Devin Coldewey

Devin Coldewey

Writer & Photographer

Devin Coldewey is a Seattle-based writer and photographer. He first wrote for TechCrunch in 2007. He has also written for, NBC News, DPReview, The Economist/GE’s Look Ahead, and others.

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Magic creator Richard Garfield on why he put a paper game on the blockchain

Richard Garfield is a name familiar to many in the tabletop gaming world, most notably as one of the creators of Magic: The Gathering, the most prominent trading card game out there. But Garfield is d

Ronna learn some new metric prefixes? They’re quetta upgrade

We may still be a ways from worrying how many yottabytes your computer can hold, but the international standards community has added two new prefixes for even bigger numbers than that — ronna for 10

FCC 86es first carrier for flouting robocall rules

When it comes to robocalls, the FCC means business, though you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise as its various efforts over the last few years have crept rather than leapt forward. But the age

Space tomatoes and prescription yogurt incubator rocket to the ISS

If astronauts are going to undertake multiyear missions or establish a sustainable presence on the moon and Mars, they’ll need fresh food and medical supplies, not exactly easy to come by off-pl

Google introduces Workspaces Spaces Chats conversations summaries

Having trouble keeping up with the conversations in your Chats in your Workspace Spaces? Google feels your pain, and is “excited to introduce conversation summaries in Google Chat for messages i

FCC orders ISPs to show broadband ‘nutrition labels’ with all fees and limits

Hidden fees and unexpected rate hikes have become an expected part of Americans’ internet, cable, and phone bills, but the FCC just passed a rule that may make this a lot less common. Broadband

Protein programmers get a helping hand from Cradle’s generative AI

Proteins are the molecules that get work done in nature, and there’s a whole industry emerging around successfully modifying and manufacturing them for various uses. But doing so is time consumi

NASA’s Space Launch System makes inaugural journey in historic launch

After years of preparation and two false starts, NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System has finally taken off and entered orbit. It’s a big win for the space agency — even as it assigns t

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Space in Los Angeles

TechCrunch Sessions: Space is back! Happening December 6 — our third dedicated space event. This is a live, in-person event featuring the most influential people in the space industry, across the pu

Pixxel’s Awais Ahmed talks going hyperspectral in dual-use at TC Sessions: Space

Orbital imagery is becoming commonplace in industries and defense, but looking beyond the visible spectrum has yet to break through into the mainstream. Pixxel is poised to change that with its hypers

FTC warns ‘no CEO or company is above the law’ if Twitter shirks privacy order

The FTC has telegraphed what appears to be a now-inevitable investigation into Twitter’s internal data handling practices, as the company continues to shed important staff and improvise new feat

Hear Slingshot CEO Melanie Stricklan’s take on simulating orbit at TC Sessions: Space

Understanding what’s going on in orbit, now and in the near future, is increasingly important for both business and military interests, and Slingshot Aerospace has positioned itself at the cente

Perceptron: AI that sees with sound, learns to walk and predicts seismic physics

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron, aims to col

Hear NASA’s science and tech ambitions from Carolyn Mercer at TC Sessions: Space

TechCrunch Sessions: Space returns on December 6, and among our distinguished guests is Dr. Carolyn Mercer, chief technologist for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, who will share the agency&#

Emerge Career’s pre-release job training lands $3.2M seed and new state contracts

Education options during and after incarceration have never been particularly extensive, despite the best intentions of educators. Emerge Career is working on changing that, and its early success in p

Review: God of War Ragnarok

The 2018 reboot of long-running PlayStation action series God of War as a more contemplative, open-world adventure raised a few eyebrows at first, but the astonishing quality of the finished game put

They’re not going to ban TikTok (but…)

We’ve been hearing for years how TikTok hoovers up data globally and presents it to its parent company in China, and potentially thence to the powers that be. But despite renewed calls today fro

With board’s dissolution, Elon is ‘sole director’ of Twitter

Elon Musk is now lord of the manor over at Twitter after the board of directors was dissolved as part of the merger agreement. While the state of affairs likely isn’t permanent, it does mean tha

Cruz Foam’s chitin-based packaging brings in $18M as industries scramble to go green

The best way to remove plastics from the ecosystem is to make sure they never get there in the first place, and Cruz Foam is well on its way to replacing some of the worst ones out there with its natu

Physical ‘copies’ of the new Call of Duty are just empty discs

Cartridges and discs used to be how you got the latest games, but that’s been changing as downloads have become more convenient and reliable. But some people prefer the sure thing: a physical co
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