Teardown

Nokia N950 teardown revealed

Nokia N950 teardown revealed

Back when the Nokia N950 cleared the FCC in mid-May, confidentiality requests meant we couldn't see the guts of what we now know to be the MeeGo developers version of the Nokia N9. With all those details official, however, the full listing has opened up and revealed the teardown shots of what's going on inside the N950. Among the entrails, confirmation that the N950's camera is indeed a 12-megapixel unit, rather than the 8-megapixels in the N9.

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Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook notebook gets teardown treatment at iFixit

Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook notebook gets teardown treatment at iFixit

You have to be a fan of the gang over at iFixit if you are gadget hound. They take the shiny new toys that we all want and open them up to show us the shiny insides. At the same time the teardown also gives us an indication of how reparable the gear is should we ever need to fix something on our own. It's also cool to see what hardware is used inside. The latest product to get the teardown treatment is the Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook.

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XPERIA Play Gets Teardown

XPERIA Play Gets Teardown

The ultimate PlayStation phone, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has just hit the U.S. market today and received an immediate update to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. We also got our unboxing and hands-on with the smartphone earlier today. But now, UBM TechInsights has gone ahead and given the XPERIA Play a proper teardown treatment.

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iFixit tears down new iMac

iFixit tears down new iMac

The new iMac computer surfaced just yesterday and we talked all about the new features and hardware in depth. Naturally today iFixit has its warranty busting paws on one of the awesome computer. It has taken the thing apart for us to get as look at the shiny innards. I always wonder if these things work after iFixit tears them apart.

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iFixit tears down Nikon D5100 DSLR

iFixit tears down Nikon D5100 DSLR

The gang over at iFixit is always taking one gadget or another apart and looking at what is inside the device that makes it tick. The auspices for tearing the cool gadgets apart are that they are looking at how easy the things are to repair. That's all fine and good, we just want to see what the devices look like on the inside. I really wish I could buy a DSLR with a clear case like that Sony DSLR that surfaced a while back so I could look at the innards all the time.

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iPad 2 WiFi + 3G gets teardown treatment

iPad 2 WiFi + 3G gets teardown treatment

With the iPad 2 WiFi having bared its secrets already, it only seems fair that the WiFi + 3G model should have the same treatment. iFixit wasn't going to let a little thing like scarcity stop them from ripping asunder the WWAN-enabled tablet and peering at its cellular guts, and we can't say we blame them.

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iSuppli offers Nintendo 3DS bill of materials figures

iSuppli offers Nintendo 3DS bill of materials figures

iSuppli routinely takes gadgets that are new and popular and tears them down to see what's used inside and gives us an idea of how much each of the devices costs to build. The latest gadget on the iSuppli chopping block is the Nintendo 3DS. iSuppli reports that the BOM for the 3DS is $100.71.

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iPad 2 Smart Cover teardown reveals 21 magnets

iPad 2 Smart Cover teardown reveals 21 magnets

We've already seen the iPad 2 teardown, but who would've thought Apple's Smart Cover would deserve the teardown treatment by itself. Steve Jobs spent plenty of time waxing lyrical about the Smart Cover tech at the iPad 2 launch, and so iFixit took a closer look to see if it was worth the attention. The headline feature? A full twenty-one magnets.

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32GB iPad 2 costs $337 to build: Touchscreen biggest expense

32GB iPad 2 costs $337 to build: Touchscreen biggest expense

The 32GB iPad 2 WiFi + 3G costs Apple $326.60 in components and a further $10 for production, according to the latest BOM research by iSuppli. That makes it just six dollars more than the original 32GB iPad, despite some components - such as the new Apple A5 dual-core processor - costing considerably more than their predecessors.

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Nintendo 3DS teardown puts 3D parallax display under microscope

Nintendo 3DS teardown puts 3D parallax display under microscope

The new Nintendo 3DS hit Japanese shelves over the weekend, and that meant it was only a matter of time before engineers there decided to rip it apart. We've already seen one pre-release teardown of the 3DS, but TechOn is going one stage further and putting the parallax display under the microscope.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 9 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 9 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! It was a busy week in the tech world with some major new products landing this week. The new Hanvon HPad A112 surfaced packing Android Froyo, a 3MP camera and a lot more. The tablet has a 7-inch 800 x 600 screen and is 10.8mm thick.

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Motorola XOOM world modem spotted in teardown

Motorola XOOM world modem spotted in teardown

It's something of a teardown day, with first the new MacBook Pro getting stripped to basics and now the Motorola XOOM suffering the same. iFixit whipped open the casing - a straightforward process, given Motorola obviously doesn't want to make things too difficult for its technicians adding in 4G modem support - and discovered that the XOOM actually uses the same hybrid CDMA/GSM modem as found in the Verizon iPhone 4.

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