Matt Burns

13 Questions With Bre Pettis

bre-pettis Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Read More

Voting For The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Closes Next Week

crunchies We need you to vote for the Crunchies. It’s important. Every year TechCrunch and VentureBeat join together to celebrate the best technology and startups of the previous year. But you, our dear readers, decide who wins. Vote below. As last year’s host John Oliver noted so astutely, the Crunchies are “like the Nobel Prizes being given out, if Nobel Prizes were given out in… Read More

ChargePoint, BMW, And VW To Build East And West Coast EV Charging Network

chargepoint 2 It will soon be easier to drive an EV along both coasts in the U.S. Thanks to a new partnership with ChargePoint, BMW and VW, hundreds of charging stations will be placed strategically along the East and West Coast of America. This will create a network allowing drivers to travel between Portland and San Diego and Boston and Washington D.C. ChargePoint already has a significant install base… Read More

“The Interview” Hits Netflix On Saturday

The Interview Haven’t seen The Interview yet? It’s coming to Netflix on Saturday and will stream to subscribers for no additional cost.
Netflix announced today that the scandalous Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy will be available to its U.S. and Canadian subscribers starting on Saturday. Read More

Today Is The Last Day To Buy Google Glass

puppy-glass Google is ending the Glass experiment. After today, Google will stop selling the novel device — at least in its current form. Google insists the product is still in development and it’s highly likely that a new version will eventually be released.
News broke last week that the Google Glass will be pulled from the market and the project was spinning out of Google X skunkworks… Read More

Leaked Palantir Doc Reveals Uses, Specific Functions And Key Clients

palantir Since its founding in 2004, Palantir has managed to grow into a billion dollar company while being very surreptitious about what it does exactly. Conjecture abounds. The vague facts dredged up by reporters confirm that Palantir has created a data mining system used extensively by law enforcement agencies and security companies to connect the dots between known criminals. TechCrunch has… Read More

This Desk Will Tell You When To Sit And When To Stand

Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 11.25.19 AM Standing is better than sitting. Most of the time. Sometimes your body needs a rest and that’s where the Humanscale OfficeIQ powered by Tome comes to play.
Tome’s Jack Sigal stopped by the TechCrunch broadcast booth to show me how this desk can help me lose weight. Software and hardware developed by his new company is built into the Humanscale desk and chair and will send… Read More

TrackingPoint Takes Dead Aim At The Future Of Firearms Targeting

Trackingpoint-9 I arrived at a massive shooting range compound where a security guard promptly introduced himself as a retired police officer and not a friend of the media. I had to follow his self-proclaimed “diesel-guzzling pig” of a Dodge through the facility’s maze of shooting ranges to the edge of a canyon. It was a location that was straight out of the opening scene of Iron Man.… Read More

TrackingPoint Takes Dead Aim At The Future Of Firearms Targeting

Trackingpoint-9 I arrived at a massive shooting range compound where a security guard promptly introduced himself as a retired police officer and not a friend of the media. I had to follow his self-proclaimed “diesel-guzzling pig” of a Dodge through the facility’s maze of shooting ranges to the edge of a canyon. It was a location that was straight out of the opening scene of Iron Man.… Read More

With SkySpecs’ Guardians, The Drones Have Become Self-Aware

skyspecs SkySpecs has solved the biggest problem with drones: avoiding obstacles. With the company’s first product, launching today at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield 2015, drones become aware of their surroundings and will automatically avoid objects. If a person walks towards the spinning blades of death, the drone will casually back out of the way. If there is a tree in the way, the… Read More