Kyle Wiens

Kyle Wiens

I'm fixing the world.

I started iFixit, the free repair manual. Technology will make life on Earth better—if we take the care to do it right. My research has taken me around the world, and I speak and write about repair.

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Router article

Hey FCC, Don't Lock Down Our Wi-Fi Routers

Proposed rules by the Federal Communications Commission have digital watchdogs and open source advocates worried that manufacturers will lock down routers.

Vw article

The EPA shot itself in the foot by opposing rules that could've exposed VW | The Verge

The EPA just opposed rules that would make it easier for researchers to investigate the millions of lines of code in cars — independent probing that could have detected VW’s programmatic shenanigans sooner.

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Everything Falls Apart

An introspection on entropy.

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New High-Tech Farm Equipment Is a Nightmare for Farmers

Most problems can’t be solved with duct tape and baling wire anymore. What used to be done by hand is now managed at scale by giant machine. And that equipment is expensive—equivalent to the price of a small house.

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E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People

E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind P...

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Fix Things, Never Force It: Lessons From Grandpa

Remembering a tinkerer in an age of silicon and code...

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WTF! It Should Not Be Illegal to Hack Your Own Car's Computer ...

WTF! It Should Not Be Illegal to Hack Your Own Car'...

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The End of Ownership: Why You Need to Fight America's Copyright ...

The End of Ownership: Why You Need to Fight America...

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The Professionals

A look at Brazil's wastepickers.

Wreck article

Beyond Unlocking: Don't Let Them Kill the First Decent Copyright ...

Beyond Unlocking: Don't Let Them Kill the First Dec...

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The Genius Entrepreneurs Who Turn E-Waste Into Usable Products

The Genius Entrepreneurs Who Turn E-Waste Into Usab...

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Internet Activism Worked Today. Here's How to Keep the Momentum ...

Internet Activism Worked Today. Here's How to Keep ...

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Teardown: Apple's Latest iPhones Are Not as Green as the ...

Teardown: Apple's Latest iPhones Are Not as Green a...

Wall article

Unlocking Bill Passes Committee, But There's Still a Treacherous ...

Unlocking Bill Passes Committee, But There's Still ...

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Using copyright to keep repair manuals secret undermines the economy

Electronics manufacturers are denying consumers access to repair manuals, and it's working against the environment.