Kevin Purdy is a writer for iFixit. He previously worked at Wirecutter (New York Times), Lifehacker, at newspapers (including The Buffalo News), and freelance.
Apple’s New Screen Repair Trap Could Change the Repair Industry Forever
This post brought popular attention to Apple's either ignorance or lockout (depending on your take) of the third-party repair community. Less than a week after its publication, Apple gave The Verge an unsourced, one-line confirmation that they would "fix" this issue in a future software update.
Ebikes Are Scarce. Maybe You Should Build One.
What to know about the DIY ebike world, and whether it would work for you.
Rebble with a Cause: How Pebble Watches Were Granted an Amazing Afterlife
How the makers of the Pebble smartwatch, and its biggest fans, conspired to create the most successful tech hardware failure of all time.
It’s Time to Stop Making Excuses for Amazon’s Disposable Tech
A rant about hiding some (actually useful) recycling/refurbishing programs that provoked positive change at Amazon.
Here’s Why PS5 Joysticks Drift (and Why They’ll Only Get Worse)
Why are PS5 controllers drifting just months after the console's release? Why has Nintendo dealt with Switch joycon drift for years? The answer lies just beneath the joystick.
You Don’t Need to Buy Antivirus Software
Most people should neither pay for a traditional antivirus suite, such as McAfee, Norton, or Kaspersky, nor use free programs like Avira, Avast, or AVG. The “best antivirus” for most people to buy, it turns out, is nothing.
The Everending Story
The tragedy of one seminal video game's biggest fans, trying to make the sequel they never got.
The Phantom King of Buffalo
Twenty-one-year-old Michael Wilson bought a half-dozen properties around Buffalo and may have taken up to $8.2 million from people he had never met. Then he disappeared.
What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain
For all of its wild popularity, caffeine is one seriously misunderstood substance. It's not a simple upper, and it works differently on different people with different tolerances—even in...
Leaders of the Pack: On the trail of Buffalo's most elusive organization
It's the most secretive and exclusive social organization in Buffalo, NY. It may be a seat of power, or a group of older guys playing cards. Or both.