right to repair

  1. AlphaAtlas

    EU Is Making Progress on the Right to Repair Front

    Motherboard claims that right-to-repair activists are finally starting to gain traction in Europe. On Monday of this week, protesters gathered outside the Albert Borschette Conference Centre with a broken fridge and other busted appliances in support of a law related to the repairability of...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Confirms That the T2 Chip Blocks User Repairs

    Last month, we reported that Apple's "T2" chip would block repairs of Apple products, citing documents obtained by Motherboard. But iFixit got their hands on a Macbook Pro around that same time, and found that they could switch displays and logic boards without the T2 chip locking them out...
  3. cageymaru

    Librarian of Congress Adds New Exemptions for Legally Hacking DRM to Repair Devices

    The Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office has proposed adding new rules that would make hacking DRM legal if done to repair devices purchased legally. Devices such as smartphones, tractors, cars, computers, and more can have their firmware hacked to facilitate repairs to the devices...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Motorola Partners with iFixit to Sell Mobile Repair Kits

    While most smartphone manufacturers aren't too fond of 3rd party repair services, Motorola is bucking the trend. iFixit says "they’re the first smartphone manufacturer ever to supply OEM parts to iFixit," and that "Motorola is setting an industry-leading example of a company that’s looking...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Apple's T2 Chips Prevent User Repairs

    According to documents obtained by Motherboard, new Macbook Pros and iMac Pros can't be repaired or modified without authorization from Apple. Both of the company's new computers contain a "T2" chip that handles storage, facial recognition, the touch bar, and the fingerprint sensor, among other...
  6. FrgMstr

    Right to Repair Being Discussed Live

    Right to repair is being discussed in Albany. I am getting in late on this, so I am not fully sure of the setting. Thanks cageymaru. Check out the live video.
  7. DooKey

    California 18th State to Consider Right to Repair Legislation

    In a funny twist the home of Slicon Valley has become the 18th state to consider a Right to Repair Act. The RTRA would require repair guides and parts be made available to the public and repair shops so consumers can get their electronics repaired at places other than the OEM. All of this is...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    11 States Now Considering Bills to Protect Your Right to Repair

    In a world where farmers can just be cornholed by John Deere and Apple is free to screw over its users as well, there are now so called "Right to Repair" bills being considered in 11 states. The bills require manufacturers to sell replacement parts to consumers and provide open source repair...
  9. cageymaru

    Farmers get Cornholed by DRM Software

    American farmers have always felt underappreciated when in fact they grow food that people consume around the globe. These stalwarts of entrepreneurship still appreciate and practice the D.I.Y. culture that this country was founded upon. But alas every good thing much come to an end to appease...
  10. cageymaru

    Apple Draws the Ire of Australian Government after Bricking 3rd Party Repaired Devices

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission or (ACCC) is seeking to sue Apple for bricking iOS devices that had been repaired by third party repairers. An update for iOS 9 started the bricking of devices as it could detect third party tampering with the home button or fingerprint...