Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington

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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.

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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

Uber Copter offers on-demand JFK helicopter service for top-tier users

Uber is adding regular helicopter air service to the heaviest users of its platform with Uber Copter — a new service line launched today that will provide on-demand transportation from Lower Man

Virgin Orbit seeks to launch satellites from the UK by 2020

One of Richard Branson’s space companies (yes, he has more than one) is looking to bring satellite launches to British soil, with a new Virgin Spaceport based in Cornwall. The project now has bu

Apple reportedly exploring acqui-hire of self-driving startup Drive.ai

Apple is potentially seeking to acquire Silicon Valley autonomous driving startup Drive.ai, according to a new report from The Information. The report describes the acquisition as in process, and says

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

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

Google offers new treasure trove of air quality data to researchers

Google has employed its network of street-view vehicles to also measure street-level air quality in recent years, through an initiative it calls “Project Air View.” Today, it’s makin

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

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

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

Connected bike and treadmill-maker Peloton files confidentially for IPO

Exercise tech darling and service provider Peloton has filed for an IPO with a confidential draft submission of its S-1 statement to the SEC on Wednesday. The company announced the news in a press rel

'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

‘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

Pokémon Sword and Shield arrive worldwide on November 15, 2019

Nintendo Switch has Pokémon games, but it doesn’t really have its own Pokémon games, not in the true sense. Pokémon Sword and Shield, coming November 15, 2019, will be the first real Pokémon

China launches a rocket to space from a ship at sea for the first time

China’s National Space Administration recorded a first today as it launched one of its Long March 11 rockets from a launch pad on board a ship in the Yellow Sea. This is the first time China has

Apple’s new ecosystem world order and the privacy economy

Apple’s splashy new product announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose also ushered in new rules of the road for its ecosystem partners that force hard turns for app mak

KLM Airlines wants to help build a more efficient jet with in-wing seating

Air travel accounts for a significant chunk of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, and the amount of air travel has risen steadily over the past few decades, with emissions from aviation pr

NASA research crew embarks on mock mission to Mars moon

Space is hard on humans — it’s just not what we’re used to, because it’s very unlike this Earth most of us generally occupy for most of our lives. That’s why researchers

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
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