Stefan Etienne

Stefan Etienne

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Stefan Etienne is a writer for TechCrunch, covering the latest gadgets and reviewing them.

Prior to joining TC, he was blogging about technology for seven years on his personal blog, starting at age twelve. He’s currently based in NYC.

Contact Stefan at stefan.etienne@techcrunch.com.

The Latest from Stefan Etienne

Samsung’s new top-end curved gaming monitors are sporting HDR, QLED and AMD FreeSync 2

Samsung is updating its curved gaming monitor lineup with a slew of new technologies. Coming in 27, 31.5 and 49-inch versions, they’re called the C27HG70, C32HG70 and C49HG90, respectively. They

Gigabyte’s AERO 15 gaming laptop comes close to displaying the correct colors

The Gigabyte AERO 15 seen here is your usual gaming laptop, but with a twist — a color-corrected screen. Are color-corrected displays a gimmick, or do they help the editors and creatives who hope th

The Master & Dynamic MW60 x Leica headphone collab is all about love of the look

This M&D x Leica collaboration is what you get when one company truly admires another’s design principles. Leica rarely licenses the use of their trademark red dot and font in products other

Samsung adds the S Pen to the Notebook 9 Pro, making its best Surface Book impression

Samsung’s favorite pen tool, the S Pen — with a 0.7mm tip, Windows Ink support, the capability to detect more than 4,000 levels of pressure and which hasn’t been featured since the Note

DJI’s GO 4 control app adds automated flight modes to its new Spark drone

At today’s media event in NYC, DJI announced its new Spark drone, destined for the entry-level market as an everyday portable solution for capturing aerial footage. To go with your shiny new Sp

Sennheiser’s PC 373D Dolby 7.1 gaming headphones sound best with it disabled

Sennheiser is great at doing a lot of things, namely in the audio space. Headphones, microphones and the like. When Sennheiser combines the two and creates a gaming headset, you'd expect it to be pret

AMD’s new top-end Radeon Vega graphics cards are taking aim at competing GPUs

It’s high-time for AMD to announce a new generation graphics card and it’s done just that with the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. This potentially deadly duo of souped-up GPUs take aim at NVI

PlayKey is reviving the cloud gaming market by allowing you to buy or bring your own games

What if you’ve wanted to join the PC gaming community, but don’t have the means to purchase a PC that costs thousands of dollars? PlayKey has a unique approach to virtualization/cloud gaming with

Epigrammar uses student annotations to improve classroom discussions, tests and comprehension

Classroom collaboration software exists, but Epigrammar thinks its approach better tackles the issue of student grammar, test creation and comprehension. Teachers can help facilitate student conversat

Hasselblad’s X1D puts other medium format cameras on notice

Back in June of last year, I previewed the Hasselblad X1D. Then, it was a pre-production model, which I had hoped would launch and become the powerful mirrorless medium format camera that it is now.

Urban-X’s investors showcase features high-tech face masks, navigation for the blind and more

The Urban-X investors showcase is a closed-door event that shows off eight different incubated startups to potential investors and press. I stopped by earlier this week to see what the fuss was about.

Gigabyte’s AERO15 gaming laptop colors me impressed with a color graded screen

Gigabyte is releasing a new gaming laptop this month, as part of a slowly growing list of gaming laptop manufacturers that care about color graded screens. Dubbed the AERO 15, it's a VR-ready laptop w

V-Moda’s Crossfade II are the all-around headphones I didn’t know I’d like, but with a catch

V-Moda has been making audio hardware since 2004, but the Crossfade II is only their second over-ear Bluetooth pair.

Bourge Design’s Arc Hub is a handy 7-in-1 port hub with a design that works against it

Anyone who has a Touch Bar MacBook Pro knows the awful truth of using it: a beautiful machine that sacrificed functionality for aesthetics. Now you're going to need a dongle for everything: HDMI, SD c

Sony debuts the new Alpha 9 mirrorless camera with 20fps continuous shooting

Minutes ago, Sony announced the new Alpha 9 flagship with and a new G Master telephoto lens. The Alpha 9's cherry on top is a new digital 35mm full-frame stacked 24.2MP CMOS sensor, with 20fps continu

HP’s new x360 laptops miss the point of 4K on the Spectre but get security right with the EliteBook

The Spectre 13 x360 I strangely loved from late last year is back with a 4K screen and pen support for the Windows Creators update that went global this month.

Master & Dynamic’s MA770 is a speaker molded out of concrete with Chromecast support

Master & Dynamic has been making high-end headphones for a while; some of them are okay, others are great. But this is the first time they’ve entered speaker territory. The concrete behemot

Nvidia’s new Titan Xp top-end graphics card also offers Mac support

Nvidia updates its top-of-the-line Titan graphics card yearly, so it’s only natural the Titan Xp got announced Thursday. The Titan Xp’s new specs include 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at

Marshall’s Monitor Bluetooth headphones are crisp but uncomfortable

If you're into rock and roll, then you've probably come across Marshall's audio hardware before. It's the "brand of rock stars", similar to how Beats has been marketed as the headphones of hip-hop ar

Microsoft’s Creators Update wants to bring Windows 10 artists and gamers back into the fold

The Windows Creators Update is something of a big deal for the operating system with over 400 million users, but the gist of it is taking aim at gamers and yes, creators. Paint 3D is very much what it
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