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.

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  • New MacBook might be good 'nough for casual gamers

      The new 13-inch MacBook wasn’t designed specifically for gaming but with the somewhat impressive NVIDIA 9400M at the graphics core, it should suffice for occasional gaming. The Obsessable chaps installed Warhammer Online through a 32GB Windows XP partition and came to the conclusion that the notebook does a fine job even with a modern, graphic intensive game. Still, with the… Read More

  • Buffalo upgrades TeraStation Pro to 6TB

    In case you need a lot – I mean a lot – of torrent storage, the latest Buffalo TeraStation Pro is for you with its 6TB of storage capacity. Four 1.5TB HDDs provide the storage through either RAID 0, 1, 5, or 1+0 and gigabit Ethernet, of course, provides connectivity. This TeraStation Pro incarnation has all the standard NAS features like Active Directory support, built-in FTP… Read More

  • The MacBook and MacBook Pro splayed-out revealing intimate details

    It’s just tradition that when a new, hot gadget launches, someone has to tear the sucker apart thus producing what is affectionately called circuit board pr0n. Besides the pretty pictures though, sometimes hidden details are uncovered as is the case with these new Apple notebooks.  Read More

  • Carbon E7 police car looks like Transformers prop; equipped with tons of gadgets

    Carbon Motors, never heard of ‘em either, is working on a custom police car to catch all of Gotham’s baddies. It kind of looks as if K.I.T.T. and Robocop breed a Transformer offspring meant just for police duty. It’s dubbed the E7 and specific details about all the gadgets haven’t been released, but this short video shows off it’s bad-ass styling. Allegedly, the… Read More

  • DivX making its way into Samsung TVs

    Sometime in the near future, Samsung TVs are going to have DivX playback capabilities built-in. This should allow playback of the video format from a connected USB mass storage device or Ethernet connection. The certification will probably start with the top-tier models and eventually work itself down market. A handy-dandy front DivX logo should reveal wether the set is equipped with the… Read More

  • Great collection of geeky cakes

    Got a B-Day coming up? Have your girl – or mom – make one of these 20 cakes and show off your true geek inner-self. I’m not a WoW fan, but even I can appreciate that cake. Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Samsung Blu-ray player and Matrix deal drops to $214.44

    Hey! What are you waiting for? This was one hell of a deal when it was $249, and now you can get Samsung’s BD-P1500 Blu-ray player and the Blu-ray Matrix Collection for $214.44 with free shipping from Amazon. Who cares what the price is speculated to be on Black Friday, you get a 10-disc Matrix Collection and you don’t have to fight my mother-in-law’s psycho shopping… Read More

  • Best Buy Mobile stores growing up; to start pimping computers and iPods

    Best Buy is set to take over your local mall with small stores designed for your “life on the go”. These locations are going to be stocked with not only cell phones, but also ultra-portable notebook computers, PMPs, and of course, accessories. The upgraded Best Buy Mobile stores build on the cell-phone only model that the company started rolling out last year but will now… Read More

  • An egg-beater turned centrifuge can save lives

    Developing countries might look towards this $2 contraption to help safe lives. From what we can gather, it’s simply a piece of tubing attached to the end of a manual egg-beater and spins fast enough to separate the blood enough for Hepatitis B and cysticercosis tests. A user can even do multiple blood tests by taping more tubes to the beater. It just goes to show that a… Read More

  • The Martyr nightlight will give your kids nightmares & voices in their heads

    Hey, I’m stuck! HELP! ‘martyr‘ lamp by the play coalition Read More

  • Discovery Channel's Prototype This premiers tonight

    Mythbusters fan? You might want to check out Prototype This which premiers tonight on Discovery Channel. It sounds like a geek hacking dream team show. Tonight, the guys build a mind-controlled car and later create what sounds like a full-size, human movement-controlled rock-em sock-em robots. The video preview on the official site should provide a little more insight. So tonight at 10 est… Read More

  • Pre-Ordered T-Mobile G1's are shipping

    If you happened to pre-order a T-Mobile G1, it might be on the way via UPS right now. Reportable, the Googlephone is coming via the 3-day shipping method meaning you might get it as early as this Friday, the 17th, a couple of days before the official launch. Sounds like Christmas might be coming early this year for some T-Mobile subscribers.  phandroid via Giz Read More

  • Dreamcast molded into a handheld form, dubbed DreamTrooper

    What gamer doesn’t have fond memories of the Sega Dreamcast? Apparently this guy wanted to relive those Jet Set Radio days while on the go – or in his cubical. This mod started as a Lazer Doodle toy and then after a bunch of cutting, epoxing, sanding, and dreaming, the whole thing plays 10-year old games. The whole thing is gigantic when compared to a modern handheld gaming… Read More

  • Centrino 2 makes its way into Dell Studio 15 notebooks

    Dell is finally updating the Studio 15 notebook lineup to included the latest Centrino 2 mobile technology. The updated notebooks start at $999, but the Centrino brand means the laptop sports Intel’s hot Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU, an Intel 802.11agn WiFi chipset, and a 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3450 GPU. Not to shabby for a 15.4-inch slim-line notebook. Shipping now to those not willing to pay… Read More

  • Microsoft suing DHL over poorly shipped Xbox 360s

    We have all had poorly shipped packages, but apparently Microsoft has had enough with DHL’s piss-pore shipping; specifically after a whole train derailed destroying 21,600 Xbox 360s. The suit is seeking $2 million in total damages due to the October 13, 2007 incident. It seems that we here in the States would not have noticed an inventory shortage as these units were destined for… Read More

  • Geek up your living room with these retro gaming decals

    Trust us, your GF will love these. Can’t you imagine her face when she sees vinyl Space Invaders on your apartment’s wall? I know, right? Classic. $45 for the Space Invaders and $20 for Pac-Man. Read More

  • Apple palette cleanser

      This made all of us here smile the other day and if you need a break from all these damn Apple posts, you’ll enjoy it too. Read More

  • Apple store is down after briefly showing the new products [Update: It's back up]

    For some odd reason, the Apple Store is down [again] after showing the new products for about an hour post today’s keynote. No word on why, but you can assume that there was a mistake somewhere in there. Just wish we would have caught the culprit before it went down. Read More

  • Apple market watch [Update 2 – the dust has settled]

    Even new notebooks couldn’t break the grip of a sinking market as the red line represents the Dow Jones vs Apple’s blue line. It seems that the pre-show trades showed confidence in Apple, but as the keynote progress, the Dow fell, dragging Apple with kick and throwing aluminum with it. Read More

  • So where are the other MacBook Pro and MacBook screen size options? [Update]

    Good ‘ol Apple. The company announced brand-spanking new MacBook Pro and MacBook options today, but limited the new models to a single screen size each. Chances are, different screen size options will be announced during January’s MacWorld conference. More than likely the MacBook Pro line will receive the desktop replacement option of a 17-inch model while the MacBook line will gain… Read More