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 Planning “Cutting-Edge” R&D Facility In Japan

    Apple Planning “Cutting-Edge” R&D Facility In Japan

    Apple is set to open a new, large-scale research and development facility in Japan, according to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in a statement made to local media today. Reuters reports that Abe made the announcement ahead of Sunday’s general election, noting that a more formal declaration of the project would follow at a later date. The details of the arrangement are scarce so far –… Read More

  • New Apple Patent From PrimeSense Covers Kinect-Style 3D Space Mapping

    New Apple Patent From PrimeSense Covers Kinect-Style 3D Space Mapping

    Apple has begun to transfer intellectual property over from PrimeSense, the Israeli firm it acquired last year. The company was a key partner to Microsoft, which licensed its tech to create the Kinect 3D motion sensing camera, which allows users to interact with Xbox and PC via gesture control. This first patent being reassigned from PrimeSense to Apple (via AppleInsider) covers some of the… Read More

  • On Samsung Gear VR Launch Day, Oculus Discusses The Potential For Mobile VR

    On Samsung Gear VR Launch Day, Oculus Discusses The Potential For Mobile VR

    Oculus VR is ‘gearing’ up for the imminent launch of the Samsung Gear VR, a mobile headset that uses its software and VR hardware expertise to give Galaxy Note 4 owners a taste of immersive virtual reality. We spoke with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, along with its head of mobile Max Cohen about how this launch fits into their overall vision of immersive computing in general, and… Read More

  • Apple’s Best Apps Of 2014 Include Elevate And Threes, Best Of iTunes Lauds Taylor Swift

    Apple’s Best Apps Of 2014 Include Elevate And Threes, Best Of iTunes Lauds Taylor Swift

    Apple has launched its annual Best of iTunes year-end lists, which include Elevate, a brain training app for iPhones and iPads, as well as Threes, the addictive puzzle game. On the media side, Taylor Swift’s 1989 takes Best Album, which isn’t surprising given it was a massive success, as well as the focal point for a debate about the merits of the streaming model of distribution. Read More

  • Watch Sony’s PlayStation Experience Keynote Live

    Watch Sony’s PlayStation Experience Keynote Live

    Sony’s PlayStation Experience is kicking off in Las Vegas today, with a keynote that starts at 10 AM PT. You can tune in to the live stream via Twitch above to catch all the action, which should include a fair number of new game announcements, complete with some early looks at the gameplay and cinematic of next year’s biggest hits. The PlayStation Experience in a new event, designed… Read More

  • PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition Hands-On

    Hands On With Sony’s PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition Console

    Sony has a new version of its PlayStation 4 console going on sale soon, which is limited to only 12,300 units globally, and which comes in the original gray color of the first PlayStation hardware. The anniversary edition will retail for $500, which seems steep, but it also includes a stand for vertical mounting and a PlayStation 4 Camera in the box, neither of which are included in any of… Read More

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

    Nintendo’s hit holiday season continues with an unlikely hero: Captain Toad, the toadstool-esque stock supporting character from Super Mario games, who takes the helm for a full-fledged puzzler based on mini games from Super Mario 3D World. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker takes unique advantage of the Wii U’s capabilities, in addition to being just generally super fun, and while… Read More

  • Watch NASA’s Second Orion Rocket Launch Attempt Live

    Watch NASA’s Second Orion Rocket Launch Attempt Live

    Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream NASA is set to launch its Orion spacecraft on an unmanned test flight today, in an early step towards an eventual manned mission to Mars. The launch was originally slated for yesterday, but a combination of technical issues and weather conditions scrubbed the launch. The new window kicks off today at 7:05 AM ET, so tune in above and you don’t have… Read More

  • Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio Review

    Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio Review

    The HTC Nexus 9 is Google’s latest tablet running pure, unadulterated Android, and it’s a very capable piece of hardware, made better because it’s running Lollipop, which is a big step up for Android overall. Google has just begun shipping Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio accessories, too, which give the tablet a magnetic cover with a built-in keyboard, complete with mechanical keys… Read More

  • Apple Stores Will Host Free Coding Workshops For Second Annual ‘Hour of Code’

    Apple Stores Will Host Free Coding Workshops For Second Annual ‘Hour of Code’

    Apple is participating in this year’s Hour of Code, the second annual worldwide event designed to help spark interest in and provide access to coding education among youth and students. Apple’s participation will involve offering free one-hour workshops at its Apple Store retail locations, during which they’ll provide attendees with an introduction to basic computer… Read More

  • LG G Watch R Review

    LG G Watch R Review

    The G Watch R is LG’s second Android Wear smartwatch, which is impressive given that the platform has only been available to the general public for about half a year, and other big Android OEMs haven’t yet shipped a first device. The original G Watch felt very much like the wearable hardware equivalent of a “FIRST” Internet comment, however, delivering little in the way… Read More

  • Apple Details An Elaborate Transit Navigation System In Patent Applications

    Apple Details An Elaborate Transit Navigation System In Patent Applications

    Apple has a couple of new patent application with the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that details what could be its solution for providing transit directions. The patents describe something that resembles a combination of the apps it has acquired it this space, including Embark and HopStop. The system would offer comparison of a number of different commuter options, including buses, shuttles, trains… Read More

  • Watch NASA’s Orion Rocket Launch Live (Update: Scrubbed For Today)

    Watch NASA’s Orion Rocket Launch Live (Update: Scrubbed For Today)

    Update: The launch has been scrubbed for today due to a combination of technical issues and weather conditions. NASA will try again starting at 7:05 AM ET tomorrow morning, if it can fix a valve issue affecting launch. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream NASA is launching its Orion rocket today, in a test that helps pave the way for a manned mission to Mars that should take place some… Read More

  • Sound Might Be The Key To Touching Objects In Virtual Reality

    Sound Might Be The Key To Touching Objects In Virtual Reality

    The key to a sense of touch in VR might be sound, ironically – a team working out of the University of Bristol in the UK (via New Scientist) have worked out an improved version of haptic tech that can use high-frequency sound emitters to mimic the effect of touching a physical object, without any physical object present. Read More

  • A Gift Guide For The Winter Warrior

    A Gift Guide For The Winter Warrior

    It’s winter! For some of us, anyway – you Californians don’t know what winter is. But in case you know someone who does, or you have the misfortune of living somewhere in the dreary middle or east of North America, we’ve got a list of good tech-related gifts to keep you warm and cozy. Dyson AM05 Hot+Cool Fan Heater This Dyson fan and heater combo will warm up your… Read More

  • Intel Teams With Luxottica To Build The Future Of Smart Eyewear

    Intel Teams With Luxottica To Build The Future Of Smart Eyewear

    It’s pretty clear at this point that Intel wants to own face computing: The company has been pegged as providing the chip powering the next version of Google Glass, and now it’s officially announcing a partnership with (Glass partner) Luxottica Group, maker of most of the world’s most recognized eyesore, including Oakley, Persol, Armani, Coach and more. The team-up will see… Read More

  • TC Droidcast Episode 29: Lollipop’s Adoption Lag, Google Glass’s Second Act

    TC Droidcast Episode 29: Lollipop’s Adoption Lag, Google Glass’s Second Act

    This week, Darrell Etherington, Greg Kumparak and Kyle Russell opine about Android 5.0’s low early adoption rate, and whether Google can ever solve that particular problem. Google Glass and its Intel-powered future are also on the agenda, as well as the Puzzlephone, how modular phones might scare away buyers on the casual end of the spectrum, and what modularity really means for… Read More

  • Misfit Raises $40M From Xiaomi And Others As It Eyes More Growth In China

    Misfit Raises $40M From Xiaomi And Others As It Eyes More Growth In China

    Wearable device maker and health and fitness platform provider Misfit has raised an additional $40 million in a Series C funding round led by GGV Capital and including Xiaomi, JD.com (online retailer with massive reach), Shunwei and existing investors, including Horizons Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund and Northwest Venture Partners. The new funding brings Xiaomi and JD.com on board… Read More

  • Watch NASA’s Live Briefing On Manned Mars Mission Progress And Orion Testflight

    Watch NASA’s Live Briefing On Manned Mars Mission Progress And Orion Testflight

    Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream NASA is gearing up for its manned mission to Mars, and a key step will be Thursday’s launch of the Orion capsule to a destination 3,600 miles from Earth, loaded with sensors rather than people for this initial trial run. The test launch will use NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System in the future, but for this trial run it’ll be using… Read More

  • Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock Review

    Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock Review

    Thunderbolt is one of those tech innovations with a lot of promise, but not much felt effect for the average user. Thunderbolt docks can change that, and the new Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock promises a much more complete upgrade vs. the Thunderbolt docks of years past. With USB charging, 4K output via the HDMI port, both audio out and microphone in ports, plus three USB 3.0 ports and a… Read More

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