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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  • Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

    Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

    Fitbits are still causing rashes. Some owners of the Surge are reporting that, like the Force and Charge before it, the new smartwatch activity tracker is causing a rash. Fitbit’s solution? Take the thing off occasionally. Fitbit tells TechCrunch that a very limited percentage of users reported skin irritation and the reactions are not uncommon with jewelry or wearable devices that stay… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Friendship!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Friendship!

    We were all physically in the same room for this podcast, which is the first time that has ever happened. That said, we covered a multitude of topics, including the new Nintendo 3DS, the potential Swatch smartwatch and the first-world problems of folks who own multiple IoT products. Read More

  • 13 Questions With Matt Rogers

    13 Questions With Matt Rogers

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Matt Rogers is the co-founder and VP of Engineering of Nest Labs. Read More

  • Announcing The Winners Of The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Announcing The Winners Of The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Today at The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards TechCrunch and VentureBeat came together to celebrate the best of technology in 2014. It was a night for the ages. The Davies Symphony Hall was packed and Silicon Valley‘s TJ Miller hosted the event. But only a few companies walked away with a Crunchies trophy. The complete list of winners follows. Read More

  • This Millennium Falcon Drone Can Make The Kessel Run In Less Than Twelve Parsecs

    This Millennium Falcon Drone Can Make The Kessel Run In Less Than Twelve Parsecs

    “What a piece of junk!” said Luke Skywalker. “She’ll make point five past lightspeed (30km/h.),” Han replied. “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself including a 1800mAh battery, a GoPro 3 and a handmade Styrofoam body shaped around beastly little drone.” The… Read More

  • GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

    GoPro Jumps Deeper Into Media Distribution With Dedicated Roku Channel

    Looking for a place to watch countless POV snowboarding videos? GoPro and Roku have you covered with a new channel coming to the media streaming boxes this spring. GoPro already has a content distribution deal with Xbox, LG and Virgin America, but this one with Roku is the company’s biggest land grab yet. GoPro sells gobs of action cameras and is the dominant player in the growing industry. Read More

  • 13 Questions With Mark Cuban

    13 Questions With Mark Cuban

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. This week Mark Cuban talks about his upbringing and road to becoming an… Read More

  • Sportsman Tracker Raises $950k To Bring Hunters Into The Smartphone Age

    Sportsman Tracker Raises $950k To Bring Hunters Into The Smartphone Age

    Hunting is one of the oldest social activities. Even if the hunter goes out alone, there’s always a story to tell or a lesson to be learned. That’s where the Sportsman Tracker comes in. The app, which just raised $950k, aims to give hunters key information before they go out into the woods. The Michigan-based company is today announcing that it raised just shy of a million led by… Read More

  • BMW I8 Hybrid Supercar

    Video Review: BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar

    The i8 is BMW’s latest supercar. Able to go 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds with its hybrid electric/gas powertrain. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car, handles like a supercar and is as expensive as a high-end Porsche. With a starting price of $135,000, this isn’t the car for everyone. It’s actually a gateway into BMW’s other hybrid, the cute and cheap BMW i3, a… Read More

  • BMW i8: Reviewing The Car Of Tomorrow

    BMW i8: Reviewing The Car Of Tomorrow

    We were promised flying cars, teleportation and hover boards. We don’t have any of that. But now we have this: The BMW i8 and it’s a future that cannot get here soon enough. Read More

  • 13 Questions With Bre Pettis

    13 Questions With Bre Pettis

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Read More

  • Voting For The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Closes Next Week

    Voting For The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Closes Next Week

    We need you to vote for the Crunchies. It’s important. Every year TechCrunch and VentureBeat join together to celebrate the best technology and startups of the previous year. But you, our dear readers, decide who wins. Vote below. As last year’s host John Oliver noted so astutely, the Crunchies are “like the Nobel Prizes being given out, if Nobel Prizes were given out in… Read More

  • ChargePoint, BMW, And VW To Build East And West Coast EV Charging Network

    ChargePoint, BMW, And VW To Build East And West Coast EV Charging Network

    It will soon be easier to drive an EV along both coasts in the U.S. Thanks to a new partnership with ChargePoint, BMW and VW, hundreds of charging stations will be placed strategically along the East and West Coast of America. This will create a network allowing drivers to travel between Portland and San Diego and Boston and Washington D.C. ChargePoint already has a significant install base… Read More

  • “The Interview” Hits Netflix On Saturday

    “The Interview” Hits Netflix On Saturday

    Haven’t seen The Interview yet? It’s coming to Netflix on Saturday and will stream to subscribers for no additional cost. Netflix announced today that the scandalous Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy will be available to its U.S. and Canadian subscribers starting on Saturday. Read More

  • Today Is The Last Day To Buy Google Glass

    Today Is The Last Day To Buy Google Glass

    Google is ending the Glass experiment. After today, Google will stop selling the novel device — at least in its current form. Google insists the product is still in development and it’s highly likely that a new version will eventually be released. News broke last week that the Google Glass will be pulled from the market and the project was spinning out of Google X skunkworks… Read More

  • Leaked Palantir Doc Reveals Uses, Specific Functions And Key Clients

    Leaked Palantir Doc Reveals Uses, Specific Functions And Key Clients

    Since its founding in 2004, Palantir has managed to grow into a billion dollar company while being very surreptitious about what it does exactly. Conjecture abounds. The vague facts dredged up by reporters confirm that Palantir has created a data mining system used extensively by law enforcement agencies and security companies to connect the dots between known criminals. TechCrunch has… Read More

  • Sit! Stand! Tome!

    This Desk Will Tell You When To Sit And When To Stand

    Standing is better than sitting. Most of the time. Sometimes your body needs a rest and that’s where the Humanscale OfficeIQ powered by Tome comes to play. Tome’s Jack Sigal stopped by the TechCrunch broadcast booth to show me how this desk can help me lose weight. Software and hardware developed by his new company is built into the Humanscale desk and chair and will send… Read More

  • TrackingPoint Takes Dead Aim At The Future Of Firearms Targeting

    TrackingPoint Takes Dead Aim At The Future Of Firearms Targeting

    I arrived at a massive shooting range compound where a security guard promptly introduced himself as a retired police officer and not a friend of the media. I had to follow his self-proclaimed “diesel-guzzling pig” of a Dodge through the facility’s maze of shooting ranges to the edge of a canyon. It was a location that was straight out of the opening scene of Iron Man. Read More

  • With SkySpecs’ Guardians, The Drones Have Become Self-Aware

    With SkySpecs’ Guardians, The Drones Have Become Self-Aware

    SkySpecs has solved the biggest problem with drones: avoiding obstacles. With the company’s first product, launching today at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield 2015, drones become aware of their surroundings and will automatically avoid objects. If a person walks towards the spinning blades of death, the drone will casually back out of the way. If there is a tree in the way, the… Read More

  • Fitbit Finally Starts Shipping The Charge HR And Surge Smartwatch

    Fitbit Finally Starts Shipping The Charge HR And Surge Smartwatch

    Fitbit announced its latest and greatest fitness trackers back in October and the company announced today at CES that the devices are finally shipping. The Charge HR retails for $150 while the Surge smartwatch commands $250. These are the models to carry Fitbit into 2015 and beyond. The company carved out a dominant place in the fitness market despite suffering a major recall in early… Read More