News.com is excerpting the tinkerer's dream series from TechRepublic.
Some gadgets are easy to fix. Others are real repair nightmares. Bill Detwiler counts down his top five most annoying teardowns of 2013.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the Surface 2 and finds a redesigned interior that makes the tablet difficult and time-consuming to open and 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.
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 Apple iPad Air and gives you a tour of the redesigned interior.
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.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2013 MacBook Air and shows you how Apple improved the machine's performance and nearly doubled the battery life.
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.