2020-06-15 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: The router that took down my wireless network

When life gives you a failed router, take the opportunity to tear it apart.

2020-05-18 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: What makes the Amazon Fire TV Stick tick?

Cracking open the Apple Fire TV Stick is easy, but identifying all the components is a different story...

2020-04-27 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Voice-activated, Wi-Fi-connected dimmer switch

Want to put "smart" lighting in your house? This smart dimmer combines a dual-microphone array and speaker, voice-command processing, and…

2020-04-07 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Fitbit Flex doesn’t easily give up its secrets

Sometimes to understand where we are and where we might be going, it can be useful to look back at…

2017-10-16 - Daniel Yang, TechInsights

Teardowns Explore Bluetooth, Cellular IoT

TechInsights explored some of the Bluetooth and cellular IoT devices that it expects will dominate the Internet of Things for…

2017-10-06 - Rick Merritt, EE Times

Apple Watch Packs Qualcomm LTE

Qualcomm supplied the LTE modem in the Apple Watch Series 3 as well as a handful of other wireless chips,…

2017-09-16 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: The DOCSIS 2.0 cable modem falls out of favor

DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems may not be state of the art, but they're still sufficient for many cable Internet customers'…