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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  • Only one week left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Only one week left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    We’ve given you an extension, and now it’s time for you to act. This is the last week to get tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 at the early-bird price of $1,995 per ticket before the it jumps by $1,000 after April 15. If you don’t get your tickets ordered by the end of the day on Friday, you will miss out. So, what are you waiting for? Visit our ticketing page to secure your spot today. Read More

  • This is the HTC 10

    This is the HTC 10

    HTC is set to announce its next flagship smartphone tomorrow at a NYC event. But here it is early. The leaked promotional video shows the evolution of HTC’s design with a chamfered edge, camera bump and oval-shaped home button — and like previous HTC devices, the next phone still looks like an iPhone. The video seemingly confirms that the device will sport an USB-C charging port… Read More

  • We’re giving you one more week to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    We’re giving you one more week to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    This one’s for you, procrastinators. We are giving you one extra week to get tickets to Disrupt NY at the early-bird price point of $1,995 per ticket, a full $1,000 off the full retail price of $2,995. You now have until next Friday, April 15, to get in on this incredible discount, so you’d better stop putting it off and get on over to our ticketing page and get your Disrupt… Read More

  • Today is the last day to save on Disrupt NY tickets

    Today is the last day to save on Disrupt NY tickets

    You’ve waited long enough — the time to act is now. Like, right now. Today is the last day to get tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 at the discounted early-bird price of $1,995 per ticket, $1,000 less than the full retail price of $2,995 that takes effect tomorrow. Read More

  • Here’s why we invited B.J. Novak to TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016

    Here’s why we invited B.J. Novak to TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016

    B.J. Novak is coming to Disrupt NY. We’re excited. Here’s why. B.J. is the cofounder The List App, which, well, is an app that features lists. It’s great. The lists tend to be more mature than Buzzfeed’s and the app’s stark design lets the content stand out. I’m curious if The List App’s business model of leaning on celebrities to fill out content… Read More

  • Sense A Life is a car seat monitor that could save a life

    Sense A Life is a car seat monitor that could save a life

    It’s actually easier than some can imagine to leave a child behind in a car. Sense A Life aims to stop this from happening by acting as a warning to warn parents and caregivers of a child left behind in a car. There are two parts to the device and the founders say it takes about 30 seconds to install and set up. One part sticks to the side of the driver’s seat while a sensor is… Read More

  • The second round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets are now available

    The second round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets are now available

    May is right around the corner, and soon thousands of innovators, investors and entrepreneurs will make their way to Brooklyn for TechCrunch Disrupt. While the main event may be the conference that runs from May 9-11, one of our favorite parts of Disrupt is the Hackathon that takes place the weekend before. We’re thrilled to announce that the second wave of free tickets to the Hackathon… Read More

  • Only two days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Only two days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    All right all you procrastinators out there — the time to act is now. You have just two days left to get your early-bird tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt NY and save $1,000 in the process. Early-bird pricing for the show ends on Friday, April 8, so you’d better head over to our ticketing page and get your tickets now. Read More

  • Nest demonstrates the risks of being an early adopter by shutting down Revolv

    Nest demonstrates the risks of being an early adopter by shutting down Revolv

    Remember the Revolv home automation hub? Probably not. The device was released in late 2013, and while fantastic, it largely flew under the radar before Alphabet’s Nest division bought the company, and promptly stopped selling the device. But the device was still available from various retailers and worth the cash for home packed with Internet of Things devices. It works great —… Read More

  • Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt NY end soon

    Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt NY end soon

    Planning on making the trip to the Big Apple for Disrupt NY? You might as well save $1,000 in the process, but to do that you’re going to need to act quickly. Early-bird tickets to the hottest startup show in tech end on Friday, April 8. You can get your early-bird tickets here for the discounted price of just $1,995 apiece. After the 8th, tickets will increase to their final retail… Read More

  • First round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    First round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    The wait is over, Hackathon fans. Today, we’re thrilled to release the first wave of tickets to the Hackathon at Disrupt NY 2016, and you can secure your spot by grabbing a ticket here. The Hackathon takes place May 7-8 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in New York City, and you’re definitely going to want to be there. Read More

  • Students and recent grads, get your discounted Disrupt NY tickets now

    Students and recent grads, get your discounted Disrupt NY tickets now

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the best startup show in the Big Apple? Student tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 are still available for just $300. Read More

  • Netflix Party lets long distance friends watch together

    Netflix Party lets long distance friends watch together

    Ain’t no party like a Netflix party cause a Netflix party eventually stops after a weekend of bingeing on House Of Cards and doesn’t start again until Netflix releases the new season the next year. But now there’s Netflix Party, a chrome extension that lets viewers sync their Netflix viewing session across time and space and adds a group chat sidebar for good measure. Read More

  • Tesla is now offering Ludicrous Mode upgrades for older P90D models because why not

    Tesla is now offering Ludicrous Mode upgrades for older P90D models because why not

    Want to make your P90D about 20 percent faster? Sure, no worries. Tesla is now allowing P90D buyers who skipped the insane Ludicrous Mode upgrade at the time of purchase to add it to their vehicle for $10,000. The company claims the upgrades will drop the car’s quarter mile time to 10.9 seconds and 0-60 time to 2.8 seconds. For, you know, those times you’re late to your… Read More

  • Want to display in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY for free? Enter our giveaway

    Want to display in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY for free? Enter our giveaway

    Is your startup looking to take that next big leap forward? Many companies have gotten their start by displaying in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt, and we want your company to be our next success story. Read More

  • Jawbone doubles down on its allegations against Fitbit

    Jawbone doubles down on its allegations against Fitbit

    For nearly a year Jawbone and Fitbit have been in the courts and Jawbone just threw down new allegations. In a motion to amend the original filing, Jawbone wants to add a new defendant to the case that formerly worked at Jawbone but defected to Fitbit, bringing a host of confidential information along with her. Jawbone also now contends that this person, along with previously named… Read More

  • Strap a parachute onto your drone with the ParaZero SafeAir

    Strap a parachute onto your drone with the ParaZero SafeAir

    Drones are expensive and crashes are inevitable. ParaZero has a solution: A parachute. With the ParaZero SafeAir product, a drone is fitted with a capsule containing a parachute that’s effective at very low altitudes and deploys in under a second. The company says the system works without user intervention so it should deploy when your drone decides to take a ride around the block… Read More

  • Want an Echo Dot? Here’s how to bypass Amazon’s restrictions and order one today

    Want an Echo Dot? Here’s how to bypass Amazon’s restrictions and order one today

    Amazon is making it difficult to pre-order the $90 Echo Dot. But there’s still a way, and it’s really easy to nab your place in line for the new mini Echo. Better hurry, though. Amazon could close this loophole at any moment. To pre-order the Echo Dot: Open the Amazon iOS shopping app Search for “Echo Dot” On the search result page, swipe right on the device to add it… Read More

  • The Sony Future Lab could be as forward-thinking as the Walkman

    The Sony Future Lab could be as forward-thinking as the Walkman

    Sony is doing something unheard of in the consumer electronic space: It’s going to show off prototypes. Can you imagine Apple or Samsung doing that? Not really, no. For several good reasons, electronic companies like to keep products under wraps until they’re completely finished and the company can unveil it with many dogs and ponies. Sony’s calling this program Future Lab… Read More

  • The SkyWall 100 bazooka captures drones with a giant net

    The SkyWall 100 bazooka captures drones with a giant net

    The SkyWall 100 is one of the latest device promising to protect the world from the impending drone takeover. It’s essentially a smart bazooka that fires a canister filled with a net at drones 100 meters away. Boom headshot. An operator targets the drone and fires a canister that contains a large net that gets tangled in the drone’s rotors. A parachute then delivers the drone back… Read More

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