Matt Burns

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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Norwegian Teen dual-boots his iPhone into Windows Mobile [UPDATE: it's fake]

    http://videos.video-loader.com/_player/gvideoplayer.swf OMG! OMFG! Think Boot Camp for the iPhone. Jobs & Co. are not going to like this. UPDATE: It’s fake... myPhone2008 via BGR Read More

  • Best Buy earns Best National Retailer title

    Love the retailer or hate it, but Twice has deemed Best Buy as the best national retailer for the fourth time. Over the last few years, Best Buy has expanded into new markets – Magnolia Home Theater & Apple products – while keeping its core business growing. Recently the retailer picked up Napster, started renovating it’s cell phone biz with upscale digs, and is… Read More

  • Egyptian government bans all consumer GPS devices

    The Egyptian government GPS ban is locking down the country’s borders from the latest technology. This ban prohibits consumers from owning and operating GPS-capable devices without a government-issued permit which includes cars, mobile phones, notebooks, and anything else that might have GPS. The government cites security concerns and joins Syria along with North Korea as the only… Read More

  • British Technology Awards announced and you'll never guess what won

    The iPhone. Not that it matters much, but the stinking iPhone brought home 2008 Gadget of the Year, Best Mobile Technology, Most Stylish Technology and Technological Innovation of the Year from the British Technology Awards. The iPhone has been sweeping similar award lists like LOTR: Return of the King did in the 2004 Academy Awards. Apparently ‘coss the Pond, 2008 is already done and… Read More

  • Help sink Circuit City faster with this 15% off coupon

    Dar be rough waters ahead for ‘ol Circuit City and coupon code CAAXJ9DA8E will get ya 15% off a CircuitCity.com order from 10/12 to 10/18. Enjoy! via GadgetReview Read More

  • Apple has lost its mind; invites field trips to Apple Stores

    In a move that can be considered either innovative or madness, Apple has extended an invitation for K-12 students to run a muck through an Apple Store now through November 21. The Field Trip lasts an hour and lets the students create everything Macs are designed to do: websites, iPhoto albums, iMovies, ect. The Field Trips seem to be free, but you know, I’m thinking parents are… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve 8900 hands-on video

    Research in Motion has a couple of more handsets that aren’t out just yet. CrackBerry got their hands on the upcoming Curve 2 – formally known as the Javelin. Think of the phone as a toned down Bold, notibly lacking 3G wireless and featuring a smaller bezel. Read More

  • DIY: turn an unused TiVo into a HTPC

    I love it! The hardest part about building a HTPC always seems to be finding a case that doesn’t look out of place with the other AV equipment. Even specialty built HTPC cases still don’t have the look and feel of traditional equipment; that’s where an old TiVo comes into play. This guy simply ripped out all the TiVo innards and shoved a Ubuntu XBMC computer within. He was… Read More

  • LG Wirewize to help consumers with home theater setup and it's surprisingly for free

    Setting up a home theater that can be a daunting task and that’s where LG thinks Wirewize can help. The service is suprisingly free and easy to use. Simply input your all of your AV gear and it tells you how to hook it up. I found that it doesn’t have everything in the database – like my Onkyo TX-DS797 reciever – but has the most modern equipment listed; I guess… Read More

  • Leaked Apple MacBook image roundup

    Pics have been popping up for months about Apple’s next laptop and with the event less than a week away, it’s high time that we round ‘em all up for your scrutiny. Read More

  • Research in Motion to be scooped up by Microsoft?

    Pigs flying over Montana? John Biggs turning down a free watch? These are all events that might just happen before the zombie apocalypse, with the RIM event a tad more likely than the other two. Bears are tearing up tech stocks and with RIM down 45% over the last four months to $67 a share, some analysts are predicting a Microsoft takeover. One guru is even stating that he is… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Crucial 8GB SD card for $9.99 shipped

    Note: this Newegg deal is while supplies last so when it goes live at 11:00 EST or 8:00 PST, jump on it fast. An 8GB SD card for 10 bucks is a hell of a deal, especially with free shipping. via GearDiary Read More

  • Rumor: upcoming MacBooks will be two-tone

    M’kay. Apple is launching some sort of laptop next week. We know that, but we don’t know the details. Rumers are still swirling and the latest concerns the laptop lid shown in the Apple event invitation. You see, if you take the Apple logo at the standard dimension, a little math and photoshop’n will reveal that the laptop shown is more than likely a 13.3-inch… Read More

  • Gorgeous HTC T8290 WiMax phone leaked

    Leaked photos have surfaced showing an absolutely, drop dead sexy HTC handset loaded with WiMax data capabilities. The HTC T8290 runs Windows Mobile and allegedly works on GSM + Wimax networks, with a large 800 x 480 3.8-inch screen and WiFi/Bluetooth enabled. Plus, there appears to be a front-facing camera in the top right to compliment the rear facing one. Yota’s, a Russian… Read More

  • CrunchGear: 16-Zone Creston system found on Craigslist

    A 16-zone Creston system will run you a lot of coin – or you can pick up this chump’s system on Craigslist. I wonder if he used to work for Lehmans Brothers and needs to his McMansion’s mortgage payment. I have a Crestron system currently installed in my house that I would like to sell. All components are in excellent working condition, one Amplifier has two small… Read More

  • Class up your Amazon Kindle with a bit of crocodile skin

    Kindle owners can bring a little taste of the Aussie outback to modern New York just like Mic did years ago for only 50 bucks! The STYLZ Avantgarde cases are available in two different leather stains and should fit your Amazon Kindle like a glove – or a case. There are even button cutouts along with spots on the inside for business cards and such. Honestly, the cases are kind of… Read More

  • BrickCon Flickr set

    There are people that played with LEGO bricks and then there people that still play with LEGO bricks. This Flickr pool of last weekend’s BrickCon is for the latter. Read More

  • Onkyo launches the CBX-Z20 iPod sound system

    You know what the world needs? No, not more gadget blogs; more iPod docks and Onkyo is pleased to help the cause. The CBX-Z20 AERO sound system is going to be released later this month and seems to be your standard AM/FM, CD, iPod radio. With the Onkyo nameplate though, the 50,000 yen player’s ($497 USD) sound and build quality should be above par. Read More

  • DVDO EDGE now shipping

    The latest scaler from Anchor Bay is now shipping at $799. I know, I know, the price seems a little high, but a quality scaler can improve your HDTVs picture dramatically by taking in all of your sources random resolution and presenting your the TV one, properly scaled image. Plus, the EDGE’s six HDMI inputs and four RCA-type inputs gives you some room to grow your… Read More

  • A rumor: $800 Apple laptop imminent

    The Inquisitr is quoting some unnamed source and saying Apple is ’bout to drop an $800 laptop. Yup, according to them and an alleged retail price sheet showing 12 price points starting at $800, Apple is about to break their mold and break into a whole new market of lower priced laptops. And since these price sheets aren’t printed too far in advance, we should see this laptop real… Read More