Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington

Managing Editor, U.S.

Darrell Etherington is Managing Editor, U.S., 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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Tesla said to face criminal investigation by the Department of Justice over self-driving claims

Tesla is said to be facing a criminal investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice facing claims made by the company regarding its “Autopilot” capabilities, Reuters reports, ci

Twitter’s Elon problem could soon become Apple’s Elon problem, too

Reports indicate Elon Musk is on track to close his purchase of mildly popular bird website Twitter dot com as of this Friday, which is when he’s been ordered by the judge in the ongoing legal f

Apple iOS 16.1, iPad OS 16.1 and macOS Ventura are now available

Apple has released iOS 16.1, iPad OS 16.1 and macOS 13, as it announced it would last week. The updates include a number of new features for iPhone, iPad and Mac devices, including the introduction of

Level’s new Level Lock+ with Apple Home Key is smart lock perfection

Smart lock startup Level has a new version of its lock available, and this one includes Apple Home Key out of the box. The new Level Lock+ is almost identical to its predecessor, the Level Lock Touch,

Watch Serena Williams talk about the biggest investment she missed out on and more

Serena Williams was our guest at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022, and joined TC Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jordan Crook to talk about Serena Ventures, the investment firm she founded with Alison Rapaport Stillman

Watch Kevin Hart explain his path to investing and the launch of Hartbeat Ventures

Kevin Hart appeared onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 this year, talking to TC’s Natasha Mascarenhas about how he got into investing to begin with, and the misconceptions he had to overcome to

Kanye West and Elon Musk provide a new exit path: The billionaire tantrum

This morning Kanye West announced he’s buying Parler, the annoyingly named so-called “free speech” platform that ignores the proper French pronunciation of its moniker in service of

It’s painful how hellbent Mark Zuckerberg is on convincing us that VR is a thing

At Meta Connect 2022, the company’s annual developer conference for its VR efforts and Oculus hardware platform, the company announced a lot of stuff — but what it communicated more effectivel

How to watch Meta Connect’s 2022 keynote (hint: Facebook)

Mark Zuckerberg will make his impassioned pleas that the metaverse is a real thing and a valid Next Big Business for Meta (neé The Facebook) on Tuesday. The annual Meta Connect developer conference k

Rivian made 7,363 of its EV pickups and SUVs in Q3

Electric vehicle maker Rivian announced its Q3 production and delivery numbers on Monday, revealing it made 7,363 of its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV during the three-month period that ended on Septem

Kim Kardashian charged by SEC for pushing crypto, reaches $1.26M settlement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is charging Kim Kardashian for “unlawfully touting” a “crypto security,” the agency announced on Monday morning. The SEC says

Firefly Aerospace reaches orbit for the first time

There’s another space-proven private launch company in the club — Firefly Aerospace. The company’s small payload Alpha rocket reached orbit successfully early on Saturday morning after taking of

Tesla’s robot strategy is inextricably tied to its Autopilot strategy, for better or for worse

Tesla unveiled its first prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot on Friday — an actual robot this time, by the strictest definition, instead of a flesh- and-blood human clad in a weird suit. The rob

Free the female-presenting nipple and other TC news

Is Tumblr porn making a comeback? No, it’s not — and Amanda Silberling joins me on this week’s TechCrunch podcast to explain why, and why people thought it might be. Devin Coldewey also

NASA’s DART anti-asteroid satellite successfully smashes into space rock

NASA has completed a key step of its “Double Asteroid Redirection Test” (DART), smashing a satellite roughly the size of a vending machine into a small moon that’s about half-a-mile

Rockstar Games confirms GTA 6 footage leak

Rockstar Games has confirmed that it recently “suffered a network intrusion” that resulted in the massive leak of 90 videos of early development versions of Grand Theft Auto 6. The company

This Mac app makes it easy to create your own AI images with Stable Diffusion

Everyone wants to get in on the AI image generation action, but if you’ve been intimidated by the existing options out there based on Stable Diffusion, including the Midjourney Discord bot, you’re

Massive GTA 6 gameplay video leak depicts male and female playable characters

Rockstar’s next installment in its Grand Theft Auto series could be one of the most anticipated video games in existence, and a new purported leak could offer us our best look yet at GTA 6. The

Sonos introduces new $429 Sub Mini subwoofer

Sonos has a new Sub in its lineup, and this one isn’t quite as prohibitively expensive: The $429 Sub Mini comes in at almost half the price of the more expensive existing $749 Sub — and is als

Blue Origin launch aborted after mid-flight anomaly

Blue Origin launched its 23rd New Shepard rocket mission this morning, featuring science payloads designed for experimentation. The mission needed early, however, after it was aborted during the first
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