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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  • Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

    Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

    Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it. The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a touch masochistic. Captain Philips, Dallas Buyers Club, and the Bridge on… Read More

  • The Jawbone UP24 Finally Gets Android Support

    The Jawbone UP24 Finally Gets Android Support

    Finally. The Jawbone UP24 now works with Android phones. The wireless UP fitness tracker launched in late 2013 and has so far only worked with iOS devices. But not anymore. The company just released the UP 3.0 Android app, which features all but the most recently added bells and whistles found in the iOS app. Most notably, the Jawbone app now allows data collected by the UP24 to sync wirelessly… Read More

  • Element 14 Releases A $33 Sound Card For The Raspberry Pi

    Element 14 Releases A $33 Sound Card For The Raspberry Pi

    The maker of the popular Raspberry Pi just announced a little soundcard, perfect for pairing with the 'Berry Pi. The $33 card from Element 14 sits on the Pi's P5 pins and features all the inputs and outputs traditionally found on a sound card. Best of all, it's tiny and matches the form factor of the micro computer. Read More

  • Surprise! The Disrupt NY Extra Early Bird Sale Is Extended Until Wednesday

    Surprise! The Disrupt NY Extra Early Bird Sale Is Extended Until Wednesday

    Procrastination is a thing of the devil. We get that. And with that thought, our lovely events team has extended the extra early bird sale on Disrupt NY tickets. This cuts $250 off the price of the already discounted early bird price, hence the name “extra” early bird special. On Wednesday, March 13, the price of a general admission ticket jumps $250 to $1,995 and then on April 28th, a… Read More

  • Watch The Live Stream Of Edward Snowden’s SXSW Talk Here

    Watch The Live Stream Of Edward Snowden’s SXSW Talk Here

    Edward Snowden is set to give his SXSW talk at 12:00 EDT. Thanks to the Texas Tribune, the interview will also be live streamed and the video is embedded below. Christopher Soghoian, the principal technologist of the American Civil Liberties Union, will interview Snowden on the impact of the NSA’s spying efforts on the technology community, and the ways in which technology can help to… Read More

  • Comcast Subscribers Can Now Watch “House Of Cards” Without Netflix

    Comcast Subscribers Can Now Watch “House Of Cards” Without Netflix

    With a click of a button in the Xfinity Store, Comcast subscribers will soon be able to purchase access to House of Cards — Netflix is not required. The option should hit the service soon. Only the first season of the show is currently available. Variety is reporting today that the Emmy-winning series is available through a deal Comcast struck with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The news… Read More

  • Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

    Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

    Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word. The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through everything: From the heart rate sensor to the TV remote control to how to customize the… Read More

  • Disrupt NY’s Extra Early Bird Discount Ends Today

    Disrupt NY’s Extra Early Bird Discount Ends Today

    Time is running out to snag a Disrupt NY 2014 ticket at a significant discount. You have mere hours to purchase the ticket at a $250 discount. Tonight, at midnight Eastern time, our events team is pulling down our early-bird general admission tickets, and the price will jump from $1,795 to $1,995. It would behoove you to act quickly. Read More

  • Commercial Drones Are Now Legal, According To Federal Ruling

    Commercial Drones Are Now Legal, According To Federal Ruling

    As of right now it’s perfectly legal to operate a drone for commercial reasons. That’s according to a federal judge, in a ruling that notes the Federal Aviation Administration has not made any legally binding rules against the practice. This flies in the face of the FAA, which previously stated that drones used for commercial reasons were illegal. The ruling follows a lawsuit in which… Read More

  • HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

    HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

    HP has quietly announced a new tablet. Meet the HP 8. It’s a rather mundane tablet with a ho-hum screen and above par specs. It’s nothing special. But it’s cheap and cheap sells. The HP 8 employs a 7.85-inch screen with a 1,024 x 768 resolution, which as Engadget points out, is a few pixels less than what’s found in competitor’s tablets. Inside, there is a quad-core… Read More

  • Alleged Bitcoin Creator Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto Denies Involvement

    Alleged Bitcoin Creator Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto Denies Involvement

    Is this man really the father of Bitcoin? After a full day of wild speculation and anger, the LA press has finally tracked down Nakamoto and he's receiving a grilling. According to reports, Nakamoto and an AP reporter went to a sushi restaurant earlier this afternoon while the rest of the press followed along. Finally, the 64-year-old man went to the AP offices where he conducted his only… Read More

  • The Head Of Sony Computer Entertainment Steps Down

    The Head Of Sony Computer Entertainment Steps Down

    Jack Tretton has left the game. The longtime Sony executive is stepping down from his role as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America where he was essentially in charge of the state-side PlayStation division. The news comes from a late-day press release that doesn’t reveal any details about the departure. It simply states that “this is a result of a mutual agreement… Read More

  • LG To Build The Nexus 6, Says Report

    LG To Build The Nexus 6, Says Report

    Another year and another Nexus device. If one report out of Germany is believed, LG is tasked once again to produce this next-gen Nexus device. If true, this would be the third consecutive Nexus device built by LG after Google used Samsung for the Galaxy Nexus. Specific details about the upcoming phone are still missing in action but if history repeats, the phone will be based roughly off of an… Read More

  • If LG Was Trying To Make The Worst Commercial Ever, They’ve Succeeded

    If LG Was Trying To Make The Worst Commercial Ever, They’ve Succeeded

    Posted without comment. Because there is really nothing to say to justify or explain this commercial for the LG G Flex. Read More

  • Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

    Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

    Caffeine is a horrible, terrible, gosh-darn-awful part of my daily life. Two cups in the morning. I’m addicted. So are many of you. We need caffeine in our blood to function. Or at least we think we do and Jawbone’s latest smartphone app will help monitor and better understand a person’s caffeine intake. You know, science. Called UP Coffee, the free iOS app allows lets a person… Read More

  • There Is Only One Week Left To Apply For The New York City Pitch-Off

    There Is Only One Week Left To Apply For The New York City Pitch-Off

    New York City, get ready for an epic night of rapid fire pitches from your area’s best startups. But we’re still on the hunt for startups to pitch. The application is below. Apply before March 12th. On March 20, TechCrunch is holding a meetup and pitch-off in your glorious city. There will be drinks, startups and the most of New York’s roaring tech scene. All are welcome, but… Read More

  • OnLive Brings On New Executive Chairman And Launches New Cloud Gaming Features

    OnLive Brings On New Executive Chairman And Launches New Cloud Gaming Features

    OnLive is still trying to bring gaming to the cloud despite a rocky last couple of years. Today, the company announced significant new services and the appointment of a new Executive Chairman. Meet Mark Jung, the new Executive Chairman of OnLive. He is the co-founder and former CEO of IGN where he took the company public in 2000, then private in 2003 and eventually lead its sale to News Corp. in… Read More

  • T-Mobile Discovers No One Wants A BlackBerry Anymore

    T-Mobile Discovers No One Wants A BlackBerry Anymore

    T-Mobile ran a promo last month calling for BlackBerry owners to trade in their device for an iPhone 5s. Zero down. It was legitimately a good deal. But BlackBerry fanboys took the offensive and attacked. BlackBerry’s CEO followed suit and went on to call T-Mobile’s promotion “inappropriate” and an “ill-conceived marketing promotion.” Well, it looks like… Read More

  • FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

    FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

    Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by FreedomPop, It can even be purchased with Bitcoin to further protect the owner’s anonymity. Simply put, if you’re in the market for a phone to plan to help run a criminal enterprise or serially… Read More

  • There Is Only One Week Left To Apply For The Washington, DC Pitch-Off

    There Is Only One Week Left To Apply For The Washington, DC Pitch-Off

    Washington, D.C.:¬†TechCrunch is headed your way and will be hosting a massive meetup and pitch-off on March 18th. We’re looking for some of the area’s best, undiscovered startups to participate in a rapid-fire, 60-second pitch-off competition. Washington, DC-area startups have until March 11th to apply. The meetup’s general admission tickets are only $5 and grant the holder a… Read More