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MetroPCS is Off the Table. What Now, Sprint?

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With its acquisition of MetroPCS, T-Mobile and its parent, Deutsche Telekom, have taken out one tough rival and put the competitive screws to another: Sprint. Earlier this year, Sprint was poised to acquire MetroPCS when the company’s board of directors balked at the deal at the last minute. Though fully...
MetroPCS is Off the Table. What Now, Sprint?

Water-damaged Fujifilm X100 torn apart for fun and education (but mostly fun)

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James Maher had the unfortunate luck of placing his bag and prized Fujifilm X100 in a "dry" container on a fishing trip that didn't keep its contents very dry. Maher survived his harrowing voyage on the SS Hit 'em Hard, but his camera did not. Thankfully, the photographer didn't...
Water-damaged Fujifilm X100 torn apart for fun and education (but mostly fun)

Spotlight: CRU-DataPort adds USB 3.0 removable storage enclosures to RTX lineup

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CRU-DataPort has announced the addition of USB 3.0 to its popular RTX family of removable storage enclosures. Designed to hold a single 3.5-inch SATA hard drive without the need for cumbersome trays or screws, the RTX100-3Q incorporates support for various high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0),...
Spotlight: CRU-DataPort adds USB 3.0 removable storage enclosures to RTX lineup

iFixit's Kyle Wiens disputes EPEAT certification of Retina MacBook Pro

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Apple was just given the EPEAT Gold certification for the Retina MacBook Pro following reversing its decision to withdraw its products from and the green computer registry. Today, iFixit’s Kyle Wien’s has a few strong words about the MacBook Pro’s Gold certification saying the “decision demonstrates that the EPEAT standard...
iFixit's Kyle Wiens disputes EPEAT certification of Retina MacBook Pro

PS Vita torn apart by iFixit, gets its vitals checked

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iFixit's (counter-intuitively) done it again. This time it's made gamers of the world weep by ceremoniously un-fixing a PS Vita, Sony's latest portable gaming powerhouse. Standard screws and fittings -- alongside a modular design -- made for a relatively pain-free deconstruction for these tinkerers -- especially compared to recent...
PS Vita torn apart by iFixit, gets its vitals checked

Next Generation iPhone Turns Up in Vietnam

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The screen turns on, but it’s running some sort of test firmware, not the actual OS. It doesn’t seem to reveal anything new since the Gizmodo unit, other than the elimination of the two visible screws at the bottom.  ★ ...
Next Generation iPhone Turns Up in Vietnam

Lynx A 3D point-and-shoot camera/tablet does motion capture and 3D modeling, we go hands-on

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Earlier this year, a group of enterprising students from the University of Texas unveiled the Lynx A 3D camera and asked for money to fund its construction on Kickstarter. Since then, they've soared past their funding goal of $50,000, and are getting ready to ship out their first set...
Lynx A 3D point-and-shoot camera/tablet does motion capture and 3D modeling, we go hands-on
iFixit: New iPod Touch Is Way Harder To Repair Than iPhone 5
Watch this: Sony assembles three of its hottest gadgets in just five minutes

Awesome Stuff: Cool Product Designs

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For this week's awesome stuff, we've got three different projects that just caught my eye for being different and interesting in a design sense. I don't know about you, but I've had a few too many experiencing having to try to inflate an air mattress of some kind or another,...
Awesome Stuff: Cool Product Designs
Hands-on with Twelve South's $80 HiRise for iMac [Video]
Gadget-lovers and gamers: here's a look inside the Nintendo Wii U

Sony PS Vita teardown shows very easy fixes, custom CPU

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iFixit on Thursday posted a teardown of the just-launched PlayStation Vita that provided a handful of surprises about its construction. The gaming handheld is unusually easy to open, with standard (if small) Philips screws throughout, few adhesives, and a battery that's relatively easy to replace. Much of the design is...
Sony PS Vita teardown shows very easy fixes, custom CPU
Ruggedized Samsung Galaxy S4 Active revealed in leaked images

iFixit tears open an HP Z1, finds it impossibly easy to repair

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Those guys and gals at iFixit love nothing more than destroying something beautiful and, in the process, finding out exactly what makes it tick. The latest victim of their reckless deconstructive tendencies is HP's Z1. The all-in-one turns out to be just as beautiful on the inside as it...
iFixit tears open an HP Z1, finds it impossibly easy to repair

iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery

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The warranty-voiders over at iFixit decided to spend their Friday evening tearing into a freshly delivered Nexus 4 and have given us a peek inside Google's smartphone darling. After removing a pair of screws and spending a few minutes prying off the rear cover, the teardown specialists found that...
iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery
ORA Ultimate Sound: For The iPad Owner Who Can't Live Without 8 Speakers Built Into Their Case

Sony Xperia Tablet S gets the full teardown, shows its NVIDIA heart (video)

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So, you probably didn't even get the cellophane off your Xperia Tablet S yet (for those in the UK at least), but Sony has already beaten the likes of iFixit to the strip-down post. It's one of the firm's own engineers, Takuya Inaba, who takes a knife to the...
Sony Xperia Tablet S gets the full teardown, shows its NVIDIA heart (video)
It's An Olympics Tradition: How Difficult Can NBC Universal Make It To Enjoy The Olympics?

iFixit tears down Retina MacBook Pro, updated MacBook Air

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Repair outfit iFixit has conducted teardowns of two of Apple's new MacBook models, including the Retina version of the MacBook Pro. iFixit in fact complains that the system is the "least repairable laptop" it has ever taken apart. It uses special pentalobe screws, for instance, which like the iPhone 4,...
iFixit tears down Retina MacBook Pro, updated MacBook Air

Non-Retina Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Torn Apart

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It's been a busy week of Apple teardowns for iFixit, with the firm announcing today that it has completed its work on the non-Retina version of the Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. Given that the non-Retina version has retained the same form factor for a number of years, there are few changes...
Non-Retina Mid-2012 MacBook Pro Torn Apart
iFixit Tears Apart The Nexus 7, Deems It Less Repairable Than The Kindle Fire

Apple's War on Tinkerers Continues With the Retina MacBook Pro

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Steve Jobs never wanted anyone to tinker with the machines built by his company. That's why Apple's original Macintosh required special tools to open it up and even then, it used proprietary parts and lacked extra slots. Today, that closed spirit lives on in the company's newest laptop, the retina...
Apple's War on Tinkerers Continues With the Retina MacBook Pro

@WalmartLabs’ Crowdsourced Product Selection Contest Wraps, Charitable Bottled Water Wins

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Walmart’s attempt at crowdsourcing product selection has come to a close. The company has announced the winners of its Get on the Shelf contest, which was launched out of @WalmartLabs, the digital technology division of the retailer, earlier this year. You may know of @WalmartLabs as the startup-like group within Walmart which is now home to...
@WalmartLabs’ Crowdsourced Product Selection Contest Wraps, Charitable Bottled Water Wins

This Is How NASA Prepares Smartphones For Space Travel (GOOG)

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NASA has been using smartphones in space for a couple years at this point. But you can't just take any old smartphone aboard the space shuttle. As with any object that leaves Earth's atmosphere, you have to be selective and picky. NASA revealed the process it uses to get a...
This Is How NASA Prepares Smartphones For Space Travel (GOOG)

Hands On With Romain Jerome's Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch

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Here is a high-end dive watch to consider if you like that Captain Nemo look. It is called the Octopus, and is from avant garde Swiss watch brand Romain Jerome (RJ). Those familiar with the Romain Jerome Titanic DNA collection of watches will recognize the styling of this new Octopus...
Hands On With Romain Jerome's Octopus Steampunk Dive Watch

Nest makes its smart thermostat, er, smarter

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Smart thermostat maker Nest announced on Thursday that it’s done one of its biggest upgrades in terms of both software and hardware since it launched its thermostat five months ago. The move shows both how Nest is still a startup, and has been reiterating its design in a field that...
Nest makes its smart thermostat, er, smarter

'iPhone 5' internals show traits of iPhone 3GS

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New photos depicting a front digitizer and display assembly for an alleged next-gen iPhone show similarities to the iPhone 3GS, according to RepairLabs. Specifically the site says that the new phone "looks like it has a plastic 3GS-type midframe running around the digitizer and glass LCD assembly," and has a...
'iPhone 5' internals show traits of iPhone 3GS

How Steve Jobs Screws With The Press (AAPL)

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How Steve Jobs Screws With The Press (AAPL)

iFixit tears down Microsoft's Surface Pro, rates it 1 out of 10 for repairability

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You know the drill (or is that screwdriver?) by now. New gadget lands at the iFixit labs, and the good folk there give it a teardown. Microsoft's Surface Pro is this week's lucky slab of silicon to hit the bench. The good news is that a removable battery and...
iFixit tears down Microsoft's Surface Pro, rates it 1 out of 10 for repairability
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