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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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.

Hands-on with the pink Apple Watch Series 9 and ultra-er Apple Watch Ultra 2

Apple launched its latest Apple Watch models today, including an Apple Watch Series 9 and a new Apple Watch Ultra 2. The new watches come with all new processors — the first new iteration of this cr

iPhone 15’s shift to USB-C has hidden potential to streamline computing

Apple is set to reveal the iPhone 15 at a special event held today, Tuesday September 12, and we already know a lot about what to expect thanks to rumors and supply chain sources — but this time

FAA recommends 63 corrective actions to SpaceX in Starship Heavy incident report

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has closed its report into the Starship Heavy test launch at SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch facility that went awry, blasting dirt and debris across a wide

Honda confirms it will use Tesla’s EV charging port from 2025

Honda has confirmed it’ll be the latest automaker to adopt Tesla’s charger standard, otherwise known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), which the latter automaker made an offi

Elon Musk says he is actually going to fight Mark Zuckerberg; please forgive me

Elon Musk says his fight with Mark Zuckerberg is definitely happening, and I’m so, so sorry I have to write these words and present them in this article. To pull back the curtain, every time Mus

Uber reports first quarterly operating profit in Q2 2023 results

Uber has reported an operating profit during a fiscal quarter for the first time in its history. The company reported its second-quarter earnings for 2023 [PDF] on Tuesday morning, which included a ne

There’s no question anymore — Google’s Pixel 7a owns the mid-range crown

Google’s Pixel lineup has been a steady and stalwart performer for many generations now, and while the company is still obviously open to bold experimentation with its smartphones — the Pi

Here’s why Elon Musk’s rebranding of Twitter to ‘X’ is good, actually

Actually, no, I couldn’t even come up with a halfhearted contrarian take. It’s trash. Twitter has officially changed its logo to ‘X’

Elon Musk says an ‘X’ will soon mark the spot where Twitter used to be

Elon Musk has been calling his Twitter acquisition X Corp. basically since he bought it, and that is its official legal entity name already, but now it could be the customer-facing brand for the bird

Schwank’s Portable Infrared Grill will massively elevate your cook-out game

Perhaps you think yourself a talented grillmaster, maybe someone who has mastered a propane, charcoal or even wood-fired BBQ. You’ll be surprised to learn that for a huge percentage of outdoor c

The 2023 Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED is a pint-sized powerhouse with a gorgeous display

Asus is stretching the boundaries of what’s possible with thin and light portable PCs, and the 2023 Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED sets a high bar for what’s possible in an ultraportable. The comp

Paul McCartney used AI to make a new Beatles song

AI-generated music is a bourgeoning and fraught topic, with artists either vocally opposing even the faintest hint of it, or some (like Grimes) more or less embracing it completely. Now, Paul McCartne
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