iFixIt

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Big Tech Doesn't Want You to Be Able To Fix Your Things

The VICE Guide to Right Now goes inside the right to repair movement.
VICE Staff
5.22.19
Right to Repair

Internal Documents Show Apple Is Capable of Implementing Right to Repair Legislation

A leaked internal document obtained by Motherboard outlines a program that looks almost exactly like the requirements of right to repair legislation that has been proposed in 20 states.
Jason Koebler
3.28.19
Right to Repair

Elizabeth Warren Calls for a National Right-to-Repair Law for Tractors

It would apply only to farm equipment, but Warren becomes the most powerful national politician to support a consumer's right to repair the things they own.
Matthew Gault
Jason Koebler
3.27.19
Right to Repair

Right to Repair Advocates Are Hosting Youtube Town Halls to Show You How to Get Involved in the Movement

Prominent right to repair advocates are teaching the basics of the movement and how to get in touch with legislators during live YouTube town halls.
Matthew Gault
2.1.19
Apple

Why a Helium Leak Disabled Every iPhone in a Medical Facility

The bizarre incident happened during the installation of an MRI machine and was a surprise to everyone except Apple.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.30.18
Right to Repair

Motorola Becomes First Smartphone Company to Sell DIY Repair Kits to Its Customers

As Apple continues to fight independent repair, Motorola partners with iFixit and supports the right to repair movement.
Jason Koebler
10.23.18
Apple

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Will Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

Failure to run Apple's proprietary diagnostic software after a repair "will result in an inoperative system and an incomplete repair."
Jason Koebler
10.4.18
Right to Repair

This 17-Year-Old Has Become Michigan's Leading Right to Repair Advocate

When Surya Raghavendran dropped his iPhone, he learned to repair it himself. Now he wants to protect that right for everyone in his home state of Michigan.
Matthew Gault
9.25.18
Right to Repair

Appliance Companies Are Lobbying to Protect Their DRM-Fueled Repair Monopolies

Three letters obtained by Motherboard show that Dyson, LG, and Wahl are fighting right-to-repair legislation.
Jason Koebler
4.25.18
Right to Repair

FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law

Federal law says you can repair your own things, and manufacturers cannot force you to use their own repair services.
Matthew Gault
4.10.18
Right to Repair

The Right to Repair Battle Has Come to Silicon Valley

A California lawmaker is making the state the 18th in the country to consider legislation that would make it easier to fix your things.
Jason Koebler
3.7.18
Right to Repair

Washington Bill Would Make it Illegal to Sell Electronics That Don’t Have Easily Replaceable Batteries

iPhone CPU throttling controversy is fueling a new round of state-level right to repair legislation.
Jason Koebler
1.26.18
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