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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  • Question of the day: Are you going to buy a BlackBerry Storm

    The hottest news on the interwebs right now is the official release date and price of the BlackBerry Storm – Nov 21 @ $199, btw. It is getting nearly as much press as the iPhone and even though it’s a hot handheld, are you planning on buying the latest CrackBerry now or in the near future? {democracy:43} Read More

  • Circuit City employee report: Inventory woes

    Circuit City seems to be having big inventory issues right now. We know that the retailer is restructuring under Chapter 11 and recently received a $1 billion loan from BoA, but inventory issues are rampant according to a Circuit City employee email. This employee’s store is one of the largest in his state and that store still hasn’t received new CD and DVD releases this week. Read More

  • Universal Remote removes the PC setup with the URC Digital R50 remote

    The Universal Remote Control Digital R50 universal remote takes the best of today’s remotes and makes the setup even easier without PC setup. The remote can still do all the goodie macro themes but everything is setup on the remote without a PC or an Internet connection required. Still, if you have ever setup a universal remote on a large computer screen and found… Read More

  • Samsung P3 finally breaks cover

    Samsung YP-P3 info has been leaking out for a while now but actual pics have finally surfaced. It seems like next version is more of an evolutionary update that adds haptic feedback, along with widgets, to the touchscreen PMP. According to the French website, there is going to be 4, 8, 16, and 32GB versions that all sport Bluetooth 2.0, FM tuner, microphone, mono speaker, and aluminum casing… Read More

  • Apple rolls out big 4th gen iPod nano patch

    Owner of a 4th-gen iPod nano? You might wanna download the 1.0.3 update for your new iPod. The 53MB patch adds Apple in-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic support along with fixes for some Cover Flow issues. Specifically the iPod doesn’t distort Cover Flow when using TV out slideshow and allows you to turn it off when rotating the iPod into a landscape position. So yeah, stop… Read More

  • Sharp developing internal optical mobile phone wiring

    Sharp is not only committed to reducing power consumption in televisions, but also in mobile phones with internal optical wiring. Not only is power reduced but also the system can transmit data at 1.25Gbps. Currently the company is working to overcome so-called ‘glitches’ – instantaneous pulse signal that are generated when the clock signals are being switched, increasing… Read More

  • Touchscreen Samsung A867 Eternity leaks out

    Rumors have been swirling ’bout Samsung’s next touchscreen mobile phone and the details have emerged. While it isn’t an iPhone killer, the $99 price is rather sweet. You see, it has TV, GPS, 3MP camera, and auto-rotation for widescreen QWERTY keyboard. Overall, AT&T will not have any problem pushing the phone out of the door – unless the iPhone drops in price. Read More

  • Black Friday CrunchDeals: Sam's Club Wii for $224 and it comes with a bunch of extras UPDATED

    Sam’s Club has a hella good Black Friday doorbuster item. For only $224, the discount warehouse is selling the Wii, two bonus Wiimotes, two bonus Nunchucks, Mario Super Sluggers, and King of Clubs Mini-Golf. Yeah, I know, good deal. You get all that for $25 less than a Wii alone. It might even be good enough to forgo post-turkey sleep and wait in line with soccer moms at 2:00am to… Read More

  • 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