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.

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  • Costco to sell the iPhone 3G for $149?

    A tech analyst is claiming that Costco is going to sell the Jesusphone for $149 starting in January. No other details were outlined so this statement is this will definitely be filed in the ‘Rumor’ category but even if the discount warehouse does drop the price by 50 bones, that alone would not justify cell phone end times. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm pricing and release date revealed? Take 2.

    The BlackBerry Storm is launching soon – hopefully – but the latest intel states that the Storm will thunder into VZW stores on November 24th, 2008 rather than the previously stated 17th. Plus, there will be a mail-in rebate dropping the end price to the ever-so-important $199 price point which should draw numerous iP3G comparison.  Verizon Stores are anticipating that this… Read More

  • Birdhouse peeping tom video kit

    Boy Scouts, it’s time to upgrade your birdhouses with a little camera kit. The Handykam system comes in either a wired or wireless version and gives you a birds-eye (I’m so damn funny) view of the birdhouses action via the ceiling mount. The cam shoots at 420 resolution and even sports an infrared mode if you really care about birds that much. The system starts at $110 for the… Read More

  • Good news and bad news for Circuit City

    Circuit City has a lot to be thankful for this Thankgiving after a $1.1 billion dollar loan from Bank of America. That amount should cover operating expenses and take care of inventory concerns over the holiday season. In addition to yesterdays bankruptcy, Circuit City owes HP and Samsung, among the rest of the debt, over $2.3 billion – $119 million to HP and $117 million to… Read More

  • Circuit City liquidation fail party

    There have been reports that the Circuit City liquidation sales rely on false pretenses and incompetent liquidators. Example: this 5% off tag for what appears to be an HP 12.1 inch laptop. Nice, huh? Anyone else got some tasty pics for us? Read More

  • CrunchGear chat room fun: Greg is pimp edition

     Just so everyone knows, Greg is pimp and needs a pimp cup. Read More

  • Sharp committed to low power consumption TVs

    A Sharp big wig, Shigeaki Mizushima, has gone on record stating that his company is committed to developing TVs that consume less energy than current offerings. Sharp has done it in the past by cutting its 2005 TVs’ power consumption in half over model year 2000 and plan on doing it again ’cause it’s the responsible thing to do. TV sizes are growing to be larger than 30… Read More

  • Live! with Regis and Kelly going HD on January 5th, 2009

    Just what every housewife has been asking for, Regis and Kelly is going high definition on January 5th, 2009. I doubt the world will be a better place once the forever-young Regis will be seen in all the detail that HD provides, but still, it’s great seeing staple morning shows making the switch. More and more consumers are going to purchase HDTVs with the digital switch looming and there… Read More

  • TomTom and Radio Shack launch GO 630 GPS unit

    Radio Shack is gaining yet another exclusive GPS model after the Motorola and NAVIGON units. The TomTom Go 630 seems similar in specs to the GO 720 with even the same $399 price. IQ Routes Technology Advance Lane Guidance Access to TomTom MapShare Text-to-Soeech 4.3-inch widescreen Bluetooth handsfree call Side note about why Radio Shack is selling “exclusive” models after… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Clip: now improved with 8GB of memory

    Nice and simple. The SanDisk Sansa Clip now comes with 8GB of memory for $99. It still has the same OLED screen, 15 hours of battery, and yes, a clip. Available now. Read More

  • Logitech brings sexy back with wireless DiNovo Keyboard for Macs

    Logitech might <3 Windows users more than Apple peeps, but the peripheral company eventually releases Mac friendly products like the wireless DiNovo Keyboard. Yup, Mac users get their very own Logitech keyboard complete with a command and Apple key. Other than those little changes, this $99 keyboard is the same as its PC counterpart and similar to the more expensive Edge version sans… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm pricing and release date revealed?

    If we piece together a couple of Verizon sources, the BlackBerry Storm will launch on November 17, 2008 for $219 with a two-year contract. None of this is of course confirmed through VZW, but it seems to fit the timetable and price point. Verizon needs to get this BlackBerry out before the holidays as some suits will want to treat themselves to a new CrackBerry as a stocking stuffer. Plus… Read More

  • ViewSonic intos the DPG801BK and DPG807BK digital photo frames

    The latest digital picture frames from ViewSonic are, how you say, commonplace. Yeah, nothing exciting like WiFi or cell connectivity but that’s alright; they’re new so we’re all over ’em. The DPG801BK and DPG807BK have 8-inch screens with 800×600 resolution, 500:1 contrast ratio and 512MB of internal memory, plus an USB port for external memory support. Owners… Read More

  • Review: Seattle Sling Dry Bag

    It works! The Seattle Sling Dry Bag is waterproof thanks to a dry bag so I decided to put it to the test. Thankfully for the Hitachi Blu-ray camcorder within (love you, Hitachi) it works as advertised. There is more to this case than just a waterproof dry bag though, but simply put, I’m satisfied.  Read More

  • Tetris bracelet for the retro gamer hipsters

    It takes a special person to rock one the Tetris bracelet above. The bracelet is made with resin and painstakingly detailed with the Tetris blocks and the Game Over lettering. If you think you’re cool ‘nough to sport one of these, it’s available now here. via technabob Read More

  • Computer of choice for a king and a president: Macs

    Microsoft might have everyday users proclaiming themselves Window’s fanboys, but both royalty and politicians prefer Macs. Above is Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Al Saud monitoring Mecca and below, President-elect Obama on the campaign trail. When Obama talked about change, a President that uses Mac is a change as he will be the first to do so. Dare we call Bush a PC… Read More

  • Pics surface of NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 4GB graphics card

    Um, yeah, it looks like a monster graphics card but where is the gold plating and diamond studs to justify the $3500 price? Read More

  • Blockbuster shouts, "Me too!" with plans to release movie-streaming set-top box

    This is the perfect time for Blockbuster to jump into the niche market of video streaming devices – seriously. We already have TiVo, Vudu, Roku, LG Blu-ray player, Samsung Blu-ray player, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Dish Network and cable’s On-Demand service (miss any?) so why not add another option for consumers. Blockbuster is looking to pop-out a similar streaming set-top box as soon… Read More

  • NVIDIA's Quadro FX 5800 touts first 4GB graphics card title

    NVIDIA is rolling out some serious graphic crunching power with its latest Quadro graphics card. Still, with a $3,499 MSRP, only pros with a company credit card and a real need for such computing power should apply for the 240 CUDA-programmable parallel core card. Just check out the Quadro FX 5800 capabilities though: Interactive 4D modeling with time lapse capabilities Massive memory… Read More

  • Controversial paper published detailing potential new particle found at Fermilab

    While I don’t have a theoretical physicist doctorate, the controversy swirling around this report indicates that someone found something important. Apparently, Fermilab scientists were performing a collision detection experiment when other unusual collisions were detected. What makes this strange is that these findings were not what the scientists were examining and in… Read More