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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  • A BMW Can Now Control A GoPro Camera Because Why Not

    A BMW Can Now Control A GoPro Camera Because Why Not

    As a result of a new partnership between GoPro and BMW, it’s never been easier to record your hoonage antics. Select late-model BMW cars will soon be able to control GoPro cameras directly from the dash. Just click record on the dash of the car and the connected GoPro cameras click to life. Starting in July, the owner of a 2012 or later properly equipped BMW or Mini will be able to… Read More

  • Prime Music’s Clunky Interface Should Make Customers Feel At Home, Says Amazon

    Prime Music’s Clunky Interface Should Make Customers Feel At Home, Says Amazon

    Spotify has nothing to worry about. Prime Music is not going to eat its lunch yet. But not because of the lack of available tracks: The interface is from a by-gone era yet Amazon says its should be familiar with its Prime customers. The retailer giant launched its first music streaming service today. Called Prime Music, the service offers over 1 million tracks but lacks releases less than 6… Read More

  • CarHero Brings The Oil Change And Car Wash To You

    CarHero Brings The Oil Change And Car Wash To You

    Cars need to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles or so. Fact. But it’s a hassle. CarHero wants to make it less of a hassle by performing the routine service wherever the car is parked at home or the office. The company just launched in the Dallas area with the hope of scaling nationwide. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is In Austin And Seattle This Week

    TechCrunch Is In Austin And Seattle This Week

    Live around Austin or Seattle? Come hang with TechCrunch this week. We’re in Austin on Tuesday and Seattle on Thursday where we’ll host close to a thousand attendees at each event. We’ve also lined up a dozen startups from each area to pitch at event with the hopes of winning tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt. Meetup tickets are $10 and includes a drink (21 and older only… Read More

  • Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 2014 Press Conference Here

    Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 2014 Press Conference Here

    It’s safe to say that Microsoft is once again the underdog in the gaming world. The PS4 is handily outselling the Xbox One and Microsoft just retreated on its stance about the Kinect by releasing an Xbox One version minus the motion controller. A lot is riding on this year’s E3 press conference. Tune in on Monday, June 9 at 9:30 am PDT to watch Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Read More

  • Announcing The Startups Pitching At The Austin And Seattle Meetups

    Announcing The Startups Pitching At The Austin And Seattle Meetups

    TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle next week. We’ll be in Austin on Tuesday and Seattle on Thursday. There are still a few tickets available for each event, too. They’re only $10. Snag one or three before they’re gone. Read More

  • Watch Nintendo’s Wii U E3 2014 Press Conference Here

    Watch Nintendo’s Wii U E3 2014 Press Conference Here

    For the second year in a row, Nintendo is not holding a traditional press conference. The company is forgoing the usual dog and pony show for a live Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Because, after all, highly skilled gamers are a better advertising event than watching aging executives announce upcoming titles. Read More

  • Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 2014 Press Conference Here

    Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 2014 Press Conference Here

    It’s safe to say that Microsoft is once again the underdog in the gaming world. The PS4 is handily outselling the Xbox One and Microsoft just retreated on its stance about the Kinect by releasing an Xbox One version minus the motion controller. A lot is riding on this year’s E3 press conference Read More

  • This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazon’s New 3D Smartphone

    This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazon’s New 3D Smartphone

    Rumor has it – and we’ve confirmed – that Amazon will launch its first smartphone on June 18. The device will be unique in the marketplace thanks to its ability to deliver 3D effects courtesy of four front-mounted IR cameras. What wasn’t known is how Amazon planned to scan our faces to handle the UI elements. TechCrunch has learned that Amazon is using Omron’s… Read More

  • The LG LifeBand Touch And HeartRate Earphones Are The Wonder Twins Of Activity Trackers

    The LG LifeBand Touch And HeartRate Earphones Are The Wonder Twins Of Activity Trackers

    So I went for a run. I got up early, found my Nikes and slipped on LG’s new Lifeband Touch and HeartRate earphones. I didn’t make it very far, and the devices told me I’m fat and lazy. I guess they work. Read More

  • Edyn Wants To Make Your Garden Smart

    Edyn Wants To Make Your Garden Smart

    Traditionally, gardening is a healthy dose of intuition combined with a dash of luck. Edyn wants to add a bit of data analytics to the mix and the company has turned to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 needed to make the product a reality. Read More

  • Shut Up And Take My Money For The Cards Against Humanity: Tech Edition

    Shut Up And Take My Money For The Cards Against Humanity: Tech Edition

    You’ve played Cards Against Humanity, right? The so-called party game for horrible people? Well, here’s the unofficial Tech Edition and it’s about the best thing ever. It’s just not available for purchase — yet. Read More

  • The Concept Car

    The Concept Car

    We’re living in the future. Self-driving cars, wrist-worn medical tracking devices, a cell phone with modular parts and pizzas delivered by drones. It’s all here. Except it’s not. The tech industry is slowly awakening to the magic of the concept car. Read More

  • Sony’s SmartBand Activity Tracker Is Now Available In The US For $99

    Sony’s SmartBand Activity Tracker Is Now Available In The US For $99

    Announced eons ago at CES 2014, the waterproof Sony SmartBand is finally available in the U.S. It’s $99 from Sony’s online store and offers a feature set slightly more loaded than that of the Jawbone UP24 and FitBit Flex but only those on Android should apply. Sony has said from the start that the SmartBand is a life tracker, not an activity tracker. Sure, it counts steps… Read More

  • Valve Shows Off Its Polka Dot VR Headset

    Valve Shows Off Its Polka Dot VR Headset

    Watch out, Oculus. Here comes Valve. The gaming giant recently demonstrated a prototype VR headset with wearers reporting impressive results. The odd-looking headset is speckled with dots, allowing a table-top camera to track the headset’s location. Wearers report that there are two screens on the inside, although in this prototype, not all of the screen is visible. Clearly the device is… Read More

  • Google Glass Goes Chic With New Designer Frames

    Google Glass Goes Chic With New Designer Frames

    Thanks to a partnership with Diane Von Furstenberg, Google Glass will soon be available in stylish frames and lenses. There are five new frames and eight new shades available. The collection will be available through Net-A-Porter and the Google Glass store starting on June 23. Read More

  • Missed The WWDC 2014 Keynote? Here’s The Complete Video

    Missed The WWDC 2014 Keynote? Here’s The Complete Video

    The entire WWDC 2014 keynote is now online for your viewing pleasure. Watch Apple’s executives roll out the latest and greatest from Cupertino — and even call one of Apple’s newest employee, Dr. Dre. Read More

  • All The News From WWDC 2014

    All The News From WWDC 2014

    Apple carpet-bombed the OS X and iOS world at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, lifting the curtain on OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 and more, including the ability to allow iPhones to make calls through a Mac. What follows is TechCrunch’s complete coverage of the announcements including hands-on reports with the upcoming OS X and iOS features. Read More

  • How And Where To Watch Apple’s WWDC Live Video Stream

    How And Where To Watch Apple’s WWDC Live Video Stream

    Apple is live streaming its WWDC event today but an Apple device is required to watch. Officially, the stream requires Safari 4 or later on OS X, iOS 4.2 or later; or a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later. However, if you’re on a Windows machine, like me, there are several workarounds that are likely to work. Read More

  • Regarding The Sick Fixation On Detroit Blight Porn

    Regarding The Sick Fixation On Detroit Blight Porn

    The GooBing Detroit Tumblr chronicles the state of the crumbling metropolis. By using Google Maps images captured in 2009 and more recent pictures captured by Bing Maps in 2012, this Tumblr offers a unique view of the decay. Some areas have went from depressed to devastated in just three years. Click through and check out some of the images. Blight porn gets pageviews. But this Tumblr offers… Read More