Matt Burns

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.

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  • Video: First drive of Ford's 140mpg Plug-in Escape

    After a quick breathalyzer test at 11:30 am, we were granted access for a spin in Ford’s upcoming escape. Overall, we came away impressed with the drive but curious about the plug-in’s price will be set at for the 2012 model year. Will it be higher than the seemingly inferior Chevy Volt? Ford’s being tight lipped ’bout it probably while it surveys the… Read More

  • Ruh-Roh. Sony might post first loss in 14 years and it would be a biggie.

    Sony has successfully stayed in the black ever since the mid-eighties but it looks like a $1.1 billion dollars loss will be recorded with red ink. Previously, Sony had stated that company was recession-proof but it only makes sense that consumers would buy less TVs and mobile electronics if they were loosing their homes. Update: maybe not? Read More

  • 2010 Honda Insight pictured inside and out

    Honda recently unveiled the second generation Honda Insight and we spend sometime with the Prius-look alike. The interior has a futuristic look that you know was done on a budget thanks to the cheap plastic. The dash cluster is not only fun, but functional, with the tach center located and the speedo housed alone above the main instruments. The radio and HVAC controls continues the plastic… Read More

  • AMEX Digital BD-P1 – a cheap Hong-Kong made Blu-ray player

    DVD wasn’t a success until that first Christmas when players were available for less than $40 and Blu-ray’s success probably weighs on a similar price barrier. Chinese manufacturers are certainly here to help and prices are slowly dropping to the Wal-Mart-acceptable level with the AMEX Digital BD-P1 as the latest no-name player that might be headed to the retailer. On paper, it… Read More

  • Hold your breath! Report states iPhone Nano coming in June!

    According to Chinese-language Economic Daily News a chip manufacturer is going to receive microchip orders from Apple sometime in March which must mean that we should see an iPhone Nano sometime around June. Right? It must. Maybe. Read More

  • WTF is this? Fiberglass poop on wheels?

    I found this abomination in the North Hall at CES. I don’t know what the hell it is nor what random company commissioned this disaster. I was too dumbstruck to get any details. Who care anyway? Gallery after the jump. Read More

  • Hands-on Powermat's five upcoming charging pads

    Powermat is finally getting close to releasing its charging pads that we have been spying on for years. The company has five upcoming pads, each aimed at a slightly different application. Pricing is going to start at $99.99 and should hit retail stores like Best Buy shortly. Read More

  • CES 2009 Friday Box Lunch Unboxing

    Yesterdays Big Daddy Roast Beef left me unsatisfied and hungry. Plus, after a night on the town, I wanted something a tad lighter. So I choose the Chicken Caesar Wrap… Read More

  • Hands-on the iRiver WAVE HOME multimedia thingie

    iRiver has managed to take the Chumby, add a sweet remote/phone, and throw it into a slick matte white package. This desktop touchscreen is arguably one of the hottest products at CES primarily ’cause info didn’t leak about it before hand and its a pleasant surprise in the mix of gadgets we already know about. The company expects to add a VoIP service like Skype and if they do… Read More

  • Eyes-on the 3D BCS Championship game

    The hottest ticket in Las Vegas last night was the inaugural 3D broadcast by RealD which featured the BCS Championship game and we were there. After chilling with some big wigs and interviewing Mark Cuban, we settled down in the comfy Paris Las Vegas theater for what we were told was the next big thing. We quickly found out that was a lie; a dirty, nasty lie. Read More

  • A quick chat with ZeeVee, Inc's CEO about the ZvBox future

    The ZvBox is a promising little CE device that streams HD content over widely available coax cable. Unfortunately, the first version did work so well but Vic Odryna, CEO and overall nice guy, promises brighter roads ahead thanks to an update and the new commercial unit. Read More

  • Hands-on Touch Revolution's NIMble Android-powered platform

    CES is filled with gadgets and gizmos that are known about months ahead of time and so the real jewels are the booths from previously unknown companies. Case in point is Touch Revolution and its sweet NIMble platform that is ran by *gasp* Android. Read More

  • CES Video: HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA

    HP finally came clean on its Firebird midsize gaming rig and we just spent a few minutes with the liquid-cooled machine. It seems that HP had the traveling gamer in mind as it’s light enough to lug between LAN parties thanks to its laptop components. But don’t forget that Gideon Bible-sized power brick. Overall though, it’s a hot little rig that’s sure to make all the… Read More

  • The Asus ROG gaming desktop will eat babies & frag virgins

    The Asus Core i7-powered ROG was all by itself at the CES Asus booth but for good reason. This thing is a F’n beast! It’s massive and must weigh a metric ton. The Asus booth monkey wouldn’t open the case for some reason despite my persistent asking and joking. Even still, it’s a gigantic, massive, huge, gaming machine that probably has it’s own weather climate. Read More

  • CES 2009 Thursday Box Lunch Unboxing

    Hmmm. CES Box lunch. Hopefully the Big Daddy Roast Beef tastes as good as it sounds… Read More

  • Sony is going ECO

    Eco is the new buzzword and there is no escaping at CES this year. There isn’t a CE manufacturer out there that wants to be caught dumping toxic materials into consumers livingrooms; Sony is no different. Updated HCFL backlights helps drop LCD power consumption by almost 40%, an ambient light sensor adjusts the backlight appropriately and a motion sensor turns off the set after a period… Read More

  • The Sony Webbie – a colorfully HD shooter

    Sony has a little camcorder aimed at the Internet crowd. The Webbie captures HD MPEG-4 video and 5 MP photos. It has a 5x optical zoom and special software that makes uploads speedy. Content is recorded on Sony’s Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The MHS-CM1 Webbie will be available for order tomorrow for $200 and the vertically-styled MHS-PM1 will drop in April for $170. Read More

  • Sony updates its camcorder lineup

    CES brings big changes to Sony’s camcorder offerings. High-def camcorders are getting big HDDs and there are a bunch to choose from with ranging pricing. Non-HD camcorders are getting the same hard-drive treatment too and will start at attractive MSRPs. Don’t want a built-in HDD? Cool, Sony has new HD flash models too. Oh, and there are new DVD models too. Full details after the jump. Read More

  • Sony didn't get the memo on thin TVs, brought lots of OLEDs to CES

    Sony’s 2009 CES booth is showing off some sick, like sickly sick, thin sets. Primarily are these OLED Proof of Technology models that are dead sexy even to me. Chances are none of these will ever see a Euro snob loft. They are just concepts and there is nothing wrong with that. That thin TV, it’s .9 millimeter thick – or is that thin? Hmmm. Apparently Sony has more OLED news… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Sony VAIO P

    My, oh my. The Sony VAIO P is a popular netbook. After using some Peter Ha-taught ninja skills, I made my way through the crowd to this tiny netbook. Overall, the netbook feels Sony solid. The nub was a tad finicky but it works. The resolution though is astoundingly high on the small screen. I love small font but at the default setting it was too small for me. Thankfully the P Series does… Read More