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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  • Sign up for a chance to display in a Featured Pavilion in Startup Alley for free

    Sign up for a chance to display in a Featured Pavilion in Startup Alley for free

    Getting to display for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2017 is kind of like a dream. Well, for several startups out there, that dream is about to become a reality. The Featured Pavilions rolled out at Disrupt SF and Disrupt London last year, but for New York, we’re going big for the Big Apple. Instead of a single pavilion as in past events, there will be 12 Featured Pavilions… Read More

  • Otto wins Hot New Startup at the Crunchies

    Otto wins Hot New Startup at the Crunchies

    Otto, winner of the hot new startup award at the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards, had a whirlwind year. The company came out of stealth in May 2016, revealing its plan to develop self-driving technology for semi-trucks. In August Uber purchased the company and all-star team to help expand its autonomous efforts. Then in October an Otto-powered truck made its first delivery, hauling 50,000… Read More

  • Registration for Startup Alley is open, get your tickets now

    Registration for Startup Alley is open, get your tickets now

    Attention, startups. The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Registration is now open for startups looking to display in Startup Alley or Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY 2017, and to kick off the festivities, we’re launching a special extra early bird special that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of. For a limited time, we’re throwing in an extra… Read More

  • Intel powered the drones during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show

    Intel powered the drones during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show

    There were 300 drones dancing behind Lady Gaga during the Super Bowl halftime show. They’re called Shooting Stars and were previously used in a holiday show at Disney World. These hundreds of Shooting Star drones flash, fall and flock in unison and are all controlled by one person — or rather one computer. This is the latest project in Intel’s quest to take drones from… Read More

  • Microsoft is taking its Detroit operation downtown

    Microsoft is taking its Detroit operation downtown

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and businessman Dan Gilbert are set to announce Microsoft is moving downtown from the suburbs. TechCrunch has confirmed the move with several trusted sources and learned that Microsoft will occupy 50,000 square feet in One Campus Martius, a building owned in part by Dan Gilbert and home to a large chunk of the Quicken Loans team. Microsoft’s Detroit operation… Read More

  • GoPro stock crashes more than 10% after failing to meet Wall Street’s expectations

    GoPro stock crashes more than 10% after failing to meet Wall Street’s expectations

    GoPro today reported its fourth-quarter and year-end earning results. And they weren’t good. The stock is currently falling like a recalled GoPro Karma drone. It’s down 10 percent in after-hours trading. The company reported $540 million in fourth-quarter revenue, with a net income loss of $.082 a share. That’s under what analysts expected. And the company didn’t fare… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in two weeks

    Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in two weeks

    Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY are now open and due on February 18. That’s just over two weeks away. We’re searching for new, up-and-coming startups to launch and compete on the TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage. Why Apply? Your team will get to pitch for six minutes and then face Q&A from an all-star list of judges. Past Battlefield judges have… Read More

  • GoPro gives the Karma drone another try

    GoPro gives the Karma drone another try

    The GoPro Karma drone is now available for purchase. The camera maker today announced the general availability of the drone and at writing, it’s available from GoPro.com, and other retailers like Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and Amazon. Buyers can opt for the Karma drone bundled with a GoPro Hero 5 for $1099 or $799 without a camera. This is GoPro’s second try at the Karma drone. Read More

  • Today is the last day to save on Crunchies tickets

    Today is the last day to save on Crunchies tickets

    TechCrunch is getting ready to celebrate some of the most compelling startups and innovations of 2016 at the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards. Will you be joining us? The Crunchies are just one short week away, and if you want to party in style for the cheapest possible price at the event best described as the Oscars of Tech, the time to act is now. Today is the last day to save 10 percent on… Read More

  • Disrupt NY 2017 registration is open, get your extra early bird tickets now

    Disrupt NY 2017 registration is open, get your extra early bird tickets now

    The day you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Registration for Disrupt NY 2017 is now open, which means now is your chance to be part of all the Disrupt action for a fraction of the price with extra early bird tickets. Extra early bird tickets are just $1,795 apiece, saving you $1,200 off the full retail price. You can purchase tickets here. But act fast, because… Read More

  • Nima, the portable gluten tester, is now available for purchase

    Nima, the portable gluten tester, is now available for purchase

    Trying to avoid gluten for medical or personal reasons? Nima can help and it’s now available for purchase for $279. This little device detects even trace amount of gluten in minutes. Just stick a bit of a french fry or salad dressing into one of Nima’s capsule’s and wait about three minutes for the device to return the results. It’s that easy. The $279 carries a bit of… Read More

  • Charter Spectrum tweets terrible Wi-Fi security advice

    Charter Spectrum tweets terrible Wi-Fi security advice

    The Super Bowl is in two weeks. The Patriots versus the Falcons. And Charter Communication’s Spectrum service wants you to change your wifi password to support your favorite team! Don’t do that. Change your WiFi password and show guests where your loyalty lies! #ThatsMyTeam pic.twitter.com/7kg04D7GN9 — Spectrum (@GetSpectrum) January 23, 2017 Don’t change your… Read More

  • Faraday Future sued by visual effects studio for $1.8 million

    Faraday Future sued by visual effects studio for $1.8 million

    There’s a chance some of Faraday Future’s videos and photos feature special effects instead of images of the real vehicles. And now the company known for creating such promos for other automakers is suing Faraday Future for $1.8 million alleging the car company skipped out on the check. According to the lawsuit documents on Jalopnik, Faraday Future contracted The Mill Group in… Read More

  • All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps

    All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps

    All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The news comes from a single line of text on Google’s list of Chromebooks compatible with Android apps. “All Chromebooks launching in 2017 and after as well as the… Read More

  • Sign up to buy limited 2-for-1 tickets To Disrupt NY 2017

    Sign up to buy limited 2-for-1 tickets To Disrupt NY 2017

    We’re giving you an unprecedented opportunity to purchase a limited supply of tickets at a special rate of two for the price of one. Only 50 pairs of tickets will be released on January 27 to those who sign up. To take advantage of these limited-supply tickets, sign up at our website here. After you sign up, you’ll get an email with a link to purchase, so don’t miss out! Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv Demo Day here

    Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv Demo Day here

    TechCrunch is pleased to offer Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv Demo Day today at 6:30 p.m. local time, 8:30 a.m. PST. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding customers and scaling to global markets. There are seven accelerators located around the world, from Seattle… Read More

  • Here are the first 11 Nintendo Switch game trailers

    Nintendo continues to roll out Switch details. A lot of questions remain, but the company released the first game trailers. And boy do they look good. Watch the first set here. Read More

  • GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer

    GoPro releases the $299 Karma Grip handheld stabilizer

    The GoPro Karma Grip is now available. The camera maker announced today that the handheld stabilizer is for sale in select stores and GoPro.com for $299. This is the same handheld grip that shipped with the Karma drone — at least before the drone was recalled for battery issues. The Karma Grip competes directly with the DJI Osmo though both offer distinct advantages as I and. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon is tomorrow, get your tickets and meet our MCs

    TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon is tomorrow, get your tickets and meet our MCs

    The Hackathon begins tomorrow and we are thrilled to announce that Claire Donoghue and Marily Nika will be joining us as MCs. Here’s a little bit more about the dynamic duo who will be running our Hackathon. Marily Nika received a PhD from the Dpt. of Computing Science at Imperial College London, where she created a model for predicting internet-based phenomena, such as virality. Read More

  • Remember when GZA performed at the Crunchies?

    Remember when GZA performed at the Crunchies?

    Way back in 2012, at the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, GZA presented an award with then-writer Drew Olanoff. And then he performed. The video is above. Excuse the audio. It’s really bad for some reason. This February TechCrunch will host another Crunchies award show. This is the 10th year. A lot has changed about the show over the years so we’re going to spend some time looking back… Read More