Droit à la réparation | AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

With Apple’s new AirPods Pro on the market, it’s time to see if they can be easily repaired by end-users. For that we turn to iFixit, which didn’t have very many encouraging things to say about the original AirPods. In fact, iFixit gave the AirPods a dismal repairability score of 0/10, indicating that they were […]

Droit à la réparation | Un législateur tue une facture de réparation car «les téléphones portables sont jetables»

Le New Hampshire State House a rejeté la Digital Fair Repair Act plus tôt cette semaine, en partie grâce à un représentant qui semble penser que les téléphones portables sont littéralement des déchets que personne ne devrait prendre la peine de réparer. Le projet de loi aurait obligé des fabricants comme Apple à partager des […]

Droit à la réparation | What Do Elizabeth Warren and the Trump Administration Have In Common? A Push for Right-to-Repair Laws – InsideSources | Apple

When your iPhone or Android phone dies or goes on the fritz, do you buy a new phone? If you do, that’s exactly what smartphone manufacturers want you to do — and that’s why they make it so hard for you to fix your phone yourself. Manufacturers like Apple, Google, Samsung and others say you’re […]

Droit à la réparation | Tech Giants Fight Digital Right-to-Repair Bills | Apple

(TNS) — Alex Buchon carefully inserted a slim, credit-card-sized tool into the gently warmed glue holding a broken iPad together. Patiently, he sliced through the glue to separate the screen from the rest of the device, exposing its innards. The electronics technician needed to get inside to determine whether the device needed a new battery. […]

Droit à la réparation | Consumers and Legislators Forcing Tech Companies to Make Electronics Easier to Repair | Apple

It’s happened to most of us at some point. We love our (insert beloved gadget), but one day a part of it malfunctions. We try to get it fixed at the only place that can fix it—an authorized agent—but it turns out that fixing it costs almost as much as buying a new one. So […]

Droit à la réparation | Le droit essentiel à une réparation auditive pour lundi et le Massachusetts est le champ de bataille

Le droit de réparer le mouvement est sur le point de recevoir un coup de pouce bien nécessaire. La législature de l’État du Massachusetts prévoit de tenir une audience publique concernant ses projets de loi sur le « droit numérique à la réparation ». Beaucoup prévoient que ce sera le plus grand public à l’appui de ce […]

Droit à la réparation | The Most Important Right-to-Repair Hearing Yet Is on Monday

On Monday, the right-to-repair movement will have its best chance at advancing legislation that would make it easier to repair your gadgets. The Massachusetts state legislature is holding a three-hour hearing on the Digital Right to Repair act, a bill that would require electronics manufacturers to sell repair parts and tools, make repair guides available, […]

Droit à la réparation | How do I find a laptop that can be upgraded or repaired? | Technology

I just read last week’s answer about upgrading or replacing a six-year-old ThinkPad laptop. I want a laptop where I can easily replace components such as memory and hard drives. How does one go about finding out which modern laptops are modifiable by users? Colin The one-sentence answer is that consumer laptops often can’t be […]

Droit à la réparation | Cette startup veut les droits sur son visage à perpétuité pour 127 000 $

Combien vaut votre propre visage? Souhaitez-vous le vendre à une startup de robot au juste prix? Geomiq, une société d’ingénierie basée à Londres, dit qu’elle cherche le visage parfait pour son nouveau client, un fabricant de robots non divulgué qui développe un « ami virtuel » pour les personnes âgées. Et ils sont prêts à payer à […]

Droit à la réparation | Worn-Out Flash Memory Is Suddenly Bricking Tesla Cars

Some older Teslas are spontaneously bricking because their embedded flash memory is wearing out, according to three independent Tesla repair professionals who have studied the issue. The issue is with a flash storage chip called the eMMC that is embedded on a board called the MCU1. According to experts who have studied the problem, Teslas […]