Consumer electronics

Should devices be easier to fix?
In the US, some are calling for "right to repair" laws, to make it easier to fix broken electronics.
How the personal computer became a million dollar idea
Aaron Heslehurst explains how the personal computer became a million dollar idea.
How the fridge became a million dollar idea
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the fridge became a million dollar idea.
Electronics boss: 'You need to think 10 years ahead'
Electronics boss Simon Shen says firms should think how people may be living in 10 years' time.
Are tumble dryers still a fire risk?
After five million tumble dryers made by Whirlpool were identified as a fire risk, the company started fixing them. But some users claim their fixed dryers have caught fire.

Are tumble dryers still a fire risk?

Are tumble dryers still a fire risk?
After five million tumble dryers made by Whirlpool were identified as a fire risk, the company started fixing them. But dryers still seem to be catching fire, even after they have been modified to make them safe. Viewers of the BBC’s Watchdog Live sent pictures of two separate incidents.

Whirlpool rejects Watchdog's allegations, and says it has confidence in the modification programme.