Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington

Writer

Darrell Etherington is a Writer at TechCrunch, focused on science, space and health tech startups. Darrell used to work for Apple and Shopify in their respective PR departments, but he does not currently hold any stock in either company.

The Latest from Darrell Etherington

Uber and AT&T team up for always-on connectivity for Uber Copter and Uber Air

Uber is partnering with mobile network operator AT&T on the always-on connectivity it’ll require for its aerial transportation service network. The on-demand mobility company announced the t

Embraer’s new EmbraerX eVTOL concept is accessible, autonomous and courteous

Short-distance commuter air travel has come a long way in the past few years — at least when it comes to concepts. The latest vision from Embraer of how we’ll get around in the city skies of t

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey now offers a way for you to create your own quests

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was definitely my favorite game of 2018, and it’s getting even better thanks to a couple of new updates Ubisoft announced at E3 this year that help make the most o

NASA ‘Snoopy’ lunar module likely found 50 years after being jettisoned into space

NASA’s trip to the Moon’s surface in July 1969 was preceded by a lot of preparatory missions — including Apollo 10, which involved a mock mission with everything but the actual landi

NASA declares International Space Station ‘open for business,’ including private astronaut visits

At an event on Friday, NASA laid out its plans for making the International Space Station a hub for commercial activity in low Earth orbit. The agency has long planned to make the ISS a key anchor poi

NASA’s Mars Helicopter begins final testing phase before 2020 mission

NASA’s Mars Helicopter will be a key experimental craft when it comes to shaping what humanity’s future exploring the Red Planet looks like — when it launches aboard NASA’s Mar

Here’s how Google Stadia performs depending on your internet connection

Google is introducing more about the launch of its Stadia streaming gaming service today, and VP Phil Harrison gave us performance specifics today so you can see exactly how the company thinks the ser

Tetris turns 35 but we still can’t stop the blocks from falling

I’d spare you the ‘wanna feel old?’ but you probably will anyway: Tetris turns 35 today. Tetris is a deceptively simple game in which you rotate blocks made up of four squares each a

MIT’s robot boats can self-assemble to build bridges, stages or even markets

MIT researchers have created a new autonomous robot boat prototype — which they have named “roboats” to my everlasting glee — that can target and combine with one another Voltr

World View’s sub-space high-altitude balloon lasts over two weeks aloft

World View is a company focused on alternative methods of doing some of the work traditionally handled by satellites — but just a bit closer to Earth. Its “Stratollites” are balloons

‘Ad Astra’ trailer pits Brad Pitt against his dad, Tommy Lee Jones — in space

A new sci-fi movie called “Ad Astra” is heading to theaters on September 20, and it’s got some amazing star power behind it, including Brad Pitt in the lead role. It also brings Liv

NASA’s Space Launch System passes key milestone for Moon mission

NASA is celebrating a key step towards its mission to get people back to the Moon: The first large core rocket stage that will power the new Space Launch System being built by contractor Boeing is now

Apple’s new Sidecar feature is great for users, but third-parties take a hit

Apple has a new feature it’s introducing for the Mac in macOS 10.15 Catalina that is admittedly amazing for anyone like me who happens to have both an iPad and a Mac. It’s called ‘Si

Original Content podcast: We drop by Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’

Terrace House is a tough show to explain. Like The Real World and other reality TV, the show puts a group of largely young and attractive strangers together in a house. But that’s about where th

SpaceX successfully launches Iridium-5 Falcon 9 mission

SpaceX has successfully launched its Iridium-5 mission, which carries 10 satellites to add to Iridium’s NEXT global communications constellation. This is the fifth set of 10, out of a total of 7

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro lineup is a new high-water mark in comfort and quality

SteelSeries has two new Arctis Pro gaming headsets out, and they pack a lot of tech and versatility into a comfortable, visually attractive package. The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless and Arctis Pro

Watch SpaceX launch Iridium-5 aboard a re-used Falcon 9 rocket live

SpaceX is launching its next mission for client Iridium this morning, with an instantaneous launch window for the mission opening at 7:13 AM PDT (10:13 AM EDT). The Iridium -5 mission will take off fr

SF Motors reveals first two EVs, aims to ship its first SUV by next year

SF Motors has revealed its first two models, electric vehicles aiming for 2018 production and 2019 street dates. The electric vehicle technology company with a headquarters in Silicon Valley, as well

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang clarifies Uber is not using its Drive platform

While Uber makes use of Nvidia hardware in its own self-driving automotive technology, it does not employ Nvidia’s Drive autonomous computing platform, which includes the GPU maker’s own r

Volkswagen’s Atlas Tanoak concept is a short-bed pickup truck dream

Volkswagen debuted a concept pickup truck at the New York Auto Show this week, and the Atlas-based design features a short bed design, based on VW’s MQB platform. It’s basically the Atlas
Load More