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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  • Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt London Are Now Available

    Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt London Are Now Available

    Disrupt London is fast approaching, and we’re thrilled to announce that attendee registration is now open. You can now grab your tickets here at the Early Bird rate of £800 and join investors, tech enthusiasts and the startup community from Europe and all over the world. The show runs from December 7-8 at London’s beautiful Copper Box Arena, and with all the great speakers and… Read More

  • GoPro To Help Nonprofits Bring Attention To Their Causes

    GoPro To Help Nonprofits Bring Attention To Their Causes

    Companies often throw money at social causes, but GoPro is doing something a bit different. It’s providing nonprofits with GoPro cameras, financial support, video producers and content distribution. Founder and CEO Nick Woodman announced the program today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Read More

  • The Final Batch Of 2-for-1 Disrupt London Tickets Is Coming Soon. Sign Up Now

    The Final Batch Of 2-for-1 Disrupt London Tickets Is Coming Soon. Sign Up Now

    Still haven’t pulled the trigger on those tickets to Disrupt London 2015 you’ve been eyeing? We’re giving potential Disrupt attendees one last chance to win the rare opportunity to purchase 2-for-1 tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe. All you have to do is fill out this simple web form to sign up to receive an email with the code you can use when the tickets… Read More

  • Sneaker Website Campless Relocates To Detroit Following Investment By Dan Gilbert

    Sneaker Website Campless Relocates To Detroit Following Investment By Dan Gilbert

    What started as a hobby is now a serious tool for those buying and selling sneakers. Today, Campless is announcing an investment by Detroit Venture Partners and the launch of a new product that will allow Campless users to build an online database of their sneaker collection and track the value overtime. Read More

  • Latest Amazon Fire TV Features 4k Video, Alexa Voice Assistant

    Latest Amazon Fire TV Features 4k Video, Alexa Voice Assistant

    Amazon just took the wraps under the latest Fire TV, and just like the leak stated, it sports 4K video and improved voice search thanks to integrated Alexa support. Best of all, the new and improved Fire TV will still sell for the same price as its predecessor. The Fire TV packs a new 64-bit quad-core processor and a dedicated GPU. Combined with a new codec called High Efficiency Video Coding… Read More

  • Attention Investors: Introducing The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Alley Hub

    Attention Investors: Introducing The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Alley Hub

    We’re thrilled to announce the companies that will be participating in the Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2015, and you can catch a glimpse of all of them at our 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 mobile device at the conference. Read More

  • Here’s Why You (Yes, You) Should Display In Disrupt London Startup Alley

    Here’s Why You (Yes, You) Should Display In Disrupt London Startup Alley

    We’ve still got a few spots left for startups who want to display in Startup Alley alongside dozens of other startups at Disrupt London 2015, so if you haven’t yet purchased your tickets to the Alley, now is the time to act. But why should you put your startup on display in Startup Alley? Simply put, the Alley is the best way to connect with hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs… Read More

  • Announcing The Judges For The Disrupt SF 2015 Startup Battlefield

    Announcing The Judges For The Disrupt SF 2015 Startup Battlefield

    TechCrunch is excited to announce the judges of the next round of Startup Battlefield. These are kind folks tasked with picking the finalists and winner of the startup competition held at Disrupt SF. It’s a big task, but these judges are up to the challenge. Read More

  • Amazon To Answer Apple With New Fire TV

    Amazon To Answer Apple With New Fire TV

    Don’t call it a hobby. Amazon is serious about its living room aspirations and is about to launch a second-generation Fire TV media receiver. The company launched the original Fire TV a year-and-a-half ago, and it includes a similar feature set as the newly revamped Apple TV. From voice search to apps to games, the original Fire TV packs a punch, and the new one seems to be even stronger. Read More

  • GoPro’s 16-Camera Rig Is Called Odyssey And Costs $15,000

    GoPro’s 16-Camera Rig Is Called Odyssey And Costs $15,000

    Remember the massive GoPro camera array unveiled during Google I/O? Well, it’s now available. Kind of. Called Odyssey, professional content creators can apply to purchase the camera array with an estimated delivery of early November. The price tag? $15,000. This is part of Google’s 3D, 360° virtual reality platform, Jump. The Odyssey features 16 GoPro Hero4 Black cameras. Read More

  • Sign Up For Your Last Chance To Get Two-For-One Tickets To Disrupt London

    Sign Up For Your Last Chance To Get Two-For-One Tickets To Disrupt London

    Have you been on the fence about coming to London for Disrupt London 2015? We’re thrilled to announce that we’re giving potential attendees one more shot to win the opportunity to buy 2-for-1 tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe. Read More

  • Students, Get Your Discounted Disrupt London Tickets Now

    Students, Get Your Discounted Disrupt London Tickets Now

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the hottest show in tech? We’ve set aside a series of tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 exclusively for students, and you can snag one of these tickets for just £100 plus VAT with a valid university ID and your current transcripts. Read More

  • Disrupt London 2015 Comes To The Copper Box Arena

    Disrupt London 2015 Comes To The Copper Box Arena

    Can you feel the excitement? It’s just a few short months until some of the best and brightest minds in tech will be descending upon London for TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, and we’re thrilled to announce that the event will take place at the illustrious Copper Box Arena. The Copper Box Arena was built specifically to accommodate the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. Read More

  • Don’t Buy Into Acer’s LEGO-Like Modular Computer

    Don’t Buy Into Acer’s LEGO-Like Modular Computer

    Acer just debuted this adorable computer. Called the Revo, it’s tiny and modular and cute and a waste of your money. The thought process is that owners can easily upgrade their systems with different components that snap into place. It’s a series of stackable blocks. Want more storage than the base 32GB? Throw a 500GB hard drive block on the top. How quaint. This sort of concept… Read More

  • Roost Raises $5.5M To Retrofit Dumb Gadgets Into Smart Gadgets

    Roost Raises $5.5M To Retrofit Dumb Gadgets Into Smart Gadgets

    In 2014 the Roost Smart Battery accumulated nearly $100,000 in Kickstarter pledges. But that was just the start for Roost. Today the company is announcing a $5.5 million Series A lead by RPM Ventures as the company expands its operations and gears up for launch. The Roost Smart Battery turns ordinary smoke detectors into a smart smoke detector. Roost CEO Roel Peeters tells TechCrunch that a lot… Read More

  • Register Now For Our Next Round Of Disrupt SF Hackathon Tickets

    Register Now For Our Next Round Of Disrupt SF Hackathon Tickets

    Want to participate in the Disrupt SF Hackathon but missed out on the last ticket release? Guess what? Today we’re releasing the another round of Hackathon tickets to the public, and you can score your tickets to the event right now. Read More

  • Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. First, the bad news: CarPlay is far from perfect. It’s boring, for one. And in many cases I found the Corvette’s own infotainment… Read More

  • Today Is The Final Day To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    Today Is The Final Day To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    After a one-week extension, today is the absolute last day to get your early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2015, so if you want to secure your spot to the hottest show in tech while saving a serious amount of cash in the process, be sure to get your tickets now. Read More

  • Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

    Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

    Apple Watch not for you? The Amazon preorder page for the Huawei Watch states that the device will support iOS. Now, at this point, it’s unclear if this is a typo or unreleased information — let’s hope it’s the latter. So far iPhone owners have had a limited amount of smartwatches to choose from, say just the Apple Watch and Pebble devices. Likewise, there are dozens… Read More

  • Announcing The Disrupt SF 2015 Agenda

    Announcing The Disrupt SF 2015 Agenda

    There are hungry makers, intent on building the next big thing. There are folks who have seen it all and are looking to be surprised. And there are the big fish looking to swallow the smaller fish – unless they get swallowed first. Those three days in September make up the entirety of TechCrunch Disrupt SF and to some the experience is an MBA in a box, three days of meetings, networking… Read More

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