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Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop is repairable… just not by you

When Microsoft revealed the new Surface Laptop 3 yesterday, the company’s chief product officer revealed that it would be easier to repair than any previous model. During an on-stage demo, Panos Panay lifted the keyboard off the laptop to reveal its innards. He did clarify that some screws would normally need to be removed to […]

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Fairphone 2 now runs Android Nougat (the only Snapdragon 801 phone to do so)

The Fairphone 2 is a smartphone that was designed for customers who cared more about ethical considerations than bleeding-edge specs. But nearly three years after launch, the folks at Fairphone are continuing to offer software updates for the handset — which is more than most phone makers can say. Sure, the latest update only delivers […]

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iFixit’s LG G5 teardown shows modularity isn’t just skin deep

The LG G5 smartphone is one of the few flagship smartphones launched in 2016 to feature both a removable battery and a microSD card slot, both of which could help extend the lifespan of the device by letting you replace a dying battery or add extra storage. But the phone’s standout feature isn’t just that you […]

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On the LPX Show: Can a smartphone be a “fair” phone?

Fairphone showed off off its modular smartphone made from ethically-sourced materials at the South By Southwest Interactive conference and festival in Austin this week, where the Fairphone 2 was a finalist for an Innovation award. Fairphone didn’t win the award, but this marks one of the first times the team has shown off the phone […]