Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington

Editor at Large

Darrell Etherington is Editor at Large at TechCrunch. He’s spent most of his career at TC, with a couple of breaks to gain experience in industry-leading technology companies including Apple and Shopify.

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With iMessage thanks to Beeper Mini, the OnePlus Open is my new favorite phone

Multi-platform messaging startup Beeper, founded by YC and Pebble alum Eric Migicovsky, delivered an iMessage experience for Android that doesn’t use any intermediaries and, as such, should be (

The end of Elon

Standing on the rear bed of his greatest boondoggle, his face obscured in shadow, the billionaire who built a rabid fanbase through seemingly inhuman feats of engineering and willpower cut a greatly r

With AI chatbots, will Elon Musk and the ultra-rich replace the masses?

Elon Musk is hyping the imminent release of his ChatGPT competitor Grok, yet another example of how his entire personality is just itself a biological LLM made by ingesting all of Reddit and 4chan. Gr

OpenAI will benefit from unity of purpose with Sam Altman’s return

In case you missed it, Sam Altman is back as OpenAI CEO. His reinstatement comes after a whirlwind few days in which we saw unusual corporate governance lead to an attempt to oust Altman, despite supp

Microsoft is the only real winner in the OpenAI debacle

OpenAI is in the process of fully collapsing on itself, following the ousting of former CEO Sam Altman in a shocking board decision. Exactly why the board decided to fire Altman is still unclear, but

Building digital infrastructure for developing countries with Nasrat Khalid from Aseel

Host Becca Szkutak is joined by our old friend Darrell Etherington to talk with Nasrat Khalid of Aseel.

Apple, it’s time to fold

Apple is relatively fresh off its annual iPhone refresh, having just released the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro in September. The hardware updates for this generation are solid and meaningful, but also iterati

The iPhone 15’s best friend is an ultra-budget, stripped-down version of Apple Vision Pro

iPhone 15 got USB-C, a great upgrade just for the sake of cable management sanity, but that also brought support for native video out. That means you can connect displays to the iPhone easily with a s

Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ event video was shot on iPhone

In tech, “dogfooding” means using your own stuff in the way you intend for your users to, which is helpful to make sure your stuff lives up to your marketing claims. Apple dogfoods in a nu

Apple brought back the best Mac colorway with the new M3 MacBook Pro

Apple has a new range of updated MacBook Pro notebooks, and while they get a pretty nice internal upgrade courtesy mostly of the new M3 processor lineup, the big news for aesthetes is on the outside &

Privacy will die to deliver us the thinking and knowing computer

We’re getting a first proper look at much-hyped Humane’s “AI pin” (whatever that is) on November 9, and personalized AI memory startup Rewind is launching a pendant to track no

Amazon’s eero Max 7 mesh Wi-Fi router offers amazing speeds and few (if any) compromises

Amazon’s eero acquisition continues to bear fruit, and the latest off the vine is the eero Max 7, by far the company’s most advanced router yet, and the most capable when it comes to input

The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is a major upgrade to the best little vlogging camera you can buy

DJI’s Osmo Pocket 3 has arrived, with a much-improved one-inch sensor, along with all the magic of the company’s physical gimbal stabilization. This new generation comes a full three years

I did my expenses in VR and I liked it

Meta’s Quest 3 has now been available for over a week, and the reviews have largely praised the updated consumer mixed reality headset. In my own first impressions, I shared how it managed to co

Singularity’s ONI earbuds deliver outstanding audio thanks to MEMS speaker tech

I have long flirted with the idea that I’m an audiophile, though I don’t typically spend thousands of dollars on either headphones or speakers, and I only sporadically indulge in lossless

Google’s Pixel 8 Pro camera is the new mobile photography champ

Let’s not kid ourselves: The most exciting thing about the Google Pixel 8 Pro (and 8, for that matter) is the camera, and because of Google’s commanding position when it comes to computati

Google’s Pixel 8 delivers solid performance and design upgrades, plus a focus on the future

Google’s Pixel 8 smartphone is shipping tomorrow, and while the update this year was leaked far in advance of even the official announcement, knowing what a phone looks like on paper is a very d

Google Pixel 8 Pro first impressions

I got to spend some time with the new Google Pixel 8 Pro ahead of its launch, and the new premium flagship is impressive, though very similar to last year’s model. The back glass is matte in a f

Pixel 8 Pro’s upgraded camera system offers dream specs for mobile photographers

Google made its Pixel 8 smartphone lineup official today, including the Pixel 8 Pro. This year, the Pro gets a number of camera upgrades, both in terms of hardware and software, that puts a little mor

Making wearable medical devices more patient-friendly with Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas from Acurable

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week we talk with Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas from Acurable.
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