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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  • 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

  • This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    The beauty of GoPro cameras come from their versatility. They can be mounted nearly anywhere in countless positions. But that often takes time. This little device solves that problem. Meet Slopes. The concept is simple: Drop a GoPro camera in the mount and position it as needed. There are 20 different ways to point the camera. Best of all, there’s no fuss or mess. Traditionally… Read More

  • Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Ever wanted a giant iPad? Well, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available for purchase in 40 countries starting on Wednesday, November 11. It will first be available online with retail stores getting the device later in the week. The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will also be available on Wednesday. Pricing starts at $799 for the base model, which ships with 32GB of internal memory. For… Read More

  • Another $1 Million Crowdfunded Gadget Company Collapses

    Another $1 Million Crowdfunded Gadget Company Collapses

    Remember the Robotic Dragonfly? The little drone was an early crowdfunding success story, netting over a $1 million in pledges on Indiegogo in 2012. At the time, it was one of the first crowdfunded gadgets to raise more than a million dollars. The project promised a tiny robot that can fly like a bird and hover like an insect — and for $99, too. Bad news, friends. This little drone is… Read More

  • Deadline Extended: One More Week To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Deadline Extended: One More Week To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Did you miss the deadline or just forget to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt London? You’re in luck! We’re giving you one more week to stop procrastinating and get your tickets for £400 off the total retail price of £1,200. You’ll hear wonderful things from some of the best and brightest investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the business at Disrupt… Read More

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

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

    If you’re still putting off getting your tickets to Disrupt London 2015, you’re going to want to act now. Today is the final day to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt before they jump £400 to the final retail price of £1,200 plus VAT. Read More

  • More Tickets Available For The TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon

    More Tickets Available For The TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon

    Heads up, London! Our third round of Disrupt London Hackathon tickets are available, but you’ve got to hurry because they are limited. To grab a ticket to the Hackathon, head over to our Hackathon ticketing page to sign up. You’ll definitely want to act quickly. The last batch was gone in five hours, so make haste! The Hackathon at Disrupt London 2015 takes place from December 5-6… Read More

  • Just 2 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Just 2 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Disrupt London is only a month away, and if for some reason you still haven’t bought a ticket, the time to act is now. There are only two days left to get tickets at our early-bird pricing level, a savings of £400. Read More

  • We Want You To Show Your Gear At Hardware Battlefield

    We Want You To Show Your Gear At Hardware Battlefield

    People get ready: applications for TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield are now open. Submit your application by November 18 at 9pm PT to compete for free demo space at the Consumer Electronics Show, $50,000 prize and the Metal Man trophy. Hardware Battlefield is part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield series, but with a few small differences. Of course, there is the requirement… Read More

  • Only 3 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Only 3 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Disrupt London is right around the corner, and you have just three days left to purchase an early-bird ticket. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to save £400 on tickets to the hottest show in tech. We’ve got a bunch of incredible speakers linked up for you this year, including world-class footballer Thierry Henry, Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann and Passion Capital partner… Read More

  • GoPro Sued Over Hero4 Session Design

    GoPro Sued Over Hero4 Session Design

    The GoPro Hero4 Session looks like the Polaroid Cube. It’s hard to deny otherwise. In the world of action cameras, these two cameras look like twins separated at birth where one was raised by a fun-loving family that toured in a VW Microbus and the other sent away to a prep school where athletics and fraternal orders were stressed. The maker of the Polaroid Cube clearly feels the same… Read More

  • MPAA Takes Down Pirating Group And Popcorn Time Fork

    MPAA Takes Down Pirating Group And Popcorn Time Fork

    There are corks popping around the MPAA offices today. The American trade organization is claiming responsibility for shutting down several pirating services including a popular version of Popcorn Time, you know, the Netflix for pirates. This comes after the MPAA obtained an injunction in a Canadian against three operators of PopcornTime.io, which forced the site and service offline. The MPAA… Read More

  • The Joy Of Watching Paint Dry On Twitch

    The Joy Of Watching Paint Dry On Twitch

    Bob Ross is taking over Twitch. There are currently more people watching Bob Ross paint a covered bridge than there are viewers of Dota 2 or Hearthstone. Twitch’s Creative channel has about 45,000 viewers, with the vast majority enjoying the calming brush strokes of Bob Ross. Twitch launched its new Creative channel two days back. As it notes in a blog post, creatives have used Twitch… Read More

  • Modsy Brings The Virtual When Designing Reality

    Modsy Brings The Virtual When Designing Reality

    Modsy is today launching a private beta for its novel approach to home design. Using sophisticated 3D rendering solutions, the service turns photos of your simple room into the swanky home of your dreams. This startup has built a service that can bring professional interior decorating to the masses. The service works like this: The homeowner takes several pictures of the space they want to… Read More

  • Grab Your Tickets To The Disrupt London 2015 Hackathon

    Grab Your Tickets To The Disrupt London 2015 Hackathon

    Want to participate in the Disrupt London Hackathon but missed out on the first ticket release? Great news. Today we’re releasing the second wave of Hackathon tickets to the general public, and you can grab your tickets to the event right now. Read More

  • Space Is Running Out In Startup And Hardware Alley At Disrupt London	2015

    Space Is Running Out In Startup And Hardware Alley At Disrupt London 2015

    In a little over a month, dozens of startups from around the world will make their way to London’s Copper Box Arena for TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015. Will your company be among them? We still have a handful of tickets available for hardware and software companies looking to display their wares in the Startup or Hardware Alley at the show, and you can secure your company’s spot… Read More

  • GoPro Publishes Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Drone After Reporting Disappointing Earnings

    GoPro Publishes Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Drone After Reporting Disappointing Earnings

    GoPro is working on a drone that’s scheduled for release in early 2016. The company just posted a sneak peak of footage captured from the new drone. Spoiler: It’s silky smooth. This footage was released an hour after GoPro announced a disappointing third quarter financial statement, which caused the stock price to crash 18% in after-hours trading. Analysts are skeptical about… Read More

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