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iFixit tears down the new iPad from Melbourne Australia [updating]

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iFixit is pretty hardcore when it comes to getting its hands on the new iPad early.  They’ve flown to Australia where it is already tomorrow and have gotten their hands on a fresh new iPad for their ritual sacrificing to the chip-naming gods. (the poor virgin on the right with...
iFixit tears down the new iPad from Melbourne Australia [updating]

Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Lytro (other than nearly grabbing a Crunchie (I voted for them)), the camera where you shoot now and focus later. And the latest news comes not from the company itself, but from the FCC, which just today published the internal photos...
Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor

HP TouchPad Go gets post-mortem FCC teardown

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When HP released its ill-fated 10-inch TouchPad, it was also prepping a smaller seven-inch version for the market. In August it sent the device to the FCC for regulatory approval, and even through the company abandoned the entire webOS-based family a few weeks later, HP did not pull the submission...
HP TouchPad Go gets post-mortem FCC teardown

Here's What The Inside Of The Microsoft Surface Looks Like (MSFT)

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The mad scientists over at iFixIt have already dismantled Microsoft's Surface tablet and photographed its guts. Here are some highlights from iFixIt's teardown.Here's the Surface-let's crack it open! Here's the supposedly tamper-proof seal coming off And we're inside! See the rest of the story at Business Insider Please follow SAI:...
Here's What The Inside Of The Microsoft Surface Looks Like (MSFT)

Unofficial Lightning USB Cables and Adapters Launching Soon at Significant Discounts

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Earlier this month, we pointed to a new iPhone 5 Flash Lightning Dock from iPhone5mod.com, one of the first unauthorized Lightning-equipped products to surface on the market. At the time, iPhone5mod told us that it was using genuine Lightning connectors sourced from Apple's supplier, but noted that it also had...
Unofficial Lightning USB Cables and Adapters Launching Soon at Significant Discounts
Teardown of New 16 GB iPod Touch Reveals Few Internal Changes
iFixit delves inside the Nexus 7 [Photos]
Software leak shows the likely Facebook phone specs and features

iFixit tears into the new iPod touch, bemoans lack of repairability

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The folks over at iFixit have gotten their tool-sporting hands all over the new iPod touch, giving Apple's latest music player the customary detailed teardown. The alien autopsy-esque dissection reveals the device's A5 processor, flash memory from Toshiba and a lot of parts secured firmly in place. The latter,...
iFixit tears into the new iPod touch, bemoans lack of repairability

At $236, Galaxy S4 costlier to produce than S3, says report

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IHS iSuppli's virtual teardown of the lasted Samsung smartphone shows it's 15 percent more expensive for Samsung to produce than last year's model. [Read more]...
At $236, Galaxy S4 costlier to produce than S3, says report

HTC One S teardown leaves little to the imagination (video)

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Whether you're looking to replace a damaged screen, swap a battery, or just make damn sure that the warranty of your HTC One S is void, DirectFix can help with its latest teardown video. This is the first time that we've seen a detailed inner peek at the smartphone...
HTC One S teardown leaves little to the imagination (video)

Apple A6 teardown shows custom, likely expensive CPU layout

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A teardown of the A6 processor inside the iPhone 5 suggests that Apple went to extraordinary efforts for processing speed, notes iFixit. The repair outfit has confirmed some basic details, such as the presence of 1GB of RAM, and a dual-core CPU matched by a triple-core GPU. Unusual, though, is...
Apple A6 teardown shows custom, likely expensive CPU layout

IHS: iPhone 5 Costs Between $207 and $238 To Make, Depending On Storage

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Research firm IHS has followed up its virtual teardown of the iPhone 5 with a brand new physical teardown, confirming its materials list and also the cost of manufacture for the latest Apple smartphone. The physical teardown reveals that the new iPhone costs between $207 and $238, including all suppliers...
IHS: iPhone 5 Costs Between $207 and $238 To Make, Depending On Storage

Here's Why The City Of San Francisco Just Outlawed Macs (AAPL)

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The City of San Francisco has  banned the purchase of any more Apple computers by all of its agencies. The City is alarmed that Apple has turned its back on the environment, reports the Wall Street Journal. Last week, Apple withdrew from EPEAT, a government-backed certification program that ensures electronics...
Here's Why The City Of San Francisco Just Outlawed Macs (AAPL)
Asus prepping free dongle to address Transformer Prime GPS woes?

Motorola Razr M teardown and repair instructions [Video]

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Shortly after arriving at Verizon stores earlier this month, AndroidCentral points us to this tear down video from DirectFix showing the insides of Motorola’ Razr M. More than just a teardown, the video acts as an assembly and disassembly guide for replacing the device’s battery or other internals components....
Motorola Razr M teardown and repair instructions [Video]

iFixit pries apart the Droid 4, strips slider to see its silicon insides

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Verizon's Droid 4 was officially released last week, so naturally, iFixit spent the weekend pulling the phone apart for all to see. Among the nuggets of knowledge uncovered during the teardown is the discovery that the fourth iteration breaks from Droid tradition in a couple of not-so-positive ways. First...
iFixit pries apart the Droid 4, strips slider to see its silicon insides

Boot up: Apple's fingerprint buy, Toshiba's RT bust, RIM woos carriers and more

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Plus IT hassles over council tax, Zenbook's zen-like teardown, why you should stop publishing web pages and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIT firms fear council tax benefit collapse >> 24dash.comMeanwhile, back in the back office... The cabinet member...
Boot up: Apple's fingerprint buy, Toshiba's RT bust, RIM woos carriers and more
Wii U launch: Software and battery life woes, and more hardware details emerge

LG's 5-inch, 1080p 'Optimus G Pro' leaks, as LG announces 1 million sales of Optimus G

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The image above comes courtesy of Engadget showing what appears to be some official promo material for the LG’s next Optimus G device, the LG Optimus G Pro. While we don’t get a whole lot of specs from the image itself, the report passes along rumored specs from BlogofMobile who...
LG's 5-inch, 1080p 'Optimus G Pro' leaks, as LG announces 1 million sales of Optimus G

Authentication chips discovered in teardown of Apple's new Lightning connector

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A user has torn apart Apple's new Lightning bolt cable and shared details on the iPhone 5 connector with AppleInsider, including a warning as to why customers should not buy third-party Lightning connectors for the time being....
Authentication chips discovered in teardown of Apple's new Lightning connector
Microsoft's Surface is easier to repair than iPad, but worse than Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7

Apple TV's A5 Chip Includes Surprise Die Shrink to 32nm

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While the new 1080p-capable Apple TV has been available for nearly a month, Chipworks has now gotten around to tearing down the device's custom A5 system-on-a-chip, discovering with some surprise that the chip is actually a new design from Apple using a die shrink from the 45-nm process used in...
Apple TV's A5 Chip Includes Surprise Die Shrink to 32nm

Play Store Wishlists Are Rolling Out Right Now!

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The teardowns never lie! You know how we've been telling you the Play Store is getting a Wishlist feature? It's rolling out now on a per-account basis. You don't have to download anything, everything is already built into 3.9.16. Wishlists are basically a bookmark feature, which lets you save a...
Play Store Wishlists Are Rolling Out Right Now!

Teardown of Retina display MacBook Pro finds soldered RAM, propreitary SSD

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Apple's new Retina display MacBook Pro has been taken apart and examined from the inside, revealing that the RAM is soldered onto the logic board and cannot be upgraded, and that the proprietary solid-state drive memory was supplied by Samsung....
Teardown of Retina display MacBook Pro finds soldered RAM, propreitary SSD

Yes, the iPhone 5 does vibrate differently

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If you’re the proud owner of an iPhone 5, you may have noticed something different about the way that it vibrates. Well, you’re not imagining it, because there is something different about it: the vibrating motor. Back when the iPhone 4 was introduced, it was still using the same vibration...
Yes, the iPhone 5 does vibrate differently

It Costs Apple At Least $188 To Build The iPad Mini (AAPL)

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When Apple first announced the iPad mini last month, many were upset about the higher than expected price. The miniature tablet's cheapest version retails for $329. But when compared to similar devices from competitors Amazon and Google, it seems as if Apple customers are paying a premium. Today we discovered...
It Costs Apple At Least $188 To Build The iPad Mini (AAPL)

iFixit's iPhone 5 teardown begins hours after first iPhone 5 teardown video confirms photos of leaked parts were accurate

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As Apple Stores open their door around the world to lines of customers waiting to get their hands on a new iPhone 5, repair site iFixit has started its traditional teardown of the device....
iFixit's iPhone 5 teardown begins hours after first iPhone 5 teardown video confirms photos of leaked parts were accurate

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

Second-gen Nest teardown reveals high degree of repairability, fun with curved glass

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Chances are if you've bought a $250 thermostat you aren't going to immediately rip it apart to see what makes it tick. Thankfully, there's folks like iFixit that does these sorts of things for us, and they've now finally done the honors with Nest's second-generation unit. As with the...
Second-gen Nest teardown reveals high degree of repairability, fun with curved glass
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