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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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.

The Xencelabs Pen Display 24 is a terrific alternative to Wacom’s big-screen drawing tablets

For a long time, if you wanted something like the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 but didn’t want to spend quite so much money, you were pretty much out of luck. The Xencelabs Pen 24, released earlier this

Meta Quest 3 convinced me to love VR by downplaying the metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the Meta Quest 3 VR headset onstage at Meta’s Connect event in California today, but I was lucky enough to get a chance to try it out last week in San Francisco. The Met

Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming to Meta Quest 3 in December

The next-generation of Meta Quest hardware is here, and Meta announced a bunch of software news alongside the Quest 3 VR headset hardware reveal at its Connect conference. One such announcement was th

Sonos Move 2 review: The best rugged smart speaker gets better

Sonos rarely misses, and its first ruggedized, weather-resistant smart speaker, the Sonos Move, was no exception. This year, it released the Sonos Move 2, a sequel that looks, on the outside, pretty m

Honda’s new Motocompacto e-scooter is stolen straight from my dreams

Honda has a new e-scooter called the Motocompacto, which has an aesthetic that I would describe as “irresistibly, heartbreakingly dorky and adorable.” The all-electric Motocompacto is insp

The iPhone 15 Pro is the next AAA game console

Apple spent some time focusing on games during Tuesday’s iPhone 15 launch event, and while we got the usual mobile devs talking about the improved hardware and software capabilities, we also fou

iPhone 15 proves the key battleground in smartphone photography is character

Apple’s iPhone 15 and 15 Pro lineup debuted on Tuesday, and both feature big improvements to the camera systems they boast. Apple has been putting a lot of focus on photography for the past few

Apple’s iPhone 15 feels like a refined flagship with smart camera improvements

Apple's iPhone 15 has a new design that includes more rounded edges and the introduction of the Dynamic Island to a non-Pro phone for the first time.
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