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.

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  • Announcing the first batch of speakers for Disrupt NY 2016

    Announcing the first batch of speakers for Disrupt NY 2016

    This year’s Disrupt NY will take place across the river from Manhattan in Red Hook, at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship terminal. TechCrunch Disrupt, with approximately 5,000 in-person attendees, will spend four days (including our hackathon) discussing the most exciting and innovative things in the startup world. Read More

  • GoPro acquires Stupeflix and Vemory to beef up its video editing tools

    GoPro acquires Stupeflix and Vemory to beef up its video editing tools

    GoPro today announced the acquisition of two startups to address one of the company’s sore spots: Video editing. Stupeflix and Vemory are the companies behind the mobile apps Replay and Splice, respectively. GoPro tells TechCrunch the company spent $105 million on the two companies combined and that all the employees from these companies will join GoPro’s ranks but work from… Read More

  • Today Is The Last Day To Save On Disrupt NY Tickets

    Today Is The Last Day To Save On Disrupt NY Tickets

    All right all you budget-minded people out there, today is the day. It’s the final day to get tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 at the incredibly discounted price of $1,795 apiece before ticket prices increase by $200 tomorrow. If you haven’t already, get on over to our ticketing page now to get your tickets and save a few hundred bucks in the process. Read More

  • Xiaomi To Release New Mi 5 Smartphone In China, India And “Other Global Markets”

    Xiaomi To Release New Mi 5 Smartphone In China, India And “Other Global Markets”

    Xiaomi is ready to do it again. The company just introduced its latest smartphone and it looks fantastic. Xiaomi is no longer a company that looks to others for inspiration. Xiaomi is no longer an upstart, it’s a global leader — one that has high expectations and a lofty $45 billion valuation — and the new Mi 5 has the goods to be a trendsetting device. The Mi 5 is an… Read More

  • Watch Xiaomi’s MWC 2016 Press Conference Right Here

    Watch Xiaomi’s MWC 2016 Press Conference Right Here

    Xiaomi is set to unveil… something at Mobile World Congress 2016 and you can watch all the action right here. If the title of the stream is any indication, there’s a good chance that Xiaomi is taking the Mi 5 global but the Chinese giant could have other things waiting in the wings. The event is supposed to start at 9:00 CET/3:00 EDT. Read More

  • Fitbit Remains The Worldwide Leader In Wearables, But Xiaomi Is Quickly Gaining

    Fitbit Remains The Worldwide Leader In Wearables, But Xiaomi Is Quickly Gaining

    Fitbit has long been the king of wearables and an IDC report released today says James Park and Co. still wear the crown. But Xiaomi is quickly gaining power. A lot of power. Fitbit managed to ship 21 million devices in 2015, up 93.2% over 2014’s amount of 10.9 million units. That said, even by shipping nearly twice as many units, Fitbit still lost marketshare. Over the same time period… Read More

  • Reminder: Extra Early-Bird Ticket Sales For Disrupt NY End Tomorrow

    Reminder: Extra Early-Bird Ticket Sales For Disrupt NY End Tomorrow

    We’ve given you an extension, and if you’re still procrastinating on getting Disrupt New York 2016 tickets at the lowest possible price point, the time to act is now. Extra early-bird tickets are on sale now through February 24 at the deeply-discounted price of $1,795 per ticket. That’s a full $1,200 off the final retail price of $2,995, and $200 less than they’ll be if… Read More

  • Bill Gates Clarifies Statements On Apple Vs. FBI, Calls For Safeguards And Discussion

    Bill Gates Clarifies Statements On Apple Vs. FBI, Calls For Safeguards And Discussion

    Editor’s note: A previous version of this post had the headline “Bill Gates Says Apple Should Unlock The iPhone” but Gates appeared on Bloomberg after this report was published, and attempted to clarify his intentions. You can watch the whole interview here where he backpedals a bit. Bill Gates is siding with the FBI and says Apple should unlock the phone of the San… Read More

  • Registration Is Now Open For Country Pavilions At Disrupt NY 2016

    Registration Is Now Open For Country Pavilions At Disrupt NY 2016

    Disrupt NY 2016 is just a few short months away, as soon hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors and innovators will flock to the lovely Brooklyn Cruise Terminal for the best startup show in the Big Apple. Will you and your budding international startup be with them? One of our favorite parts of Disrupt over the past few years has been the inclusion of the country pavilions within Startup… Read More

  • DJI Announces Drone Repair Service Because Drones Crash And Break

    DJI Announces Drone Repair Service Because Drones Crash And Break

    It takes a special person to be able to fly a drone and not crash occasionally. DJI knows this and today is announcing a pricey repair service to fix all those broken dreams and drones. The plan is not cheap. Called DJI Care, it’s available to purchase with new or for existing drones but is limited to just the Phantom 3 Standard, Phantom 3 4K, Phantom 3 Advanced, Phantom 3 Professional… Read More

  • Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Hits 100M Monthly Active Users, 350k New Users Each Day

    Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Hits 100M Monthly Active Users, 350k New Users Each Day

    That didn’t take long. Telegram launched just two and a half years ago and is today announcing at Mobile World Congress 2016 it has 100,000,000 monthly active users. Shortly after launching, the messaging app claimed it had 100,000 users communicating on its encrypted platform and then in December 2014 there was 50 million active users, who were generating 1 billion messages daily. Now… Read More

  • HP Announces Yet Another Mobile Product That Will Fail

    HP Announces Yet Another Mobile Product That Will Fail

    HP clearly didn’t get the memo that Windows Phone is dead. Meet HP’s first flagship smartphone since the Palm Pre 3. HP calls Elite x3 a “revolutionary mobile platform” but it’s not. It’s just another also-ran from HP. Read More

  • Every Angle Of The Modular LG G5 Smartphone

    Meet the LG G5 smartphone. The company just announced this new flagship device at MWC 2016. It’s nice and feels great in the hand. But it’s claim to fame is its modular accessory system. The bottom of the phone pops off allowing the owner to dock different packs on the phone or just swap the battery. Read More

  • LG Announces Modular Android Phone, VR Headset

    LG Announces Modular Android Phone, VR Headset

    LG today at Mobile World Congress 2016 took the wraps off its flagship mobile products for the coming year. Chief among them is the G5 smartphone, a handsome device that feels fantastic in the hand and sports an expansion-type system that can utilize accessory packs. It’s fun. Read More

  • Hands-On With The Modular LG G5

    Hands-On With The Modular LG G5

    It’s nice. That’s about the G5 in a nutshell. With rounded edges and premium build, the handset feels great in your hand. The camera works well and dual lenses allow for different shooting options not found on other smartphones. And LG stuck with its roots and included a removable battery and microSD card slot in the G5 but did so in a novel fashion. Props to that. It took LG… Read More

  • The LG Rolling Bot Is A BB-8 For Your Home

    The LG Rolling Bot Is A BB-8 For Your Home

    Meet your new companion. LG designed this rolling robot to do all sorts of mundane tasks around your home. It can even play with your cat — just don’t ask it to vacuum your floors. It’s not that kind of household robot. About half the size of a bowling ball, the little guy can roll around your pad, control appliances or TVs and monitor your home with a built-in 8MP webcam. Read More

  • Tesla Motors Finally Owns Tesla.com

    Tesla Motors Finally Owns Tesla.com

    Tesla.com is now in the hands of Elon Musk. Stu Grossman owned the domain since 1992 but it mostly sat unused. As of February 19, 2016, it redirects visitors to TeslaMotors.com and all is right with the world. The story goes that Grossman bought the domain because of his affinity to the legendary engineer. Apparently he was going to turn it into a fan site. That didn’t happen. The details… Read More

  • Extra Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt NY Extended To February 24

    Extra Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt NY Extended To February 24

    Don’t ever say we aren’t flexible. You needed a few extra days to commit to clicking the buy button on tickets to Disrupt NY 2016, and we’re happy to give that to you. We’re extending the deadline on our extra early-bird tickets to next Wednesday, February 24, so you have a few extra days to save $200 before early-bird pricing takes effect next week. This is the… Read More

  • Here’s The First Look At The Swappable Battery In LG’s Next Smartphone

    Here’s The First Look At The Swappable Battery In LG’s Next Smartphone

    Remember when high-end smartphones had swappable batteries? It looks like LG is about to bring that feature back in its upcoming G5 smartphone. The feature was rumored for weeks, but Android Authority managed to snag a product packaging showing the hot swappable action. If this image is correct — and all signs say it is — the bottom of the phone pops off, allowing the user to plug… Read More

  • Extra Early-Bird Pricing On Disrupt NY Tickets Ends Today

    Extra Early-Bird Pricing On Disrupt NY Tickets Ends Today

    You’ve procrastinated long enough, tech fans. Today is the day to get your deeply discounted tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 for $1,795 each before the rate jumps to $1,995 tomorrow. You’re already planning on heading to Disrupt NY anyway, so what the heck are you waiting for? Head on over to our ticketing page now to secure your spot at the cheapest possible price point and save yourself… Read More

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