Fairphone 5 aims for meaningful sustainability
While other hardware manufacturers make claims of sustainability, the new Fairphone 5 seems to put its money where its mouth is. The promise of eight years of software support is at least as important than just recycling capabilities or repairability.
Users can order the new phone starting Sept.... Read more
EU approves law requiring replaceable batteries
Portable electronic devices must have replaceable batteries in the EU from 2027. A bill to this effect has been adopted by the Council of Europe.
All European legislative bodies have now agreed to the law. The law has been in development since 2020 and now only needs to be signed by the European... Read more
Repairable Nokia G42 5G unveiled in partnership with iFixit
HMD Global has unveiled the Nokia G42 5G. Since phones are fragile, the company has teamed up with iFixit to make an easy repair possible. It also claims a battery life of 3 days and has a modest price tag at 249 euros.
The right-to-repair movement has been advocating the widespread adoption of ... Read more
EU’s vision for the future of batteries faces tough challenges
The European Parliament has agreed to tighten sustainability rules for batteries. If the Commission also agrees with the plans to make batteries replaceable and more recyclable, many tech companies will face an uphill struggle. Still, this European vision may not be a resounding success overnight.
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Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, puts weight behind the right-to-repair movement
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has shown his support for the growing movement concerned with the preservation of the right to repair. His support comes amid ongoing battles between tech giants and consumers concerning what they can and can't do with their purchases.
Wozniak said in a recent Came... Read more
Apple patches actively exploited vulnerabilities in iOS 14.4 update
Apple has released the latest version of iOS and iPadOS. Version 14.4 brings some minor improvements and patches a number of security holes that may have already been actively exploited.
The remedied security holes are described on an Apple support page. Two vulnerabilities are in the WebKit eng... Read more
EU votes in favour of Right to Repair rules
A large majority of the European Parliament has expressed its support for Right to Repair for consumers. The vote gives the go-ahead for several laws that should make it easier for consumers to repair their own equipment.
Of the members of the European Parliament, 395 voted in favour of the legi... Read more