Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica

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Jersey City, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Andrew:

Microsoft Teams is adding 3D avatars for people who want to turn their webcams off

"Microsoft Mesh" features like avatars were originally slated to launch in 2022. → Read More

Making sense of The Last of Us‘s thrilling, affecting season finale

Kyle & Andrew try to separate the heroes from the anti-heroes. → Read More

Sales of vinyl albums overtake CDs for the first time since the late ’80s

Streaming still accounts for 84% of music revenue, but vinyl is having a moment. → Read More

Microsoft’s Bing hits 100 million active users thanks to AI chat, Edge browser

"We are fully aware we remain a small, low, single digit share player." → Read More

Nvidia driver bug might make your CPU work harder after you close your game

A driver hotfix, available via an 850MB download, will fix the problem for you. → Read More

Ryzen 7950X3D review: An expensive but incredibly efficient 16-core CPU

AMD's second run at a 3D V-Cache CPU is easier to recommend than the first. → Read More

Microsoft makes Outlook for Mac free, no Office or Microsoft 365 required

Mac Outlook is still a different app from the Windows version, but not forever. → Read More

New “Canary” channel will showcase more-experimental, less-stable Windows builds

More frequently released updates means more channels for public beta testing. → Read More

Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air reportedly coming soon, along with new Mac Pro and iMac

15-inch Air would be Apple's first crack at a cheaper large-screened laptop. → Read More

HBO’s The Last of Us episode 8 ruins one of the game’s best villains

Joel and Ellie barrel through a grisly speedbump on the way to the finale. → Read More

New Windows 11 preview improves volume mixer, color management, and more

Microsoft is likely working to finalize the feature list for the 23H2 update. → Read More

Developers of disabled third-party Twitter clients ask users to forgo refunds

Musk's Twitter abruptly shut off API access for third-party clients in January. → Read More

Major Windows 11 update adds Notepad tabs, iPhone pairing, and a dash of AI

2023's first big update drop is a mix of app and UI changes for the 2022 Update. → Read More

New Windows 11 update puts AI-powered Bing Chat directly in the taskbar

Occasionally controversial work-in-progress AI project will hit millions of PCs. → Read More

First Kindle Scribe software update begins closing the feature gap

Amazon hasn't said exactly what it plans, but the first new updates drop today. → Read More

Hope and doubt collide in an eventful episode 6 of The Last of Us

Plus, Kyle and Andrew use any excuse to talk about post-apocalyptic energy politics. → Read More

TNG reunion injects a little fun into Star Trek: Picard’s uneven final season

Picard adds familiar faces while addressing few of the show's other problems. → Read More

Geekbench’s creator on version 6 and why benchmarks matter in the real world

"How hard can it be to write a benchmark? Maybe I should write my own." → Read More

Microsoft officially blesses Parallels as a way to run Windows on M1, M2 Macs

Parallels previously used Insider Program loophole to support Windows installs. → Read More

Prototype of the final unreleased 3dfx GPU sells on eBay for $15,000

You thought an RTX 4090 was expensive? Think again. → Read More