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Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a solid step up from the original Pro, but this sleek laptop replacement is still very difficult to repair.
The DIY route costs significantly less than hiring a pro. But how hard is it really? And was this intrepid reporter successful?
Some gadgets are easy to fix. Others are real repair nightmares. Bill Detwiler counts down his top five most annoying teardowns of 2013.
The new 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina models have a lot going for them, but repairability isn't one of them.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 5C and shows you the upgrades and design changes that make it more than just an iPhone 5 with a plastic case.
Bill Detwiler shows you how to crack open the iPhone 5S and gives you a tour of the phone's internal hardware.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2013 MacBook Air and shows you how Apple improved the machine's performance and nearly doubled the battery life.
TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler counts down his favorite Cracking Open teardowns of 2012. They include the mediocre Lumia 900, a $7,000 PC, and a difficult-to-repair MacBook Pro.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 5 and shows you how the redesigned case and interior hardware layout make the device easier to disassemble and repair.
The iPhone 5 represents one of the biggest changes to the look and size of the iPhone yet. But what about its innards? A teardown is under way.