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Teardown: Xbox wireless controller

See how a third-party wireless Xbox controller takes control. Read More...

Teardown: Wireless weather sensor transmitters

Out-of-box failure and a residence transition provided the analysis subjects for the last article in this series of weather station teardowns. Read More...

Teardown: Under-the-weather weather station's temperature sensor

Did a deep discharge of this solar-powered temperature sensor's embedded rechargeable batteries render them unable to store electrons any longer? Read More...

1969 Compucorp calculator teardown

A 1969 scientific calculator teardown. This one's got them newfangled ICs. Read More...

Teardown: Dissecting an under-the-weather weather station

Keeping a solar-powered temperature sensor in the dark puts it to sleep for good. What better way to find out why than to take it apart? Read More...

Teardown: Ethernet and EMP take out TV tuner

In this teardown we look for evidence that an EMP generated by a lightning bolt coupled to Ethernet cable, acted as an antenna, and zapped relevant ICs inside a TV tuner. Read More...

Teardown: Lightning strike explodes a switch's IC

In this case, there is no doubt as to the reason for a GbE switch's demise after a quick teardown. Read More...

Teardown: Gigabit Ethernet switch shut down by lightning strike

A lightning bolt-generated EMP may have entered through the switch's port(s) and KO'd the controller inside. What are your theories? Read More...

Teardown: Inside the iPhone 6 Plus

See what makes the iPhone 6 Plus tick with a teardown from iFixit. Read More...

Teardown: Blu-ray player doesn't live up to the hype

The Blu-ray optical disc format has undershot its backers' original prognostications, forcing aggressive price moves to generate what limited consumer demand has existed. This Blu-ray player from... Read More...

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