Darrell Etherington

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

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  • Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple’s HomeKit is still in its earliest days, with the connected home framework technically shipping with iOS 8 but not offering up any consumer endpoints to explore just yet. The latest beta of the Apple TV operating software shows (via AppleInsider) we could be nearing more visible HomeKit feature debuts, however, as it sets up the streaming set-top box to become a smart home hub… Read More

  • Google Turned A Camel Into A Street View Car To Map The Liwa Desert

    Google Turned A Camel Into A Street View Car To Map The Liwa Desert

    Google took to the sands to expand its globe-spanning Street View imagery, using its Trekker camera pack modified and mounted to an actual camel’s hump to capture photos from the Liwa Desert, a pristine wonderland straight out of fantasy tales in the United Arab Emirates. The use of camels was meant to avoid having any kind of impact on the surrounding environment, which has played home… Read More

  • Potential iPad Air 2 Leaks Show A Thinner Case, And The Arrival Of Touch ID

    Potential iPad Air 2 Leaks Show A Thinner Case, And The Arrival Of Touch ID

    Apple’s rumored October 16 event is approaching on the horizon, and so far we’ve heard relatively little about what might be unveiled. We have heard that updated iMacs are likely on the way, however, as well as a new iPad Air. The Air sequel is said to be thinner and lighter, according to existing rumors, and now Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn (via 9to5Mac) is showing off pictures of… Read More

  • Facebook’s Potential Anonymity Project Could Be A Tough Sell

    Facebook’s Potential Anonymity Project Could Be A Tough Sell

    A new Facebook app project might try to embrace the kind of anonymous sharing that we’ve seen on apps like Secret and Whisper, according to a new report by NYT’s Mike Isaac. The software would be a standalone application designed for mobile that wouldn’t require users to employ their real names, a policy FB enforces on its main social network. The app should arrive some time… Read More

  • Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD Is Port Expansion Heaven

    Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD Is Port Expansion Heaven

    Belkin has updated one of the few accessories designed for Thunderbolt that’s useful for the average consumer, their Thunderbolt Express Dock, and in so doing, they’ve made it even more useful, as well as introducing compatibility with the more powerful Thunderbolt 2 specification. Whether or not you consider it “more” useful might be a matter of taste; The… Read More

  • Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo’s entry into the ‘toys-to-life’ market is nearly upon us; the company announced today that it would release its first set of 12 NFC-enabled Amiibo will be available from November 21, along with Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the first game to support the toys. Nintendo’s initial lineup of Amiibo toys reflects its strong roster of characters to draw from in order… Read More

  • Apple Patents Flexible Display Input Methods

    Apple Patents Flexible Display Input Methods

    Apple has patented a way for a computing device to pick up input when a flexible display is bent or reshaped in some way, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The patent details a process by which new flexible displays can receive input triggers via bending, allowing it to send an MMS message specifically upon receiving a bending cue. Read More

  • Ambi Climate Gives Any Air Conditioner Nest-Like Powers

    Ambi Climate Gives Any Air Conditioner Nest-Like Powers

    Ambi Climate wants to democratize smart home climate control with a device that brings learning climate management to standalone window air conditioner units, central air systems, freestanding systems or the single room machines more common in Europe and Asia, so long as the existing system can work with an IR-based blaster or remote. It originally launched in July on Asia-specific… Read More

  • Gmail Gets An iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Update

    Gmail Gets An iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Update

    In my initial review of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I didn’t spend too much time dwelling on third-party app compatibility. That’s because A) I was content with the way iOS handled upscaling lower-resolution apps, and B) I was primarily spending time in first-party software. But using Gmail on both devices via the native app over a longer period of time has proved trying. Today… Read More

  • Plex Launches On Xbox One

    Plex Launches On Xbox One

    Perennial media management software favorite Plex is celebrating a return of sorts today: The company has launched an official client for Xbox One, after having originally been based on XBMC, the open-source media player that took its name from the original Xbox. Plex is now an official Xbox partner, however, marking a big change from the early, more rebellious years. The Plex app for Xbox One… Read More

  • Apple Sapphire Supplier GT Advanced Technologies Files For Bankruptcy

    Apple Sapphire Supplier GT Advanced Technologies Files For Bankruptcy

    GT Advanced Technologies, which has a supply relationship with Apple after an agreement struck late last year, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company will continue to operate as normal despite the filing, which is designed to protect its assets and operating budget from debt while it restructures and re-finances its obligations. Apple’s relationship with GT… Read More

  • Facebook Closes WhatsApp Acquisition, Jan Koum To Match Zuckerberg’s $1 Annual Salary

    Facebook Closes WhatsApp Acquisition, Jan Koum To Match Zuckerberg’s $1 Annual Salary

    Facebook is now the legal owner of WhatsApp, following a filing made with the SEC today. This is the final step in a process begun when Facebook announced its intent to acquire the messaging company in February of this year. The Facebook deal passed its final regulatory hurdle when it received EU approval to go ahead with the acquisition of WhatsApp last week. In the filing, the company… Read More

  • Adobe Debuts A Slew Of New Mobile Apps, Including Brush, Shape And Draw

    Adobe Debuts A Slew Of New Mobile Apps, Including Brush, Shape And Draw

    Adobe has ramped up its mobile efforts in a big way today at its annual Adobe Max conference, with seven new mobile apps unveiled (though two are repurposed versions of older software). The new collection in some ways represents the same kind of unbundling of individual features as apps we’ve seen from companies like Facebook, with tools specific to different kinds of artists and… Read More

  • HP To Become Two Companies As Consumer PC And Printer Business Splits From Corporate Services

    HP To Become Two Companies As Consumer PC And Printer Business Splits From Corporate Services

    HP will indeed split itself into two companies, with its corporate hardware and services division becoming Hewlett-Packard Enterprise under CEO Meg Whitman, and HP Inc. becoming the PC and printing brand, with new initiatives like 3D printing spinning up, under Dion Weisler (Whitman remains as Chairman of the board for the consumer company, too). The company’s decision to split is part… Read More

  • Bowflex Max Trainer M5 Review: Connected, Intense Exercise In A Relatively Compact Package

    Bowflex Max Trainer M5 Review: Connected, Intense Exercise In A Relatively Compact Package

    A blogger’s life is not the most active lifestyle possible for a human; tech bloggers probably get the most exercise walking to and from the post office to retrieve packages they missed at home or to ship things back out. If you don’t have a standing desk, you probably barely even rise out of your seat at a job where the Internet is your main medium, source and subject. The chance… Read More

  • Apple Event For iPads, iMacs And Yosemite Pegged For Oct. 16

    Apple Event For iPads, iMacs And Yosemite Pegged For Oct. 16

    Apple is reportedly holding an event for the iPad, OS X Yosemite and new iMacs on October 16, according to a report from Re/code today. The event will be held at Apple’s own Town Hall Auditorium at its Cupertino HQ, the site reports. The new iMacs could sport Retina displays, given that rumors earlier this week discussed these arriving at this official unveiling. It’s always… Read More

  • Amazon Kindle Review: Touch Comes To The Entry-Level Reader

    Amazon Kindle Review: Touch Comes To The Entry-Level Reader

    Amazon has updated it entire tablet and e-reader line, and the new, basic, iconically-named Kindle runs just $79 to start, and ships with touchscreen controls and twice the storage of the previous generation, plus a faster processor for quicker page turns. It’s $10 more than the fifth-generation Kindle with hardware controls, however, and while it’s still the best e-reader for… Read More

  • Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

    Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

    Dash was one of the earliest and most design-focused apps to offer direct connectivity to your car via their OBD-II port, which is designed to provide mechanics with detailed stats and information. Now, the app is expanding beyond its own software with the Chassis API, a connected car platform that gives other developers access to fuel consumption and efficiency data, driving stats like… Read More

  • Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

    Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

    Hardware startup Navdy has raised a $6.5 million seed funding round for its connected car tech, which focuses on the heads-up display it created. The company had closed the funding officially before it ever began its pre-order campaign, which has netted the startup $2.4 million in committed orders since it began on August 5. The company closed the funding on August 1, and the round… Read More

  • Google Wants Mr. YouTube To Go To Washington (Or Vice Versa)

    Google Wants Mr. YouTube To Go To Washington (Or Vice Versa)

    Google is hoping to encourage legislators, lawmakers, elected representatives and others under the general category of nation-runners to use YouTube to spread their messages and speak to their constituencies and citizens. The company just launched YouTube for Government, a destination that’s designed to make the onboarding process easy for even the most out-of-touch members of… Read More

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