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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  • Beats Parts Ways With Design Firm As Apple Takes Over Hardware

    Beats Parts Ways With Design Firm As Apple Takes Over Hardware

    Now at Apple, Beats Electronics is leaving behind the design firm that made Beats synonymous in popular culture. The news came from Ammunition’s founder, Robert Brunner, in a blog post shortly after Apple finally announced the $3 billion deal. Ammunition has been with Beats since the beginning. Originally tasked with working with Monster Cable, the firm designed the brand’s… Read More

  • Sony To Broadcast Its E3 Press Conference To Movie Theaters

    Sony To Broadcast Its E3 Press Conference To Movie Theaters

    Sony really wants you to watch its June 9th E3 2014 press conference. For the first time ever, Sony’s massive show, which is always amazing, will be available for viewing at 40-50 movies across the US and Canada. It’s free to attend, and space is obviously limited. Read More

  • Valve Delays The Touchpad-Happy Steam Machine Controller

    Valve Delays The Touchpad-Happy Steam Machine Controller

    The future of gaming will have to wait. Valve has pushed the Steam Machines’ novel controller release from 2014 to 2015. Essentially, it will be released when Steam thinks its ready and not a minute before. Smart. Read More

  • Western Digital Has Lost Its Mind

    Western Digital Has Lost Its Mind

    Western Digital has a new $100 media streamer it would like you to buy. At first glance the new WD TV a standard affair with the usual A/V jacks, Miracast support and a focus on local media streaming with MKV and FLAC support. But it lacks Netflix. Seriously. The ubiquitous app is not available on this player making it — and I don’t think I’m exaggerating here — the… Read More

  • Spotify Was Hacked, Warns Android Users Of Impending Update

    Spotify Was Hacked, Warns Android Users Of Impending Update

    Spotify users, take note. The music streaming service just posted a message on its company blog indicating that one user’s account was hacked, but steps are being taken to ensure others will not fall victim to the same exploit Read More

  • The Prodigal Sony Returns To China

    The Prodigal Sony Returns To China

    The PS4 is headed to China. After China dropped a decade-long ban on gaming consoles, Sony is making plans to bring its latest gaming console to the massive Chinese market. 2004 was the last time a Sony gaming system was available through official channels in China. Read More

  • HP Crashes Downmarket With The $99 HP 7 Plus Android Tablet

    HP Crashes Downmarket With The $99 HP 7 Plus Android Tablet

    How bad do you need an Android tablet? HP’s latest Android tablet isn’t packed with the latest components, but it’s cheap. The buyer gets, um, a screen, some bits and bytes, and a bezel as wide as the Mighty Mississip’. But the HP 7 Plus is only $99. Read More

  • There’s A New Segway And It Has Three Wheels

    There’s A New Segway And It Has Three Wheels

    Is a Segway still a Segway if it has three wheels? Meet the Segway SE-3 Patroller, a Segway with three wheels designed for mall cops everywhere. Read More

  • The Oculus Rift Is Coming To Chuck E. Cheese

    The Oculus Rift Is Coming To Chuck E. Cheese

    We can all agree the Chuck E. Cheese is a great place to get shoddy pizza and various diseases. But! Are you willing to risk contracting the flu or meningitis to try the Oculus Rift? The children’s play place is rolling out the Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience at 29 locations including Dallas, San Diego, and Orlando over the next six weeks. Read More

  • The Surface Pro 3 Is Microsoft’s Answer To The MacBook Air. Again.

    The Surface Pro 3 Is Microsoft’s Answer To The MacBook Air. Again.

    Microsoft just announced the Surface Pro 3 and a new direction for the Surface line. Microsoft is no longer looking to counter the iPad. The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s answer to the “heavy” MacBook Air. This argument is not new. Microsoft touched on this with the Surface Pro and then the Surface Pro 2. The value proposition is simply more clear now. Instead of muddling… Read More

  • China Bans Windows 8 On Government Computers

    China Bans Windows 8 On Government Computers

    Microsoft was just socked with another blow in China. The Central Government Procurement Center has banned the use of Windows 8 on government computers. Reuters reports that computer security relating to Windows XP was cited as the reason. Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto III Series Lands On The Fire TV, Kindle Fire

    Grand Theft Auto III Series Lands On The Fire TV, Kindle Fire

    There are finally quality games available for the Amazon Fire TV. The entire GTA III series just launched today on Amazon’s Fire platform, finally giving owners a legitimate reason to buy Amazon’s $40 gaming controller and use the box as a casual gaming machine. Read More

  • BlackBerry Confirms Development Of An Upcoming QWERTY Handset With A Crazy Pixel Density

    BlackBerry Confirms Development Of An Upcoming QWERTY Handset With A Crazy Pixel Density

    Predictably, BlackBerry is working on a new QWERTY handset. According to the BlackBerry 10.3 SDK, the device will rock a square screen with a 1440×1440 resolution and pixel density of 453 DPI — that’s significantly higher than the somewhat arbitrary definition of a retina display. BlackBerry has long said that they are not giving up on making handsets. With that, the company has… Read More

  • dEXTRIS Is The Latest iOS Gaming aDDICTION

    dEXTRIS Is The Latest iOS Gaming aDDICTION

    dEXTRIS has melted my brain. It’s as mind-numbing as Flappy Bird and the design hearkens Geometry Wars combined with the vertical scrolling action of 1942. The premise is simple yet the game is complex. While it feels impossible to hit new milestones, and most often you don’t, sometimes your cubes pass a previously unseen flashing line and you feel like a winner. Read More

  • LG To Release Its Fitness Trackers On May 18th

    LG To Release Its Fitness Trackers On May 18th

    LG is getting into the fitness tracking game with the Heart Rate Earphones and Lifeband. Both products will be available on May 18th. Prices have yet to be released. Read More

  • Jawbone Jambox Mini Update Adds Social Jamming

    Jawbone Jambox Mini Update Adds Social Jamming

    The Jawbone Mini is the de facto small Bluetooth speaker. It sounds good, is compact enough, and thanks to Jawbone’s dominance in the market, is widely available at multiple retailers. And it just got better. Jawbone just released a free update to the speaker which allows the speaker to pair with two phones and another Jambox Mini. This not only allows the Jambox Mini to pair with… Read More

  • Popcorn Time Is Now On Android

    Popcorn Time Is Now On Android

    Hollywood’s worst nightmare just went mobile. A popular fork of Popcorn Time just launched its Android app. Time4Popcorn’s Popcorn Time app is now available for consumption on the developer’s website and brings all of the program’s pirating tools to the mobile ecosystem. Read More

  • Parrot’s Newest Drone Packs A Serious Camera, Extreme Range

    Parrot’s Newest Drone Packs A Serious Camera, Extreme Range

    Say hello to Bebop, aka the AR Drone 3.0. This is the latest drone from Parrot and it’s a big upgrade from the much-loved AR Drone. It’s essentially a flying camera that can even pipe imagery directly into an Oculus Rift headset, taking flying in the clouds to a whole new level. Read More

  • Apple’s Beats Purchase Could Have Saved HTC

    Apple’s Beats Purchase Could Have Saved HTC

    In what would have been a truly strange storyline, Apple would have effectively saved one of its chief rivals from collapse — had HTC held onto its controlling stake in Beats Electronics. The Financial Times is reporting today that Apple is close to acquiring Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, its largest purchase to date. HTC used to have a controlling position in Beats Electronics… Read More

  • Watch Michael Arrington’s Fireside Chat With Marissa Mayer Here

    Watch Michael Arrington’s Fireside Chat With Marissa Mayer Here

    As Disrupt NY comes to a close, Marissa Mayer is set to take the stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. The interview will start around 2:00 PM EDT, following a talk with the creator of WordPress and founder of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg. Then, the finalists of the Disrupt Battlefield, will pitch their startups to a new set of judges in a bid to win the Disrupt Cup and… Read More

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