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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  • 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

  • Nintendo's Miyamoto on high-definition and the Wii

    High-definition is the future and it seems that Nintendo might finally be moving in that direction. Miyamoto, in a recent interview, said this: …I’m afraid we cannot confirm what we are doing today. But the fact of the matter is that technology is evolving all the time and in Japan, for example…All the analog broadcast will be stopped and shifted into the digital broadcasting. So… Read More

  • NAVIGON breaks the mold and releases the 8100T flagship GPS

    Rather than releasing your standard black bezel, commonplace GPS unit, NAVIGON threw everything possible into the flagship 8100T GPS navigator. The real fun begins with a 4.8-inch widescreen touchscreen that serves up a gorgeous navigation experience once your eyes move past the striking brushed-metal exterior. Read More

  • Dell MP3 player plans getting canned? Hopefully?

    The world has too many MP3 players – what? it does – and manufacturers need to move on rather than developing an “iPod killer” which is what Dell might be doing. According to the original rumor mill, Wall Street Journal, the MP3 player built around the entertainment software Zing is being shelved indefinitely. Maybe Dell suits came to their senses, threw in the… Read More

  • Dell says "Me too!" and unleashes the SP2309W QWXGA 23-inch LCD monitor

    Hot on the heels of Samsung’s QWXGA 2342BWX LCD monitor, Dell just made its 2048×1152 23-inch monitor available – sort-of. The SP2309W sports a quick 2ms response time and 1000:1 contrast ratio, along with the super-duper resolution, which should satisfy both gamers and corner office types. Unlike the Samsung though, Dell threw in a 2MP camera within the bezel for some… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Sony PRS-505SC Digital Book Reader $247

    Oprah might love the Amazon Kindle, but this Sony e-book is a heck of deal at $247. Dell is selling the device for $289 and then you can you use this 15% coupon (PWXNZVNDRWWX1P) to drop it down below the $250 mark. Not a bad price at all. via Gadgetreview Read More

  • R2-D2 aquarium

    Leave it to Hammacher Schlemmer to sell an R2-D2 Aquarium. It isn’t very large with only a 1.75-gallon capacity but it should still provide enough room for a Beta fish or a couple of gold fish. R2’s eye-piece even works as a periscope so you can get an up close look at your little buddies while they meander around. Too bad the $129 price knocks it out of gag gift territory so it… Read More

  • Hiranao Tsuboi of 100% digital LED watch

    Sexy, just plain sexy. Too bad it’s just a concept. Read More

  • Comcast's march to 100% digital will raise rates and alienate millions

    Comcast is slowly converting markets into 100% digital, which happens to free up bandwidth for a lot high-def stations. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some HDTV, but how they are doing it will infuriate millions – including myself – with digital set-top boxes on every TV and dramatic price increases. The transition shows the weakness of the companies coax network that relies… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Aliph Jawbone 2 Bluetooth headset

    While you don’t get the fancy new color options and you’re stuck with just black, this is one hell of a good deal for the Jawbone 2 headset from CellHut. This is the second incarnation of the Jawbone and they work great and look snazzy doing it. Yes, snazzy. $79 after this coupon code: ALIP2B.  CellHut via GadgetReview Read More

  • Nintendo DSi unceremonially torn apart and examined

    You know the drill. A hot new gadget launches and someone – most often a nerd-type – tears it apart for some circuit board pr0n. Hey, we can’t blame ’em and the next up in this age-old ritual is the Nintendo DSi. The new handheld just launched to an eager Japanese gaming crowd last week, selling over 200,000 in the first few days alone. Chances are one of those units… Read More

  • The Onion sums up OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 sentiments

    Both Microsoft and Apple have important operating system releases dropping soon in OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. If previous experiences have taught us anything, the tech crowd will cheer at the minor feature bumps Steve Jobs announces and grumble at anything out of Redmond. The Onion did a fine job compiling some of the expected features and comparing it between the two upcoming… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Olens Personal Projector

    So this is more of a DIY idea than a CrunchDeals, but it could still go either way. Woot has this medium-size projector up for $179 and while it doesn’t HD, it sure likes mod-friendly and has an VGA port for easy computer hook-up. It measures in at 15″ L x 7″ W x  4″ T making it an almost perfect fit for the top of a computer case. With a little cutting… Read More

  • Weekend project: Build an Iron Man helmet

    Sure, Halloween is over but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend your lonely weekend constucting an Iron Man helmet. Instructiable should give you enough info but this might not be for fiberglass or Bondo virgins. Still, you have to start somewhere and if you’re good ‘nough, you too could be rocking an Iron Man helmet just like the winner above. Read More

  • Pioneer ships the LX010BD Blu-ray HTIB to the UK

    We all knew that eventually Blu-ray would hit the home theater in a box market and while the Pioneer LX010BD isn’t the first, it seems well equipped. For £2000 ($3,137 USD) British AV snobs will be rock’n out to 5.1 audio sound out of dodecahedron compact speakers (it means 12-sided shape, playboy) that claim to produce omni-directional sound for a better surround experience. Read More

  • Frog Tool 15 function multi-tool packs MacGyver know-how

    This 15 function multi-tool from Frog Tool seems like it can do anything. Definitely something to throw in the glove-box or desk drawer for an impromptu situation. Just check out all that the stainless steel tool can do. Plus, at only $4.99, it would make a great stocking stuffer. Gatco via Toolmonger Read More

  • $25 million dollar campaign in the works for Blu-ray

    Expect an $25 mil advertising blitz for Blu-ray this holiday season themed “Tru Blu.” Trailer Park, a LA Firm, is going to make sure consumers are aware of the high-def format and hopeful – I’m thinking out loud here – will showcase more than just the pretty picture. Moms and Pops need to know that Blu-ray isn’t just a better picture but also… Read More