new one going to fix that problem?
Jason Koebler
7.13.18
Apple

Why Counterfeit Lightning Cables Kill iPhones

Are cheap iPhone chargers safe to use with the iPhone? Here's how counterfeit cables can destroy your phone and cause it to stop charging.
Matthew Zieminski
6.25.18
RadioShack

The DIY Movement Is Bringing RadioShack Back From the Dead

Independently-owned franchise stores are the second coming of the beleaguered brand.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.4.18
Apple

iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' Is an 'Epidemic'

People who repair Apple products say that a grayed-out speaker icon is a symptom of “loop disease,” which can affect aging iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices.
Jon Christian
6.4.18
Right to Repair

The First Aftermarket iPhone X Screens Use LCDs, Not OLEDs

Third-party replacement screens use a totally different technology, but they still work with the iPhone X—sort of.
Matthew Gault
5.31.18