Matt Burns

Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

mutual grift Have you ever heard anyone excited to get Comcast service? Of course not. That’s like being excited for a hernia operation. Here’s my hernia operation: every year or so I have to do a dance with Comcast. You know, feigning the intention to quit their service. The so-called trial period on my TV and Internet package ended, causing my bill to nearly double from $90 a month to $160… Read More

Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Streamer For An Amazon Household

IMG_1163 The Fire TV Stick works. That’s about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it’s not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some users. That said, the Fire TV Stick is well worth its $40 price tag. Read More

Technics Revived As High-Res Music Download Service

Technics_SL-1210Mk2 Famed turntable brand Technics plans to launch a high-resolution music download service. For what it’s worth, the service, unlike Neil Young’s high-res service Pono, will not hit the states. Starting in January, the platform will spin (get it?) 24-bit tracks to users in UK and Germany. Read More

Parrot’s $500 14MP Bebop Drone To Take Flight In December

124212697820 Parrot just dropped the price of high-definition drones. The firm’s Bebop drone will hit stores next month with a starting price of $500. That’s several hundred less than DJI’s entry-level Phantom drone even though it packs the same quality camera and several novel tricks including being controllable from a smartphone or tablet.. The Bebop is a big upgrade from the cheaper… Read More

A Gift Guide For The Young At Heart

giftguide-splash-yah Some people never grow up. They might age, go into debt and get mortgages, but they don’t get older in spirit. And that’s great! What follows is a gift guide for a person still holding onto their inner child. They’re gifts for the young at heart and the person not afraid to let loose. Or you know, for kids. Read More

The Application Deadline For Hardware Battlefield Is Saturday

robot-2015 Procrastination is a bitch. But fame and fortune is on the line here. Get your application in for Hardware Battlefield by Saturday night for your chance to win $50,000, exhibition space at the International CES in Vegas and our amazing Metal Man trophy. For the first time, TechCrunch has partnered with the CEA to be an official media partner of the tradeshow. This means companies selected… Read More

A Gift Guide For On-The-Go Bloggers, Students And City Dwellers

giftguide-splash The life of a blogger can be nauseating. You’re a rolling stone and wherever you lay your laptop is your home. Your laptop bag is essentially your corner office and must contain everything needed for a day’s work. What follows is a gift guide for your favorite blogger, but can easily apply to college students, city dwellers and anyone else living out of a messenger bag. Brunton… Read More

A Gift Guide For On-The-Go Bloggers, Students And City Dwellers

giftguide-splash The life of a blogger can be nauseating. You’re a rolling stone and wherever you lay your laptop is your home. Your laptop bag is essentially your corner office and must contain everything needed for a day’s work. What follows is a gift guide for your favorite blogger, but can easily apply to college students, city dwellers and anyone else living out of a messenger bag. Brunton… Read More

Detroit Hustle In Silicon Valley

triest Meet Jonathon Triest. The 32-year-old Detroit native runs Ludlow Ventures and just closed his first venture fund — $15 million. He’s a Detroiter investing directly in Silicon Valley with the sheer gumption of a Midwesterner. “We hunt startups like most startups hunt VCs,” he told me. Operating out of downtown Detroit, Triest isn’t your traditional Detroit… Read More

VoodooPC Founder And Microsoft Ventures General Manager Rahul Sood Is Leaving Microsoft To Start Another Company

rahrah_1294682574_11 The Microsoft angel investor and former head of VoodooPC, Rahul Sood, today announced that he is leaving the company and his role at Microsoft Ventures to start another company, something called Unikrn — you know, unicorn. Sood details his departure on LinkedIn where he admits that he’s leaving the dream job that he created but goes on to say that “this is the kind of crazy… Read More