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Teardown: Taking the pulse of a fitness watch

The pulse measurement technique employed by this fitness-tailored watch ended up being less exotic than originally thought, but the overall implementation remained pretty interesting. Read More...

Teardown: Router hardware provides flexibility

A mainstream 802.11ac router design offers plenty of mysteries and surprises, along with sleight-of-hand enhancement opportunities. Read More...

Teardown: Reverse engineering an ultrasonic cleaner

Opening up a failed ultrasonic cleaner allows for reverse engineering to create a schematic, probe the PCB, and lay out a replacement. Read More...

Teardown: Analyzing a zero-cost router

Free after rebate, and comprising tier-one hardware inside a tier-two brand shell, what is this entry-level 802.11n router made of, and what else can it be made to do? Read More...

Hubsan FPV drone teardown

Quadcopter sitting in a tree, F-A-L-L-I-N-G. Read More...

Teardown: Wi-Fi device offers clever power design

EDIMAX shows us how to develop a low-cost design flexible enough to use largely intact across multiple geographies' and countries' mains standards. Read More...

Teardown: Debugging a faulty MacBook Pro battery

A reader offered to do further debugging on a previously mentioned faulty laptop battery and his conclusion might surprise you. Read More...

Teardown: Fitness band hardware

This fitness band's feature set was elementary but adequate, and the hardware seemed sufficient, but the product stumbled when it came to the associated software. Read More...

Teardown: A Wi-Fi smart plug for home automation

Belkin's WeMo devices aren't the only smart switch options available; TP-Link's HS100 implements some interesting design choices ... once you finally succeed in getting inside, that is! Read More...

Teardown: Comparing laptop hardware

In this teardown, we’ll see if the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11's commonality with Chromebooks extends to its hardware. Read More...

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