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Peek into Oculus Rift dev kit 2, see a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Want to get a preview of the Oculus Rift as it exists in Dev Kit 2 state, but don't have $350 to spare (never mind waiting for the retail version)? Try heading to your nearest electronics retailer and hold a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 right up to your face. Oh sure, it won't give you the 360...

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Teardown suggests Xbox One manufacturing cost of $471

The Xbox One costs Microsoft $471 to build, according to a hardware teardown and analysis by research firm IHS. IHS also cracked open the PlayStation 4 to find that Sony spends $381 building its latest home console. The bill of materials for the Xbox One amounts to $457, with the assembly and...

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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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PS4 costs $381 to make, according to hardware teardown

The PlayStation 4 costs $381 for Sony to build, $18 under its retail price of $399. The figure comes from a hardware teardown by research firm IHS that included the bill of materials, which amounts to $372, as well as per-unit cost of assembly in the assessment. The teardown notes that the system's...

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Here's the first PS4 teardown video

Here's Yasuhiro Ootori, director of Sony's engineering department, breaking down the PlayStation 4 into its various components. Unlike the time we did this to the family television as children, we're pretty sure he knows how to put it back together again....

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New Xbox 360 torn down, shows we're all the same on the inside

A teardown of the new Xbox 360 announced at Microsoft's E3 press conference by iFixit showed some surprising non-changes to the redesigned system. Namely, the console still uses the storage, cooling fan and processing power from the current version of the system first announced in June 2010. ...

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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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A glut of Wii U guts and specs revealed

Anand Lal Shimpi is a much braver person than we could ever hope to be, tearing open Nintendo's new Wii U console for a detailed look at its innards. The tear down reveals the Wii U is powered by a multi-chip module – a PowerPC-based CPU – built using IBM's 45-nanometer manufacturing...

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New PS3 model torn apart, internals exposed

The probing, ever-busy fingers of iFixit have done it again, this time disassembling the freshly redesigned PS3. Apart from a sticker, a security screw and a tricky power supply, the site dubs the super slim PS3 fairly easy to take apart (and potentially repair). Head over to iFixit for the full...

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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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