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Bits and Bytes: New G5 cooler disassembly guide; 10.6.4 Server update v1.1

The PowerMac G5 was the first system developed by Apple that came with a liquid cooling mechanism for the models with higher-clocked dual PowerPC chips. In most systems, this cooling system worked well. To this day, my system has not shown any problems; however, some systems had an issue where coolant leaked, causing corrosion and shorting out mainboard components.

By July 23, 2010


Boeing's 'Black' smartphone will deactivate if tampered with

The aerospace and defense company releases a covert spy-phone that can identify attempted disassembly and trigger functions to delete data and software -- therefore, making the device inoperable.

By February 26, 2014


Google denies disassembling Vista software

Search giant says it didn't use reverse-engineering method to bring a security feature to its browser on Windows XP. But it defends disassembly as an aid for software compatibility.

By September 19, 2008


Disassembled electric appliances

Ever wondered what the inside of your waffle maker looks like? Yes? No? Well, even if not, you might be surprised how interesting small electric appliances are when you take them apart.

By August 25, 2008


Replace your iPod Mini battery - Disassemble the iPod Mini

Step 3: Taking apart the iPod Mini is easier than you think. We'll show you how to take your MP3 player apart without destroying it.

May 21, 2008


LOOP concept makes your PC (almost) immortal

Industrial designer Jocko Chan created a PC design for Dell that uses no screws at all, making disassembly and upgrades a breeze.

By June 15, 2009


Indecent Exposure 44: Informed expenditures

One take on the state of photography education, dissing the idea of lens disassembly, and going mano-a-mano with monochrome.

By April 3, 2009


Fewer LEDs mean leaner iPad Air, researcher says

Apple was able to shrink both the LED backlight assembly and the display significantly, allowing the company to reduce the size of the battery and thus the size of the device.

By November 5, 2013


Potentially fix iMac fan blaring after hard drive upgrade

Other World Computing outlines faulty temperature sensor connections may be to blame for an iMac's fans blaring after a hard drive upgrade.

By August 8, 2013


Infragram: Infrared camera on the cheap

Public Lab is looking to take infrared power to the people with a sub-$100 point-and-shoot camera that can capture infrared imagery for monitoring plant life.

By June 6, 2013