Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington is a Writer at TechCrunch, focused on covering early-stage startups, especially those with a technology focus.

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  • Apple Buys LinX, A Camera Module Maker Promising DSLR-Like Mobile Performance

    Apple Buys LinX, A Camera Module Maker Promising DSLR-Like Mobile Performance

    Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera tech company whose most recent offerings include multi-aperture camera models which can enable effects like background focus blur, parallax images and 3D picture capture. TechCrunch received the following from Apple, which is a statement the company provides in lieu of confirmation when it has, in fact, acquired a smaller company: Apple buys… Read More

  • Watch SpaceX Launch The Falcon 9 Rocket For CRS-6 Mission, Take Two

    Watch SpaceX Launch The Falcon 9 Rocket For CRS-6 Mission, Take Two

    SpaceX is going to try to launch its CRS-6 International Space Station resupply mission again today at 4:10 PM ET, after having to scrub the launch yesterday due to adverse weather conditions. Weather today looks mostly favorable, with NASA reporting a “60 percent chance of acceptable conditions” for the target window at the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida. The launch today… Read More

  • Apple Opens ResearchKit To Medical Research App Developers

    Apple Opens ResearchKit To Medical Research App Developers

    Apple announced ResearchKit at its special event in March, as an open framework that could be employed by scientists and medical research to gather data for studies. At the time, it showcased some apps built using the framework with select partners. Today, it’s opening ResearchKit up to all medical researchers, doctors and scientists and the app developers working with them. Read More

  • Guitar Hero Returns With First-Person Rocking

    Guitar Hero Returns With First-Person Rocking

    Guitar Hero is poised to make plastic guitar controllers a fixture of living rooms everywhere once again, with a brand new version called Guitar Hero Live that ships this fall, complete with a built-in library of streaming, official music videos and first-person concert experiences that feature crowds that actually react to your axe prowess. The new version of Guitar Hero was created by the… Read More

  • Apple Patents A System To Broadcast Your Availability For Calls

    Apple Patents A System To Broadcast Your Availability For Calls

    Apple has a new patent, granted today by the USPTO (via AppleInsider), that would use contextual information including your current time zone, ringer silence status, battery life, location and cell network strength to automatically determine whether you’re available for a call and display that information to friends. The new Apple patent details a system that would use all relevant… Read More

  • Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Is June 8-12

    Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Is June 8-12

    Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference happens June 8 through June 12 this year, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event is by invitation only, with tickets opening up for registration today, allowing developers to sign up for the random selection process. Registration ends on April 17, at 10 AM PT, with the lucky devs who win tickets notified by April 20 of their… Read More

  • Charge The New MacBook From A Battery Pack With Monoprice’s $10 USB-C Cable

    Charge The New MacBook From A Battery Pack With Monoprice’s $10 USB-C Cable

    The new MacBook‘s single USB-C port might lead to some concessions, but it also adds some versatility – like making it possible to use the computer with third-party power banks. And thanks to the Monoprice USB-C to USB-A 2.0 cable, it’s remarkably easy to make that happen, and for just ten bucks, too. Of course, $10 assumes you already have the MacBook in hand, plus an… Read More

  • Apple Seeds iOS 8.4 Developer Beta With All-New Music App

    Apple Seeds iOS 8.4 Developer Beta With All-New Music App

    With iOS 8.3 out the door, it was inevitable that Apple would launch iOS 8.4 in developer preview – and now it’s here. The pre-release software ships with a new version of Apple’s native iOS Music app, complete with a brand new design and a reworked version of iTunes radio. The release notes for the new version of the beta, as noted by 9to5Mac, describe some of the… Read More

  • Watch As SpaceX Launches CRS-6 Resupply Rocket And Tries Drone Ship Recovery

    Watch As SpaceX Launches CRS-6 Resupply Rocket And Tries Drone Ship Recovery

    You can watch live as SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket and attempts to recover the first stage portion via an automated, barge-based landing plan in the Atlantic ocean right here, with the first take-off attempted scheduled for 4:33 PM ET, provided conditions remain good and pre-flight checks go well. A big part of this mission, designated CRS-6 and designed primarily as a resupply flight… Read More

  • Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion And Compressor Creative Apps

    Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion And Compressor Creative Apps

    Apple has updated its Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor pro movie-making software tools, with improvements made to support for new camera hardware, as well as additional 3D animation resources and effects features. The new tools are aimed at helping the suite up its game in terms of giving heavyweight filmmakers more ways to build content ready for blockbuster theater releases. The new… Read More

  • Amazon’s X-Ray Now Provides IMDb Info For Fire TV Movies And TV Shows

    Amazon’s X-Ray Now Provides IMDb Info For Fire TV Movies And TV Shows

    Amazon’s X-Ray is a great Kindle feature, providing a healthy heaping of context on demand about things like plot, characters, authors and more. Now, it can also offer context for movies and TV shows, on Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices with a new, free, over-the-air update going out today. With the new update, you’ll be able to figure out where you’ve seen actors and… Read More

  • TC AppleCast 12: Apple Watch, MacBook And Beards

    TC AppleCast 12: Apple Watch, MacBook And Beards

    It’s Apple Watch pre-order day! The new device went on sale this morning at just after midnight Pacific time, and now shipping times are extending to at least June across the product lineup. Our guest today, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple (@jdalrymple), not only successfully ordered three but also went to the Apple Store in Palo Alto to check out the in-store experience. I also managed… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, And Apple Watch

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, And Apple Watch

    I’m just going to be honest with you. We record the Gadgets Podcast on Thursday and publish it on Friday. We can usually get away with it, but on the eve of Apple Watch pre-orders, we had a hard time faking it. In the time between recording, the Apple Watch went from being available only through the words of early reviewers to being up for pre-order to being delayed to June… Read More

  • Apple Watch Is Now Available For Pre-Order

    Apple Watch Is Now Available For Pre-Order

    Apple has flipped the switch for pre-orders for the Apple Watch, letting customers purchase their device in advance via the Apple Store website and the Store app for iPhone and iPad. Previously, customers could “favorite” their preferred selection, picking from the three Watch collections and the various bands available for each, but now they can actually order a device, with… Read More

  • Jawbone Will Ship UP3 On April 20, Blames Water Resistance Problems For Delay

    Jawbone Will Ship UP3 On April 20, Blames Water Resistance Problems For Delay

    Jawbone has updated the ship date for the UP3 activity tracker, informing pre-order customers and prospective buyers that the wearable gadget will start heading out to U.S. buyers on April 20. The UP3 tracker, announced in November 2014, faced numerous delays, and cited manufacturing problems with an initial apology made back in February. Today, Jawbone cites problems with water resistance as… Read More

  • Apple Watch Will Be Sold Online Only During “Initial Launch Period”

    Apple Watch Will Be Sold Online Only During “Initial Launch Period”

    Apple Watch buyers will have to queue virtually in order to buy the device, at least initially. A press release this morning from the company reveals that the first batch of Apple Watch orders will only be collected via the Apple Store application for iOS devices and the online Apple store site. Apple head of retail Angela Ahrendts confirmed this plan in the press release announcing pre-sales… Read More

  • 2015 MacBook Review

    2015 MacBook Review

     That was the basic question I asked myself when reviewing Apple’s latest Mac, which bravely sports just one USB-C port to handle power, data input and output, accessories and display connections. It also has an Intel Core M processor, which lets the MacBook sip power and drop fans entirely, but comes at the cost of processing muscle. Apple took some risks, for sure, but the… Read More

  • Lego Dimensions Video Game Brings Lego Toys To Life

    Lego Dimensions Video Game Brings Lego Toys To Life

    Lego has a new game in the works with Warner Bros. Interactive, which brings the building blocks into the toys-to-life category to compete with the likes of Skylanders. The new Lego Dimensions game is set for a September 27 release date, and will incorporate a number of popular and familiar properties, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future and The Lego Movie to name just… Read More

  • LinkedIn To Buy Online Education Site Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion

    LinkedIn To Buy Online Education Site Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion

    Professional network LinkedIn is getting into the professional skills education market in a big way: The social company purchased Lynda.com, the online learning company founded in 1995 by technical skill instructional book author Lynda Weinman and co-founder Bruce Heavin. Lynda.com has long been the go-to resource for online learning on subjects like Photoshop, basic HTML, CSS, management… Read More

  • TC Droidcast 44: Galaxy S6 Edge And Watches, Watches, Watches

    TC Droidcast 44: Galaxy S6 Edge And Watches, Watches, Watches

    This week, we talk a lot about watches since the first salvo of Apple Watch reviews are out, and we can finally compare it in practical terms to Android Wear. We also discuss the Galaxy S6, which has every sign of being the best Android smartphone available. Our discussion of Android Wear jumps off from Google’s official blog post about the platform today, which seems like a meek response… Read More

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