Matt Burns

Matt Burns

Senior Editor

Matt is a Managing Editor at TechCrunch.

He started at TechCrunch as a freelance writer in 2008 and moved up the ranks to become the Managing Editor in early 2017. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, he has a special place in his heart for mobility startups and gadgets.

At TechCrunch he manages the editorial side of the company’s events including TechCrunch Disrupt, TechCrunch Sessions and the company’s various worldwide events. Previously he was a freelance writer at Engadget and EngadgetHD where he hosted podcasts until he was removed from that role after saying a swear word. He’s very sorry and promises it won’t happen again.

His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call. And woodwork.

The Latest from Matt Burns

Dell’s latest Chromebook blends enterprise security with premium specs

The latest Dell Chromebook is designed for the at-home worker who still needs to connect to corporate systems. The Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise boasts some of the best specs available on any Ch

A Faraday Future prototype hits the auction block

Faraday Future has yet to produce a production vehicle. The company burst out of nowhere in 2015 with wild claims of upsetting the electric vehicle market ruled by Tesla. That hasn’t happened ye

Polestar 1 Review: A hybrid grand tourer worthy of its $155,000 price

The Polestar 1 is stunning inside and out. But it drives even better than it looks. This is a driver’s car. The Polestar 1 is an electric hybrid sports car, and yet it doesn’t feel like a

Nikola stock surges on order for 2,500 electric garbage trucks

Electric truck maker Nikola announced an order for 2,500 garbage trucks, which sent the startup’s stock soaring today. The order is expected to begin construction in 2023, with on-road testing sched

5 VCs on the future of Michigan’s startup ecosystem

The Michigan startup scene is growing and venture capitalists see several key areas of opportunities. What follows is a survey of some of the top VCs in the state and how they see COVID-19 affecting t

ByteDance and Microsoft deal for TikTok to stay in the US waits for White House ruling

Update 8/1 1:30 PM PT: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the deal ByteDance and Microsoft were pitching as a way to keep TikTok running as a U.S. company here in the States is on hold. The rea

The Hummer EV is shaping up to be GM’s electric answer to the Ford Bronco and Tesla Cybertruck

The video below contains the first glimpse at the upcoming electric GMC Hummer. The preview video is short, full of nonsense buzzwords, but still telling. It’s clear GM identified two main competito

GoPro launches a line of bags, water bottles and a hat because why the hell not

GoPro is now in the merch game with a new line of gear that prominently features GoPro’s logo. From bags to hats, this gear is priced attractively and has the standard affair of features. But in

Submit your pitch deck to Disrupt 2020’s Pitch Deck Teardown

We’re excited to announce a new event at Disrupt 2020. Called Pitch Deck Teardown, top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs will evaluate and suggest fixes for Disrupt 2020 attendees’ pit

Watch the first TechCrunch Early Stage ‘Pitch Deck Teardown’

Ford takes cues from Tesla’s playbook with 1,400 HP electric Mustang Mach-E

Speed sells. When Tesla launches a new vehicle or updates an existing vehicle, the car company often leads with a 0-60mph time. These numbers often outclass those from gasoline cars thanks to how elec

GM details 12 upcoming electric vehicles from Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet and Buick

General Motors is on track to deliver 20 electric vehicles by 2023, the company said in its latest sustainability report. That includes models for nearly all of its brands, including Cadillac, GMC, Ch

Forget the Bronco’s off-road chops, look at this gadget mounting bar

The 2021 Bronco knows you have gadgets, and it’s here for them. Located above the dash, before the windshield, is an accessory mounting bar. Mount your iPhone here. Attach your radar detector or GoP

GoPro turns the Hero 8 Black into a $249 webcam

The GoPro Hero 8 action camera can now be used as a webcam thanks to a software utility. The software, which is still in beta, lets users connect a Hero 8 camera through USB and use it as a webcam. Wi

Ford’s Bronco relaunch demonstrates the power of nostalgia

Ford is finally taking the wraps off the reborn Bronco next week. Literally. The company has teased the vehicle for months, showing a camouflaged SUV bouncing through rocky streams and charging over d

Lucid to open 20 customer locations to help sell and service its electric vehicle

The Lucid Air electric sedan will debut on September 9, 2020, and today the company is detailing its plan to sell and service those vehicles. The company says it will open 20 so-called “studio&#

Hear Charles Hudson explain how to sell an idea (without a product) at Early Stage

Startups often dance between selling dreams and building products, and we’ve enlisted the help of noted investor Charles Hudson to help founders sell an idea before they’ve built a product. Hu

The Apple Watch can soon track sleep

Apple just announced a long-requested feature for the Apple Watch: sleep tracking. With this new feature, users can not only track sleep but create what Apple says is a holistic approach to improving

Apple turns the iPhone into the key for your car

Today at Apple’s annual developer conference — held virtually because of COVID — the company announced the ability to control a car with an iPhone. With an upcoming software update, the iPhone c

The EPA says the Tesla Model S Long Range can go 402 miles on a charge

The Tesla Model S Long Range now has an EPA-rated range of 402 miles on a charge. This comes after a previous rating capped the Long Range variant at 391 miles — a rating with which Elon Musk took i
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