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Matt Burns

Flint, MI
Senior Editor — TechCrunch

TechCrunch Senior Editor. Lover of gadgets. Occasional woodworker. And I live in Michigan. That's about it.

Microsoft’s Surface business skyrockets as the iPad’s slow — Microsoft saw revenue from its Surface line jump 38% over last year's total, according to its most recent financial report. Released today, the report states that Surface revenue hit $926 million during the last quarter, up from $672 million last year. Even at this level, Apple's iPad business is still much larger, though growing more slowly.

Henrik Fisker teases upcoming EV’s “butterfly” doors — Well, damn. Henrik Fisker just took to Twitter and gave a lesson on teasing upcoming products. According to his tweet, the upcoming reborn Fisker EV will have wild butterfly doors - you know, the type of doors kids will put on their hand-me-down Honda Accords.

LeEco takes on Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Samsung, Oculus, Tesla and Uber in US debut — LeEco is not a household name in the States. You don't see their products in Walmart or Best Buy. Chances are you don't know anyone that uses LeEco's movie streaming service or a LeEco smartphone. LeEco hopes to change that.

Don’t forget to nominate your favorite startup, founder or VC for a Crunchie award — Stop procrastinating and spend a few minutes to get in your nominations for the annual Crunchies award show. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form. Nominations will close on Thursday, November 3, 2016 so do it today. We're looking for the input of the tech community.

Wink 2 Hub Review: A smart home hub built for the future — If the Amazon Echo is the face of home automation, a smart home hub is the brains. It sits silently, stuffed under a couch or sat on a bookshelf, connecting all the smart devices around a person's home. There are a few competing hubs available, but the latest from Wink packs the most connectivity options.

Applications are open for Hardware Battlefield at CES — We're back. Hardware Battlefield is TechCrunch's premier hardware startup event and is returning to the world's largest consumer electronic show. Applications are now open until November 3 at 9pm PT. Submit your application here to compete for free demo space at the Consumer Electronics Show, a $50,000 prize and the Metal Man trophy.

Get your tickets to Hardware Alley at Disrupt London 2016 now — Good news, hardware startups. If you've been waiting for the day you'd finally be able to get your hands on tickets to display in Hardware Alley at Disrupt London 2016, you'll be happy to know that today is the day. Tickets to Hardware Alley are available here.

Audi axed its electric supercar, per report — The Audi R8 e-tron is dead if a report from Car and Driver is to be believed. The production version of the car was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show and apparently Audi produced less than 100 vehicles - which sported a $1.1 million window sticker each.

Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the Exo 1 exoskeleton — The DJI is a fantastic all-purpose drone, but with the Exo 1 exoskeleton, it becomes a dedicated search and rescue tool. The 3D-printed add-on quickly attaches to the drone and adds a host of features key to making the drone a valuable tool for first responders.

Anker reveals details about its upcoming automotive brand, Roav — A few days ago we revealed an automotive product from Anker called Roav. At the time, it seemed the Roav was an in-vehicle heads-up display that looked a lot like the Navdy. Today, Anker reached out with additional details. Roav, when it launches in November, will be Anker's automotive brand, with the Roav Dashtop as the flagship product.
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