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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  • Bioscience meets AI — Dr. Jackie Hunter of BenevolentAI to speak at Disrupt London

    Bioscience meets AI — Dr. Jackie Hunter of BenevolentAI to speak at Disrupt London

    Disrupt hits London December 5-6 and it is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Jackie Hunter, Board Director of BenevolentAI and CEO of BenevolentBio, will be joining us as one of our featured speakers. Dr. Jackie Hunter leads BenevolentAI, a company at the intersection of bioscience and artificial intelligence working toward the powerful union between humans, technology and bioscience using AI. Read More

  • Watch Autoblog’s conference around mobility right here

    With Cruise and Waze and Uber and Comma and Otto and Tesla and all the rest, it’s clear that the automotive world is on the edge of a dramatic cliff. Things are about to change and fast. It’s why we heavily featured mobility companies a few weeks back at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. And it’s why Aol’s Autoblog is holding their first conference around the topic, too. The event… Read More

  • This crazy mod shaves off the edges of the iPhone using gigantic saw and belt sander

    This crazy mod shaves off the edges of the iPhone using gigantic saw and belt sander

    Who says you can’t physically mod an iPhone? This video shows it’s still possible. Using an industrial saw and massive belt sander, this guy shaves off just enough of his iPhone 7’s edge to make the sides flat. And you know what? It looks rad. Removing the rounded edges gives the iPhone 7 an industrial look — good luck finding a case that fits, though. Read More

  • Anki Overdrive keeps on truck’n

    Anki Overdrive keeps on truck’n

    Anki is adding large semi-trucks to its Overdrive game. This is clearly an attempt to breathe new life into the platform. And it works. The Supertrucks as they’re called add a new type of game mode and a bit of variety to the race car game. This is the first major update to Anki’s second generation game. The company launched its first game called Drive in 2013 and followed that up… Read More

  • Sign up to volunteer at Disrupt London 2016

    Sign up to volunteer at Disrupt London 2016

    Are you interested in rolling up your sleeves and get to work helping the TechCrunch Disrupt team put on the best startup show in Europe? If so, you should definitely sign up to be a Work Exchange Volunteer at Disrupt London 2016. Applications are now open, and you can submit one here. Volunteers selected for the Work Exchange program are required to work up to 16 hours during the conference. Read More

  • Only two more days to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets

    Only two more days to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets

    We’ve given you an extra week, but your time to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets is ending soon. You have until this Friday, September 30 to secure extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just £800 each, or £700 each when you buy more than one. Read More

  • Watch DJI unveil its latest drone right here

    Rumor is DJI is about to unveil a small, foldable drone and you can watch the event right here. Whatever it turns out to be, no doubt, it will draw comparisons to the just-announced GoPro Karma. Read More

  • The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers

    The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called on HP to restore customer’s ability to use third-party ink cartridges in its Office Jet printers. It is also urging consumers to sign a petition, which as of this posts’s publication, has nearly 7,500 signatures. In an open letter to HP Inc. President and CEO, Dion Weisler, activist Cory Doctorow calls on the company to take five… Read More

  • Apple adds Sonos speakers to its stores as it focuses on wireless audio

    Apple adds Sonos speakers to its stores as it focuses on wireless audio

    Did you hear? Wireless audio is the future — at least to Apple. And to that end, Sonos, perhaps the best wireless speakers available, are now available in the Apple Store alongside speakers from B&O, Logitech, and Apple’s Beats. Apple already sells several wireless speakers but the Sonos speakers would be the first multi-room system available. The Sonos PLAY:1 and PLAY:5… Read More

  • Lenovo’s gutting of Motorola is nearly complete

    Lenovo’s gutting of Motorola is nearly complete

    My first cell phone was a Sanyo. But only because I couldn’t afford a Motorola. I wanted a StarTAC. All the cool kids had a StarTAC. My Sanyo said loud and clear I was not a cool kid. Sometime later, I spent around $650 to be one of the first people to get the RAZR. People didn’t stand in line back then, but I purchased it at the store the first day it was available. I was finally… Read More

  • Movie pirate? Don’t trust Plex Cloud

    Movie pirate? Don’t trust Plex Cloud

    Plex is a pirate’s best friend. It’s by far the best way to get movies downloaded illegally from the computer to TV. Sure, Plex has a handful of useful, legal features, but let’s be honest, its big claim to fame is hosting and serving downloaded movies. And now the company behind the software announced a service where users can stream movies, photos and music stored on… Read More

  • Reminder: This is the last week to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets

    Reminder: This is the last week to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets

    Procrastination is easy, but it can cost you. And if you wait until this weekend to purchase tickets to Disrupt London 2016, it will definitely cost you some hard-earned pounds — 400 of them, to be exact. Friday, September 30 is the final day to score tickets to Disrupt at the extra early bird price point of just £800 each (or £700 each when you buy two) and you can get your… Read More

  • Cloud video editing could be GoPro’s real hero

    Cloud video editing could be GoPro’s real hero

    The future of GoPro is not hardware. It’s services. Editing video is hard but GoPro is moving it to the cloud in a bid to make it a bit easier. The service, called GoPro Plus, is a subscription-based service that GoPro says gives owners access to their photos and videos from any device, and allows for sharing and editing. This service addresses one of GoPro’s main hurdles: How do… Read More

  • Only 2 more weeks to save £400 on tickets to Disrupt London

    Only 2 more weeks to save £400 on tickets to Disrupt London

    Are you looking to attend the hottest startup show in the UK for the cheapest possible price? You’re in luck. Extra Early Bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 are on sale now through Friday, September 23, giving you just two weeks to get your tickets and save £400 in the process. You can get your tickets here. Your extra early-bird ticket gets you into all the events that make… Read More

  • Announcing the last batch of tickets for the Disrupt SF Hackathon, plus the emcees, judges & API workshops

    Announcing the last batch of tickets for the Disrupt SF Hackathon, plus the emcees, judges & API workshops

    The Disrupt SF Hackathon kicks off this Saturday, September 9th at noon and you still have a chance to snag a ticket. Also, we’re excited to announce the hackmasters, judges and API workshops for the event. Hackmasters Jeffery Bennett and Reshma Khilnani are reprising their roles as Hackmasters and are currently practicing cutting off presentations that go longer than a… Read More

  • Investors, here are the Startup Alley companies at Disrupt SF

    Investors, here are the Startup Alley companies at Disrupt SF

    We’re thrilled to announce that you can catch a glimpse of all the Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Alley companies on our Startup Alley hub. In addition to being a great resource for investors, the site is also mobile-friendly so you can easily view info on all of your favorite Alley companies right from your mobile device at the conference. Read More

  • Some Sony smart TVs are getting dumb

    Some Sony smart TVs are getting dumb

    Sony has issued a notice that YouTube will no longer work on some 2012-era smart TVs. But it’s not Sony’s fault, guys! It’s YouTube and the dastardly engineers who pushed the YouTube app past the TV’s performance capabilities thus proving once again it’s best to offload smart capabilities to set-top boxes. The app will be removed from 2012 Bravia TVs on… Read More

  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just exploded at Cape Canaveral, destroying Facebook’s Internet.org satellite

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just exploded at Cape Canaveral, destroying Facebook’s Internet.org satellite

    Update: SpaceX has confirmed that there were no personnel injuries in the blast but the rocket and payload were destroyed. According to numerous eyewitness reports, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just exploded during a test on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. This rocket was set to launch on Saturday, Sept. 3 on a mission to deliver Facebook’s first satellite to orbit. This rocket was… Read More

  • BMW first to sell CarPlay as standalone service

    BMW first to sell CarPlay as standalone service

    BMW buyers will now have the option to get CarPlay installed in their new rides. But for a cost. BMW is charging $300 to add the service to new vehicles making the German auto maker the first to charge buyers for access to CarPlay. This sits as a starch difference from other manufacturers which either include CarPlay as a standard feature or bundle it in a technology package. BMW is… Read More

  • DJI wants to end shaky smartphone videos

    DJI wants to end shaky smartphone videos

    DJI hopes you’re tired of shaky and embarrassing smartphone videos. The Osmo Mobile is a handheld 3-axis stabilizer gimbal for smartphones. Just strap a phone to the top and a similar gimbal used in the company’s drones will keep the video silky smooth. The kit works similarly to the DJI Osmo except this new version lacks a built-in camera. It uses the capable camera in a… Read More

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