Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak

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Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch. Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008 as the editor of its sister site,MobileCrunch.Greg’s coverage primarily focuses on consumer companies,particularly those involving gadgets, robotics, or augmented reality.

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Minecraft Earth will shut down in June

Throughout 2019, Microsoft experimented with building a real-world, augmented reality Minecraft game designed in the same vein as Pokémon GO. Called Minecraft Earth, they finally opened it up to ever

Apple’s lawsuit against Corellium has been partly thrown out

Back in August of last year Apple filed a lawsuit against the virtualization software company Corellium, arguing that the product infringed its copyright and later adding claims that Corellium’s

How Niantic evolved Pokémon GO for the year no one could go anywhere

Pokémon GO was created to encourage players to explore the world while coordinating impromptu large group gatherings — activities we've all been encouraged to avoid since the pandemic began.

Gift Guide: Last-minute subscriptions to keep the gifts going all year

SURPRISE! It's December 23rd. How? Because time doesn't make sense anymore and last week was really a month ago and April was yesterday.

Gift Guide: Our favorite headphones of 2020

Headphones! They make a pretty solid gift any year, but they're an even better option when so many of us are stuck at home. It's hard to think (much less get anything done) when the background track o

Googling for ‘Baby Yoda’ will bring him into your living room via augmented reality

Google has been all about the fun little augmented reality Easter Eggs lately, with a bevy of search terms triggering Halloween-themed AR experiences back in October. Ghosts! Jack-o-lanterns! Dancing

Whatnot raises $4M as it gets into livestreamed auctions and Pokémon cards

Whatnot, a company I first wrote about back in February, has spent the months since growing rapidly — both in terms of feature set and user base. This morning the company is announcing it has raised

HBO Max will finally land on Roku devices tomorrow

It took an unusually long time, but HBO Max is set to launch on Roku devices tomorrow. Roku users make up a massive chunk of the cord-cutting market, so the absence of an HBO Max app for Roku nearly

Discord will be able to screen share from iOS and Android devices starting today

The super popular chat app Discord is getting a much-requested feature starting today: mobile screen sharing. As the name suggests, mobile screen sharing lets users capture and broadcast everything on

Gmail is broken right now, one day after a massive outage (Update: Fixed?)

While it doesn’t appear to be completely down like it was yesterday morning, we’re hearing many reports from Gmail users that the email service is having major issues right now. Some users

Gift Guide: 8 DIY and crafting gifts to help your friends make more stuff and learn new skills

Crafting and DIY tools are wonderful gifts right now. We're all stuck inside and, for many of us, the days are sort of blurring together. Why not help your friends and family learn to make stuff? And

Halo Infinite now scheduled for release in ‘Fall 2021’

We already knew that Halo Infinite was delayed until next year. Initially intended to launch alongside the new Xboxes, Microsoft announced back in August that it would instead ship in 2021. Exactly wh

Quell raises $3M to turn home fitness into a game

Do people want their at-home fitness to come in video-game form? The incredible popularity of games like Ring Fit Adventure suggests yes. London-based startup Quell thinks it’s just the beginnin

Developers can now enroll in Apple’s ‘Small Business Program’ for reduced App Store fees

Just a few weeks back, we learned that Apple would be launching an “App Store Small Business Program” that would reduce its fees from 30% to 15% for developers earning less than $1 million

Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger is now available

Back in October Apple announced the MagSafe Duo, a folding travel charger capable of charging both the iPhone and either an Apple Watch or AirPods simultaneously/wirelessly. In an unusual move, the co

Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that are actually worth checking out

Black Friday approaches! In a year where asking Alexa what day today is feels totally normal, this Black Friday seems like it came out of nowhere. As we say pretty much every year, a lot of Black Frid

Pokémon GO will bump its max level cap to 50 and add more Pokémon soon

Since launching four years ago, hitting level 40 in Pokémon GO meant hitting the top. You could still keep catching Pokémon and gathering XP, of course — but that shiny level badge wasn’t go

Hulu will increase the price of its live TV service again on December 18th

It’s price-hike season! Just a few weeks after Netflix bumped up prices on a bunch of its plans, it looks like Hulu will soon be charging more for its Live TV service. The company has confirmed

PSA: macOS is a little broken this morning, with many non-Apple apps hanging at launch

If you’re on a Mac running a relatively new version of macOS (Catalina or Big Sur, seemingly) and it’s having all sorts of weird issues right now: you’re not alone. We’re seein

Here’s everything Apple announced at the ‘One More Thing’ event today

Ready for more Apple news? Because it’s time for more Apple news. This morning the company hosted its third event in as many months, where they finally detailed how and why they’ll be shif
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