2016 MacBook teardown: tamper-evident screws, still low score

2016 MacBook teardown: tamper-evident screws, still low score

As expected, Apple unveiled last week a new batch of Retina MacBooks that is visually indistinguishable from last year's model. That is, unless you get a Rose Gold version. Of course, you do get a beefier CPU and more capable battery, but almost everythin else is similar. It turns out, that similarity goes deep down into the MacBook's repairability. iFixit does its obligatory teardown of the device, finding very few good news inside. Well, except perhaps for the fortunate disappearance of Apple's previous tri-wing screws.

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Astronaut Tim Peake completes London marathon on ISS

Astronaut Tim Peake completes London marathon on ISS

In December, the ESA announced that astronaut Tim Peake planned to run the London Marathon while aboard the International Space Station, doing so using a treadmill while a medical team monitored his health. As promised, Peake did just that and successfully completed the run from space, running all 42 kilometers aboard the ISS while everyone else pounded the ground on Earth.

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North Face’s Access Pack is the convertible of gear backpacks

North Face’s Access Pack is the convertible of gear backpacks

North Face's Access Pack, a backpack shown off back in January and again today, is now available to order. The Access Pack is unlike most other backpacks, featuring an enclosure that pops open with the push of a button, making it easy to stow and access your everyday gear. The design is far more convenient than ordinary zippered backpacks, making it a simple matter to pop it open, grab what you need, and close it up again.

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Star Trek coffee table doubles as one-of-a-kind pinball machine

Star Trek coffee table doubles as one-of-a-kind pinball machine

Every living room needs a coffee table — where else are you going to put the remotes and beverages? — but nothing says the coffee table has to be boring. If wood and glass isn't your style, you can always give Alter Furniture’s new Star Trek-themed table a try — it doubles as a fully functional and quite dazzling pinball machine, giving your home a touch of arcade style.

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Spotify exposed: list appears online with hundreds of account details

Spotify exposed: list appears online with hundreds of account details

Something fishy is going on, and it involves a bunch of Spotify accounts. A Pastebin text document recently surfaced online containing what appears to be the login details for hundreds of Spotify accounts, and some Spotify users are surfacing with claims that they've been locked out of their own accounts, in part. Spotify, however, has denied that it has been the victim of a hack, leaving many in the dark about what exactly is going on.

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MOON globe maps our lunar sister in 3D

MOON globe maps our lunar sister in 3D

Ever wonder why your grade school classroom had a globe that accurately mapped our Earth, but never more than a flat sphere for our moon? Oscar Lhermitte and Kudu are aiming to change that sort of situation with a project they call "MOON - the most accurate lunar globe." They've put the project through its Kickstarter paces and have come away with several times their initial goal with half a month left to go - this is not just something a few people want, it's something LOTS of people want.

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Volvo’s take on Maybach-style luxury swaps seats for iPads

Volvo’s take on Maybach-style luxury swaps seats for iPads

Volvo may be playing catch-up to the German automakers in the chase for max-opulence, but its latest play shows the top-end S90 could be some very nice digs indeed. The Swedish firm may not be quite ready to reveal its S90 Excellence - the flagship version of the luxury sedan - but it is happy to give us a glimpse of what the interior could look like.

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Sennheiser PRESENCE headsets offer HD audio in tough environments

Sennheiser PRESENCE headsets offer HD audio in tough environments

Sennheiser has a new line of Bluetooth headsets, and they’re designed to offer high definition audio even in tough environments — windy days spent outdoors, for example, which render many headsets useless. Among other things, the new Sennheiser headphones feature enhanced noise filtering, as well as a wider range of styles to suit various wearer needs and comfort levels. Sennheiser’s SpeakFocus, ActiveGard, and WindSafe technologies are all present.

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Charter’s TWC acquisition gets approval from Justice Department

Charter’s TWC acquisition gets approval from Justice Department

Charter’s purchase of Time Warner Cable has been given the green light by the U.S. Department of Justice, it has announced, allowing the two companies to be merged into one. Under the deal, the merged entity will be known as New Charter; as well, Charter Communications will be buying Bright House networks. The deal is significant, and will lead Charter to become the second largest broadband Internet provider in the U.S.

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Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition comes with early access

Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition comes with early access

When you're waiting for a new game to come out, sometimes you think that you'll do anything to play it a little early. This is especially true when it's the next installment of a franchise that you've been following for a decade. Well, if you're wishing that you could get your hands on the new Gears of War game a little early, you're in luck. As long as you're willing to spend a little extra money, that is.

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Nokia OZO camera will produce Disney’s upcoming VR content

Nokia OZO camera will produce Disney’s upcoming VR content

Nokia’z OZO virtual reality camera will soon be used by Disney to create VR content for its movies and more. This comes via a new partnership between Nokia and Disney announced today, which will have Nokia supplying its VR software and equipment to Disney for what it describes as “special VR content." This isn’t the companies’ first instance of working together, though — Disney used Nokia’s tech to produce a pair of 360-degree videos for The Jungle Book.

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Raspberry Pi gets two new 8MP cameras

Raspberry Pi gets two new 8MP cameras

If you're an enthusiast that loves building new gadgets using the Raspberry Pi, then you've no doubt know about the existence of their 5MP camera board, which has been around since 2013. What you might not know is that the sensor used hasn't been produced since late 2014. And very soon, you won't be able to find it anymore. But not all hope is lost.

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