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Managing Editor of CBS Interactive's @TechRepublic and @TechProResearch; Host of Cracking Open for @CNET; Life-long techie; Part-time criminal justice educator

Innovation defined: New, useful, real and critical to long-term success

zdnet.com — Summary:Find out how industry experts define innovation and why they believe it's critical to every company's long-term success. Innovation. Every company wants it. Entire books have been written about it. Scores of business consultants make their living off it. And the press are always applying it as a label to whatever product, company, or idea is hot at the moment.

Cracking Open the Apple MacBook (12-inch 2015)

techrepublic.com — The 2015 MacBook isn't just a thinner, lighter version of the MacBook Air. Apple has completely redesigned the laptop from the ground up and unfortunately, those changes also make DIY repairs a real nightmare. In this teardown gallery, Bill Detwiler walks you through disassembling the 2015 Apple MacBook and shows you the hardware inside.

Apple MacBook (2015) teardown: Revamped design makes DIY repairs very difficult

techrepublic.com — The 2015 MacBook isn't just a thinner, lighter version of the MacBook Air. Apple has completely redesigned the laptop from the ground up and unfortunately, those changes also make DIY repairs a real nightmare. The 2015, 12-inch MacBook comes in two base hardware configurations (1.1GHz CPU with 256GB storage and 1.2GHZ CPU with 512GB storage) and three colors (silver, gold, and space gray).

Apple MacBook (2015) teardown: Revamped design makes DIY repairs very difficult

cnet.com — The 2015 MacBook isn't just a thinner, lighter version of the MacBook Air. Apple has completely redesigned the laptop from the ground up and unfortunately, those changes also make DIY repairs a real nightmare. The 2015, 12-inch MacBook comes in two base hardware configurations (1.1GHz CPU with 256GB storage and 1.2GHz CPU with 512GB storage) and three colors (silver, gold and space gray).

Microsoft analyst call: Build and Ignite news in a nutshell

techproresearch.com — Two of Microsoft's most important conferences are coming up. Build 2015 will be all about Windows 10 and Microsoft's Universal App Strategy. Ignite 2015 will be all about the next versions of Office, Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Yammer and more.

Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

techrepublic.com — From the outside, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks a lot like the previous model, but Samsung has made several subtle design changes that make the device more difficult to disassemble and repair than previous Notes. In this teardown gallery, Bill Detwiler walks you through disassembling the Note 4 and shows you the hardware inside.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 teardown: New design hampers repairs

techrepublic.com — From the outside, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks a lot like the previous model, but Samsung has made several subtle design changes that make the device more difficult to disassemble and repair than previous Notes. With nearly every phone maker, including Apple, offering an over-sized phone, the Galaxy Note 4 (which practically created the phablet category) can't really compete on size alone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 teardown: New design hampers repairs

cnet.com — Thanks to a redesigned motherboard, the addition of front panel adhesive and other design changes, the Galaxy Note 4 isn't a repair-friendly phablet. From the outside, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks a lot like the previous model, but Samsung has made several subtle design changes that make the device more difficult to disassemble and repair than previous Notes.

Motorola Moto E 4G LTE teardown reveals major design changes

cnet.com — Motorola gave the second-generation Moto E new hardware and LTE connectivity, but also made several design changes to both the inside and outside of the phone. While last year's Moto E failed to impress in the specs department, its price was hard to beat.

Motorola Moto E 4G LTE teardown reveals major design changes

techrepublic.com — While last year's Moto E failed to impress in the specs department, its price was hard to beat. This year, Motorola is back with another version of its budget-priced Android handset, the Moto E 4G LTE--and not only does the new phone have better hardware, but a brand new design both inside and out.
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May 01, 2015

RT @ZDNet: Innovation defined: New, useful, real and critical to long-term success zd.net/1GNs4OC by @billdetwiler

Apr 27, 2015

@forthebest @john_p_d No doubt. But you'd think even Apple wouldn't want to subject their own repair techs to that mess.

Apr 27, 2015

@MBabiuk77 @TechRepublic There's also the headphone jack, USB-C port, speakers, keyboard, and the lid/display.

Apr 27, 2015

Seriously, is there a reason the MacBook needs pentalobe, tri-wing, Torx, and Phillips screws? tek.io/1Pojkzz pic.twitter.com/AvkRCnkoc1

Apr 27, 2015

@jperlow @TechRepublic Totally. The new layout is fine, but the super-tiny connectors and different screw types make it a real pain.

Apr 27, 2015

I usually enjoy dissecting new Apple laptops. Not the 2015 MacBook. Find out why. #CrackingOpen tek.io/1OlUUd6 at @TechRepublic

Apr 24, 2015

Still waiting for my stainless steel Apple Watch to arrive...guess ordering at 3:00AM on the 11th didn't matter. twitter.com/CNET/status/59…

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