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.

Crunchbase profile →

Featured Picks from Matt Burns


Latest from Matt Burns

  • Review: Stanley 3-in-1 flashlight

    Short Version: A multi-head, LED flashlight by Stanley. Clever and a great household tool. Just be careful as it isn’t Maglite tough. Read More

  • Seagate's warranty policy is poo; at least according to an online tech [Update]

    When will companies learn that if you treat people badly, it will appear all over the Internet? According to this chat transcript between a Seagate hard drive owner and an online tech, Seagate has an interesting warranty policy that states the advertised one-year warranty doesn’t start when the drive is purchased, rather when it left the factory. So if the drive sat on… Read More

  • Review: Jabra BT530 Bluetooth headset

    Short Version: Another Jabra Bluetooth headset with O.K. sound quality and range, but sports a true on/off switch. Not a soft button, but a real, honest to goodness, on/off switch. Praise jebus! Read More

  • SanDisk now fully supports OS X with the Cruzer Enterprise

    USB drives come pre-loaded with tons of security rubbish these days and if you’re a Mac user that want to utilize these options, the SanDisk Cruzer Enterprise is for you. Both the PC and Mac users can use the tools that includes a secure, encrypted storage area to hid all your little nasties protected by 256-bit AES encryption. The Cruzer Enterprise is available in 1-, 2-, 4-, and… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Monster Cable deals at the Circuit City Outlet

    No one denies that Monster Cable makes quality products, it’s just the unnecessarily high price and shady business practices that kills their street rep. From time to time Circuit City pops a few outdated Monster Cable products into their outlet store and makes them a bargain. 6-foot Monster Cable Component cables for $13.96; nice. 6-Foot Monster Cable Component cables and… Read More

  • 2,500 3D U.S. theaters by April '09

     
    3D theaters are back, baby. Estimates put the current installation base around 1,500 but some chap, Jeffery Katzenberg, predicts that there will be 2,500 by April in time for DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs Aliens. The Dreamworks CEO is certain that consumers will spend an extra $5 to don cheap, plastic glasses to experience the movie in 3D and he might be right. 3D movies bring… Read More

  • Blockbuster OnDemand might not be out of beta yet

    Dave Zatz quickly ordered-up the Blockbuster OnDemand streamer when it launched and now states that the device isn’t ready for primetime. (his words, not mine) While I won’t steal all of his thunder, the above image is popped up when he tried to play his first rental. I’ve only rented one flick, the latest Indiana Jones installment. The initial download automatically restarted… Read More

  • Wal-Mart to sell $99 4GB iPhone?


    The Wal-Mart/iP3G rumor has been swirling for months now and the latest tid-bit states that Wal-Mart will indeed sell an iPhone3G, but it’s going to be a 4GB version for $99 with a two-year agreement. Plausible? Sure. Read More

  • Coby to sell under $100 PoqetMate netbooks at Rite Aid & Kroger

    Netbooks are here. The Coby PoqetMate prove it as the sub-$100 netbooks are headed to Rite Aid Pharmacies and Kroger grocery stores. Once a product breaks free of its niche market and invades the general populous, you might as well get use to them ’cause they aren’t going anywhere. As for this Coby Netbook, the 7-inch flavor is going to ring up under $100. Specs are a… Read More

  • The Dark Knight on iTunes 2008 top download list before it's actually available

    The Dark Knight home release will not be available until next Tuesday, December 9th, but that hasn’t stopped the cash cow flick from hitting iTunes Top Downloads of 2008. No telling if the film actually earned that spot with the amount of pre-orders or if Apple placed the film there knowing that it eventually will be a top download. Either way, chances are the film is going to be… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Peek handheld for $49.99 only today

    Quick! The email one-hit-wonder Peek is only $49.99 today. Today only. You get that? For $49.99, you can pick up the Peek but the sale ends when the clock strikes twelve. Hurry. Today is the only day it’s $49.99. Oh, don’t forget about the $19.99 monthly data charge. That’s not on sale today. Read More

  • Downloadable TV and Movie section on TiVo [temporally?] not available; TiVo denies Amazon HD is coming

    TiVo owners found a placeholder button indicating a high definition Amazon HD service early this morning. The button, however, simply took users to the standard Amazon Top Downloads area instead of to HD content. Now the entire TiVo download section is not available, rather showing the image above instead of displaying services like Amazon, Web Videos, Jaman, and Disney. Furthermore, TiVo… Read More

  • Give the gift of an iPhone3G (gift card)

    Apple is making it a tad easier to gift the iPhone3G with a dedicated Gift Card. Do I really need to explain anything else? It’s a gift card that buys a iPhone3G at an Apple Store. Actually, it’s kind of a neat idea for those that want to give the Jesusphone as a gift but do not have access to the recipients AT&T account. Read More

  • Canon can make SEDs again if anyone still cares

    There was a time when SEDs were going to dominate the HDTV landscape but a lawsuit between Canon and Applied Nanotech put shelved the technology few years ago. The lawsuit was won by Canon recently and now a court has granted the company permission to resume development. It’s a little too late now though. Read More

  • HD Netflix now on Samsung Blu-ray players thanks to new firmware

    Firmware now available for the Samsung BD-P2550 / BD-P2550 Blu-ray players enables HD Netflix streaming. The players had previously been able to access standard definition Netflix content but who wants to watch SD on their HDTV? No one, so firmware 2.1 is well appreciated. Any owners care to give us a first report. Read More

  • Samsung bringing a 50-inch OLED TV to CES '09?

    Samsung has shown off some incredible OLED advancements over the last few months but the best might soon be revealed at CES. The company might, might bring a 50-inch display to the Consumer Electronics Show. “We can make larger displays, and we may demonstrate a 50in OLED TV at the CES show in January, though we haven’t decided yet,” he said, “But how much more would… Read More

  • Buffalo outs Inspiron Mini 9 16/32GB SSD drives

    Now that Dell officially offers a 32GB SSD for only a $100, these Buffalo modules are more for the Mini 9 early adaptors that wants in on the larger capacity SSD action. The two drives should be available soon – read: sometime this month – with the 16GB going for 5565 yen ($59 USD) and the 32GB going for 9870 yen ($106 USD). Read More

  • NewSight Corp develops worlds 1st 3D LED 180-inch monster screen

    Don’t get too excited, Trust Fund kiddies. This massive display probably will not be available for your purchase but my goodness, wouldn’t GOW2 be sweet on it. The 180-inch 3D LED video wall is destined for commercial use considering four of these can be connected together to make a gigantic 360-inch screen. LEDs make up each pixel and are arranged at a pitch of 6mm. Even… Read More

  • Amazon Video On Demand to stream in HD?

    Well, lookie here. TiVo has an button labeled, “Available in High Definition” underneath the Amazon Video On Demand section. While the button can be selected and pressed, it takes you to the main Amazon Video area where High Definition content is nowhere to be found – yet. Strange? Not really. Netflix is streaming in HD and Amazon needs to compete. The only question now… Read More

  • Psystar violated DMCA, says Apple

    The court proceedings between Apple and Psystar are still dragging on with the latest charges being filed by Apple the day before Thanksgiving. Allegedly, Psystar is violating the Digital Mellennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by circumventing the OS X copy-protection.  Through this motion, Apple seeks leave to file its Amended Complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a) and this… Read More