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Alleged Apple AirPower prototype hints at what went wrong

Alleged Apple AirPower prototype hints at what went wrong

It's so rare for Apple to backtrack on an already announced products that when it does, it almost amounts to a big scandal for the company. That's certainly the atmosphere in March last year when Apple finally confirmed what everyone was already expecting. While it never really disclosed the technical reason for the AirPower wireless charging mat's cancellation, a teardown video of what was claimed to be a prototype could confirm what almost everyone was already presuming back then.

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ASUS ROG Phone 3 teardown has some good news for gamers

ASUS ROG Phone 3 teardown has some good news for gamers

Razer may have started the whole gaming smartphone trend but it seems that ASUS is the one that's taking it to the extreme. Of course, ASUS' ROG Phones have also been the most expensive among its peers so buyers will want to know they're getting they're money's worth. That will partly depend on how well the phone performs which, in turn, depends on how cool it can stay under pressure. Fortunately, JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson was willing to sacrifice the ROG Phone 3's screen to find the answer.

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Galaxy Watch 3 iFixit teardown is a bit reassuring

Galaxy Watch 3 iFixit teardown is a bit reassuring

Next to our smartphones, no other mobile device may be in more danger of damage or wear and tear than the one that's always exposed to the elements. Smartwatches often come with some IP dust and water resistance rating and some even boast of a MIL-STD certification for extra ruggedness. Sooner or later, however, these wearables will eventually need to be repaired and, fortunately, the new Galaxy Watch 3 won't be much of a chore even for third-party technicians.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 teardown reveals good news for DIYers

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 teardown reveals good news for DIYers

The team at iFixit has published its teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the company's latest smartwatch model. As with past teardowns, the process meticulously disassembles the smartwatch, detailing each step of the process, the components found within the watch, and it is all joined by information on how difficult the watch will be for the average person to repair. Spoiler alert: DIYers may be pleased.

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Galaxy Buds Live teardown is revealing and almost painless

Galaxy Buds Live teardown is revealing and almost painless

Given their size, it's almost too easy to take Truly Wireless Stereo or TWS earbuds for granted, that is until you remember how much a pair cost you. Still, considering how relatively cheaper these tiny accessories are compared to the smartphones they're paired with, some people probably see all but the most expensive buds almost like disposable products. Of course, that doesn't mean they can't be repaired and Galaxy Buds Live, a.k.a. "Galaxy Beans", owners will be happy to know theirs is one of the easiest to repair in the market.

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2020 27-inch iMac teardown reveals the empty space inside

2020 27-inch iMac teardown reveals the empty space inside

Apple just announced a refresh of its largest iMac with some of the highest specs you would be able to get from that all-in-one computer family. Of course, you might not be able to tell just by looking at it because the very familiar face hides all the upgrades inside. It's not all upgrades, however, as Apple did remove something important and its absence leaves a literal empty spot inside this year's 5K 27-inch iMac.

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OnePlus Nord iFixit teardown has no surprises and that’s a good thing

OnePlus Nord iFixit teardown has no surprises and that’s a good thing

The OnePlus Nord is probably one of the most affordable 5G phones in the market today, that was until Samsung launched the Galaxy A51 5G in the US where the Nord has yet to set foot in. The latest from the flagship killer still has some appeal to it, especially for those who have no love for Samsung's One UI experience and relatively slower updates. That said, OnePlus did cut some corners when it came to the phone's durability but that may have ironically made the OnePlus Nord easier to repair.

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PlayStation 5 hardware leak shows potential easy repairs, mods, upgrades

PlayStation 5 hardware leak shows potential easy repairs, mods, upgrades

Bits of the next Sony PlayStation video game console seem to have leaked this week from a production floor in Asia. The look of the PlayStation 5 isn't a secret - not on the outside, anyway. Sony already revealed what the console would look like from a couple of angles. The imagery we're seeing today gives us a bit of insight into how the console will feel in real life - a real-world sense of how these curves will really impact our lives the moment we start to tear the console down.

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Huawei P40 Pro teardown is almost too boring

Huawei P40 Pro teardown is almost too boring

Like a metaphorical rollercoaster ride, smartphone designs rise and fall in terms of interesting new fads and features. Of course, the same can be said for the internals that make those design changes even possible. After several innovations, it seems that smartphones are again settling down on more standard patterns and components. That seems to be the case, at least, with the Huawei P40 Pro which might make it harder to sell its self against a rather similar and more accessible Huawei P30 Pro from last year.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

iFixit is perhaps best known for taking apart phones, tablets, and laptops but, from time to time, it also tries to take a peek inside that other marvel of consumer technology, commercial drones. The launch of DJI's latest flying robot and the free time that iFixit experts now have on their hands seems like the perfect opportunity (or excuse) to revisit that process. Suffice it to say, they really wish smartphones were this easy to repair.

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Motorola Edge+ teardown isn’t doing it any favors

Motorola Edge+ teardown isn’t doing it any favors

The Motorola Edge+ is probably one of Motorola's best smartphones if taken in isolation and based simply on specs and design. In practice, it comes with a few caveats that make it rather inaccessible if not less attractive to consumers. If you do get your hands on one, you might want to take extra care of that almost rare device. It turns out, the Motorola Edge+ may be designed so well that any sort of repair will not only be a pain but will most likely also be expensive because of that.

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nubia Red Magic 5G teardown reveals an insane cooling system

nubia Red Magic 5G teardown reveals an insane cooling system

While all high-end phones are technically capable of playing even the most demanding mobile games but gaming phones have one or two things that set it apart. There is, of course, the RGB lighting that seems to almost be synonymous with any gaming device or accessory. There are, however, some like the nubia Red Magic 5G that boast of some innovative cooling system and, based on a teardown, the tiny fan inside is actually just one part of it.

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