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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  • Detroit To Finally Get Fiber-Optic Internet Thanks To Dan Gilbert

    Detroit To Finally Get Fiber-Optic Internet Thanks To Dan Gilbert

    High speed fiber optic internet is coming to downtown Detroit thanks to Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures. The investment group recently confirmed that construction is underway on a fiber-optic network starting in the downtown area. The network, dubbed Rocket Fiber, will serve residents and businesses and will offer internet connection 100 times faster than current services, Crain’s… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartwatches, Samsung LoopPay, And Bluetooth Toothbrushes

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartwatches, Samsung LoopPay, And Bluetooth Toothbrushes

    With the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, we simply can’t help ourselves from talking about smartwatches. This week, we focus on the Garmin Fenix 3, the LG Urbane, and of course, the upcoming Apple Watch. Meanwhile, Samsung is trying to compete in the payments space with the acquisition of LoopPay, and Oral B thinks you might want a Bluetooth-equipped toothbrush. We discuss all this… Read More

  • Announcing The First Speakers For Disrupt NY 2015: Aaron Levie, Tristan Walker And Payal Kadakia

    Announcing The First Speakers For Disrupt NY 2015: Aaron Levie, Tristan Walker And Payal Kadakia

    Disrupt NY is quickly approaching and we can’t wait. Tickets are available now at an extra early bird discount rate for just a few more days and today we’re announcing the first speakers to headline the show. Aaron Levie, Tristan Walker and Payal Kadakia are all well-known in the startup scene and we’re excited to have them at Disrupt NY. Aaron Levie rose in prominence… Read More

  • Register Now To Exhibit Your Startup At Disrupt NY Startup Alley

    Register Now To Exhibit Your Startup At Disrupt NY Startup Alley

    According to CrunchBase, of the 126 companies that exhibited in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2014, 24 of them have since been funded, raising $90.9 million in seed and Series A funding as of January 2015. And 11 of these companies had raised over $78 million in funding within three months of Disrupt. Considering these impressive stats, why wouldn’t you sign up to have a spot in Startup… Read More

  • Robocoin SDK Lets Any ATM Accept Cryptocurrency

    Robocoin SDK Lets Any ATM Accept Cryptocurrency

    Robocoin released its first bitcoin ATM nearly two years ago, and today the company is announcing a software pack that enables any ATM or kiosk to accept, dispense or transfer money with bitcoin. Called Coin SDK, the software pack is part of the company’s mission to bring the power of Bitcoin to the masses. Read More

  • Aol Mail Has Been Down Since Early Morning

    Aol Mail Has Been Down Since Early Morning

    Bad news, everyone. Your email address from the nineties isn’t working right now. Aol Mail has been down since early this morning. We’ve reached out to get more information, but have so far not heard back. According to Aol’s DownDetector the service has been having issues since 4:10 AM EST. Aol Mail’s twitter handle has been flooded with users complaining they… Read More

  • Indiegogo Testing Way To Refund Money If Crowdfunded Project Does Not Ship

    Indiegogo Testing Way To Refund Money If Crowdfunded Project Does Not Ship

    Indiegogo is trying to answer crowdfunding’s biggest question: How do you get your money back if the product never materializes? Called Perk Insurance, the optional coverage will allow backers to receive a full refund — minus the cost of the insurance — if the perk is not delivered within a specified period of time after the estimated delivery date. Read More

  • Announcing TechCrunch’s Blockbuster 2015 Events

    Announcing TechCrunch’s Blockbuster 2015 Events

    TechCrunch’s many events are famous (and sometimes infamous) and we want you to join us as we travel the globe to bring you insightful, fun, and valuable experiences. We have events for all comers including our meetups where you can network and see great new companies, the August Capital party where SF goes to sweat in the sun and do deals, and Disrupt where it all happens and legends… Read More

  • 13 Questions With Rob Coneybeer

    13 Questions With Rob Coneybeer

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Rob Coneybeer a founder and managing director of Shasta Ventures where… Read More

  • Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

    Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

    Fitbits are still causing rashes. Some owners of the Surge are reporting that, like the Force and Charge before it, the new smartwatch activity tracker is causing a rash. Fitbit’s solution? Take the thing off occasionally. Fitbit tells TechCrunch that a very limited percentage of users reported skin irritation and the reactions are not uncommon with jewelry or wearable devices that stay… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Friendship!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Friendship!

    We were all physically in the same room for this podcast, which is the first time that has ever happened. That said, we covered a multitude of topics, including the new Nintendo 3DS, the potential Swatch smartwatch and the first-world problems of folks who own multiple IoT products. Read More

  • 13 Questions With Matt Rogers

    13 Questions With Matt Rogers

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Matt Rogers is the co-founder and VP of Engineering of Nest Labs. Read More

  • Announcing The Winners Of The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Announcing The Winners Of The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Today at The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards TechCrunch and VentureBeat came together to celebrate the best of technology in 2014. It was a night for the ages. The Davies Symphony Hall was packed and Silicon Valley‘s TJ Miller hosted the event. But only a few companies walked away with a Crunchies trophy. The complete list of winners follows. Read More

  • This Millennium Falcon Drone Can Make The Kessel Run In Less Than Twelve Parsecs

    This Millennium Falcon Drone Can Make The Kessel Run In Less Than Twelve Parsecs

    “What a piece of junk!” said Luke Skywalker. “She’ll make point five past lightspeed (30km/h.),” Han replied. “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself including a 1800mAh battery, a GoPro 3 and a handmade Styrofoam body shaped around beastly little drone.” The… Read More

  • GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

    GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

    Looking for a place to watch countless POV snowboarding videos? GoPro and Roku have you covered with a new channel coming to the media streaming boxes this spring. GoPro already has a content distribution deal with Xbox, LG and Virgin America, but this one with Roku is the company’s biggest land grab yet. GoPro sells gobs of action cameras and is the dominant player in the growing industry. Read More

  • 13 Questions With Mark Cuban

    13 Questions With Mark Cuban

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. This week Mark Cuban talks about his upbringing and road to becoming an… Read More

  • Sportsman Tracker Raises $950k To Bring Hunters Into The Smartphone Age

    Sportsman Tracker Raises $950k To Bring Hunters Into The Smartphone Age

    Hunting is one of the oldest social activities. Even if the hunter goes out alone, there’s always a story to tell or a lesson to be learned. That’s where the Sportsman Tracker comes in. The app, which just raised $950k, aims to give hunters key information before they go out into the woods. The Michigan-based company is today announcing that it raised just shy of a million led by… Read More

  • BMW I8 Hybrid Supercar

    Video Review: BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar

    The i8 is BMW’s latest supercar. Able to go 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds with its hybrid electric/gas powertrain. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car, handles like a supercar and is as expensive as a high-end Porsche. With a starting price of $135,000, this isn’t the car for everyone. It’s actually a gateway into BMW’s other hybrid, the cute and cheap BMW i3, a… Read More

  • BMW i8: Reviewing The Car Of Tomorrow

    BMW i8: Reviewing The Car Of Tomorrow

    We were promised flying cars, teleportation and hover boards. We don’t have any of that. But now we have this: The BMW i8 and it’s a future that cannot get here soon enough. Read More

  • 13 Questions With Bre Pettis

    13 Questions With Bre Pettis

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Read More

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