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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  • The Next Generation Of Atari

    The Next Generation Of Atari

    Atari is back. Again. After the crash of Nolan Bushnell’s empire in the early ’80s, several ventures attempted to resurrect the iconic brand. Atari Interactive is the latest, emerging from chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year, and is now ready to make a splash in the mobile market with a renewed focus in established verticals. Read More

  • BlackBerry Turns To Amazon To Fix BlackBerry’s App Problem

    BlackBerry Turns To Amazon To Fix BlackBerry’s App Problem

    BlackBerry has partnered with Amazon in a deal that will bring Amazon’s Android Appstore to BlackBerry devices. Why? As BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen tells the WSJ, he simply doesn’t have time, energy and money to build a proper app ecosystem, which is about right. The Amazon Appstore will be available alongside the BlackBerry 10.3 platform this fall. Read More

  • T-Mobile’s CEO Is Pissed That The Amazon Phone Will Be Exclusive To AT&T

    T-Mobile’s CEO Is Pissed That The Amazon Phone Will Be Exclusive To AT&T

    Remember how the Facebook phone was exclusive to AT&T? Remember how the price quickly dropped to $.99 cents? T-Mobile’s John Legere does and he took to Twitter today to rant about Amazon’s exclusive deal with AT&T. He makes a lot of good points mainly that exclusive phone deals are bad for consumers and the industry. Read More

  • There Will Not Be A Live Video Stream For The Amazon Phone Launch

    There Will Not Be A Live Video Stream For The Amazon Phone Launch

    Bad news, nerds. TechCrunch just received word that Amazon will not provide a live video stream of tomorrow’s launch event. Thankfully we’ll have a couple of writers on-hand to live blog the action, but you won’t be able to watch Bezos’ dog-and-pony show until after the event wraps. Read More

  • Everything We Know About Amazon’s Radical New Smartphone

    Everything We Know About Amazon’s Radical New Smartphone

    All signs point to Amazon announcing a smartphone with novel features tomorrow. TechCrunch has revealed much about the phone over the last nine months but a few questions remain. At this point, all of the phone’s features are known and about the only thing left to know is the name, price and release date. Amazon will likely reveal all those details tomorrow morning at an event in Seattle… Read More

  • Amazon’s Smartphone To Be An AT&T Exclusive, Per Report

    Amazon’s Smartphone To Be An AT&T Exclusive, Per Report

    Amazon is likely announcing its first smartphone tomorrow and all signs point to it being something special with a novel head-tracking technology. While we’ve announced most of the phone’s features over the last few months, a few questions remain including carrier support. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the phone will only be available through AT&T, extending the… Read More

  • Nest Brings Back The Protect At $99, But Waving Is Still Disabled

    Nest Brings Back The Protect At $99, But Waving Is Still Disabled

    The Nest Protect is now available following its two-month hiatus after it was pulled for safety concerns. The smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector is now only $99, down from its $129 launch price. The Nest Protect is available from the Google Play store starting tonight. However, one of its key features is still disabled. Read More

  • Motorola’s Amazing Budget Smartphone Is Now Available With 4G

    Motorola’s Amazing Budget Smartphone Is Now Available With 4G

    The Motorola G is a helluva a deal, and it just got better. The budget phone is now available in the U.S. with 4G for just $219. Unlocked and not tied to a carrier contract. And that’s awesome. You should buy five. Read More

  • The Tesla Model X SUV Is Coming In Early 2015 With Gull-Wing Doors

    The Tesla Model X SUV Is Coming In Early 2015 With Gull-Wing Doors

    Reservation holders for the Tesla Model X received notice today that the electric SUV will hit the production lines early next year. Best of all, Tesla confirms in this email that the gull-wing doors will make the production model and all models will feature all-wheel drive and there will be an option for a third row of seating. These are big updates, but they shouldn’t come as a surprise. Read More

  • 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

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