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.

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  • SteamOS Hits Major Milestone

    SteamOS Hits Major Milestone

    Steam now boasts more than 1,000 gaming titles for Linux, and therefore, SteamOS. Everything from indie games to AAA titles are available from the service. Best yet, even more titles are regularly popping up, with 14 games launching this week alone. Read More

  • The Entire SV Angel Partnership To Speak At Disrupt NY

    The Entire SV Angel Partnership To Speak At Disrupt NY

    TechCrunch is excited to announce today that the entire SV Angel partnership is headed to Disrupt NY 2015. That means Ron Conway, David Lee, Brian Pokorny, Topher Conway, Robert Pollak and Kevin Carter will take the stage together, bringing their collective wisdom and experience to Disrupt. Over the years, members of the legendary Silicon Valley fund have attended and spoken at various… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Returns To The Historic Manhattan Center

    Disrupt NY Returns To The Historic Manhattan Center

    In just six short weeks, thousands of the technology industry’s elite will descend on New York City for Disrupt NY 2015. For the third year in a row, the show will be held at the Manhattan Center, one of New York City’s most renowned performance venues. Originally constructed in 1906, the Manhattan Center was built by Oscar Hammerstein as a competitor to the Metropolitan Opera… Read More

  • Apple’s Latest Betrayal

    Apple’s Latest Betrayal

    “Seriously, fuck them,” read the tweet. The person was speaking about Apple and the new MacBook the company recently announced. There are countless other tweets and comments with the same sentiment. Right now there’s visceral hate directed at the company. A swath of consumers feel betrayed by the stark design of the new MacBook. Our original post on the topic was shared… Read More

  • Nest Rumored To Be Moving Into Audio As It Expands Further Into The Home

    Nest Rumored To Be Moving Into Audio As It Expands Further Into The Home

    Smart home gadget maker Nest is looking for someone to lead what they are calling Nest Audio, fueling speculation that they are moving into speakers and other audio products. The company declined to comment on the new division or job listing. Read More

  • Apple Releases The Adapters You’ll Need For The New MacBook

    Apple Releases The Adapters You’ll Need For The New MacBook

    Apple announced the new MacBook today, and in true Apple fashion, it does things differently. A lone USB-C port will handle the charging, data input and video out. So how will users recharge an iPhone and the laptop at the same time? Buy these adapters from Apple of course! Apple just released a series of accessories for the USB-C port in the new MacBook. To use a standard USB cable… Read More

  • Apple Watch’s Battery Life Could Be Its Achilles Heel

    Apple Watch’s Battery Life Could Be Its Achilles Heel

    Apple proudly proclaims that the Apple Watch has an all-day battery life. But what does that mean? Well, hopefully your workout doesn’t last longer than 30 minutes. Read More

  • The New MacBook Recharges From A Beefy USB Power Brick

    The New MacBook Recharges From A Beefy USB Power Brick

    Apple introduced the radical new MacBook today. For better or worse, it only sports one port. The tiny USB Type-C port handles everything from data transport to recharging the notebook. That’s right, the new MacBook is the first portable Mac in generations to not utilize MagSafe. Read More

  • TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, New MacBook, ResearchKit, HBO Now And More

    TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, New MacBook, ResearchKit, HBO Now And More

    Today served up quite a bit of information around the Apple Watch, the new MacBook, and the introduction of ResearchKit, HBO Now, and much more. And as tech nerds, we can’t help but talk about it until our minds have shut down entirely. If you want to listen in on the babble… well, we’re here for you. Read More

  • Everything Apple Announced Today

    Everything Apple Announced Today

    Apple unveiled the future of its company today. From ultrathin laptops to wearable computing, Apple clearly pushing itself into the future. What follows is everything Apple announced today. Read More

  • Apple Declares Death To All The Ports

    Apple Declares Death To All The Ports

    Update: Here are the cables and accessories you’ll need for the MacBook. Apple just announced its latest MacBook. It’s tiny. It makes the Macbook Air look like a Dell Inspiron circa 2002. But hopefully you’re not one of those jerks that actually uses the ports on the side of your computer. This MacBook only has a single USB-C and it does everything from charging, to sending… Read More

  • “Don’t Forget About Android Wear,” Google Screams Minutes Before Apple Watch Event

    “Don’t Forget About Android Wear,” Google Screams Minutes Before Apple Watch Event

    Google is touting individuality in its latest Android Wear video ad, which hit the company’s YouTube channel mere minutes before the Apple Watch event kicks off. And Google makes a valid point, too. Read More

  • Apple Watch Live Video Stream: How, Where And When

    Apple Watch Live Video Stream: How, Where And When

    Happy Apple Watch day! Starting at 10 AM Pacific Time, Apple is set to answer all the questions about the Apple Watch. And you can follow our liveblog or watch the festivities on an Apple device. As usual Apple is restricting the live stream to Apple devices. To watch the live video stream You’ll need an iOS device, Apple TV or Safari on a Mac running at least OS X 10.6.8. Those on… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: MWC And The Future Of VR

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: MWC And The Future Of VR

    This week, John and friends ventured off into the land of Mobile World Congress to check out the latest and greatest that mobile has to offer. The Galaxy S6 was finally unveiled, but it was actually HTC that surprised us with a new VR headset preview. We veer off on various tangents throughout, so as usual, this podcast is a bit like a box of chocolates. We’re also trying out a… Read More

  • Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    HBO Go finally hit the PS4 this week bringing the online streaming service to the best selling next-gen console. But of course it doesn’t work with Comcast. Why would it? HBO Go hit the PS3 last year and Comcast subscribers still can’t use the service. Comcast tells TechCrunch that their subscribers have many other ways to access HBO on other devices. A spokesperson points to the… Read More

  • Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

    Acer Outs A Pricey Chromebox With 8GB Of RAM, 4k Monitor Support

    There are not many options for computers running the Chrome OS in desktop form. Acer just released a new one and it’s a monster of sorts. Packed inside the svelte box is a powerful little machine that costs nearly double that of other Chromeboxes but sports computing power unheard of from a Chrome OS device. Read More

  • Even With Delays, Building A 12.9-Inch iPad Could Be The Easy Part

    Even With Delays, Building A 12.9-Inch iPad Could Be The Easy Part

    Rumors of an iPad with a larger screen simply will not die. Bloomberg is today reporting that a 12.9-inch iPad will hit manufacturing lines in September. That is later than previously speculated, and the screen is to blame according to the report. But building the larger iPad could be the easy part. Apple then has to convince people that they actually want a tablet that large, which is a… Read More

  • Garmin Fenix 3 Review: For When You Need To Look Good Tracking Your Activity

    Garmin Fenix 3 Review: For When You Need To Look Good Tracking Your Activity

    This is common and one of the chief concerns Garmin is addressing with the Fenix 3. It looks and works like a normal watch. Just don’t call it a smartwatch. It sports some basic smartwatch functionality, but it’s mainly a glorified activity tracker. And I like it.¬†After two weeks, I’m still wearing it, which is one of the biggest endorsements I can give a… Read More

  • The Stratos Card Aims To Unify Credit Cards, And Can Be In Your Pocket Next Month

    The Stratos Card Aims To Unify Credit Cards, And Can Be In Your Pocket Next Month

    Yep, here’s another card that promises to consolidate all your credit cards into one. But unlike the others, the Stratos Card appears to be worth a longer look. Stratos, the company behind the card, has a novel approach and has seemingly worked through all the niggles so far associated with universal credit cards Read More

  • Sony’s Just Released A Worthwhile Waterproof Phone

    Sony’s Just Released A Worthwhile Waterproof Phone

    Waterproof phones have been around for ages. But to be waterproof, there are little flappy covers on the ports. Like the MicroUSB card port. And these covers always break off. Always. But now there’s the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, an Android smartphone that’s waterproof without those annoying caps. The microUSB port is naked but, sadly, there is still a cover on the SD Card slot. The rest… Read More

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