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The Pebble Steel is easier to crack open and repair than the original Pebble smartwatch and has twice as much storage.
Some gadgets are easy to fix. Others are real repair nightmares. Bill Detwiler counts down his top five most annoying teardowns of 2013.
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.
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.
Samsung completely reengineered the Galaxy S5's interior, making the phone harder to crack open but dramatically simplifying screen replacements.
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 Surface 2 and finds a redesigned interior that makes the tablet difficult and time-consuming to open and repair.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Apple iPad Air and gives you a tour of the redesigned interior.