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 →

Featured Picks from Matt Burns


Latest from Matt Burns

  • Just a thought. Might not be a good idea to give Circuit City gift cards as gifts.

    So yeah, gift cards are a popular gift but you might wanna think twice about one from Circuit City. With store closing and poor inventory, it just doesn’t make sense at this time. I guess that the recipient could always using it on the website, but even still, it’s better not to put some through the hassle. Oh, and you might want to claim any points accumulated on the… Read More

  • The ISS turns ten – Big Picture provides tantalizing photo history

    In true Big Picture fashion, the wonderful photolog is celebrating the 10 years of the International Space Station. The whole story is chronicled through 32 spectacular photos that are well worth your time. Thankfully there isn’t any pics of the new urine to drinking water action shots. Gross. Read More

  • Xbox 360 game install sizes

    Now that the NXE lets users install games onto the hard drive, space is premium cause these games aren’t small. Plus, the Xbox’s standard hard drive space for the majority of the past three years was a measly 20GB so you really should know how much space these games are going to take up. Full list after the jump. Read More

  • Apple shows off more iPhone apps

    The iPhone App Store is loaded with apps and that’s the problem. There are so many apps out there that I would venture to say that most users don’t wander away from the Top Apps lists. Apple launched a new page however that not only shows off the iPhone’s capabilities, but also displays more killer apps. Seriously, if you have been overwhelmed with the App Store… Read More

  • HANNspree intros the HT09 – world's first 28-inch 1080p LCD HDTV

    Now that 1080p is the de facto standard for HDTVs, smaller sizes are slowly becoming available. HANNspree claims to have the world’s first 28-inch 1080p, full HD LCD with the HT09 that would be perfect for a videophile’s smaller rooms. Only a discerning eye should be able to pick out the differences between 720p and 1080p at this smaller size. That is if they aren’t… Read More

  • Dell adds 32GB SSD option to Mini 9 netbook

    So it’s not an official touchscreen option; this is better. Dell now allows Mini 9 buyers to spend $100 to upgrade from the standard 4GB SSD option to a 32GB solid state drive. Total price with SSD option installed: $449. Nice. Read More

  • Touchscreen hack for the Dell Mini 9

     
    Some peeps love touchscreens and the Dell Mini 9 is the latest netbook to receive the upgrade. By using the USB lines from the Mini 9s PCI-e pins, the mod nerd semi-permanently attached an Ebay-purchased touchscreen. The results shown above are a bit janky, but at least it works. Definitely not prime-time ready, but still, kind of neat in a nerdy way. source via jkkmobile Read More

  • Army to utilize $50M, next-gen FPS training system; 24-hour LAN parties imminent

    The Army has been using video games to train, and recruit, for years now but in true government fashion, the system is a tad outdated. The $50 million dollar upcoming shooter however, should feature all the goodies found in today’s latest games and more. The virtual worlds are going to be huge – like 100×100 kilometers – and will allow solders to drive vehicles, pilot… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: MacBooks and MacBook Pros on sale at Best Buy

    Both the MacBook and the MacBook Pros can now be had below MSRP thanks to a Best Buy sale. This extremely rare opportunity only comes by once every hundred years and isn’t limited to just the old MacBooks with the new all-aluminum models applicable as well, so take advantage of it. Word is that Apple Stores might start matching the Best Buy special pricing in the next few days, too. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm torn apart and mysteries revealed

    All the rage behind the BlackBerry Storm seems to be the clickable screen. It isn’t the OS, email capabilities, or media player but the clickable screen so the obligatory teardown focuses on that mystery. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that RIM developed any screen clicking magic rather installing a a single button underneath the screen’s backplate. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free HDMI cables from Comcast!

    According to a tip from a Comcast guy, consumers can get a free HDMI cable if they trade in their component cable. The stipulation is that you have to ask for one. This is great news for people that were stuck by $5 HDMI cables from Monoprice and Amazon, along with the chumps purchasing $100 HDMI cables from Monster Cable. Everyone wins! Read More

  • It's alive! The iPhone walks!

     
    Didja know that the iPhone can do anything? Even walk? Well this Japanese dude’s iPhone can and he even has a dev kit available so you can make your Jesusphone walk – just not over water. Apple won’t believe the whole walking on water bit. via GearFuse Read More

  • Turn your plasma into a huge touchscreen

    Who didn’t enjoy all the fancy TV magic that CNN and ABC used during the election coverage? Now, a company called U-Touch has developed a home based version, if you have the 103-inch Panasonic plasma that is. The system turns the whole screen into a gigantic touchscreen. Better get some good Windex. Read More

  • Let the BlackBerry Storm accessories flood begin!

    Now that the BlackBerry is a 200 person line-inducing device, there is bound to be a steady stream of accessories. The most novel of the first round appears to be this the BlackBerry-branded charging and syncing dock that’s inverted for video viewing. Neat-o and it’s only $29.99 on sale down from $49.99. Read More

  • Comment of the day: Porsche fanboyism to the extreme edition

    We try to keep things simple ’round here by keeping the tech news flowing and the mistakes to a minimum, but occasionally things slip through. Take for example I called Porsche Italian yesterday and got totally reamed in the comments. My mistake fellas. Apparantly I struck a nerve in one Porsche fanboy and I thought everyone would get a kick out of his spirited response. Read More

  • The two Princes of Darkness together in one commercial

     
    Well Ozzy, it looks like you have finally sold all the way out. After an amazing rock career you slumped to a reality show star and now this, pimping World of Warcraft. Oh well, it is kind of amusing. Read More

  • Rumor that is probably true: Samsung is going to cut DLP prices

    The holidays are approaching and consumers that still have available balance on their credit cards are going to be looking at all those fancy flat screen TVs. But the larger models are still pricey. Samsung still makes and sells DLPs – ‘member those? – that offer a huge HD picture at an affordable price. According to HD Guru’s industry sources, the company is set to… Read More

  • A CrunchDeals reminder: Verizon's New Every Two works with the Storm

    Just in case your Verizon contract has the New Every Two feature that allows you to get $100 bucks off a new mobile phone every two years, you could score the Storm today for only $99 after the a $50 mail-in rebate. Not a bad price for BlackBerry’s dreary attempt at a touchscreen phone. Props to James Kendrick for pointing this out. Read More

  • Huge line and riots this morning at one NYC Verizon store?

    According to a Reuters report, there was 200+ CrackBerry addicts waiting this morning at the mid-town Manhattan Verizon store for the BlackBerry Storm and most of them were turned away due to supply levels. The report then states, The angry customers caused a ruckus and police came to restore order. Really? The police had to be called to calm down middle-aged suits? What’s wrong with… Read More

  • The Dell Mini finds its artsy side

    There is no doubt that the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and 12 are hot netbooks, but the standard digs are just a little too Dell. You know what we mean. Even the new pink and red models are still a bit pedestrian. But these new lid designs will certainly scream, “Look at me! I have a sweet mini-laptop and I’m in a coffee shop!” Available now. Read More