Right to Repair
A water-damaged MacBook Pro and a copied hard drive are at the core of a bizarre story.
“The recipient of the produce contained in this package agrees not to propagate or reproduce any portion of this produce, including ‘but not limited to’ seeds, stems, tissue, and fruit."
Car manufacturers are vehemently fighting legislation that would ensure independent repair companies could continue to work on your car.
Electronic pregnancy tests use paper test strips that are connected to computer chips, raising the question of what you're paying for.
The auto industry is running a highly misleading and fearmongering ad campaign in Massachusetts in an attempt to hinder independent car repair.
The "Critical Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act of 2020" is the first time Congress has ever considered a bill that would break manufacturer repair monopolies.
Flywheel bikes, a victim of the internet of broken things, are slowly being unbricked thanks to a Raspberry Pi and an open-source program.
As COVID-19 surges, hospitals and independent biomedical technicians have turned to a global grey-market for hardware and software to circumvent manufacturer repair locks and keep life-saving ventilators running.
iFixit has built a comprehensive online database of repair manuals for ventilators and medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Last week it received a letter claiming copyright infringement.
Recyclers and refurbishers are beginning to scrap devices that cost $3,000 just two years ago.