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 Concept Car

    The Concept Car

    We’re living in the future. Self-driving cars, wrist-worn medical tracking devices, a cell phone with modular parts and pizzas delivered by drones. It’s all here. Except it’s not. The tech industry is slowly awakening to the magic of the concept car. Read More

  • Sony’s SmartBand Activity Tracker Is Now Available In The US For $99

    Sony’s SmartBand Activity Tracker Is Now Available In The US For $99

    Announced eons ago at CES 2014, the waterproof Sony SmartBand is finally available in the U.S. It’s $99 from Sony’s online store and offers a feature set slightly more loaded than that of the Jawbone UP24 and FitBit Flex but only those on Android should apply. Sony has said from the start that the SmartBand is a life tracker, not an activity tracker. Sure, it counts steps… Read More

  • Valve Shows Off Its Polka Dot VR Headset

    Valve Shows Off Its Polka Dot VR Headset

    Watch out, Oculus. Here comes Valve. The gaming giant recently demonstrated a prototype VR headset with wearers reporting impressive results. The odd-looking headset is speckled with dots, allowing a table-top camera to track the headset’s location. Wearers report that there are two screens on the inside, although in this prototype, not all of the screen is visible. Clearly the device is… Read More

  • Google Glass Goes Chic With New Designer Frames

    Google Glass Goes Chic With New Designer Frames

    Thanks to a partnership with Diane Von Furstenberg, Google Glass will soon be available in stylish frames and lenses. There are five new frames and eight new shades available. The collection will be available through Net-A-Porter and the Google Glass store starting on June 23. Read More

  • Missed The WWDC 2014 Keynote? Here’s The Complete Video

    Missed The WWDC 2014 Keynote? Here’s The Complete Video

    The entire WWDC 2014 keynote is now online for your viewing pleasure. Watch Apple’s executives roll out the latest and greatest from Cupertino — and even call one of Apple’s newest employee, Dr. Dre. Read More

  • All The News From WWDC 2014

    All The News From WWDC 2014

    Apple carpet-bombed the OS X and iOS world at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, lifting the curtain on OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 and more, including the ability to allow iPhones to make calls through a Mac. What follows is TechCrunch’s complete coverage of the announcements including hands-on reports with the upcoming OS X and iOS features. Read More

  • How And Where To Watch Apple’s WWDC Live Video Stream

    How And Where To Watch Apple’s WWDC Live Video Stream

    Apple is live streaming its WWDC event today but an Apple device is required to watch. Officially, the stream requires Safari 4 or later on OS X, iOS 4.2 or later; or a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later. However, if you’re on a Windows machine, like me, there are several workarounds that are likely to work. Read More

  • Regarding The Sick Fixation On Detroit Blight Porn

    Regarding The Sick Fixation On Detroit Blight Porn

    The GooBing Detroit Tumblr chronicles the state of the crumbling metropolis. By using Google Maps images captured in 2009 and more recent pictures captured by Bing Maps in 2012, this Tumblr offers a unique view of the decay. Some areas have went from depressed to devastated in just three years. Click through and check out some of the images. Blight porn gets pageviews. But this Tumblr offers… Read More

  • Here’s The First Hands-On Video Of Android Wear In Action (Spoiler: Lower Your Expectations)

    Here’s The First Hands-On Video Of Android Wear In Action (Spoiler: Lower Your Expectations)

    The video above is a hands-on report with a beta unit of LG’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch. Not a lot is shown. Hopefully that’s because it’s in beta and not the true depth of Android Wear. Google Now’s card-based UI is prominently featured. Apparently, like earlier shots also show, users scroll through a list of cards. However, even if this is just a beta unit… Read More

  • Amazon Prime Music Streaming Service Pegged For Summer Launch

    Amazon Prime Music Streaming Service Pegged For Summer Launch

    Amazon is about to round out its Prime subscription service with a music streaming service, Buzzfeed reports. The service will stream old and new-ish music to Prime subs and will launch in June or July. Read More

  • Samsonite Scoops Up iPhone Case Maker Speck Products

    Samsonite Scoops Up iPhone Case Maker Speck Products

    Making iPhone cases is big business. How big? Samsonite just announced its acquisition of Speck Products for $85 million in cash. Read More

  • 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

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