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EU’s New Circular Economy Action Plan Is All About the Right to Repair

The EU has announced its New Circular Economy Action Plan that's all about creating a "climate-neutral, competitive economy of empowered consumers," and the right to repair legislation plays big part in that. Read More >>

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The Right to Repair Busted Appliances is Getting a Big Boost in Europe

From 2021 onward, manufacturers in Europe will have to make household appliances longer-lasting and easier to repair thanks to new standards in the European Union. Read More >>

Microsoft Will Still Make It Hard for You to Repair Its New Repairable Surface Laptop

During its October Surface event on Wednesday, Microsoft revealed something unexpected (besides the Surface Duo phone): A stylish, thin, repairable laptop. Read More >>

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Right to Repair Rules are Coming to the EU for a Range of Home Appliances

From 2021, manufacturers of lighting, dishwashers, washing machines, and fridges are going to have to cut the crap and make products that don't break just out of warranty and can be easily repaired. Read More >>

Apple Gets Halfway to Allowing You to Repair Your Own Shit

In an apparent flip on its position on independent repair operations, Apple this week announced that it will finally provide the parts and tools needed to perform “the most common out-of-warranty iPhone repairs” to independent businesses. But don’t go patting Apple on the back just yet. Read More >>

Report: Apple Has Activated Software Locks on iPhone Batteries to Discourage Third-Party Repairs

Apple has activated a “dormant software lock” that effectively kneecaps third-party replacement batteries on some newer models of iPhone, according to a report from iFixIt on Wednesday, by disabling access to battery health data unless the replacement has been installed by Apple or an authorised service provider. Read More >>