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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  • Review: Curb, energy monitoring for an entire home

    Review: Curb, energy monitoring for an entire home

    My kids don’t turn off the damn lights. Ever. And now, with Curb, I have a new way to see when they leave on their lights. All I have to do is look at an app. This is the future of parenting — and, well, energy monitoring.
    Curb is a comprehensive household energy monitoring system. The system monitors the entire home by using sensors installed in the circuit breaker. For many… Read More

  • Jessica Alba and Chris Thorne to speak at Disrupt NY as rumors swirl about a possible sale of The Honest Company

    Jessica Alba and Chris Thorne to speak at Disrupt NY as rumors swirl about a possible sale of The Honest Company

    We’re excited to announce that Jessica Alba and Chris Thorne will be speaking this May for our first Disrupt in Brooklyn. Alba last appeared at Disrupt SF 2012 when The Honest Company was just starting up. At the time, she and CEO David Lee talked about the passion that drives founding a startup. This time around, there’s a bit more to talk about. Read More

  • Today is the final day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Today is the final day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    We’ve given you one more week, but now your time is running out. Today is the final day to save $1,000 on tickets to the hottest show in tech — Disrupt NY 2016. Seriously, we aren’t giving any more extensions on early-bird tickets to Disrupt, so if you want to attend Disrupt and save a cool grand in the process, stop what you’re doing right now and head on over to… Read More

  • Tomorrow is your last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Tomorrow is your last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Looking to score discounted tickets to the best startup show in the Big Apple? Your time is quickly running out. Early-bird tickets to Disrupt NY are on sale through tomorrow, April 15, meaning you have just one more day to get Disrupt tickets for the low price of $1,995 each before the price jumps to $2,9 Read More

  • Third round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    Third round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and soon thousands of entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will make their way to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in New York City for the show. But one of our favorite parts of Disrupt actually takes place before the show floor opens — the Hackathon. Read More

  • Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

    Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

    Longtime Apple industrial designer Danny Coster is joining GoPro. Coster had worked at Apple since the early 1990s, and helped Apple re-establish itself after Steve Jobs returned. Now he has to do that to GoPro. GoPro’s stock popped on the news and is trading up on the day. The news comes from The Information and an internal email sent from GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nick… Read More

  • Announcing the Disrupt NY 2016 Agenda

    Announcing the Disrupt NY 2016 Agenda

    Disrupt NY is right around the corner. The event starts on May 9th and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda. The lineup is stellar and for the first time, we will be hosting Disrupt NY in Red Hook, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. We say this every year, but this is set to be our best Disrupt NY yet. The conference kicks off on May 9th and is a packed three days that… Read More

  • We’re running out of Hardware Alley tickets at Disrupt NY, get yours today

    We’re running out of Hardware Alley tickets at Disrupt NY, get yours today

    May is just a few short weeks away, and Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY 2016 is almost full. Hardware Alley is, as the name suggests, our annual showcase of all things hardware, a day at Disrupt where hardware startups take over and fill the show floor with robots, 3D printers and all sorts of other gadgets and gizmos. If you have a hardware startup, we want to see you and your awesome… Read More

  • 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

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