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iFixit takes a look at Apple’s Magic Keyboard

Apple’s Magic Keyboard works so well that it blurs the line between iPads and full-blown Macs. Now iFixit has taken a closer look at the inside of its keys as well as the robust, elegant trackpad, which we described as one of Magic Keyboard’s biggest selling points in our test. Apparently the trackpad uses a lever system with only one …

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Anomaly-free SpaceX launches SuperDracos, ISS Astros fly into orbit with iFixit, and Buran turns 31. • The Register

Roundup Last week SpaceX proved that its crew can operate Dragon-demolition engines, ISS-Nauts have launched an EVA to repair their particle physics detector, and looking for Skylab was done an Art Director's Cut. SpaceX detonates Crew Dragon's demolition engines, nothing explodes SpaceX has successfully completed a static fire test over the entire duration of the engines to rescue the Crew …

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The morning after: iFixit looks into the 16-inch MacBook Pro

The scissors switch is back. iFixit opens the 16-inch MacBook Pro to test the new / old keyboard. Of course, the iFixit teardown team had to get their hands on the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard and see exactly how the keyboard works. As expected, the new keyboard is almost identical to the MacBook Pro 2015 and Apple's external Bluetooth Magic …

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iFixit downloads the latest Fairphone – how repairable is it?

Fairphone 3 is a 5.65-inch phone that runs Android 9 on a Snapdragon 632 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of memory. Fairphone Here are the front and back. Fairphone Fairphone shows a disassembled Fairphone 3. Especially not shown: hot glue gun of any kind. Fairphone The Dutch company Fairphone believes that smartphones can and should be completely repairable and …

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iFixit looks in Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, which is still missing

Now that Google has returned to the midrange phone market, the people of iFixit have looked into the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL to see what they get (or not) for their money. Like the more expensive Pixel 3 models, both OLED displays from Samsung offer the same rear-facing camera. However, there are no expensive hardware elements like the …

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iFixit prefers Galaxy Fold on Samsung request

What happens to Samsung after the Galaxy-Fold-Delay? The whole situation keeps refusing to normalize, and instead gets stranger almost every day. The latest news is that iFixit has decided to comply with a Samsung request to withdraw its Galaxy Fold print from the Internet, even though Samsung apparently did not ask iFixit for it. This oddness follows AT & T's …

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iFixit Teardown: Apple's AirPods are "disappointingly available"

The OG AirPods and the new side by side. The latch is different and Apple has moved the sync button. The earphone was taken apart. Yellow marked: According to iFixit probably a low-power stereo audio codec. The red: "Apple 343S00289 (probably the new H1 chip from Apple)." Here is the logic board in the housing. The wireless charging module from …

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