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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  • Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon MCs, sponsor prizes and last chance for tickets

    Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon MCs, sponsor prizes and last chance for tickets

    This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon is set to be the best yet. We’re a week away from the main event and are giddy with excitement. Throughout the week, we’ll be releasing information about the event, and we figured where better to start than with details about spectator tickets, our sponsors and their awesome prizes. Read More

  • GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps

    GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps

    GoPro is going more mobile. Today the company announced two new mobile apps — one creates GoPro-ish videos automatically and the other gives the user more control. Both are free and both are welcome additions to the GoPro ecosystem. These apps might sound familiar. Earlier this year, GoPro purchased the teams behind Quik and Splice and have relaunched the apps with several updates but… Read More

  • Google.org announces $250,000 in grants for the Flint, Michigan water crisis

    Google.org announces $250,000 in grants for the Flint, Michigan water crisis

    Google’s charitable arm is today announcing several grants and donations aimed at helping the residents of Flint, Michigan respond to their ongoing water crisis. With a total amount of $250,000, the funds will be used to pay several local researchers and address health concerns connected with drinking the poisoned water. The cash won’t solve the crisis. The city and state estimate… Read More

  • Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

    Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

    Chalk one up in Fitbit’s column. An International Trade Commission judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor on a series of patent disputes brought forth by Jawbone. This ruling seems to make it less likely that Fitbit would face an import ban of its wearable fitness trackers. In this case ITC Judge Dee Lord invalidated the last of Jawbone’s patents the two companies are fighting over. Read More

  • Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazon

    Amazon Alexa is now available on first device not made by Amazon

    Amazon is spreading the Alexa love. The voice service is now available on the Triby. This small, family-focused message board, internet radio and VoIP device is the first device available for purchase not made by Amazon to feature the company’s clever voice service. Using the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS), Invoxia, the maker behind the Triby, built the voice capability into the device. Read More

  • Where are they now? Witness, the 2015 Disrupt NY Hackathon winner

    Where are they now? Witness, the 2015 Disrupt NY Hackathon winner

    The Hackathon at Disrupt NY is almost upon us, so we thought it’d be fun to look back at last year’s Hackathon to see what the winners of the Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon have been up to in the year that has passed since the show. The year has been a good one for Witness, the simple virtual panic button that aims to keep users safe during an emergency. Read More

  • Vivint lands $100m investment from Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital

    Vivint lands $100m investment from Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital

    Vivint’s smart home systems are about to get a bit smarter. The home automation and security company just nabbed $100m co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and strategic investment firm Solamere Capital. This influx in capital will be used for Vivint’s growth and research and development of products. The Blackstone Group purchased Vivint in 2012 for $2 billion and still owns the… Read More

  • Shanna Tellerman of Modsy to speak about practical VR applications at Disrupt NY

    Shanna Tellerman of Modsy to speak about practical VR applications at Disrupt NY

    The road to practical virtual reality applications as been exhausting, and there are few people who have traveled as far as Shanna Tellerman. We’re excited to announce that she will join a panel of virtual reality experts at Disrupt NY. Read More

  • Why you should attend the Disrupt NY Hackathon

    Why you should attend the Disrupt NY Hackathon

    The Disrupt NY Hackathon at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is so close we can almost taste the greasy pizza and beer. The best Hackathon in the Big Apple is just over two weeks away, and we’re thrilled to announce that the next wave of free tickets to the Hackathon is available now. Read More

  • Review: Curb, energy monitoring for an entire home

    Review: Curb, energy monitoring for an entire home

    My kids don’t turn off the damn lights. Ever. And now, with Curb, I have a new way to see when they leave on their lights. All I have to do is look at an app. This is the future of parenting — and, well, energy monitoring.
    Curb is a comprehensive household energy monitoring system. The system monitors the entire home by using sensors installed in the circuit breaker. For many… Read More

  • Jessica Alba and Chris Thorne to speak at Disrupt NY as rumors swirl about a possible sale of The Honest Company

    Jessica Alba and Chris Thorne to speak at Disrupt NY as rumors swirl about a possible sale of The Honest Company

    We’re excited to announce that Jessica Alba and Chris Thorne will be speaking this May for our first Disrupt in Brooklyn. Alba last appeared at Disrupt SF 2012 when The Honest Company was just starting up. At the time, she and CEO David Lee talked about the passion that drives founding a startup. This time around, there’s a bit more to talk about. Read More

  • Today is the final day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Today is the final day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    We’ve given you one more week, but now your time is running out. Today is the final day to save $1,000 on tickets to the hottest show in tech — Disrupt NY 2016. Seriously, we aren’t giving any more extensions on early-bird tickets to Disrupt, so if you want to attend Disrupt and save a cool grand in the process, stop what you’re doing right now and head on over to… Read More

  • Tomorrow is your last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Tomorrow is your last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Looking to score discounted tickets to the best startup show in the Big Apple? Your time is quickly running out. Early-bird tickets to Disrupt NY are on sale through tomorrow, April 15, meaning you have just one more day to get Disrupt tickets for the low price of $1,995 each before the price jumps to $2,9 Read More

  • Third round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    Third round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and soon thousands of entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will make their way to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in New York City for the show. But one of our favorite parts of Disrupt actually takes place before the show floor opens — the Hackathon. Read More

  • Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

    Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

    Longtime Apple industrial designer Danny Coster is joining GoPro. Coster had worked at Apple since the early 1990s, and helped Apple re-establish itself after Steve Jobs returned. Now he has to do that to GoPro. GoPro’s stock popped on the news and is trading up on the day. The news comes from The Information and an internal email sent from GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nick… Read More

  • Announcing the Disrupt NY 2016 Agenda

    Announcing the Disrupt NY 2016 Agenda

    Disrupt NY is right around the corner. The event starts on May 9th and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda. The lineup is stellar and for the first time, we will be hosting Disrupt NY in Red Hook, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. We say this every year, but this is set to be our best Disrupt NY yet. The conference kicks off on May 9th and is a packed three days that… Read More

  • We’re running out of Hardware Alley tickets at Disrupt NY, get yours today

    We’re running out of Hardware Alley tickets at Disrupt NY, get yours today

    May is just a few short weeks away, and Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY 2016 is almost full. Hardware Alley is, as the name suggests, our annual showcase of all things hardware, a day at Disrupt where hardware startups take over and fill the show floor with robots, 3D printers and all sorts of other gadgets and gizmos. If you have a hardware startup, we want to see you and your awesome… Read More

  • Only one week left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Only one week left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    We’ve given you an extension, and now it’s time for you to act. This is the last week to get tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 at the early-bird price of $1,995 per ticket before the it jumps by $1,000 after April 15. If you don’t get your tickets ordered by the end of the day on Friday, you will miss out. So, what are you waiting for? Visit our ticketing page to secure your spot today. Read More

  • This is the HTC 10

    This is the HTC 10

    HTC is set to announce its next flagship smartphone tomorrow at a NYC event. But here it is early. The leaked promotional video shows the evolution of HTC’s design with a chamfered edge, camera bump and oval-shaped home button — and like previous HTC devices, the next phone still looks like an iPhone. The video seemingly confirms that the device will sport an USB-C charging port… Read More

  • We’re giving you one more week to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    We’re giving you one more week to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    This one’s for you, procrastinators. We are giving you one extra week to get tickets to Disrupt NY at the early-bird price point of $1,995 per ticket, a full $1,000 off the full retail price of $2,995. You now have until next Friday, April 15, to get in on this incredible discount, so you’d better stop putting it off and get on over to our ticketing page and get your Disrupt… Read More