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Google Chromecast gets iFixit teardown treatment

Google Chromecast gets iFixit teardown treatment

A lot of gadgets have passed through the halls of iFixit, getting their turn on the chopping block and having their internal guts dissected. Some of them have been extremely difficult to open up, while others are pretty easy. The Chromecast, on the other hand, is just a piece of nothing if you ask the iFixit folks. They didn't even give it a repairability score.

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MacBook Air 11 2013 teardown breaks up baby Haswell

MacBook Air 11 2013 teardown breaks up baby Haswell

It's a rite of passage, the post-launch teardown, and one the 11-inch MacBook Air couldn't escape after its bigger sibling suffered the indignity on Wednesday. iFixit stripped the slimline ultraportable to its component boards in the hunt for something electronically interesting, finding a bigger battery than the old model, as well as new flash storage that's a little less Samsung dominated.

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New Xbox 360 teardown cracks open the “offline gamers” console

New Xbox 360 teardown cracks open the “offline gamers” console

During Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference where they mostly focused on Xbox One games, the company also outed a new and redesigned Xbox 360 to hold gamers over until the Xbox One launch in November. Naturally, though, it was immediately bound for the iFixit teardown waitlist, and it's finally on the surgery bed getting its guts splayed out.

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AirPort Extreme teardown reveals empty hard drive slot without connectors

AirPort Extreme teardown reveals empty hard drive slot without connectors

Hidden behind the new iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, and the new Mac Pro at Apple's WWDC keynote was the unveiling of a new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. The Time Capsule comes with 2TB or 3TB hard drive options and allow users to back up their Mac files, while the AirPort Extreme is simply just a glorified router. However, iFixit noticed during their teardown of the device that there's room for a hard drive.

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2013 MacBook Air 13 teardown unsurprisingly finds boosted battery

2013 MacBook Air 13 teardown unsurprisingly finds boosted battery

What would you expect to find in a new MacBook Air 13 promising more battery life? If you said "a bigger battery" then iFixit's teardown of the new ultraportable won't come as a surprise to you: sure enough, where the 2012 Air had a 6,700 mAh, 7.3V power pack, the 2013 version steps up to a 7,150 mAh, 7.6V battery.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 innards spilled in iFixit teardown

Samsung GALAXY S 4 innards spilled in iFixit teardown

We've already seen a couple of teardowns of Samsung's new GALAXY S 4, but that didn't stop the folks at iFixit from dissecting the phone either. What they find on the inside isn't too surprising: some plastic, some silicon, and a bit of electronics. However, the teardown reveals that Samsung made the GALAXY S 4 an easy repair.

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Oculus Rift dev kit teardown earns tinkering praise

Oculus Rift dev kit teardown earns tinkering praise

3D gaming headset and Kickstarter success the Oculus Rift has only just been put together and begun shipping out to backers, but that hasn't stopped iFixit from tearing it down as soon as it arrived. The headset exceeded its crowd-funding goal within a matter of hours but takes less than ten minutes to break down into its constituent parts, the teardown site discovered, rating it - in beta form, at least - a healthy nine out of ten for repairability.

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HTC One teardown proves durability a top priority

HTC One teardown proves durability a top priority

If you were looking for the HTC One to be a device you were easily able to take apart for inner-bits replacement, you might not be all that pleased with the report appearing today. On the other hand, if you love it when iFixit gives a big shout out to the device you're looking to buy for its immense durability, the HTC One might be the phone for you. It's not going to be a device you'll be popping open on accident, that's for sure.

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BlackBerry Z10 gets torn down by iFixit

BlackBerry Z10 gets torn down by iFixit

The BlackBerry Z10 is BlackBerry's newest attempt at chiseling away at market share, and while the device is out now in several countries, including the US, it could take some time to find out if the Z10 is indeed stealing the hearts of iOS, Android, And Windows Phone users around the world. In the meantime, the curious minds at iFixit have gotten a hold of the device and did what they do best.

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Pebble says smartwatch includes Bluetooth 4.0, despite iFixit’s claim

Pebble says smartwatch includes Bluetooth 4.0, despite iFixit’s claim

Earlier today, iFixit posted up their teardown walkthrough of the Pebble smartwatch, and noted that the device didn't support Bluetooth 4.0 -- only Bluetooth 2.1. However, there seemed to be some confusion between the specific chips used in the watch, as Pebble has responded to the teardown, saying that Bluetooth 4.0 is indeed supported.

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Pebble smartwatch gets torn down, not much to it

Pebble smartwatch gets torn down, not much to it

The Pebble smartwatch was all the rage on Kickstarter, and we eventually got our grubby little hands on the thing at CES back in January, with our full review being posted up last month. The amazing folks over at iFixit have also ended up getting their hands on the device, but they went about it in a different manner, completely tearing it apart to see what's inside.

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Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Warranties have their place, but there's no shortage of techies who prefer to do their own device repair when something goes awry. Unfortunately, no matter how technically inclined you are, some devices seem built specifically to make the task as difficult as possible. The folks over at iFixit have released their Repairability Guide, which shows Dell's XPS 10 as the easiest to repair, and Microsoft's Surface Pro as the worst of the bunch.

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