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Cracking Open: Most annoying teardowns of 2013
Created: 12/20/2013Some gadgets are easy to fix. Others are a repair nightmare. Bill Detwiler shares his list of most frustrating teardowns of 2013.
Cracking Open the Microsoft Surface 2
Created: 11/22/2013Bill Detwiler cracks open the Surface 2 and discovers a redesigned interior that makes repairing the device difficult and time consuming.
Cracking Open: Apple iPad Air
Created: 11/08/2013Bill Detwiler shows you how to crack open the iPad air and gives you a tour of the redesigned interior.
Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 5C
Created: 10/01/2013Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 5C and reveals the upgrades and design changes that make it more than just an iPhone 5 with a plastic case.
Cracking Open the iPhone 5S
Created: 09/24/2013Bill Detwiler shows you how to crack open the iPhone 5S, walks you around the internal hardware, and suggests two design changes that would simplify repairs.
Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Mega
Created: 09/04/2013Bill Detwiler cracks open the Galaxy Mega and shows you why this monster phone isn't just an oversized Galaxy S4.
Cracking Open the MacBook Air 11-inch (2013)
Created: 08/07/2013Bill Detwiler cracks open an 11-inch MacBook Air and shows you how Apple gave the 2013 Air better graphics, a faster SSD, faster Wi-Fi, and longer battery life.
Cracking Open: Google Glass Explorer Edition
Created: 05/14/2013Bill Detwiler cracks open Google Glass and discovers the wearable computer's sturdy construction also makes repairs impractical.
Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy S4
Created: 05/03/2013Bill Detwiler cracks open the Samsung Galaxy S4, shows you the handset's redesigned interior, and explains why it's easier to repair than previous Galaxy phones.
Cracking Open the Google Chromebook Pixel
Created: 03/14/2013Bill Detwiler cracks open the Google Chromebook Pixel and shows you why it's easy to open and service, but nearly impossible to upgrade.
Cracking Open the Microsoft Surface Pro
Created: 02/20/2013Bill Detwiler cracks open the Microsoft Surface Pro and finds a laptop-like tablet that's extremely difficult to service and repair.
Cracking Open the LG Nexus 4
Created: 02/08/2013Bill Detwiler shows you how to crack open the LG-built, Google Nexus 4 and uncovers a hardware surprise inside.
Cracking Open: Top Five Teardowns of 2012
Created: 12/17/2012From the mediocre Lumia 900 to repair-friendly $7,000 PC, Bill Detwiler counts down the top five Cracking Open hardware teardowns of 2012.
Cracking Open the HP Z820 Workstation
Created: 12/06/2012Bill Detwiler cracks open the HP Z820 Workstation, which packs two Xeon CPUs and up to 512GB of RAM in a near tool-less, super-quiet case.