Matt Burns

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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  • Inside GoPro’s Ambitious Plan To Connect Their Cameras To The Cloud

    Inside GoPro’s Ambitious Plan To Connect Their Cameras To The Cloud

    GoPro doesn’t want to be known just as a camera company. Instead, as I learned from GoPro’s CEO and Founder Nick Woodman, GoPro wants to be a lifestyle media company. To that end, the company is looking to cloud services to give owners an easier way to share all that rad action footage and build a new business based on content, not hardware. Read More

  • Connected-Car Startup Vinli Raises $6.5M From Samsung, Cox Automotive, And More

    Connected-Car Startup Vinli Raises $6.5M From Samsung, Cox Automotive, And More

    Vinli launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF last September by promising to bring the car into the smartphone age. The company is making a small sensor that plugs into a vehicle’s ODB port and allow the driver to access a suit of apps on their smartphone, providing additional functions not currently built into the car. And today, some nine months later, the company is announcing a $6.5… Read More

  • Students, Get Your Discounted Tickets To Disrupt SF

    Students, Get Your Discounted Tickets To Disrupt SF

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the hottest show in tech? We have set aside a number of tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt SF exclusively for students, and you can snag one for just $300 with a valid university ID and your current transcripts. Read More

  • Disrupt SF 2015 Lands At The Historic Pier 70

    Disrupt SF 2015 Lands At The Historic Pier 70

    The gears are starting to turn for Disrupt SF 2015, and in just a few short months, TechCrunch editors and a host of the most influential people in tech will be gathering to talk about the future of startups and technology. The conference will run from September 21 through 23 at San Francisco’s Pier 70. Read More

  • Nintendo Denies Its Next-Gen Console Will Run Android

    Nintendo Denies Its Next-Gen Console Will Run Android

    Sorry, Android fans. Nintendo’s next gaming system will not be based on Android. The official word comes from a Nintendo spokesperson speaking to a Japanese report that indicated that the upcoming Nintendo NX would use Android as its operating system. Read More

  • Startup Alley Registration Is Now Open For Disrupt SF 2015

    Startup Alley Registration Is Now Open For Disrupt SF 2015

    Disrupt SF 2015 is the place to be if you want your startup to get noticed. According to CrunchBase, of the 126 companies on display in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2014, 24 have since been funded, raising $90.9 million in Seed and Series A funding as of January 2015. And 11 of the 24 raised over $78 million within three months of Startup Alley. It’s just a crazy-good opportunity. Read More

  • GoPro Outs The Hero+LCD, A $299 Entry Level Camera With A Touchscreen

    GoPro Outs The Hero+LCD, A $299 Entry Level Camera With A Touchscreen

    Meet the GoPro Hero+LCD. The new camera is part of the company’s growing entry-level Hero line that sports capabilities perfect for YouTube. As the product’s name suggests, it features a LCD touchscreen, which is a handy feature for GoPro cameras. Read More

  • GoPro Built This Epic 16-Camera Array To Capture VR Content For Google

    GoPro Built This Epic 16-Camera Array To Capture VR Content For Google

    The 360-Degree Camera Array aims to capture the world for virtual reality. The rig holds 16 Hero4 cameras and records a 360-degree panoramic video — think like the Matrix’s bullet time but outward facing. But you can’t buy it yet. For the first six months rigs like these will be available exclusively to Google content creators. As the video shows below the recorded video… Read More

  • Google Reveals Plan To Get Android Powering Internet Of Things Devices

    Google Reveals Plan To Get Android Powering Internet Of Things Devices

    Today at Google I/O 2015 Google detailed its plan to roll Android into the home and everyday devices. Meet Brillo and Weave. Together, these two software products will power and allow Internet of Things devices. Google’s SVP Sundar Pichai explained that Brillo is derived from Android, yet is stripped down in ways that allows the operating system to power devices such as door locks or… Read More

  • Future Android Phones Could Recharge Another Devices

    Future Android Phones Could Recharge Another Devices

    Google just announced new features for the next version of Android and the most interesting one has little to do with the user interface: Properly equipped devices will be able to recharge other USB devices. This is thanks to the new version of USB called USB Type-C. This next generation of USB is already found on several devices like the new Apple MacBook and the latest Google Pixel Chromebox. Read More

  • Swatch Reaffirms It’s Building A Smartwatch With Payment Features

    Swatch Reaffirms It’s Building A Smartwatch With Payment Features

    Swatch still wants in on the smartwatch game. According to Chief Executive Nick Hayek the watch will be internet-enabled and feature remote-payment functions, although the specifics are still in question. Hayek, speaking recently at a shareholder meeting, said that its upcoming smartwatch will launch in Switzerland and “one big country”. Read More

  • Lenovo Releases A Media Stream Puck

    Lenovo Releases A Media Stream Puck

    This thing somehow sticks to an HDTV. Called the Lenovo Cast, it’s the firm’s first media streaming device and is designed to work with Android devices. Launching this August at $49 and lacking native apps, it’s a more expensive Chromecast, but don’t write off Lenovo’s product just yet. Read More

  • Xiaomi To Sell Products In US And Europe Starting June 1st

    Xiaomi To Sell Products In US And Europe Starting June 1st

    Mi.com will soon sell Xiaomi products and accessories in the US and, UK, France and Germany. This comes after last week’s short soft launch of the online store. However, like before, the firm is not selling its mobile phones or tablets in these regions yet. Starting on June 1st Mi.com will offer the Mi Band activity tracker, Mi Headphones and Mi Power Bank — all decent products sold… Read More

  • Jawbone Sues Fitbit For Stolen Data By Ex-Employees

    Jawbone Sues Fitbit For Stolen Data By Ex-Employees

    The wearable wars just escalated to a new high. Jawbone has sued Fitbit in a California court for recruiting employees who plundered confidential information on their way out. According to the suit, Fitbit recruiters contacted nearly a third of Jawbone’s employees earlier this year and at least some of those employees left for the IPO-bound Fitbit. But before they left, Jawbone contends… Read More

  • Chevrolet To Offer CarPlay And Android Auto In 14 Models Starting This Summer

    Chevrolet To Offer CarPlay And Android Auto In 14 Models Starting This Summer

    It’s about time. Chevy is going to start offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its vehicle line. The rollout will start in a few weeks and eventually hit 14 Chevy models. Apple and Google announced these systems in early 2014 and have since signed on most automakers. Chevy joins just Hyundai in providing a launch timetable, though. Owners of 2016 Hyundai Sonata can visit dealers… Read More

  • The Stratos All-In-One Credit Card Isn’t Perfect Enough

    The Stratos All-In-One Credit Card Isn’t Perfect Enough

    The Stratos is an early player in a new category of devices. It’s a sort of universal credit card that aims to consolidate all the plastic cards in your wallet. To use a certain credit card, the owner simply taps one of the hidden buttons or selects one on the mobile app. When it works, it’s magic. When it doesn’t, it’s just another card to carry. The Stratos failed to… Read More

  • Meet The Startups Pitching At TechCrunch’s Grand Rapids Mini-Meetup

    Meet The Startups Pitching At TechCrunch’s Grand Rapids Mini-Meetup

    TechCrunch is headed to Grand Rapids to host our first mini-meetup and pitch-off in West Michigan. The doors open tomorrow, Thursday May 21st, at 5:00. Expect the pitches to start around 5:30. Thanks to Start Garden, the event is free and there will be an open bar that hopefully serves some great local beers. I hear the venue is almost at capacity. RSVP here to reserve a spot. Five local… Read More

  • Popcorn Time Now Streams Movies To A Browser Making It Scary Easy To Pirate

    Popcorn Time Now Streams Movies To A Browser Making It Scary Easy To Pirate

    Popcorn Time has been called the Netflix for pirated movies, but it requires the installation of a desktop application. Not anymore. Now thanks to a site called Popcorn Time In Your Browser you’re just a couple of clicks away from watching a pirated movie stream. The in-browser app works much like the desktop version, remotely streaming torrent files from YTS through Coinado. Users do… Read More

  • Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

    Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

    Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn’t, and, until now, I had yet to see a system that’s truly impressive. Meet the Vivint Sky Smart Home — a home security and automation system that offers a tantalizing glimpse into the future but… Read More

  • Spotify Inks Deal With Starbucks Tasking Customers With Picking In-Store Music

    Spotify Inks Deal With Starbucks Tasking Customers With Picking In-Store Music

    Spotify and Starbucks just announced a clever deal to promote Spotify Premium while giving Starbuck customers and employees the opportunity to influence the music played at their local Starbucks. This is the latest in a line of high-profile deals Spotify bagged that puts its brand in front of an important consumer demographic. Read More

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