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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  • DJI Mavic Pro: 0, Birdhouse: 1

    DJI Mavic Pro: 0, Birdhouse: 1

    Our DJI Mavic Pro review will be delayed a bit. Stay tuned. Read More

  • Today is the last day to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Today is the last day to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Alright, startup fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough. If you somehow haven’t yet gotten your tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, today is the day to do it. Today is the final day to get Disrupt London 2016 tickets at our early-bird price of £950 apiece, a full £250 cheaper than those same tickets will be tomorrow. You can get those tickets here. What… Read More

  • DJI now says early Mavic Pro orders should be processed in “seven to eight weeks”

    DJI now says early Mavic Pro orders should be processed in “seven to eight weeks”

    DJI today issued a statement apologizing and detailing shipping details for the Mavic Pro. The company now says it “will do our best” to clear Mavic Pro orders received before November 3, 2016 within the next seven to eight weeks. Initially, DJI said the Mavic Pro would start shipping on October 15 and hit stores November 2nd. But what about the cash customers handed over when… Read More

  • DJI sends invites for November 15 event, Inspire 2 likely to debut

    DJI sends invites for November 15 event, Inspire 2 likely to debut

    It seems DJI is about to announce the next generation of the Inspire drone. The company recently sent invites for a November 15 event in LA with the tagline of Control / Create, clearly a nod to the Inspire’s dual-controller capability and target market of Hollywood creators. The event would be two years and one day after DJI announced the original Inspire drone. The first Inspire was… Read More

  • Just a few days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Just a few days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Disrupt London 2016 is just over a month away, but if you’d like to save some money on tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, an important deadline is fast approaching. You have just 3 more days to get discounted early bird tickets to Disrupt London for just £950, £250 less than they’ll be if you wait until Saturday, November 5. You can get an early-bird Disrupt… Read More

  • DJI Osmo vs GoPro Karma Grip: A tale of two gimbals

    DJI Osmo vs GoPro Karma Grip: A tale of two gimbals

    Action cameras are great. Shaky videos are not. Enter gimbals. Long a tool of professionals, these handheld devices keep the camera steady and smooth out the shot. DJI launched its Osmo handheld gimbal in 2015 and GoPro just released its first alongside the Karma drone. We took both to South Korea and put them to the test. In the end, both work great and produce quality video that’s… Read More

  • Only 4 days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Only 4 days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Attention, Disrupt procrastinators. The time to pay attention is now. You have just 4 days left to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just £950 apiece, saving yourself a full £250 off the final ticket price of £1,200. So, what are you waiting for? Be sure to head over to our ticketing page no later than this Friday, November 4 to get your early-bird Disrupt tickets before… Read More

  • Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt London end November 4

    Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt London end November 4

    Planning on attending the best startup show in Europe? Disrupt London 2016 is just over a month away, but an important Disrupt deadline is later this week. You have just five more days to get discounted early bird tickets to Disrupt London for just £950, a full £250 less than they’ll be if you wait until Saturday, November 5. You can get your early-bird tickets here. That ticket… Read More

  • The Crunchies nominations close soon

    The Crunchies nominations close soon

    Stop procrastinating and nominate your favorite startup, founder or investor for a Crunchie. Nominations will close on Thursday, November 3, 2016. We’re looking for the input of the tech community. Who was the hottest new startup? Who launched the best new technology? Which company had the best launch video? There are 11 categories in all. This is the 10th anniversary of the Crunchies… Read More

  • The Amazon Echo gains MLB Gameday Audio just in time for the World Series

    The Amazon Echo gains MLB Gameday Audio just in time for the World Series

    The MLB just made it a bit easier to listen to the Indians destroy the Cubs during the World Series. After enabling the skill, subscribers to MLB products just need to tell an Echo to ask MLB to play the Indians. And like that, the Echo turns into your personal Bob Uecker, streaming the play-by-play directly into your room. The app will work the same way during the next season, a MLB… Read More

  • Get your tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon now

    Get your tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon now

    The very long wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt London 2016 is just around the corner, and we’re thrilled to announce the release of the first wave of tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon. The Hackathon takes place December 3-4 at London’s beautiful Copper Box Arena, and we hope you’ll join us. Those of you looking to spend the weekend before Disrupt coding and… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Surface business skyrockets as the iPad’s slows

    Microsoft’s Surface business skyrockets as the iPad’s slows

    Microsoft saw revenue from its Surface line jump 38% over last year’s total, according to its most recent financial report. Released today, the report states that Surface revenue hit $926 million during the last quarter, up from $672 million last year. Even at this level, Apple’s iPad business is still much larger, though growing more slowly. Apple’s iPad business is… Read More

  • Henrik Fisker teases upcoming EV’s “butterfly” doors

    Henrik Fisker teases upcoming EV’s “butterfly” doors

    Well, damn. Henrik Fisker just took to Twitter and gave a lesson on teasing upcoming products. According to his tweet, the upcoming reborn Fisker EV will have wild butterfly doors — you know, the type of doors kids will put on their hand-me-down Honda Accords. He says in the tweet the crazy doors are for easier ingress and egress, but really he’s just throwing down with Elon Musk… Read More

  • LeEco takes on Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Samsung, Oculus, Tesla and Uber in US debut

    LeEco takes on Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Samsung, Oculus, Tesla and Uber in US debut

    LeEco is not a household name in the States. You don’t see their products in Walmart or Best Buy. Chances are you don’t know anyone that uses LeEco’s movie streaming service or a LeEco smartphone. LeEco hopes to change that. Today at an odd and overblown event, the company burst into the North American market with a bevy of services and products that’s set to take on… Read More

  • Don’t forget to nominate your favorite startup, founder or VC for a Crunchie award

    Don’t forget to nominate your favorite startup, founder or VC for a Crunchie award

    Stop procrastinating and spend a few minutes to get in your nominations for the annual Crunchies award show. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form. Nominations will close on Thursday, November 3, 2016 so do it today. We’re looking for the input of the tech community. Who was the hottest new startup? Who launched the best new technology? Which company had the best launch video? Read More

  • Wink 2 Hub Review: A smart home hub built for the future

    Wink 2 Hub Review: A smart home hub built for the future

    If the Amazon Echo is the face of home automation, a smart home hub is the brains. It sits silently, stuffed under a couch or on a bookshelf, connecting all the smart devices around a person’s home. There are a few competing hubs available, but the latest from Wink packs the most connectivity options. This is the second Hub from Wink. Called the Hub 2, it costs $99. The changes are… Read More

  • Applications are open for Hardware Battlefield at CES

    Applications are open for Hardware Battlefield at CES

    We’re back. Hardware Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premier hardware startup event and is returning to the world’s largest consumer electronic show. Applications are now open until November 3 at 9pm PT. Submit your application here to compete for free demo space at CES, a $50,000 prize and the Metal Man trophy. Hardware Battlefield is part of TechCrunch’s Startup… Read More

  • Get your tickets to Hardware Alley at Disrupt London 2016 now

    Get your tickets to Hardware Alley at Disrupt London 2016 now

    Good news, hardware startups. If you’ve been waiting for the day you’d finally be able to get your hands on tickets to display in Hardware Alley at Disrupt London 2016, you’ll be happy to know that today is the day. Tickets to Hardware Alley are available here. For just £650 plus VAT, your hardware startup will get a spot in the alley for one day for as many as two people… Read More

  • Audi axed its electric supercar, per report

    Audi axed its electric supercar, per report

    The Audi R8 e-tron is dead if a report from Car and Driver is to be believed. The production version of the car was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show and apparently Audi produced fewer than 100 vehicles — which sported a $1.1 million window sticker each. When announced, the e-tron seemed like a key part of Audi’s future. Built in the same vein as the R8, the e-tron sat on top… Read More

  • Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

    Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

    The DJI is a fantastic all-purpose drone, but with the EXO 1 exoskeleton, it becomes a dedicated search and rescue tool. The 3D-printed add-on quickly attaches to the drone and adds a host of features key to making the drone a valuable tool for first responders. There are GoPro mounting points at various locations around the exoskeleton that can be used for cameras, lights and any number of… Read More