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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  • Take A Stroll Down Memory Lane As We Revisit The First Annual Crunchies Awards Show

    Take A Stroll Down Memory Lane As We Revisit The First Annual Crunchies Awards Show

    It’s hard to believe the 9th Annual Crunchies will be happening soon. It seems like only yesterday we all gathered in Herbst Theater and celebrated the first Crunchies Awards; little did we know it was the just the first of many successful Crunchies to come. As the 9th Crunchies approaches, we thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit past shows. Over the next… Read More

  • Blippar Demonstrates New Real-Time Augmented Reality App

    Blippar Demonstrates New Real-Time Augmented Reality App

    Ambarish Mitra just revealed Blippar’s next-generation app at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015. By just pointing the app at everyday objects, the app identifies and categories nearly everything in the frame. The app launches in two weeks in an effort to become a visual browser. Read More

  • Making The Case For Drones In Commercial Markets

    Making The Case For Drones In Commercial Markets

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, the CEOs of Sky Futures, Verifly and Airware took the stage with TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois in an attempt to explain how drones can be used other than for taking selfies. But, before that can happen, common sense regulation is needed, the panel argued. Chris Blackford of SkyFutures stated that his company, which provides drone solutions… Read More

  • Make Your Smart House Actually Smart with Sevenhugs

    SevenHugs Smart Remote Controls Devices By Just Pointing

    Point and control. That’s the basis of the SevenHugs Smart Remote. Instead of selecting, say, a connected light bulb on a menu in the remote, a user simply points the remote at the light to control it. Want to control a Sonos speaker? Point the remote at the speakers and the remote knows to control the device. Read More

  • Nominations For The 9th Annual Crunchies End Today, Get Them In Now

    Nominations For The 9th Annual Crunchies End Today, Get Them In Now

    We’re just a few months away from the 9th Annual Crunchies, and your window to nominate your favorite tech startups, entrepreneurs and investors is closing today. Yes, today is the final day to get your nominations in, so be sure to head to our nominations page to support the best companies and people in the industry. Read More

  • GoPro Further Muddles Its Product Line With Hero4 Session Price Drop

    GoPro Further Muddles Its Product Line With Hero4 Session Price Drop

    GoPro now sells four different cameras for $299 or less. This comes as the firm drops the price on the new Hero4 Session to $199 — the price it should have sold for originally. The drop puts the Hero4 Session more in line with its capabilities. While I declared it the best GoPro yet after its release, the video quality is not as good as the Hero 4 Black or Silver, the cameras the… Read More

  • Hey VCs, Here Are The Companies On Display In Startup Alley At Disrupt London

    Hey VCs, Here Are The Companies On Display In Startup Alley At Disrupt London

    Attention all you investors out there. We’re excited to unveil the companies that will be participating in the Startup Alley at Disrupt London 2015, and you can catch a glimpse of all of them by visiting our new Startup Alley Hub. In addition to being generally awesome, the site is also mobile friendly so you can easily view info on all of your favorite Alley companies right from your… Read More

  • This Could Be The Mortgage Industry’s iPhone Moment

    This Could Be The Mortgage Industry’s iPhone Moment

    It took nearly five years and a team of 450 people, but today Quicken Loans is announcing Rocket Mortgage, an online mortgage that takes just a few minutes to complete. Quicken Loans sees Rocket Mortgage as the turning point in home financing. It’s home financing’s iPhone, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert tells me. And he could be right. The process takes less than 10 minutes. Read More

  • Another Round Of Disrupt London Hackathon Tickets Is Now Available, And Introducing Our MCs

    Another Round Of Disrupt London Hackathon Tickets Is Now Available, And Introducing Our MCs

    Did you miss out on the first few waves of tickets to the Hackathon at Disrupt London 2015? Don’t fret. There’s another round of tickets just been released. To score your spot at the best Hackathon in London, just head over to our ticketing page to sign up. But definitely do so quickly, as previous batches of tickets have sold out pretty quickly, and there’s a very good… Read More

  • Nominations For The 9th Annual Crunchies End Soon — Get Yours In Today

    Nominations For The 9th Annual Crunchies End Soon — Get Yours In Today

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner, and if we’re going to give out any awards to the great startups out there, we need your help. We need to know who to give the coveted Crunchies out to this year, so be sure to nominate your favorite startups to help us narrow down the field to the best and brightest startups around. Read More

  • Want To Work For Tesla? Elon Musk Turns To Twitter To Recruit Engineers

    Want To Work For Tesla? Elon Musk Turns To Twitter To Recruit Engineers

    Elon Musk is looking for a few good engineers. The Tesla CEO took to Twitter tonight to announce Tesla is ramping up its autonomous vehicle division and needs some new talent. Oh, and he said he’s going to do some of the interviews, so there’s that too. Ramping up the Autopilot software team at Tesla to achieve generalized full autonomy. If interested, contact… Read More

  • More Tickets Now Available For The Disrupt London Hackathon

    More Tickets Now Available For The Disrupt London Hackathon

    We quickly sold out of the first few waves of tickets to the Hackathon at Disrupt London 2015, but more tickets are now available on our ticketing page. These tickets sell out incredibly quickly, so be sure to act fast if you want to get in on the action. The Hackathon kicks off on Saturday, December 5 at 12:30 PM PT with networking and the formation of the Hackathon teams. On Sunday, December… Read More

  • 3DR Collaborates With AirMap Because Flying A Drone Can Be Hazardous

    3DR Collaborates With AirMap Because Flying A Drone Can Be Hazardous

    Flying a drone can be tough. Where are you allowed to fly? Is there an airport within 5 miles? What about a hospital or U.S. national park that has restricted airspace? AirMap is one of the best services to determine a safe flying zone and its data will now be built into the 3DR Solo app. This functionality will first hit 3DR’s consumer-grade Solo drone. When using the app, pilots will see… Read More

  • Where Are They Now? Disrupt London Hackathon Winner Seeusoon

    Where Are They Now? Disrupt London Hackathon Winner Seeusoon

    With Disrupt London 2015 only a month away, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the companies that emerged from last year’s Hackathon to see what they’ve been up to in the last year or so since the show. As you might recall, the travel app for long distance couples, Seeusoon, was the second runner up at last year’s Hackathon, and the company has had a… Read More

  • Ford Borrows A Play From Tesla, Launches App With Remote Start, Unlocking And More

    Ford Borrows A Play From Tesla, Launches App With Remote Start, Unlocking And More

    Ford just announced a service that allows owners to control their car from a smartphone app. Called Sync Connect, the service brings a lot of functionality not traditionally found in gas-powered automobiles — let alone inexpensive ones. The functions rival those found on Tesla’s app and will first be available on the 2017 Ford Escape small SUV. This app allows owners to lock and… Read More

  • Today Is The Final Day To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Today Is The Final Day To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    We’ve extended the deadline, you’ve procrastinated. That’s okay, but now is the time to act as today is the last day to get early bird tickets to Disrupt London before the price jumps from £800 to £1,200 tomorrow. Seriously, no more extensions will be offered, so drop what you’re doing and head on over to the Disrupt London ticketing page to get your tickets to the… Read More

  • Rocket Fiber Launches 100Gb/s Internet Service In Downtown Detroit

    Rocket Fiber Launches 100Gb/s Internet Service In Downtown Detroit

    Downtown Detroit has a new ISP: Rocket Fiber is today detailing its upcoming fiber optic internet service, which it brags are 1,000 times faster than the current average internet connectivity in Detroit. Businesses can sign up for 100Gb/s service while consumers are limited to 10Gb/s in residential buildings. This service doesn’t come cheap, though. It costs $70 a month for one gig… Read More

  • Just Two More Days To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Just Two More Days To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    We gave you one extra week to get in on early bird tickets to Disrupt London, but if you still haven’t purchased your tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, your time is quickly running out. You now have just two days left to save £400 off the full ticket price, so be sure to visit our ticketing page to secure your spot in the show. Read More

  • Have A Hardware Startup? Launch In TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield At CES

    Have A Hardware Startup? Launch In TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield At CES

    Hardware Battlefield is back! We’re excited to announce that for the third year in a row, TechCrunch is hosting a startup competition at CES that focuses on hardware companies. We want to help you launch your company at the world’s largest consumer electronic tradeshow. Time is running out to enter your company. Submit your application by November 18 at 9pm PT to compete for free… Read More

  • The $100 Samsung Gear VR Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

    The $100 Samsung Gear VR Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

    The second generation of the Samsung Gear will only cost $100 and can now be pre-ordered from Best Buy. This is the device that could make or break virtual reality. Like the previous version, with the Gear VR, virtual reality is served up by a Galaxy phone that’s strapped to the front of the unit. Because of this configuration, there are no wires, but the virtual reality is limited… Read More

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