“A new low in reparability.” THAT’s what iFixit had to say about the iPhone 13. The masters of teardowns took apart the latest and greatest from Apple, and the results weren’t pretty. Except when they were.
Confusing right? Well, so is the teardown. Apple made several great choices that make repairing iPhones easier than ever. And then followed that up with several more decisions to make repairing your own iPhone practically impossible. Hit the top story for all the juicy details, and when you finish with that, you should check out the iFixit teardown for all the gory photos.
I’m not joking; this is serious. Wendy’s made a smartphone. For real. And yet all we can say is lolwut????
Facebook planned to release an Instagram app for kids so they could learn social anxiety at an even younger age. But following a bombshell leak of documents detailing what an awful idea that is, that plan is now “temporarily paused.” Yuck.
Good news! YouTube TV might get a price cut! Bad news! The reason for the price cut really stinks.
Ford recalled the Mustang Mach-E because they’re suddenly becoming convertibles mid-drive. When they’re supposed to have permanently attached glass roofs. Yikes.
As Right to Repair legislation garners support from both sides of the political aisle, Apple is doubling down on its anti-consumer practices. A now-complete teardown from iFixit shows that the iPhone 13 reaches “a new low” for repairability, as it’s effectively impossible to repair at home without losing key features like Face ID. Read More »
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a progressive, forward-thinking, innovative phone. I genuinely think this device will lay the groundwork for future hybrid foldables—part phone, part tablet. But it still has a lot of growing to do before it’s worth almost $2000. Read More »
Of all the wireless earbuds in the sub-$100 range, Skullcandy’s are the easiest to recommend. Products like the Indy Fuel earbuds pack so many killer features into a great-sounding package, and with today’s release of the Grind Fuel and Push Active buds, Skullcandy is bringing 100% hands-free control into the mix. Read More »
The poor Oculus Go finally caught a break. After getting sidelined by the superior Oculus Quest, and then canceled altogether, Facebook just might give it a new lease on life. According to Oculus’ Consulting CTO John Carmack, Facebook will unlock the Go’s bootloader. Read More »
Throw away your iPhone. Toss your Samsung Galaxy device in a fire. Chuck your Google Pixel out the car window. You don’t need those phones anymore, because you’re committed to winning one of 20 limited-edition Wendy’s Phones in a crazed Canada-exclusive Twitter raffle. Read More »
Few things are more enjoyable than a really good breakfast sandwich, and this sandwich maker from Hamilton Beach will allow you to make two at a time whenever you want. With just four easy steps, you can whip up a custom sammy in a matter of minutes, making it perfect not just for breakfast, but for brunch, lunch, and midnight snacks; it also works for Keto and Paleo diet concoctions. Each of the included components are super easy to clean and dishwasher safe, as well, making clean up a cinch.
Death is a part of, well, life, and is something that happens on small and big scales alike. In fact, the Hubble Space Telescope just detected six dead galaxies from the early universe. However, scientists are baffled as to why the massive galaxies died when they did, given all the fuel near them. Read More »
Ford continues to face struggles with its first mass-produced electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E. After Ford recalled dozens of the first Mach-Es earlier this year for loose subframe bolts, now it’s saying the windshield and glass panoramic roof may become loose, leak, or even fly off while you’re driving. And that’s not good. Read More »
Of all the anxiety-inducing products that Facebook has announced over the past year, Instagram Kids has received the most pushback. Families just aren’t comfortable letting kids 13 and younger on social media, despite Facebook’s bizarre insistence that Instagram is good for kids. Now, as Facebook deals with a bombshell leak, it’s putting Instagram Kids on the back burner. Read More »
August packed everything but the kitchen sink in its Smart Lock Pro, including full smart home compatibility, a closed-door sensor, and auto-lock and unlock controls. It’s one of the best smart locks available today, and you can grab it now for $130 off. Read More »
Over the weekend, both YouTube and NBC warned YouTube TV subscribers that they risk losing 14 channels from their streaming service. In an ongoing contract pricing dispute, YouTube has confirmed that the company will lower its price by $10 per month if the channels get removed. Read More »