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Amazon Echo teardown gets inside the smart speaker powered by the cloud

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Amazon Echo and shows you the tech that makes it a "smart" speaker.

By September 14, 2015


Sony introduces RX10 II, RX100 IV and A7R II cameras bring pro-level features, performance to compacts

The fixed-lens RX10 II and RX100 IV use a unique 1-inch stacked image sensor for 40x superslow-motion capture, 4K video shooting; A7R II mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has world's first back-illuminated 35mm full-frame sensor.

By June 10, 2015


The chaebols: Samsung and LG's 50-year 'star wars'

LG and Samsung are among the best-known of South Korea's conglomerates, and their ongoing rivalry is just as famous. We take a look at their closely intertwined histories in part two of this series on chaebols.

By April 9, 2015


Memory makeover: DRAM days numbered as Japan eyes MRAM

DRAM has been around a long, long time. Is MRAM the next big memory thing?

By November 24, 2013


DRAM inventor Robert Dennard gets prestigious Kyoto Prize

The 81-year-old IBM researcher is behind the now-pervasive memory technology and Dennard scaling, which mapped the march of progress in performance during the chip industry's glory days.

By November 11, 2013


Men think they can fix a computer (but can't), study says

A study suggests that men are especially keen to let it be known they know how to fix a computer, but their actual knowledge may not match their bravado.

By November 17, 2014


iPad Air 2 teardown reveals new hardware, more RAM and easier-to-open case

The iPad Air 2 has a thinner case and lots of hardware upgrades. It's also easier to crack open, and the case hides several interesting surprises.

By November 6, 2014


iPad Mini 3 teardown's biggest surprise? The glue, iFixit finds

Apple's latest tiny tablet is tough to repair, says iFixit, and any fixes to the screen could result in a non-functioning Touch ID.

By October 24, 2014


Amazon Fire Phone teardown reveals hints of Apple, Samsung

Gadget repair expert iFixit takes a deeper look into the guts of Amazon's first smartphone and finds several new details.

By July 24, 2014


HP takes a crack at reinventing the computer

Hewlett-Packard talks about its project for reinventing a "stale, decades-old" computing paradigm at its Discover conference in Las Vegas.

By June 11, 2014