Matt Burns

Matt Burns

Senior Editor

Matt is a Managing Editor at TechCrunch.

He started at TechCrunch as a freelance writer in 2008 and moved up the ranks to become the Managing Editor in early 2017. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, he has a special place in his heart for mobility startups and gadgets.

At TechCrunch he manages the editorial side of the company\’s events including TechCrunch Disrupt, TechCrunch Sessions and the company\’s various worldwide events. Previously he was a freelance writer at Engadget and EngadgetHD where he hosted podcasts until he was removed from that role after saying a swear word. He\’s very sorry and promises it won\’t happen again.

His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call. And woodwork.

The Latest from Matt Burns

Forward Health launches CarePods, a self-contained, AI-powered doctor’s office

Adrian Aoun, CEO and co-founder of Forward Health, aims to scale healthcare. It started in 2017 with the launch of tech-forward doctors’ offices that eschewed traditional medical staffing for te

Soundboks is scaling high-volume, high-energy speakers across borders and cultures

Denmark-based Soundboks just released its latest $1,000 Bluetooth speaker. Now in its fourth generation, the latest Soundboks speaker is just like the older models: It’s a large, unabashed black

Waymo driverless vehicles are now available through Uber, starting first in Phoenix

Phoenix-area Uber users can now hail a Waymo driverless vehicle. The two companies today announced the launch of the joint service, which we first reported in May 2023. To use the service, Uber users

Storz & Bickel announces the $448 Venty, its first new dry-herb vaporizer in nearly 10 years

Storz & Bickel is the OG maker of cannabis vapes, and the company just revealed its first all-new product since 2014. Called the Venty, the dry-herb vape builds on the runaway success of the Might

Apple adds USB-C, but cuts features in new $79 Apple Pencil

Apple today announced a new Apple Pencil that offers USB-C and a lower price. But this isn’t an upgraded version of the Apple Pencil. This version lacks some of the advanced features found on th

Tesla now sells $8,000 vinyl wraps, hinting at clever Cybertruck solution

Model 3 and Model Y owners can now have a “self-healing urethane-based film” installed by Tesla. It costs $7,500 – $8,000 and is only compatible with 2023+ models. The range of color

Michigan’s Grand Ventures announces $50M early-stage fund

Grand Ventures today announced its second fund to invest in early-stage companies. The Grand Rapids, Michigan firm tells TechCrunch that it aims to lead seed-stage investments in startups solving prob

Keep Labs’ smart storage redefines medication management

Keep Labs built a lockable storage container for medicine, and it doesn’t matter if the meds come in bottles, boxes or dime bags. The Keep is designed to hold them safely and track their use. Th

Honda forms largest EV partner network in the US despite not yet selling an EV in the country

Honda is touting today that drivers of its EVs will soon have access to the most charging locations in America. This is thanks to just-announced agreements with EVgo and Electrify America, two of the

Tesla launches cheaper Model X and Model S options with less range

Tesla has new, lower price options for shoppers who need less range. The automaker revived the “standard range” trim level on its two most expensive models, which cuts $10,000 from the pri

A small and electric Land Rover Defender sounds likely for 2027

The Land Rover Defender might be getting an electric little brother. According to an Autocar report, a Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) executive recently revealed some interesting details at an investor confe

Leading automakers partner to create massive EV charging network

Seven of the largest automakers announced today a joint venture to create a sprawling vehicle recharging network across North America. The goal is to install at least 30,000 charge points in urban and

The $2,899 EcoFlow Blade robotic mower disappoints with shoddy hardware and software

When the EcoFlow Blade works, the results are fantastic. My yard looks great, and I didn’t have to spend an hour on a tractor. The Blade is quiet and capable. It’s also cheaply built, suff

Ford slashes the price of the F-150 Lightning EV pickup

The Ford F-150 Lightning is now a bit less expensive. The automaker announced today significant price cuts to its electric pickup, citing improved manufacturing efficiencies as the cause of the lower

Mercedes-Benz adopts Tesla’s North American Charging Standard

Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). Starting in 2024 Mercedes EVs will gain access to Tesla’s Supercharger network in North Amer

The 2024 Silverado EV WT impresses with a 450-mile range and outstanding towing

I hope you like gray. The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Truck is, well, a work truck. Besides the impressive Ultium EV powertrain, there’s nothing spectacular about this truck. The seats have

Jane Technologies launches innovative point-of-sale platform for cannabis dispensaries

Jane Technologies today announced the launch of its new point-of-sale (POS) platform that it says will improve the overall cannabis shopping experience with reliable online listings and in-store curat

Rivian to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard

Rivian is the latest automaker to jump on Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). This comes just weeks after Ford and General Motors announced that their upcoming electric vehicles wou

The 2024 Polestar 2 features more power and range

Polestar today announced the US pricing and availability of the 2024 Polestar 2, which features significant upgrades to its power and range, along with styling changes and interior improvements. The b

Hear how Chronosphere is reinventing cloud observability on TechCrunch Live

Chronosphere aims to provide engineers with actionable insights derived from the company’s data. According to the company, this leads to lower spend and provides a better return on investment. Join
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