Scharon Harding, Ars Technica

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Past articles by Scharon:

Why it does and doesn’t matter if Google, Microsoft, or Zoom certify your webcam

PC accessory stamps should emphasize features, not compatibility/marketing. → Read More

HP outrages printer users with firmware update suddenly bricking third-party ink

HP's approach to DRM continues rubbing people the wrong way. → Read More

Nvidia’s new AI upscaling tech makes low-res videos look sharper in Chrome, Edge

Most noticeable with slow-moving content. → Read More

Lenovo demos laptop that rolls from 13 to 15 inches with the flip of a switch

OLED laptops with daringly versatile form factors have been a long time coming. → Read More

A Swiss IT manager’s 500-piece vintage Apple collection is going up for auction

The Lisa is listed with an estimated price of up to $20,000. → Read More

Keyboard DIYing is moving outside hobbyist circles—and that’s a good thing

Just ask Best Buy. → Read More

Biden won’t save the Apple Watch from potential ban

No veto means ITC's patent infringement ruling stands. → Read More

Original iPhone from 2007 auctioned for $63,356, topping prior sales

Carrier lock-in turned out to be a good thing for one iPhone owner. → Read More

Amazon hamstrings free app that makes Fire TV remotes reprogrammable

Amazon would rather you buy its $35 remote for button customization. → Read More

Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro review: More than enough buttons, too much software

Supreme programmability is too reliant on the Synapse app. → Read More

Western Digital starts selling 44TB of external HDD storage for $1,500

The 44TB offerings ship in RAID 0, but you can opt for a RAID 1 configuration. → Read More

Mycroft’s privacy-first, crowdfunded smart speaker will ship, but not to backers

Echo alternative's privacy focus is worth emulating, despite Mycroft's failure. → Read More

Man sells $38 part to enable AirPods Pro case self-repairs, USB-C connectivity

If he can do it, why won't Apple? → Read More

Grim Reaper starts coming for fax machines, pagers, landlines

China will stop giving network-access permits to some legacy communication tech. → Read More

Report: Sonos’ next flagship speaker will be the spatial audio-focused Era 300

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 6 are maybes. → Read More

OnePlus unveils its first mechanical keyboard: Mac layout, custom switches

Of course, it comes with homegrown switches. → Read More

Monstrous DIY mechanical keyboard cost $14,000 to build

Unlike other novelty jumbo keyboards, this one has lubed switches and a numpad. → Read More

Samsung Pro SSD reliability questioned as longtime partner shifts to Sabrent

Custom PC-builder Puget says it's had issues with the Pro line since the last gen. → Read More

Razer’s $280 mouse is covered in gaping holes

With a magnesium-alloy exoskeleton, the Viper Mini SE weighs 1.73 ounces. → Read More

New data illustrates time’s effect on hard drive failure rates

Backblaze examines 230,921 HDDs across 29 models from Seagate, Toshiba, and more. → Read More