Matt Burns

Matt Burns
Matt is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch. Matt Burns is a family man first and attempts to be a writer second. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, only cars eclipse his love of gadgets. He previously wrote for Engadget and EngadgetHD before moving into the party house that is TechCrunch. His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Anki Drive Finally Works With Android

    Anki Drive Finally Works With Android

    Good news! Anki Drive works with Android. Bad news! It only works with a few Android devices. This update comes just in time for the holiday shopping season. Since its high-profile launch last year, the clever Anki Drive has only worked with iOS devices because, mainly, the product requires Bluetooth Low Energy support, which isn’t widely available on Android devices. Read More

  • It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Carry The Brunton Universal Charger Power Knife

    It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Carry The Brunton Universal Charger Power Knife

    If only the world recharged with one standard. But it doesn’t (thanks Apple!). Enter the Brunton Power Knife. It’s a Swiss Army Knife for the smartphone age with a cable connector for just about every situation. Read More

  • Stratos Raises $5.8M To Build An All-In-One Connected Credit Card

    Stratos Raises $5.8M To Build An All-In-One Connected Credit Card

    Meet Stratos, another startup aiming to disrupt the staid credit card industry by building and producing an all-in-one, connected credit card. The Michigan-based company recently announced its $5.8 million in funding and is charging forward with manufacturing. Read More

  • Grab A Disrupt London Ticket Before The Price Jumps Tonight

    Grab A Disrupt London Ticket Before The Price Jumps Tonight

    The early bird discount for Disrupt London tickets ends tonight. Stop procrastinating and snag a ticket before the price jumps. As the agenda shows, Disrupt London is set to be a fantastic time. Don’t TechCrunch’s first show in London Disrupt Europe will kick off with die-hard developers and designers participating in the Hackathon. The 24-hour event starts on Saturday… Read More

  • Please Stop, HTC. Please.

    Please Stop, HTC. Please.

    Have a new phone? Better use fashion models to show them off. Because real people wear outfits that look like monochrome jellyfish and never smile and they want… no, need… your products. That’s just what HTC did today in an industry that is plagued with gender inequality and “booth babe” marketing. They had models of both sexes strut around with phones designed… Read More

  • Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

    Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

    Yesterday morning, Belkin routers stopped allowing users from accessing the Internet. In a statement provided to TechCrunch Belkin identified and outlined steps it will take to prevent it from happening again. “One of our cloud services associated with maintaining router operations was negatively impacted by a change made in our data center that caused a false denial of service. Read More

  • A Brief History Of Tesla

    A Brief History Of Tesla

    When Tesla went public in 2010, it became the first American car company to do so since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Since then, Tesla’s stock has soared as the company keeps rolling out new features and models while simultaneously capturing the imagination of a curious public. What follows is a brief history of Tesla starting at its founding not by Elon Musk, but Martin Eberhard and… Read More

  • Belkin Breaks Its Routers Worldwide, Issues Temporary Fix [Update: Fixed!]

    Belkin Breaks Its Routers Worldwide, Issues Temporary Fix [Update: Fixed!]

    For some reason Belkin routers cannot connect to the Internet. Starting around midnight EDT, users took to Twitter en mass all pointing to their Belkin routers as the source of their connection woes. At 9:30am PDT Belkin acknowledged the issue and an hour later, issued a workaround. Belkin has yet to reveal the cause of the mass outage and the company did not respond to our request for… Read More

  • Hardware Battlefield Participants To Receive Exhibition Space At CES As They Compete For $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield Participants To Receive Exhibition Space At CES As They Compete For $50,000

    I’m very excited to announce that TechCrunch is now an official media partner at CES 2015, which means big things for our startup competition, Hardware Battlefield. Startups chosen to participate in Hardware Battlefield will now receive exhibition space free of charge in CES’ startup venue, Eureka Park. They will also receive four free exhibitor passes to CES. The winning… Read More

  • Alleged iPhone 6 Prototype Fetching Over $100,000 On eBay

    Alleged iPhone 6 Prototype Fetching Over $100,000 On eBay

    How much would you pay for an iPhone prototype? $1,000? $10,000? How about $100,000? A 64 GB iPhone 6 said to be a prototype model is currently commanding more than $100,000 on eBay. The seller claims that Verizon shipped him the device by mistake. iOS is not installed on the device. Instead, the interface shows a proprietary developer’s mode. He claims (and his pictures show) that… Read More

  • Of Course There Is A Gold BlackBerry Passport

    Of Course There Is A Gold BlackBerry Passport

    Nothing screams spreadsheets and secure communication more than a gold BlackBerry Passport. We reached out to BlackBerry to confirm the authenticity and availability of the device, but have yet to hear back. Read More

  • Tesla Wants To Sell You A Used Model S

    Tesla Wants To Sell You A Used Model S

    The only thing better than a new Tesla is a cheap Tesla, and the company reportedly is set to unveil a program to address the sticker shock and it isn’t a cheaper car. It’s used cars. Certified pre-owned vehicles are big business for luxury automakers. Speaking to automotive News, Tesla vice president of communications, Simon Sproule, confirmed that the electric car maker is… Read More

  • Stream Live Video From A GoPro With Livestream’s Latest iOS App

    Stream Live Video From A GoPro With Livestream’s Latest iOS App

    Believe it or not, GoPro cameras just got a bit more functional thanks to Livestream. The company just added the ability to stream live video using its iOS app. Just think, now, thanks to Livestream, you can stream all of your hot skateboarding skillz live. It’s easy enough, too. The app is free yet Livestream charges for the most popular services. Using a GoPro’s WiFi network… Read More

  • Hardware Battlefield Is Returning To CES Where One Startup Will Win $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield Is Returning To CES Where One Startup Will Win $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield is back! For the second year in a row, TechCrunch is bringing our premiere launch competition to the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The winning startup gets $50,000 and, more important, notoriety and access to a group of early adopters, investors and consumers who love cool new gear. The application process is now open and will close on October 30, 2014. Apply… Read More

  • Will Tesla Finally Unveil An Insane Model S Supercar?

    Will Tesla Finally Unveil An Insane Model S Supercar?

    What would happen if Tesla added a second powertrain to the Model S? If the car had two electric motors and the batteries needed to power everything properly? If the drag coefficient was improved, making the already sleek Model S even more slippery? If the chassis was tuned for improved performance and sticky tires added? Tesla would have a supercar on its hands. A person can dream, but… Read More

  • Locqus Launches To Equip Plumbers And Handymen With Technology

    Locqus Launches To Equip Plumbers And Handymen With Technology

    So you run a little plumbing company. You have a couple of plumbers. They’re good guys. You get a call for a job, and assign it to Jim who has car trouble but doesn’t phone back to the office to let you know. Now the customer is upset and her cat is still stuck in the drain pipe. When Jim finally arrives, the lady doesn’t have cash to pay Jim so she’ll mail you a check. Read More

  • ScribbleLive Closes $12M Series C, Eyes Acquisitions And International Expansion

    ScribbleLive Closes $12M Series C, Eyes Acquisitions And International Expansion

    ScribbleLive is today announcing the closing of a $12 million Series C investment led by WIN (Waterloo Innovation Network) Fund with all of the company’s existing investors also participating. The company plans to use the cash injection to open new international offices and execute strategic acquisitions. Read More

  • Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS

    Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS

    Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for pirates, is now on iOS. It’s never been easier to watch pirated movies and TV shows on the iPhone or Android device. Is it illegal? Not really. Shady and not exactly ethical? Sure. Not surprisingly, Apple didn’t give the official nod to this app so Popcorn Time cannot be found in the App Store. That said, it’s still easy to obtain… Read More

  • HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

    HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

    The race to the bottom is back. Reminiscent of the netbook war of yesteryear, HP just followed Toshiba’s lead with a $99 tablet along with introducing a $199 Windows notebook. Expect to see these colorful devices at a department superstore near you. HP hasn’t revealed the specs powering these Windows 8 machines. That’s by design and as we’ve said for years, the spec is… Read More

  • iCloud Is Down For Some

    iCloud Is Down For Some

    It seems Apple’s iCloud woes are not over. The service is down for some users including myself. It’s unreachable from iCloud.com and files and emails are failing to sync. Apple’s System Status page reports iCloud and the rest of Apple’s online service as operating normally when iCloud is very clearly not accessible for some. This comes weeks after hackers accessed… Read More