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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


Cracking Open: Most annoying teardowns of 2013

Some gadgets are easy to fix. Others are a repair nightmare. Bill Detwiler shares his list of most frustrating teardowns of 2013.

By Dec. 20, 2013


Top five Cracking Open teardowns of 2012

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.

By Dec. 18, 2012


Cracking Open: Top Five Teardowns of 2012

From the mediocre Lumia 900 to repair-friendly $7,000 PC, Bill Detwiler counts down the top five Cracking Open hardware teardowns of 2012.

By Dec. 17, 2012


iPad 2 teardowns reveal bigger battery, 512MB of RAM and ninja-grade GPU

The iPad 2 went on sale in the US on Friday, with technical experts already tearing the first models apart and benchmarking its new A5 processor to get a proper handle on the device.

By Mar. 14, 2011


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


Mac Pro (2013) processor upgradable

Despite its unique design, the new Pro's CPU is easily upgradable.

By Jan. 6, 2014


Sony said to be talking to Apple about camera for 'new' iPhone

Sony could double the number of sensors it supplies to Apple if it cements a deal as a supplier for a new iPhone.

By Feb. 11, 2014


Microsoft's Surface a bigger moneymaker than Apple's iPad?

New numbers by IHS iSuppli show that Microsoft is making an almost 53 percent profit on each tablet sold, while Apple's profits are just over 44 percent on its most comparable iPad.

By Nov. 5, 2012


iPad Air teardown reveals significant internal changes

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Apple iPad Air and gives you a tour of the redesigned interior.

By Nov. 15, 2013