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Surface Pro 3 teardown reveals fragile glass, redesigned interior

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.

By Jun. 30, 2014

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Google Glass parts cost around $80, says teardown report

Think Google's futuristic, $1,500 Glass wearable headset costs too much? This teardown won't change your mind.

By Apr. 30, 2014

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Galaxy S5 teardown: New design makes repairing a cracked screen much easier

Samsung completely reengineered the Galaxy S5's interior, making the phone harder to crack open but dramatically simplifying screen replacements.

By Apr. 24, 2014

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Amazon Fire TV teardown reveals pop-open case, integrated GPU

​On the outside, Amazon's Fire TV looks a lot like the streaming players from Apple and Roku. But it's what's on the inside that really counts. And the Fire TV definitely packs a few surprises.

By Apr. 16, 2014

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Galaxy S5 costs $256 to build, says teardown report

The display module is the most expensive component with a price tag of $63, according to research firm IHS.

By Apr. 15, 2014

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Galaxy S5 teardown reveals challenges for DIYers

The latest Samsung flagship handset scored five out of 10 on iFixit's repairability scale, though it earned praise for a battery that's "incredibly easy to remove and replace."

By Apr. 10, 2014

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Amazon Fire TV not DIY-friendly, teardown reveals

The folks at iFixit have gone inside the new Amazon Fire TV and find it "hard to disassemble" and, really, just "another board-in-a-box."

By Apr. 4, 2014

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Apple Mac Pro has an upgradeable processor, teardown reveals

A teardown shows the Mac Pro is upgradeable, so if you fancy a tinker, theoretically you could add more grunt yourself.

By Dec. 29, 2013

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Mac Pro teardown shows 'removable' Intel processor

The new Mac Pro packs a processor that can be removed from the system by a user and upgraded, according to a number of reports.

By Dec. 27, 2013

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Most annoying Cracking Open teardowns of 2013

Some gadgets are easy to fix. Others are real repair nightmares. Bill Detwiler counts down his top five most annoying teardowns of 2013.

By Dec. 20, 2013