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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  • 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

  • Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

    Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

    Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as possible. The patent also includes descriptions of other more advanced and fantastic… Read More

  • Pioneer AppRadio 4 With Apple CarPlay Review

    Pioneer AppRadio 4 With Apple CarPlay Review

    If you want Apple’s CarPlay in-car smartphone system in your automobile, you can either buy a brand new car, or you can opt for one of the aftermarket solutions currently available. I optedĀ for the Pioneer AppRadio 4, which supports CarPlay as well as Pioneer’s own software for use with iOS and Android devices, and which replaces your car’s stereo with a double DIN deck… Read More

  • Autodesk Software Now Free For Schools And Students Everywhere

    Autodesk Software Now Free For Schools And Students Everywhere

    The boxed copy sales model for professional software is dead, and increasingly companies are realizing that charging certain customers at all doesn’t make much sense. Microsoft figured it out, and Autodesk is expanding the pool of people who get free access to include all students, teachers and schools at academic institutions around the world. That’s in addition to the U.S., where… Read More

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Review

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Review

    I seldom spend 100 hours on anything these days, let alone a video game, but I spent at least that much time with Dragon Age: Inquisition, the latest sprawling epic RPG from BioWare, studio that brought us Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the Mass Effect series. Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third game in its high fantasy franchise, and it’s easily the most ambitious. Read More

  • A Gift Guide For The Starter Smart Home

    A Gift Guide For The Starter Smart Home

    The proliferation of smart home products means there’s never been a better time to get on board, even if you’re not that tech crazy or familiar with the market. Here’s the list of things to get you rolling with your own basic setup, plus a few nice-to-haves in case you want to go the extra mile. Philips Hue Lux Starter Kit Connect lightbulbs now have their own pretty… Read More

  • Mophie Powerstation Plus Review: Integrated Cable Is Both Blessing And Curse

    Mophie Powerstation Plus Review: Integrated Cable Is Both Blessing And Curse

    Mophie has a new Powerstation Plus backup battery, and it aims for compact, all-in-one design that should reduce bulk and complication when you’re searching for supplementary power. The new design builds a cable right into the power pack, which holds a battery powerful enough to charge your iPhone up to eight extra times, depending on the capacity you choose. Our review unit has enough… Read More

  • Here, Star Wars, I Fixed Your ‘Force Awakens’ Lightsaber Crossguard For You

    Here, Star Wars, I Fixed Your ‘Force Awakens’ Lightsaber Crossguard For You

    The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer features all kinds of things that make my diehard Star Wars soul quiver and dance, but the crossguard on the dark side lightsaber spotted in the teaser, while initially cool, increasingly isn’t one of them. It looks ultimately very impractical, and I couldn’t help but to offer some engineering tips for the weapon’s designer. Read More

  • Watch The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Right Here

    Watch The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Right Here

    If you aren’t heading to the movies today, you still won’t miss out on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer – it’s available now over at iTunes to watch. The highly-anticipated sequel to the sci-fi trilogy from the late 70s and early 80s (and maybe also a decade or so ago, if you happen to count those) comes out December 15, 2015, so know that when you’re… Read More

  • Nintendo Patents Game Boy Emulation For Use In Mobile Devices, In-Flight Entertainment

    Nintendo Patents Game Boy Emulation For Use In Mobile Devices, In-Flight Entertainment

    A new patent published by the USPTO yesterday details an invention by Nintendo that would allow it to emulate its mobile game consoles, including the Game Boy line of devices specifically, in other settings, including on seat-back displays in airplanes and trains, and on mobile devices including cell phones. The patent is an updated take on an older piece of IP, so it’s not an entirely… Read More

  • Sony E-ink Watch Aims To Make Low–Power Screens The Next Big Thing In Fashion Fabric

    Sony E-ink Watch Aims To Make Low–Power Screens The Next Big Thing In Fashion Fabric

    Almost every tech hardware maker is basically racing smart watches out the door, but Sony is looking at how it can re-invent the basic timekeeping device itself with a new special project that was only just now revealed to be associated with the Japanese electronics giant, despite popping up on a crowdfunding site months ago. The so-called FES Watch, which uses e-paper for both the face and… Read More

  • Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

    Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

    Want to know just how many people actually care about what you’re tweeting? A new Twitter experiment spotted by ex-Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver will show many you how users are clicking on the links in the updates you post, with a handy link directly in the expanded Tweet view in the iOS application. As usual with Twitter’s features, this is limited to a small sample pool of… Read More

  • We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

    We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

    Windows 10 is already a known quantity to some degree thanks to theĀ developer preview, but Microsoft is holding an event late in January to present its consumer features properly, according to a new report from The Verge. The January event will include discussion of new features for end-users, including an all-new touch input interface called “Continuum.” Also on the agenda for… Read More

  • GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year

    GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year

    GoPro is working on a lineup of consumer drones to supplement its action camera lineup, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new product category would offer aerial drones like the Parrot Bebop and DJI Phantom and Inspire 1. The drones would reportedly retail in the $500 to $1,000 range, and come with GoPro action camera tech onboard, which is a natural fit given that outfitting drones… Read More

  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

    iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Are Shifting Reading Away From iPad, Study Finds

    When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it seemed likely that the larger screens on the devices would naturally lead to them assuming some of the functions of the iPad, giving users fewer reasons to turn to their tablets. Now, data from save-for-later reading and video app Pocket finds that indeed, users of Apple’s newest, larger smartphones do spend more time perusing their… Read More

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