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AutoAuto All-In-One Tool Makes Changing Tires Easy

AutoAuto All-In-One Tool Makes Changing Tires Easy
Changing your car’s tires is a lengthier process than it should be. You need several tools with you, and many people may not have them all handy. That’s why the AutoAuto car tool looks like a more efficient way of doing things. The tool has an all-in-one design that’s supposed…

Duck Tape Turns up at WonderCon with Cosplay Repair Booth

Duck Tape Turns up at WonderCon with Cosplay Repair Booth
We like cosplay around here, despite the fact that I am not much for dressing up (I even shun pants). People who like to go to conferences like ComicCon or WonderCon are a bit more enthusiastic about getting dressed up than I am. The catch homemade costumes is that they…
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Lockheed Martin SPIDER Robot Patches Holes in Giant Hybrid Airships

Lockheed Martin SPIDER Robot Patches Holes in Giant Hybrid Airships
Back in the day, I was rather obsessed with blimps. I thought they were super cool because they’re essentially a giant balloon you could fly under. Lockheed Martin has evolved the blimp into something called the Hybrid Airship, a massive flying vessel designed to carry lots of cargo to remote…

gTool PanelPress Unbends iPhone 6/6 Plus

gTool PanelPress Unbends iPhone 6/6 Plus
Did you accidentally bend your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Don’t throw it away just yet. Your local repair shop just might be able to do something about it with the help of the PanelPress, a specialized pair of clamps from gTool that lets you slowly bend the phone back…

iFixit Refurbisher’s Toolkit Lets You Open & Clean Consoles & Other Electronics

iFixit Refurbisher’s Toolkit Lets You Open & Clean Consoles & Other Electronics
…or at least try to do so. The electronics repair specialists at iFixit put together a set of tools that will help you dust off and possibly even repair a variety of gadgets. It comes with spudgers, tweezers, cleaning swabs, and most importantly a 28-bit driver set that works with…

FiberFix Could Be Even Better Than Duct Tape

FiberFix Could Be Even Better Than Duct Tape
That headline is hard to believe I know, but it just might be true. Despite all of the things that we can do with duct tape, FiberFix may just come out ahead. FiberFix is a special tape that hardens into a steel-like material that is 100 times stronger than duct…

Fixing Broken Stuff Becomes Social at the Repair Café

Fixing Broken Stuff Becomes Social at the Repair Café
Everyone has broken stuff. It could be your phone, your significant other’s digital camera, a sewing machine, or a blender – it doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you don’t throw it out, because there’s a chance that you might still be able to fix it. Not get it fixed,…

HTC One Gutted for Posterity, But it Wasn’t an Easy Task

HTC One Gutted for Posterity, But it Wasn’t an Easy Task
I’m a fan of gadget teardowns if for no other reason than to see exactly what’s on the inside of some of the coolest gadgets out there. Not too long ago I mentioned that iSuppli had performed a teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The caveat there is that the…

ISS Astronauts Finally Fix Stripped Bolts and Finish Power System Repairs

ISS Astronauts Finally Fix Stripped Bolts and Finish Power System Repairs
A few weeks back I was replacing a valve cover gasket on a race car and accidentally rounded off a bolt that was in a hard-to-reach spot. I was working on that bolt in the garage and it took me hours of cursing and trips to the hardware store to…

iFixit Tears Down New iPad, Finds No Justification for the Tablet’s Dumb Name

iFixit Tears Down New iPad, Finds No Justification for the Tablet’s Dumb Name
This just in: iFixit has torn down Apple’s new iPad and found lots of new things inside. Sounds like a stock headline, except Apple really is calling the new iPad “the new iPad” – or is it just “iPad?” Semantics aside, iFixit has verified all of the new specs that…

2011 Mac Mini Gets Innards Fondled

2011 Mac Mini Gets Innards Fondled
I know I am not the only one that has ever looked at a new gadget like the Mac Mini that was updated this week and wondered what it was like on the inside. Thankfully, we don’t have to void our own warranties on the new and cool gear on…

iFixit iPad 2 Teardown Reveals Guts, Brains of Apple’s Latest Tablet

iFixit iPad 2 Teardown Reveals Guts, Brains of Apple’s Latest Tablet
The second a new gadget comes out, you can always rely on the iFixit guys to rip it apart the same day. They’re actually still putting the finishing touches on their iPad 2 teardown, but it’s complete enough now to share some of the pics and details found inside.…

New Macbook Air Ripped Apart by Ifixit

New Macbook Air Ripped Apart by Ifixit
Just a day after Apple’s reveal of their new MacBook Air, the guys over at iFixit have already done their teardown of the 11.6-inch version, splaying the guts of the 21st-century aluminum marvel for all to see. According the iFixit crew, Apple made this model much harder to get into…

Broken iPhone 3g Screen? Check Out This DIY Repair

Broken iPhone 3g Screen? Check Out This DIY Repair
Did you just break the screen of you beloved iPhone? Annoyed at paying $200 to have Apple replace the screen? Well, Morten Skogly will give you the means to repair your screen yourself, DIY style. One of the most common mishaps of having an iPhone is that sometimes they fall…

10-Year Old Kid Repairs Cracked iPhone Glass for $22

10-Year Old Kid Repairs Cracked iPhone Glass for $22
When the screen of your iPhone gets cracked, the usual option entails going to an Apple store and shelling out big bucks to get your iPhone repaired. Sure, repair kits are readily available, but how easy are they to use? Take a look at this 10-year old who managed to…

Sugru: Mod Your World

Sugru: Mod Your World
Sugru might look like normal everyday clay but actually it’s a silicone polymer that cures at room temperature. Why is it so special? Well it can be molded in to any shape and stuck on to metal, ceramic, wood, leather and plastic! It sticks on to the object like it…
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