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TechRepublic: 'Cracking Open' your favorite gadgets

News.com is excerpting the tinkerer's dream series from TechRepublic.

By Sep. 8, 2007

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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

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Surface 2 design changes make it more difficult to crack open and repair

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Surface 2 and finds a redesigned interior that makes the tablet difficult and time-consuming to open and repair.

By Nov. 23, 2013

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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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iPhone 5C teardown reveals upgrades and design changes

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.

By Oct. 3, 2013

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iPhone 5S teardown reveals subtle internal design changes

Bill Detwiler shows you how to crack open the iPhone 5S and gives you a tour of the phone's internal hardware.

By Sep. 25, 2013

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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

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Samsung Galaxy Mega teardown: Oversized phone with average hardware

Samsung's Galaxy Mega may share the Galaxy S4's general design. But as Bill Detwiler shows you, this monster phone's hardware is a step behind that of the Galaxy S4.

By Sep. 6, 2013

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MacBook Air 2013 teardown reveals hardware upgrades, no design changes

Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2013 MacBook Air and shows you how Apple improved the machine's performance and nearly doubled the battery life.

By Aug. 8, 2013

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Samsung Galaxy S4 teardown: Redesigned interior, easy to crack open

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Samsung Galaxy S4, explores the redesigned interior, and shows you why the S4 is easier to repair than previous Galaxy phones.

By May. 6, 2013