Greg Kumparak

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Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch.

Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008. He lead TechCrunch’s sister site MobileCrunch as editor until AOL acquired the company in 2010, at which point the editors of TechCrunch’s four main sites (TechCrunch, CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, TechCrunch UK) merged the sites under one domain.

Best known for his gadget coverage, Kumparak has broken hundreds of stories within the space — unearthing details on everything from abandoned Samsung smartphone prototypes to new Apple devices. He’s also one of the Internet’s most prolific “live bloggers”, having reported from the scene at dozens of international events for live audiences in the hundreds of thousands.

He was one of the earliest writers to highlight and report on a number of companies that have since become “unicorns” (reaching a valuation of $1B or more), including Zenefits and Twilio.

Kumparak is a frequent guest on TechCrunch’s Gadget, Apple, and Android podcasts, and often appears on stage as an interviewer or judge at TechCrunch’s meetups and Disrupt conferences.

In 2012, Greg was featured on the BBC, Wired, Mashable, Engadget and many other outlets for a side project he called the “tARdis”, or the Augmented Reality TARDIS. By combining augmented reality with a handmade physical model, Greg was able to replicate the otherwise physically impossible “bigger on the inside” visual effect that commonly appears on television’s Doctor Who series.

The Latest from Greg Kumparak

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Here’s a video of Elon Musk watching the Falcon Heavy take off

This past week, as we watched SpaceX launch its absolutely massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, many of us wondered if it would make it off the launch pad. So did Elon Musk. National Geogra

Nest is being rolled into Google’s hardware team

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SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy successfully launches

SpaceX has had a very good first test of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the heavy-lift orbital vehicle that can carry twice the weight of its closest competition in active operation. The massive, three-boos

SpaceX could launch another Falcon Heavy in a few months (if the first one doesn’t blow up the launch pad)

Tomorrow is a huge day for SpaceX: It’s the first-ever flight of the company’s massive, reusable rocket, Falcon Heavy. (It’s also the day, if all goes as planned, that Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadst

Apple says some iPhone 7 models show “No Service” when they shouldn’t, will repair them for free

Does your iPhone 7 say “No Service” when you’re oh-so-certain the signal is fine? Good news! You might be totally right. Reports and rumors of a “No Service” bug impactin

TiVo will let users auto-skip the football to watch just the Super Bowl commercials

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Amazon is experimenting with its own QR code style ‘SmileCodes’

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This year’s Google I/O will happen May 8-10 in Mountain View

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The latest iOS update fixes a glitch that would let others crash your phone with a text message

Last week, software developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared details of a bug that would allow others to freeze your iPhone with little more than a quick text message. Apple has just pushed out i

Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

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This ring lets you bend musical notes on a keyboard with a wave of your hand

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Alpine’s new CarPlay receiver lets you put a big touchscreen in a single DIN slot

Aftermarket touchscreens for your car aren’t new by any means, but this one is pretty clever. It lets you put a touchscreen in cars where one otherwise wouldn’t fit. Alpine’s new head unit float

Netflix on the Razer Phone is getting HDR and Dolby 5.1 audio

Just a quickie out of CES for anyone out there carrying a Razer phone: your Netflix app is about to get a rather snazzy feature that most devices don’t have. Later this month, Netflix on the Razer p

Glowforge is making materials that its laser cutters can automatically recognize

Laser cutting is fun. A lot of fun. You’re putting a thing into a box and firing friggin’ lasers at it to cut or etch whatever your heart desires. It’s a wonderful Venn diagram of science and fi

Samsung gets into digital whiteboards with the $2700 Flip

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Samsung will add Bixby to its 2018 smart TVs

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Samsung CES 2018 Liveblog

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Garmin’s Speak Plus brings Alexa to your car and doubles as a dash cam

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Panic will soon no longer sell Transmit for iOS

Panic Inc., the team behind a bunch of excellent iOS/Mac apps (like Coda, Transmit, and Prompt), are about to retire one of their products. Sometime “very soon”, Transmit for iOS will be taken off
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