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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  • Next round of Disrupt London Hackathon tickets now available

    Next round of Disrupt London Hackathon tickets now available

    Disrupt London 2016 is fast approaching, and soon thousands of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will make their way to London’s Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the best startup show in Europe. One of our favorite parts of Disrupt actually takes place before the show floor opens up for the week — the Disrupt Hackathon. Today… Read More

  • Intel and Disney paint the sky

    Intel and Disney paint the sky

    Disney World’s nightly fireworks might soon have competition. Drones. Hundreds of drones lit up with LEDs and they’re all controlled by one person. Intel turned to Disney to showcase its next generation drones. And these drones can do things fireworks cannot. Flying as a fleet, these Intel drones can paint the sky with three-dimensional images that twist and turn and come to life. Read More

  • Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too. We’re looking for startups to compete in Hardware Battlefield, where 24 companies will battle for a $50,000 check, a robot trophy and the chance to rise above the noise as the champion of Hardware Battlefield. Apply here. Hardware… Read More

  • GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market

    GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market

    GoPro just issued a press release announcing the recall of the Karma drone. It just happened to be while the United States is watching the election results roll in. The press release is below. Customers can view return instuctions here. The Karma drone was on the market for 16 days and GoPro says it sold 2,500 drones thus far. All of them are recalled. GoPro says a power loss malfunction is… Read More

  • GoPro Karma Review: This is the drone for GoPro diehards

    GoPro Karma Review: This is the drone for GoPro diehards

    Meet Karma, GoPro’s long-promised drone. The Karma is capable, packable and easy to fly. And since it uses GoPro’s best cameras, the picture quality is superb. In the end, GoPro is a camera company that made a drone. The Karma drone is first and foremost an accessory for GoPro cameras and thus it hits the market with a unique value proposition. Read More

  • Early-bird Disrupt London ticket sales extended by one month

    Early-bird Disrupt London ticket sales extended by one month

    Don’t say we don’t ever give you anything, European startup fans! While early-bird ticket sales were originally scheduled to end today, we’ve decided to give you an extra month to save £250 on tickets to Disrupt London 2016. You now have until Sunday, December 4 to get your Disrupt London tickets for just £950, a full £250 off the final retail price of £1,200. Your… Read More

  • Today is the last day to nominate your favorite startup, founder and technology for a Crunchie!

    Today is the last day to nominate your favorite startup, founder and technology for a Crunchie!

    This is it, friends. Today is the last day for Crunchies nominations. You have until the end of the day to submit who and what you think deserves a Crunchie. We’re looking for the tech community’s input. Who was the hottest new startup? Who launched the best new technology? Which company had the best launch video? There are 11 categories in all. This is the 10th anniversary of… Read More

  • DJI Mavic Pro: 0, Birdhouse: 1

    DJI Mavic Pro: 0, Birdhouse: 1

    Our DJI Mavic Pro review will be delayed a bit. Stay tuned. Read More

  • Today is the last day to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Today is the last day to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Alright, startup fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough. If you somehow haven’t yet gotten your tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, today is the day to do it. Today is the final day to get Disrupt London 2016 tickets at our early-bird price of £950 apiece, a full £250 cheaper than those same tickets will be tomorrow. You can get those tickets here. What… Read More

  • DJI now says early Mavic Pro orders should be processed in “seven to eight weeks”

    DJI now says early Mavic Pro orders should be processed in “seven to eight weeks”

    DJI today issued a statement apologizing and detailing shipping details for the Mavic Pro. The company now says it “will do our best” to clear Mavic Pro orders received before November 3, 2016 within the next seven to eight weeks. Initially, DJI said the Mavic Pro would start shipping on October 15 and hit stores November 2nd. But what about the cash customers handed over when… Read More

  • DJI sends invites for November 15 event, Inspire 2 likely to debut

    DJI sends invites for November 15 event, Inspire 2 likely to debut

    It seems DJI is about to announce the next generation of the Inspire drone. The company recently sent invites for a November 15 event in LA with the tagline of Control / Create, clearly a nod to the Inspire’s dual-controller capability and target market of Hollywood creators. The event would be two years and one day after DJI announced the original Inspire drone. The first Inspire was… Read More

  • Just a few days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Just a few days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Disrupt London 2016 is just over a month away, but if you’d like to save some money on tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, an important deadline is fast approaching. You have just 3 more days to get discounted early bird tickets to Disrupt London for just £950, £250 less than they’ll be if you wait until Saturday, November 5. You can get an early-bird Disrupt… Read More

  • DJI Osmo vs GoPro Karma Grip: A tale of two gimbals

    DJI Osmo vs GoPro Karma Grip: A tale of two gimbals

    Action cameras are great. Shaky videos are not. Enter gimbals. Long a tool of professionals, these handheld devices keep the camera steady and smooth out the shot. DJI launched its Osmo handheld gimbal in 2015 and GoPro just released its first alongside the Karma drone. We took both to South Korea and put them to the test. In the end, both work great and produce quality video that’s… Read More

  • Only 4 days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Only 4 days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Attention, Disrupt procrastinators. The time to pay attention is now. You have just 4 days left to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just £950 apiece, saving yourself a full £250 off the final ticket price of £1,200. So, what are you waiting for? Be sure to head over to our ticketing page no later than this Friday, November 4 to get your early-bird Disrupt tickets before… Read More

  • Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt London end November 4

    Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt London end November 4

    Planning on attending the best startup show in Europe? Disrupt London 2016 is just over a month away, but an important Disrupt deadline is later this week. You have just five more days to get discounted early bird tickets to Disrupt London for just £950, a full £250 less than they’ll be if you wait until Saturday, November 5. You can get your early-bird tickets here. That ticket… Read More

  • The Crunchies nominations close soon

    The Crunchies nominations close soon

    Stop procrastinating and nominate your favorite startup, founder or investor for a Crunchie. Nominations will close on Thursday, November 3, 2016. We’re looking for the input of the tech community. Who was the hottest new startup? Who launched the best new technology? Which company had the best launch video? There are 11 categories in all. This is the 10th anniversary of the Crunchies… Read More

  • The Amazon Echo gains MLB Gameday Audio just in time for the World Series

    The Amazon Echo gains MLB Gameday Audio just in time for the World Series

    The MLB just made it a bit easier to listen to the Indians destroy the Cubs during the World Series. After enabling the skill, subscribers to MLB products just need to tell an Echo to ask MLB to play the Indians. And like that, the Echo turns into your personal Bob Uecker, streaming the play-by-play directly into your room. The app will work the same way during the next season, a MLB… Read More

  • Get your tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon now

    Get your tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon now

    The very long wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt London 2016 is just around the corner, and we’re thrilled to announce the release of the first wave of tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon. The Hackathon takes place December 3-4 at London’s beautiful Copper Box Arena, and we hope you’ll join us. Those of you looking to spend the weekend before Disrupt coding and… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Surface business skyrockets as the iPad’s slows

    Microsoft’s Surface business skyrockets as the iPad’s slows

    Microsoft saw revenue from its Surface line jump 38% over last year’s total, according to its most recent financial report. Released today, the report states that Surface revenue hit $926 million during the last quarter, up from $672 million last year. Even at this level, Apple’s iPad business is still much larger, though growing more slowly. Apple’s iPad business is… Read More

  • Henrik Fisker teases upcoming EV’s “butterfly” doors

    Henrik Fisker teases upcoming EV’s “butterfly” doors

    Well, damn. Henrik Fisker just took to Twitter and gave a lesson on teasing upcoming products. According to his tweet, the upcoming reborn Fisker EV will have wild butterfly doors — you know, the type of doors kids will put on their hand-me-down Honda Accords. He says in the tweet the crazy doors are for easier ingress and egress, but really he’s just throwing down with Elon Musk… Read More

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