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iFixit ends Samsung partnership over ‘commitment’

Published: May 31, 2024
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About two years ago, iFixit and Samsung announced they were partnering on a Repair Hub, but iFixit ended the partnership in May 2024. | sasirin pamai/Shutterstock

After two years of trying – and some public pushing – iFixit ended its partnership with Samsung, citing the OEM’s lack of commitment. 

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Colorado sends electronics right to repair bill to governor

Published: April 25, 2024
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Colorado’s HB 1121 would broaden the scope of the state’s current right-to-repair law, which covers wheelchairs and farm equipment. | Damon Shaw/Shutterstock

Colorado would expand its current right-to-repair law to include consumer devices and business computing under a bill that’s been sent to the governor.  Continue Reading

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Microsoft names price for Windows 10 extended support

Published: April 11, 2024
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Microsoft said schools will be charged $1 per computer for the first year, $2 the following year and $4 the third year for the extended support for Windows 10. | Wachiwit/Shutterstock

Several months after announcing it planned to offer extended support for Windows 10, Microsoft named its price for schools and businesses – the cost for individuals is still yet to be announced.  Continue Reading

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Expert prediction: Right to repair will be popular in 2023

Published: January 4, 2023
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N.Y. governor Hochul at a podium, speaking at an event.

Many of the exclusions in New York’s bill, which include motor vehicles, power tools, farm equipment and medical devices, were added after the bill hit Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk. | lev radin/Shutterstock

New York was the first state to turn a digital right-to-repair bill into law and industry experts say it will certainly not be the last, though they hope future bills will be stronger. 

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Oregon sends broad right-to-repair bill to governor

Published: March 7, 2024
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SB 1596 excludes motor vehicles, off-road vehicles, farming equipment, medical devices, HVAC systems, solar panels or solar energy storage systems, video game consoles, electrical energy storage systems or electric toothbrushes. | bobpool/Shutterstock

A bill to ensure that consumers have the right to repair most electronics and appliances is on its way to the desk of Oregon’s governor.

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Battery recycling tech aims for fully domestic production

Published: February 1, 2024
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Close up of a Lithium-Ion battery pack.

Green Li-ion’s battery recycling technology can take shredded lithium-ion battery material to pCAM material within the same system. | Janaka Dharmasena/Shutterstock

A lithium-ion battery recycling technology company is looking to build regional supply chains by providing recyclers and manufacturers with modular units that can take batteries from black mass to pCAM.  Continue Reading

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Device sustainability making strides, but distance remains

Published: January 24, 2024
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Allison Ward with Dell Technologies, Scott Shackelford at Google and Cassie Gruber with Jabil spoke about how sustainability is shaping the future of electronic devices during a panel discussion at the 2023 E-Scrap Conference in September. | Big Wave Productions/E-Scrap News

Electronics manufacturers are making their devices more sustainable every day, with longer-lasting products, reused materials, take-back programs and designs that have repair and recycling in mind from the start, industry experts told an audience of e-scrap recyclers last year.  Continue Reading

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Google supports right-to-repair policy in Oregon

Published: January 18, 2024
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Google logo on exterior of company building in California.

Google endorsed a right-to-repair bill in Oregon and also published a white paper on what it believed a strong policy includes. | Lebid Volodymyr/Shutterstock

Google is the latest OEM to get behind right-to-repair electronics legislation. The company announced Jan. 11 that it endorsed an Oregon bill it called a “compelling model.” Continue Reading

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