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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  • Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 Agenda

    Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 Agenda

    TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin for the first time since the original Disrupt Europe in 2013. Disrupt Berlin 2017 is one of the largest TechCrunch events we’ve held in Europe and general admission and exhibitor packages are still available. You’re not going to want to miss this. The show is jam-packed, and just like every Disrupt, the focus is on startups and the… Read More

  • Xbox One X review: This is the ultimate Xbox

    Xbox One X review: This is the ultimate Xbox

    This is the Xbox One X. It’s the fastest and smallest Xbox and the first to offer games in 4K. At $499 the higher resolution comes at a steep price. After a week with the console and hours of gaming, I can firmly state the Xbox One X is the best Xbox to date. This Xbox has everything. Think about it. The Xbox One X is the culmination of the Xbox project and, right now, at this moment… Read More

  • The Xbox One X Review: Unboxing and tearing it down

    This is the Xbox One X. A full review is coming, but until then, here are some pics of the outside and inside of unassuming gaming machine. The case is passe and boring. Inside are the chips and bits of the most powerful gaming console to date and they look great. Read More

  • The MSI Trident 3 Arctic packs crazy gaming power into a tiny case

    The MSI Trident 3 Arctic packs crazy gaming power into a tiny case

    Here’s the skinny: This computer is skinny. The MSI Trident 3 Arctic is a gaming rig in a surprisingly small package. During testing the found the computer capable of running the latest VR hardware and games even though the tiny computer lacks the traditional cooling found on standard cases. The MSI Trident 3 Arctic is a gaming console killer. Specs: Windows Home 10 Intel Core… Read More

  • This video shows the iPhone X’s crazy app switching swipe

    This video shows the iPhone X’s crazy app switching swipe

    The iPhone X is about to be released, and somehow, either officially sanctioned or otherwise, a handful of videos have appeared showing different functions of the device. What follows is a short video showing the novel way users will switch apps on the iPhone X. App switching on iPhone X looks pretty smooth. (via https://t.co/mXpNJhOwzw) pic.twitter.com/Lf9X3twx58 — Webastiaan the… Read More

  • Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers

    Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers

    Parrot is continuing its push into the commercial drone space with two new drones. The Bebop-Pro Thermo and Bluegrass are aimed at specific targets namely firefighters and farmers. Both join Parrot’s Professional range of drones that include the Disco-Pro AG and Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling. At this point, if there’s an industry that could use a drone, Parrot seems to be building one… Read More

  • Delphi buys Nutonomy for $400 million to scale and deliver autonomous vehicles

    Delphi buys Nutonomy for $400 million to scale and deliver autonomous vehicles

    Delphi today announced it is purchasing the self-driving car company Nutonomy for $450 million. Founded in 2013 by Dr. Karl Iagnemma and Dr. Emilio Frazzoli, Nutonomy is Boston-based company that develops autonomous vehicle technology. The core thought behind this purchase is to accelerate the pace of developing autonomous vehicles with Delphi. Delphi CTO Glen De Vos noted on a conference… Read More

  • Here are the cars that support iPhone 8 and iPhone X wireless charging

    Here are the cars that support iPhone 8 and iPhone X wireless charging

    The iPhone 8 and iPhone X sport wireless charging and there are a handful of car manufacturers that already include Qi charging pads. Basically, Apple says, most of these wireless charging pads will work though there are some outliers. The main exception is some of the pads are not large enough for the iPhone 8 Plus so in that case, you’ll have to plug your phone into a cable to charge. Read More

  • Dubai startup raises $1.5m to use AI to reduce vehicle accidents and opens US office in Detroit

    Dubai startup raises $1.5m to use AI to reduce vehicle accidents and opens US office in Detroit

    Derq aims to make cars smarter and recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding after graduating from Techstars Mobility Accelerator. In addition to growing its team and opening an office in Detroit, the company plans on using the cash to advance its tech that aims to reduce vehicle accidents by improving how cars and infrastructure talk to each other. The company sees its product integrating… Read More

  • Watch the Amazon HQ2 video pitches from Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philly, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and DFW

    Cities, regions and states are throwing everything at Amazon in the hopes the giant company will pick them to house its second headquarters. Amazon says 238 cities submitted proposals and many cities included sizzle videos in their pitch. Here are the videos from Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Dallas and Fort Worth. Each are different. Some show building… Read More

  • Touchscreen Google Home device evidence spied in official app code

    Touchscreen Google Home device evidence spied in official app code

    There’s now more evidence Google is testing a touchscreen Home device. AndroidPolice points to sections of code of the latest Google app that refers to a device that sports a new on-screen interface. The APK teardown of 7.14.15 beta version revealed a long list of on-screen menus and functions that are utilized by a device with the code-name of Quartz. These abilities include YouTube… Read More

  • Nintendo to release SNES-themed 3DS XL in the U.S.

    Nintendo to release SNES-themed 3DS XL in the U.S.

    Nintendo is going to ride the retro cash cow to the bank. The company recently announced an SNES-themed 3DS XL for Europe and apparently its coming to the States, too. The handheld is available for pre-order for $199 and ships two weeks after the European release on November 27. To sweeten the deal, a download code for Super Mario Kart is included with the system. wait what, New Nintendo 3DS… Read More

  • Duo Security raises $70 million at a valuation north of $1 billion

    Duo Security raises $70 million at a valuation north of $1 billion

    Duo Security today announced its Series D funding that puts the company in unicorn territory. The company raised $70 million led by Meritech Capital Partners and Lead Edge Capital at a valuation of $1.17 billion. This funding round brings the company’s total amount raised to $119 million. This round included new investors, Index Ventures and Workday, that latter of which joins as a… Read More

  • BlackBerry ditches the keyboard in latest handset

    BlackBerry ditches the keyboard in latest handset

    Yesterday at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, BlackBerry announced the Motion, an all-screen smartphone with a massive battery. Made by TCL under the BlackBerry Mobile brand, the Motion packs a 5.5-inch screen and running on a Snapdragon 625 SoC platform. The phone will be initially available in Middle Eastern markets for around $460 USD. North American availability was not announced. The… Read More

  • Porsche’s Mission E caught testing alongside Tesla vehicles

    Porsche’s Mission E caught testing alongside Tesla vehicles

    Ignore the exhaust tips on the back. Those are just to throw off casual onlookers. According to our friends at Autoblog, there’s a good chance this is the electric car Porsche hopes to throw down against Tesla. Called Mission E in previous concepts, Porsche has talked about this car for several years though this is one of the first photos of the production car. The photos show a car void… Read More

  • FAA outlaws drone use around 10 US monuments and dams

    FAA outlaws drone use around 10 US monuments and dams

    The Federal Aviation Administration announced new rules for drone use around key US landmarks including monuments and dams. Under the new restrictions, drones are not to fly within 400 feet of the designated landmarks. The FAA says these rules were implemented at the request of US security and law enforcement agencies. These locations are just the latest added to the growing list of the… Read More

  • Watch Elon Musk’s keynote where he announced SpaceX’s new rocket and Mars colonization

    Watch Elon Musk’s keynote where he announced SpaceX’s new rocket and Mars colonization

    Elon Musk gave a keynote address yesterday to the International Aeronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. During the 43 minute talk, which is embedded above, Musk laid out SpaceX’s future including colonizing Mars and building one rocket to rule them all. The talk is fantastic. Elon was Elon and revealed countless details about future SpaceX plans. This is why he’s celebrated… Read More

  • Stilform’s Kosmos pen is a polished titanium delight

    Stilform’s Kosmos pen is a polished titanium delight

    I’m a pen and pencil person. There’s something lasting about the tactile experience when using a writing instrument. Writing with a pen or pencil feels real and I obsessively purchase all sorts of pens and pencils so I jumped at the chance to review Stilform’s Kosmos pen. Stilform is a design outfit out of Munich and the Kosmos is their first pen. Special editions of the… Read More

  • Amazon just launched 6 new gadgets and none was over $150

    Amazon just launched 6 new gadgets and none was over $150

    In the year of the $1000 iPhone Amazon just announced a scattering of new gadgets and none cost more than $150. Essentially, Amazon said “screws the margins” and are selling everything as cheap as possible. This race to the bottom is Amazon’s standard operating procedure. The company did it with Kindles e-readers and again with Kindle Fire tablets. The company releases a proof… Read More

  • N.Y. regulators issued Equifax with a subpoena, per report

    N.Y. regulators issued Equifax with a subpoena, per report

    Equifax was issued a subpoena from New York state’s financial service regulators in regards to the massive data breach the company announced last month, Reuters reported today. The regulators want Equifax to provide more information, which is about right since it seems like Equifax has changed the story several times since the first announcement. Specifically, Reuters states the subpoena… Read More

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