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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Fossett update: Plane wreckage found

    Fossett’s belongings were found over the weekend and now the wreckage of his plane was just located. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Rescue crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that appears to be the aircraft piloted by millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. His plane has been missing for 13 months tomorrow and the world… Read More

  • 'New' MacBook Pro drop and we take the bait

    The Apple MacBook Pro rumor mill keeps churning out tasty ‘real pics’ with another MacBook Pro photo and accompanying web advertisement. We have to be honest though, these look the most believable yet. The laptop in question sports an iPhone-ish top lid with the Pro’s trademark aluminum interior. There isn’t anything crazy and out of place like a touchscreen… Read More

  • The T-Mobile G1 gets unboxed

    The first Android-powered handset’s launch is coming soon, but some lucky folks already have their dirty mitts on the complete package. The picture set doesn’t reveal anything spectacular including a lame carrying, but if you’re the type that gets giddy with pre-release photos, there is enough here to get you through this morning. The rest of us can wait until October 22 for… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Woot pawning Planar 720p projector for $599

    Woot has a decent deal this morning. It’s not a scamper and find your wallet type-dealio, but if you’ve been looking for a great, inexpensive home theater projector, you might want to meander over and grab your credit card. Quick note though, this 720p Planar projector only has 900 lumens, so you better have a dark room as it isn’t bright enough to counter ambient light. Read More

  • Last call! Canon pulling the HD commercial Reverie at midnight, tonight

    The first high-def footage off the Canon 5D Mark II was a commercial shot by renowned photographer Vincent Laforet. If you haven’t seen the video, it is simply amazing and will certainly be shown at countless camera shops for years to come. Canon has been hosting the raw footage for anyone to download and ‘cording to Laforet’s blog, the traffic is too much for Canon. The… Read More

  • Apple responds to toxic Mac Pro claims

    Apple just responded to the report claiming Mac Pros produced before 2008 can give off leukemia-causing benzene by stating through a spokesman spin-doctor to Macworld the following: We have not found anything that supports this claim, but continue to investigate it for the customer. While we would love to give Apple the green light on this, what company would openly admit that they… Read More

  • Apple files dismissal motion against Psystar counterclaims

    The latest chapter in the David vs Golitha battle has just unfolded in the Northern District of California with a dismissal filing by Apple. Jobs & Co. state in the claim, Defendant Psystar Corporation is knowingly infringing Apple’s copyrights and trademarks, and inducing others to do the same. Psystar makes and sells personal computers that use, without permission… Read More

  • Praise Jebus! Amazon shipping Panasonic BD35 and BD55 later this month

    Panasonic’s latest Blu-ray players were announced, priced and finally, finally, a shipping date has been found. According to Amazon, the BD35 is going out on October 25 and the BD55 on October 28. Next time Panasonic, can you just let us know the price and shipping info when you announce a damn product. Seriously. BD35 & BD55 via EngHD Read More

  • Run for the hills! Xbox Live is down! [Update 3]

    Got some bad news for those wanting to get in some COD4 action after work; Xbox Live is down. It just kind of stopped working and the only word comes from the Xbox 360 support site without any indication on when it will be back up. Status: Users will not be able to connect or log into Xbox LIVE. We are aware of the problem and working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience… Read More

  • Kingston launching new DDR3 memory for the gaming crowd

    Gaming nerds that demand the latest and greatest might want to take a closer look at Kinston’s latest memory. Dubbed HyperX, the memory company claims that these are the fastest DDR3 memory units made to date with a 2GHz speed and feature CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.9 volts over the 2GB pair. These memory modules have launched in the States with a $227 MSRP and are shipping right now. Go my… Read More

  • The ultra-portable Sony VAIO TT laptop gets torn apart

    The Sony VAIO TT launched last week and we already get to see what’s inside the uber-portable laptop. Kind of amazing piece of technolgy when you think that the lappie has 4GBs of memory, a Blu-ray drive, 3G wireless, and 256MB SSD hard drive all shoved into a package less than an inch thick. At least with this pic, no one can pull the ‘pic or didn’t happen.’ Here is… Read More

  • Comment of the day: Trendy Apple edition

    Who cares if your Mac Pro might give you leukemai as Mikea pointed out that Apple can make anything hip, even death-inducing toxic Mac Pro fumes.  Mikea -19 hours ago Instead of having a mass recall, apple will just make leukemia cool. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Steve Jobs could make Lisa Frank stickers cool again.  Read More

  • Poll results: Most of you would buy an Apple-designed DVR

    The Apple DVR poll’s results have been tallied and it turns out the vast majority of you (62%) would buy an Apple DVR – as long as the price is right. Knowing Apple, its DVR wouldn’t be the cheapest on the market, but it should be one of the most innovative.  FYI, a TiVo HD DVR is $299 and the 1TB edition goes for $599. So what is the right price? Read More

  • The Nikon MX rumor gets a little more thick

    This Nikon ad apparently features a lens mount and camera grip that isn’t like any currently offered by Nikon. Could this be a the upcoming MX? Possibly, but it doesn’t match the last picture dug up. Or it could be a viral ad, photoshop’d by an agency to stir up buzz about the brand. Looks like it’s working. Read More

  • New ATI Radeon graphics cards do gaming on the cheap

    AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 4550 and 4350 graphics cards are a wet dream for gamers on a budget by delivering DirectX 10.1 graphics and an HDMI port with 7.1 channel audio while keeping the price low. The $55 HD 4550 is equipped with 512MB of DDR3 memory with a 96 GFLOPS of power. The smaller but still potent HD 4350 packs 256MB of memory for $39. ATI claims that this type of power has… Read More

  • MythBusters asking YouTube community for ideas

      There isn’t another website out there that serves up more modern day myths than YouTube and so MythBusters is reaching out to the YouTube community for their ideas. Adam and Jamie are asking that ideas are submitted either by replying to the video above or posting it in the MythBusters forum. I vote for the cell phone popcorn thing. My mom stopped using her cell phone ’cause of… Read More

  • The Life Clock is not an appropriate retirement home timepiece

    This clock has been slowed down by 61,320 percent so each minute now represents approximately a year and the face, of course, has been renumbered for the new setting. Not a good grandparent’s birthday gift. swissmiss via designboom via onoffart Read More

  • Mac Pros allegedly causing leukemia

    According to a French newspaper, Mac Pro owners have a great risk of developing leukemia. They claim that the tower’s smell is the cause and in fact, contains a few toxins, including benzene. Several forum users have noted the smell as well (anyone notice it?), and the French AppleCare acknowledged the smell issue claiming that it should only effect computers built before 2008. Apple… Read More

  • For some reason, Dell and Paramount are preloading PCs with Iron Man

    So when you are configuring your next Dell Inspiron, Studio, or XPS system, there is going to be a $20 option to have Dell preload Iron Man on your machine. Yup. Great movie but a little strange business model. Word is that Dell is trying to get more and more studios signed on to expand the selection past this one movie. If Dell is to have their way, you should be able to purchase a slew of… Read More

  • Tech stocks are on the fast train down

    The financial crisis is hitting the technology sector hard. Apple (AAPL) is down 18 percent over the last 16 months and Google slipped below $400 a share for the first time in two years. Best Buy (BBY) hit its lowest mark of $35.64 since 2005 and Circuit City (CC) just hit .77 cents a share. Want more? RIM (RIM) is tumbling, Nokia (ADR) is down to 18.43 a share verse 38 at the beginning of… Read More