Right to Repair
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.
Recyclers and refurbishers are beginning to scrap devices that cost $3,000 just two years ago.
The impact of Amazon’s cheap, hard-to-fix gear is ignored or obscured at every level.
The move makes it more likely the iPhone will have to use USB-C, and would cut down on lots of charging cable waste.
Blow on it like an old Nintendo.
John Deere makes it difficult to repair its new tractors without specialized software, so an increasing number of farmers are buying older models.
The Star Wars galaxy could have desperately used right to repair laws.
If you don't put your old smartphone in your nightstand, where does it go?
Microsolderer Jessa Jones is recovering precious data from iPhones that Apple won't fix.
The practically, morally, and financially responsible thing to do is to use your current phone for as long as possible.
In colleges and universities across the United States, students are taking classes on how to repair our electronics that normally end up as e-waste.