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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  • Cyber Monday Offer: Free Gift With TechCrunch Disrupt London Purchase

    At TechCrunch, we’re not prone to hyperbole, so we can say things like “Disrupt is the gift that keeps on giving” and really mean it. Plus, we really like presents. This Cyber Monday, we’re treating anyone who buys a General Admission pass to a gift worth up to $200 from the TechCrunch Gift Guide. Just choose your gift, buy your ticket, and presto, you’ve got… Read More

  • This is the last week to get discounted tickets to Disrupt London

    This is the last week to get discounted tickets to Disrupt London

    Okay you’ve been excellent at procrastinating so far, but the time to act is now. This is the last week to get your discounted early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just £950 apiece, a full £250 less than they’ll be at the door once the show floor opens on Monday, December 5. Seriously. No more extensions. No more exceptions. Just £250 less in your pocket if you wait… Read More

  • Black Friday Sale: 2-for-1 Disrupt London Tickets

    Who doesn’t love a good sale? TechCrunch sure does! Because of that, we couldn’t let the Black Friday just before Disrupt London (5-6 December) pass you by without a pretty exciting offer. Tell me more! Today only, get one free ticket for every Disrupt General Admission ticket you buy.* Buy One Get One Free, 2-For-1 — whatever you want to call it, you’re getting a… Read More

  • Here’s why you should attend the Disrupt London Hackathon, more tickets now available

    Here’s why you should attend the Disrupt London Hackathon, more tickets now available

    The Hackathon at Disrupt London 2016 is so close we can almost taste it. Soon, thousands of founders, investors and tech enthusiasts will storm London’s Copper Box Arena for the best startup show in Europe. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the next wave of tickets to the hackathon is available now, and you can get your free hackathon ticket here. The hackathon kicks off at… Read More

  • Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company

    Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company

    CES is a horrible, god-awful experience that will shave years off your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of it. But we love it! And we’re sending a huge contingent to the show again this year and want to see your gadgets, toys and products. TechCrunch cares much more for the hardware startups than the big CE players. We want to see the future FitBits and… Read More

  • 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

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