Kyle Wiens

Kyle Wiens

San Luis Obispo, CA
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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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Entropy article
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...

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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.

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Meet the machine whisperer who keeps Burning Man up and running

The sprawling metropolis of Black Rock City doesn’t run itself...

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The New MacBook Pro: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable

This week, Apple delivered the highly anticipated MacBook Pro with Retina Display — and the tech world is buzzing.