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Steam Machine teardown reveals 1TB hybrid drive, 16GB RAM

The Steam Machine is just a tiny PC designed to attach to your television, so when the gadget surgeons at iFixit pulled a beta Machine apart, they were unsurprised to find common components. Inside the Steam Machine - we stress that this is a beta version of the device; things may change before...

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Xbox One teardown uncovers off-the-shelf components, standard-sized hard drive

A thorough undressing of Microsoft's Xbox One by iFixit revealed that the console uses a variety of common off-the-shelf hardware components, including a standard-sized hard drive for storage. iFixit notes that the Xbox One is equipped with a standard SATA II, 2.5-inch, 500GB Samsung Spinpoint...

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Tearing down an Ouya: iFixit finds it to be easily repairable

The Ouya team sent the gentlehands at iFixit a retail unit of the tiny Android console to rip apart and gauge its openness and repairability. IFixit found only one moving component, the fan, in the entire little box and remarked on the hardware's "very clean and simple layout." The Ouya scored a...

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PlayStation Vita torn down, deemed easily repairable due to modular design

We here at Joystiq like modules quite a bit. As you'll see to your right, our website is adorned with more than a few of them, so we were glad to hear about just how modular the PlayStation Vita's design is, as discovered in a teardown of the device by iFixit. In fact, due to its modular design...

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Kinect teardown: two cameras, four microphones, 12 watts of power, no controller

So what exactly goes into making a controller-free experience with Kinect? A lot of technology, apparently. The folks at iFixit have broken down a Kinect unit, revealing a bevy of chips and parts inside the new peripheral. Kinect features not one, but two cameras to capture various information...

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Retro consoles torn apart, ancient innards exposed

If you want to see just how far game consoles have come over the last few decades, check out iFixit's teardown of the Atari 2600. As you can see, there's not much to onetime king of home entertainment. Just look at how complex an iPhone 4 is in comparison! The Atari teardown was part of a full week...

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DSi XL, broken down into extra-tiny pieces

The ironically named iFixIt has, once again, completely disassembled a new electronic device, allowing us all to get a look at the bits that compose it without having to tear apart our own beloved devices. The latest hardware to go under the knife screwdriver: Nintendo's just-released DSi XL, which,...

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How to explode your brand new PS3 Slim

If you're prone to falling under spells where all you want to do is dismantle your (slightly less) expensive pieces of technology, DIY site IFixIt recently posted a comprehensive manual on how to take the PS3 Slim completely apart. We suppose this article serves three important purposes: It...

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