Proprietary augmented reality (AR) software also offers up the possibility to outsource the troubleshooting and problem solving work in physical repairs – turn them more into mechanical, low-paid grunt work. We present the positive alternative.
To help reduce our barriers to repair, today we are launching the beta version of our Repair Directory, a tool allowing users to quickly search for businesses based on location and type of device.
We’ve researched the changing landscape of the commercial repair sector in East London: some smaller businesses are finding it tough to compete with superstores and large manufacturers, and the next generation of younger repairers face an uncertain career path.
We took the opportunity to research commercial repair businesses in East London to come up with initial criteria to help find reliable options
This year, everything feels very near-future. In some sense, the books we have listed here represent the need to understand now in terms of possible, increasingly tangible futures.
Over the holidays, between family visits, we got a chance to iFixit’s headquarters in central California. iFixit is a massive inspiration and ally.
We wrote a post last summer sharing our reading list, and there was loads of interest. So we thought we would share what we have stacked next to our bedside tables and loaded on our mobile devices, and ready for trips to the park and the pool.
This past weekend, we witnessed remotely forced and violent evictions occurring in a neighbourhood of Ghana’s capital city Accra. Agbogbloshie is portrayed as the continent’s largest electrical wasteland; in truth it is a functional, profit-making recycling network.