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Engadget Podcast: The repairable iPhone 14 and NVIDIA’s RTX 4000 GPUs

Surprise! The iPhone 14 is pretty repairable, it turns out. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Engadget’s Sam Rutherford about this move towards greater repairability and what it means for future iPhones. Also, they dive into NVIDIA’s powerful (and expensive!) new RTX 4080 and 4090 GPUs. Sure, they’re faster than before, but does anyone really need all that power?

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Topics

  • The iPhone 14 is surprisingly repairable – 1:17

  • NVIDIA announces RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs (and a Portal mod with ray tracing) – 21:08

  • Huge hack at Rockstar leaks GTA 6 videos and dev code – 34:22

  • Uber was also hacked last week by the same crew that hit Rockstar – 38:37

  • Windows 11 2022 Update – 40:21

  • Google is offering a $30 1080p HDR Chrome cast with Google TV – 44:05

  • Does anyone need the Logitech G cloud gaming handset? – 46:59

  • Twitch is banning gambling streams on October 18 – 51:56

  • Working on – 55:34

  • Pop culture picks – 1:01:35

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Credits
Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar
Guest: Sam Rutherford
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O’Brien
Livestream producers: Julio Barrientos
Graphic artists: Luke Brooks and Brian Oh

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Framework repairable laptop hits preorder status

One thing most laptops and other electronic devices have in common is that it’s nearly impossible to repair them. This is particularly true about notebooks. Many modern designs are completely sealed, leaving users unable to access internal components, while others have modest repair capabilities. A company called Framework revealed a modular and highly repairable laptop back in February.

The Framework laptop combined a readily accessible design with modular, interchangeable expansion cards allowing components to be replaced and upgraded with ease when needed. The machine looks like a basic 13.5-inch notebook on the outside. Only it’s much easier to repair if needed. The Framework laptop is now available for preorder with the machine starting at $999.

The company says it will begin shipping the 13.5-inch notebook at the end of July. Initially, Framework had expected to start shipping the notebook in the spring, but the chip supply problem plaguing multiple industries prevented that. Three different configurations will be offered, including Base, Performance, and Professional. The Base unit is $999, with the Professional costing $1999, and the mid-range falling somewhere between.

Base buyers will get an Intel Core i5, eight gigabytes of RAM, and 256 gigabytes of storage. The Professional version offers an Intel Core i7, 32 gigabytes of RAM, and one terabyte of storage on the high-end. Windows versions start with Home on the base, and Professional versions get Windows Pro.

Those particularly into DIY can get a bare-bones shell for $749 allowing users to plug in their own components. One of the more interesting aspects of the machine is that it’s customizable with an Expansion Card system enabling users to choose the ports they want and which side they want them on. Four can be selected at a time, including USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, display port, microSD, and more. Users can also customize the color of the machine using bezels that attach via magnets. Preorders are underway now.

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