Droit à la réparation | Appliance Companies Are Lobbying to Protect Their DRM-Fueled Repair Monopolies

The manufacturers of your appliances do not want you to be able to fix them yourself. Last week, at least three major appliance manufacturers—Dyson, LG, and Wahl—sent letters to Illinois lawmakers opposing “fair repair” legislation in that state. The letters were written with the help of a trade group called the Association of Home Appliance […]

Droit à la réparation | The New iOS Update Killed Touch Functionality on iPhone 8s Repaired With Aftermarket Screens

Last year, an iOS update killed touch functionality on iPhone 7 devices that had been repaired with third-party screens by independent repair stores. Patch notes for the update said that third-party replacement parts might not work correctly, but a week later another update resolved the issue. The message was clear: Software updates can kill core […]