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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  • Nominations For The 9th Annual Crunchies End Soon — Get Yours In Today

    Nominations For The 9th Annual Crunchies End Soon — Get Yours In Today

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner, and if we’re going to give out any awards to the great startups out there, we need your help. We need to know who to give the coveted Crunchies out to this year, so be sure to nominate your favorite startups to help us narrow down the field to the best and brightest startups around. Read More

  • Want To Work For Tesla? Elon Musk Turns To Twitter To Recruit Engineers

    Want To Work For Tesla? Elon Musk Turns To Twitter To Recruit Engineers

    Elon Musk is looking for a few good engineers. The Tesla CEO took to Twitter tonight to announce Tesla is ramping up its autonomous vehicle division and needs some new talent. Oh, and he said he’s going to do some of the interviews, so there’s that too. Ramping up the Autopilot software team at Tesla to achieve generalized full autonomy. If interested, contact… Read More

  • More Tickets Now Available For The Disrupt London Hackathon

    More Tickets Now Available For The Disrupt London Hackathon

    We quickly sold out of the first few waves of tickets to the Hackathon at Disrupt London 2015, but more tickets are now available on our ticketing page. These tickets sell out incredibly quickly, so be sure to act fast if you want to get in on the action. The Hackathon kicks off on Saturday, December 5 at 12:30 PM PT with networking and the formation of the Hackathon teams. On Sunday, December… Read More

  • 3DR Collaborates With AirMap Because Flying A Drone Can Be Hazardous

    3DR Collaborates With AirMap Because Flying A Drone Can Be Hazardous

    Flying a drone can be tough. Where are you allowed to fly? Is there an airport within 5 miles? What about a hospital or U.S. national park that has restricted airspace? AirMap is one of the best services to determine a safe flying zone and its data will now be built into the 3DR Solo app. This functionality will first hit 3DR’s consumer-grade Solo drone. When using the app, pilots will see… Read More

  • Where Are They Now? Disrupt London Hackathon Winner Seeusoon

    Where Are They Now? Disrupt London Hackathon Winner Seeusoon

    With Disrupt London 2015 only a month away, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the companies that emerged from last year’s Hackathon to see what they’ve been up to in the last year or so since the show. As you might recall, the travel app for long distance couples, Seeusoon, was the second runner up at last year’s Hackathon, and the company has had a… Read More

  • Ford Borrows A Play From Tesla, Launches App With Remote Start, Unlocking And More

    Ford Borrows A Play From Tesla, Launches App With Remote Start, Unlocking And More

    Ford just announced a service that allows owners to control their car from a smartphone app. Called Sync Connect, the service brings a lot of functionality not traditionally found in gas-powered automobiles — let alone inexpensive ones. The functions rival those found on Tesla’s app and will first be available on the 2017 Ford Escape small SUV. This app allows owners to lock and… Read More

  • Today Is The Final Day To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Today Is The Final Day To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    We’ve extended the deadline, you’ve procrastinated. That’s okay, but now is the time to act as today is the last day to get early bird tickets to Disrupt London before the price jumps from £800 to £1,200 tomorrow. Seriously, no more extensions will be offered, so drop what you’re doing and head on over to the Disrupt London ticketing page to get your tickets to the… Read More

  • Rocket Fiber Launches 100Gb/s Internet Service In Downtown Detroit

    Rocket Fiber Launches 100Gb/s Internet Service In Downtown Detroit

    Downtown Detroit has a new ISP: Rocket Fiber is today detailing its upcoming fiber optic internet service, which it brags are 1,000 times faster than the current average internet connectivity in Detroit. Businesses can sign up for 100Gb/s service while consumers are limited to 10Gb/s in residential buildings. This service doesn’t come cheap, though. It costs $70 a month for one gig… Read More

  • Just Two More Days To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Just Two More Days To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    We gave you one extra week to get in on early bird tickets to Disrupt London, but if you still haven’t purchased your tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, your time is quickly running out. You now have just two days left to save £400 off the full ticket price, so be sure to visit our ticketing page to secure your spot in the show. Read More

  • Have A Hardware Startup? Launch In TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield At CES

    Have A Hardware Startup? Launch In TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield At CES

    Hardware Battlefield is back! We’re excited to announce that for the third year in a row, TechCrunch is hosting a startup competition at CES that focuses on hardware companies. We want to help you launch your company at the world’s largest consumer electronic tradeshow. Time is running out to enter your company. Submit your application by November 18 at 9pm PT to compete for free… Read More

  • The $100 Samsung Gear VR Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

    The $100 Samsung Gear VR Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

    The second generation of the Samsung Gear will only cost $100 and can now be pre-ordered from Best Buy. This is the device that could make or break virtual reality. Like the previous version, with the Gear VR, virtual reality is served up by a Galaxy phone that’s strapped to the front of the unit. Because of this configuration, there are no wires, but the virtual reality is limited… Read More

  • This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    The beauty of GoPro cameras come from their versatility. They can be mounted nearly anywhere in countless positions. But that often takes time. This little device solves that problem. Meet Slopes. The concept is simple: Drop a GoPro camera in the mount and position it as needed. There are 20 different ways to point the camera. Best of all, there’s no fuss or mess. Traditionally… Read More

  • Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Ever wanted a giant iPad? Well, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available for purchase in 40 countries starting on Wednesday, November 11. It will first be available online with retail stores getting the device later in the week. The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will also be available on Wednesday. Pricing starts at $799 for the base model, which ships with 32GB of internal memory. For… Read More

  • Another $1 Million Crowdfunded Gadget Company Collapses

    Another $1 Million Crowdfunded Gadget Company Collapses

    Remember the Robotic Dragonfly? The little drone was an early crowdfunding success story, netting over a $1 million in pledges on Indiegogo in 2012. At the time, it was one of the first crowdfunded gadgets to raise more than a million dollars. The project promised a tiny robot that can fly like a bird and hover like an insect — and for $99, too. Bad news, friends. This little drone is… Read More

  • Deadline Extended: One More Week To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Deadline Extended: One More Week To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Did you miss the deadline or just forget to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt London? You’re in luck! We’re giving you one more week to stop procrastinating and get your tickets for £400 off the total retail price of £1,200. You’ll hear wonderful things from some of the best and brightest investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the business at Disrupt… Read More

  • Today Is The Last Day To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Today Is The Last Day To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    If you’re still putting off getting your tickets to Disrupt London 2015, you’re going to want to act now. Today is the final day to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt before they jump £400 to the final retail price of £1,200 plus VAT. Read More

  • More Tickets Available For The TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon

    More Tickets Available For The TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon

    Heads up, London! Our third round of Disrupt London Hackathon tickets are available, but you’ve got to hurry because they are limited. To grab a ticket to the Hackathon, head over to our Hackathon ticketing page to sign up. You’ll definitely want to act quickly. The last batch was gone in five hours, so make haste! The Hackathon at Disrupt London 2015 takes place from December 5-6… Read More

  • Just 2 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Just 2 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Disrupt London is only a month away, and if for some reason you still haven’t bought a ticket, the time to act is now. There are only two days left to get tickets at our early-bird pricing level, a savings of £400. Read More

  • We Want You To Show Your Gear At Hardware Battlefield

    We Want You To Show Your Gear At Hardware Battlefield

    People get ready: applications for TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield are now open. Submit your application by November 18 at 9pm PT to compete for free demo space at the Consumer Electronics Show, $50,000 prize and the Metal Man trophy. Hardware Battlefield is part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield series, but with a few small differences. Of course, there is the requirement… Read More

  • Only 3 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Only 3 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Disrupt London is right around the corner, and you have just three days left to purchase an early-bird ticket. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to save £400 on tickets to the hottest show in tech. We’ve got a bunch of incredible speakers linked up for you this year, including world-class footballer Thierry Henry, Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann and Passion Capital partner… Read More

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