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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  • CrunchDeals: Peek handheld for $49.99 only today

    Quick! The email one-hit-wonder Peek is only $49.99 today. Today only. You get that? For $49.99, you can pick up the Peek but the sale ends when the clock strikes twelve. Hurry. Today is the only day it’s $49.99. Oh, don’t forget about the $19.99 monthly data charge. That’s not on sale today. Read More

  • Downloadable TV and Movie section on TiVo [temporally?] not available; TiVo denies Amazon HD is coming

    TiVo owners found a placeholder button indicating a high definition Amazon HD service early this morning. The button, however, simply took users to the standard Amazon Top Downloads area instead of to HD content. Now the entire TiVo download section is not available, rather showing the image above instead of displaying services like Amazon, Web Videos, Jaman, and Disney. Furthermore, TiVo… Read More

  • Give the gift of an iPhone3G (gift card)

    Apple is making it a tad easier to gift the iPhone3G with a dedicated Gift Card. Do I really need to explain anything else? It’s a gift card that buys a iPhone3G at an Apple Store. Actually, it’s kind of a neat idea for those that want to give the Jesusphone as a gift but do not have access to the recipients AT&T account. Read More

  • Canon can make SEDs again if anyone still cares

    There was a time when SEDs were going to dominate the HDTV landscape but a lawsuit between Canon and Applied Nanotech put shelved the technology few years ago. The lawsuit was won by Canon recently and now a court has granted the company permission to resume development. It’s a little too late now though. Read More

  • HD Netflix now on Samsung Blu-ray players thanks to new firmware

    Firmware now available for the Samsung BD-P2550 / BD-P2550 Blu-ray players enables HD Netflix streaming. The players had previously been able to access standard definition Netflix content but who wants to watch SD on their HDTV? No one, so firmware 2.1 is well appreciated. Any owners care to give us a first report. Read More

  • Samsung bringing a 50-inch OLED TV to CES '09?

    Samsung has shown off some incredible OLED advancements over the last few months but the best might soon be revealed at CES. The company might, might bring a 50-inch display to the Consumer Electronics Show. “We can make larger displays, and we may demonstrate a 50in OLED TV at the CES show in January, though we haven’t decided yet,” he said, “But how much more would… Read More

  • Buffalo outs Inspiron Mini 9 16/32GB SSD drives

    Now that Dell officially offers a 32GB SSD for only a $100, these Buffalo modules are more for the Mini 9 early adaptors that wants in on the larger capacity SSD action. The two drives should be available soon – read: sometime this month – with the 16GB going for 5565 yen ($59 USD) and the 32GB going for 9870 yen ($106 USD). Read More

  • NewSight Corp develops worlds 1st 3D LED 180-inch monster screen

    Don’t get too excited, Trust Fund kiddies. This massive display probably will not be available for your purchase but my goodness, wouldn’t GOW2 be sweet on it. The 180-inch 3D LED video wall is destined for commercial use considering four of these can be connected together to make a gigantic 360-inch screen. LEDs make up each pixel and are arranged at a pitch of 6mm. Even… Read More

  • Amazon Video On Demand to stream in HD?

    Well, lookie here. TiVo has an button labeled, “Available in High Definition” underneath the Amazon Video On Demand section. While the button can be selected and pressed, it takes you to the main Amazon Video area where High Definition content is nowhere to be found – yet. Strange? Not really. Netflix is streaming in HD and Amazon needs to compete. The only question now… Read More

  • Psystar violated DMCA, says Apple

    The court proceedings between Apple and Psystar are still dragging on with the latest charges being filed by Apple the day before Thanksgiving. Allegedly, Psystar is violating the Digital Mellennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by circumventing the OS X copy-protection.  Through this motion, Apple seeks leave to file its Amended Complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a) and this… Read More

  • Celeron-powered Eee Box coming soon from Asus

    Surprise, surprise. The underpowered nettops aren’t selling so well. Sales are lagging so much that Asus is benching the Intel Atom for the more powerful Celeron CPU in an upcoming Eee Box release. The hard drive is also getting bumped to 120GB from 80GB. Overall, Asus still sees a future over this mini-desktops with 100,000 – 200,000 selling this year and over a million next as… Read More

  • Fanatec releases another Porsche steering wheel; this time a 911 GT3 RS

    O.K. this is getting a little out of hand, Fanatec. I know you make fan paraphernalia but does the world really need a 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S, 911 Carrera, and now a 911 GT3 RS steering wheels? Anyway, this Porsche steering wheel is like all the previously announced versions, just modeled after the high-performance 911 GT3 RS car. Fanatac is striving for realism here so both the brake… Read More

  • Core i7 overclocked to 5510.09 MHz; world record for those who care

    Core i7 chips are slowly becoming available so it was only a mater of time before a speed geek got a hold of one and set a world record. The same chap that overclocked a Pentium 4 631 to 8140.4 MHz last year did the tweaks this time around with help from an ASUS ROG Rampage II motherboard. Without taking anything away from him, ASUS claims that the new motherboard, which features small… Read More

  • Apple patent for liquid cooled portable computer submitted

    What do we have here, kiddies. Was Apple trying to slip one past us by submitting this tasty patent for a liquid cooled portable on Thanksgiving? This patent that may, or may not, see production describes two separate cooling processes involving liquid. Read More

  • The Poulsen Hybrid electric kit can zip most compact cars into the future

    Plug-in electric vehicles might, one day, be a big hit but the Poulsen Hybrid kit will allow compact car owners a piece of the action early. The upgrade works by incorporating two electric motors on each of the drive shaft-equipped wheels in a moon rover-type fashion. (FWD or RWD compatible) These motors do not drive the wheels entirely but rather provides an extra gas saving boost… Read More

  • Nintendo makes $6 per Wii sold; Mario swimming Scrooge McDuck style

    According to David Gibson a number cruncher at Macquarie Securities, Nintendo is raking in the cash with the Wii at $6 a pop. Nearly 19 million Wii’s have been sold this year alone which works out to be a $114M profit for the gaming company. So yeah, if that profit estimate is correct, Nintendo is doing O.K. in these rough economic conditions. Considering Microsoft and Sony have had… Read More

  • Apple now shipping in-ear heaphones

    Can you believe that Apple announced its near-audiophile grade in-ear headphones way back on September 9th, 2008 and they are just now shipping to customers? Crazy. A refresher is probably appropriate since they were announced nearly three months ago. Read More

  • Onkyo HDC-1L HTPC/netop: now with less audiophile goodies

    The first-gen Onkyo hasn’t exactly made a splash in the HTPC market – do you know anyone that owns one? – but maybe the new models will help the home theater namesake penetrate more markets. By ditching audiophile-grade amplifier along with a DAC, the price has dropped from 200,00 yen ($2,149) to 59,800 ($643) which should spur some sales. Still, the netop is… Read More

  • PS3 2.53 firmware finally shows up and enables full screen Flash

    It took a while, but the full-screen Flash 2.53 PS3 firmware is available for your updating. So yeah, now, after the long holiday weekend, you can watch YouTube videos full screen on you TV. Exciting. Available via System Update. Read More

  • Apple's 24-inch LED Cinema Display (finally) unboxed

    It’s been a while (10/14/08) since Apple first announced the next version of the Cinema Display but with the display now shipping, unboxing pics have surfaced. The LED-powered display looks just like it did when we first peeped it way back on October 14. The display hasn’t revealed any unannounced features but the lack of a power brick is a welcomed surprise. AppleInsider also… Read More