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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...

Teardown: Microsoft's flash memory-based Zune

Discontinued in late 2011, the Microsoft Zune is beyond its useful days, so let's see what's inside. Read More...

Teardown: Trying to save a trusty switch

When a reliable GbE switch dies unexpectedly, a teardown is needed to diagnose the problem. Read More...

Teardown: 1966 Programmable scientific calculator

Look inside a mid-1960s programmable scientific calculator! Read More...

Teardown: What's Inside NETGEAR's NTV200 NeoTV?

NETGEAR's NTV200 is a member of the company's NeoTV networked player line, which bypasses the computer, cellphone, or tablet intermediary and directly accesses Internet services such as Hulu Plus,... Read More...

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