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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  • GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session

    GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session

    The Hero4 Session is the smallest GoPro yet. It’s a one and a half inch cube and weighs just 2.6 ounces. That’s about half the weight of an iPhone 6. And users will not need to lug around different cases to use the camera. It’s waterproof. This is part of the company’s efforts to reduce the amount of stuff needed to use a GoPro camera. The smaller size comes with… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central

    Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. Lexus teased out a new hoverboard this week, because the world clearly isn’t weird enough yet. Anki is preparing to ship its second-generation robotic track cars very soon. And Bowling Central… Read More

  • Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20

    Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20

    Think of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it’s a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical toys. The system debuted two years ago and the company has steadily upgraded the system since. But today, the company revealed the ship date and price of its next generation product, Anki Overdrive. Anki debuted the Overdrive… Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator demo day. This is the second class from Microsoft Ventures’s Seattle Accelerator where 14 startups received mentorship, technology guidance and a $25,000 check with no strings or equity attached. For this cohort, the companies are centered around digital work and productivity… Read More

  • Legendary Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla Is Returning To Disrupt SF

    Legendary Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla Is Returning To Disrupt SF

    We just can’t keep him away from Disrupt, and TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that Vinod Khosla will once again be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF 2015. Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm with an eye for environmentally friendly technologies in addition to the standard array of Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology companies. Read More

  • Buy Tickets Now For The Summer Party At August Capital

    Buy Tickets Now For The Summer Party At August Capital

    TechCrunch’s annual summer soirée is almost here. As in years past, August Capital will graciously host TechCrunch and hundreds of local investors, founders and developers at its sunny office on Sand Hill Road. All are welcome to the July 31 event, but space is limited. Tickets, which you can buy here, are $85 each and include drinks and food. Read More

  • Sign Up To Volunteer At Disrupt SF

    Sign Up To Volunteer At Disrupt SF

    Do you like to get your hands dirty and want to be a part of the best startup show in tech? If so, you should sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer at Disrupt San Francisco 2015. We’re happy to announce that we have now started accepting applications to the Work Exchange, and welcome all those who want to be a part of the show. Read More

  • Pinterest’s Tracy Chou To Talk Diversity At Disrupt SF 2015

    Pinterest’s Tracy Chou To Talk Diversity At Disrupt SF 2015

    Diversity is a problem even Silicon Valley cannot solve — something Tracy Chou plainly highlighted in 2013 when she set up a database to help quantify the Valley’s diversity issue with the hopes of bringing to light just how few women engineers there are at top tech firms. Now, in 2015, companies inside and out of the Valley are striving to solve this issue and we’re… Read More

  • Y Combinator President Sam Altman to Take the Stage at Disrupt SF 2015

    Y Combinator President Sam Altman to Take the Stage at Disrupt SF 2015

    He’s the former co-founder of the social startup Loopt, which was funded by his current company — Y Combinator — in 2005 and acquired by the Green Dot Corporation in 2012. He’s Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, and we’re thrilled that he’ll be joining us once again for an on-stage interview at Disrupt SF 2015. When it comes to seed-stage accelerators… Read More

  • M.D. Turned VC Beth Seidenberg To Talk Biotech Startups At Disrupt SF

    M.D. Turned VC Beth Seidenberg To Talk Biotech Startups At Disrupt SF

    Beth Seidenberg is a licensed physician immunologist who helped bring drugs like the asthma drug Singulair and the pain medication Vioxx to market before turning to venture capitalism. As a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), she’s helped develop companies that led to some pretty sizable exits, and we’re thrilled to announce that Seidenberg will be talking with… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Yo!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Yo!

    The E3 gaming conference was last week. We didn’t actually go, but we watched from afar and soaked up all the latest that the gaming world has to offer. John’s in Poland, but Greg, Matt and Darrell were all thrilled to chat up the new Oculus controllers, the latest games, and the future of VR gaming. I was thrilled to get work done while they chatted. This week’s episode… Read More

  • Sign Up For Startup Alley Country Pavilions At Disrupt SF

    Sign Up For Startup Alley Country Pavilions At Disrupt SF

    Disrupt San Francisco 2015 is still a few months away, but if you’re a startup looking to get your product in front of some of the best entrepreneurs, investors, and journalists around, it’s never too soon to start planning to attend the show. This year’s conference runs from September 21 – 23 at San Francisco’s historic Pier 70, and we can’t wait to see… Read More

  • Legendary Talent Manager Troy Carter To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Legendary Talent Manager Troy Carter To Speak At Disrupt SF

    He founded the Atom Factory talent management agency, helped pop artist Lady Gaga reach millions of little monsters with a branded social network, and launched a VC firm with investments in heavyweight tech firms like Dropbox, Uber and Spotify. He’s Troy Carter, and we’re thrilled to announce that he’ll be joining us for a live on-stage interview at Disrupt SF 2015. Read More

  • Only Two Days Left To Get Your Extra Early Bird Tickets To Disrupt SF

    Only Two Days Left To Get Your Extra Early Bird Tickets To Disrupt SF

    If you’ve been putting off buying your ticket to Disrupt San Francisco 2015, now is the time to act. Seriously, right now. There’s only one day left to secure your extra early bird tickets to the show at the deeply discounted rate of $1,795 (normally $2,995). Read More

  • Miss Out On 2-for-1 Tickets To Disrupt London? Sign Up For A Second Chance

    Miss Out On 2-for-1 Tickets To Disrupt London? Sign Up For A Second Chance

    That was fast. All the 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt London have gone. Did you miss out? Don’t sweat it. Soon, you’ll have yet another opportunity to partake in this unique opportunity to snag 2-for-1 tickets, but you’ll need to sign up again for the next wave of tickets. Read More

  • This Range Rover Prototype Can Be Driven With A Smartphone App

    This Range Rover Prototype Can Be Driven With A Smartphone App

    There are remote control cars and then there are Remote Control Cars. This is the latter of the two. Range Rover UK developed a prototype system that allows a Range Rover Sport to be controlled remotely through a smartphone app. And not just the door locks. The vehicle can be driven from the app. Read More

  • Two Days Left To Sign Up For Limited 2-for-1 Tickets To Disrupt London

    Two Days Left To Sign Up For Limited 2-for-1 Tickets To Disrupt London

    While it may seem far away, Disrupt London will be here before you know it. Disrupt London 2015 takes place December 7-8 at the Copper Box Arena in London, and you aren’t going to want to miss the show. With this year’s Disrupt, we are giving you the unprecedented opportunity to purchase a limited supply of tickets at the special rate of two for the price of one, but you need to… Read More

  • Sony To Become First Company To Offer A La Carte TV Service With The PlayStation Vue

    Sony To Become First Company To Offer A La Carte TV Service With The PlayStation Vue

    Today at Sony’s E3 2015 press conference the company announced that it will unbundle its Vue streaming channels and offer the stations a la carte. In doing so, Sony becomes the first provider to offer (at least some) TV stations to the American consumer without bundles. Details are still a bit fuzzy but it seems clear-cut. Subscribers will be able to choose which stations they want in… Read More

  • PlayStation 4 To Finally Gain Media Playback Capability Tonight

    PlayStation 4 To Finally Gain Media Playback Capability Tonight

    The PlayStation 4 will soon stream content from DLNA source or connected USB device. The update comes tonight. Finally. Sony announced the impending update in a pre-show to its E3 press conference. The update will start rolling out to PS4s tonight, but as with updates, your millage could very. But soon, very soon, one of the most requested PS3 features will finally hit the next… Read More

  • Microsoft Finally Uses Its E3 Press Conference To Highlight Games

    Microsoft Finally Uses Its E3 Press Conference To Highlight Games

    Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference just ended. And unlike in year’s past, the company actually showcased games. Imagine that: Showing off games at a gaming conference. This is novel for the Xbox One era. Microsoft finally remembered what the Electronic Entertainment Expo is all about. Games and more games. Read More

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