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.

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  • Consumer Alert! Stay away from the Monster Cable AVL300 Remote

    My second Monster Central Control System AVL 300 universal remote just died shortly after one year of use. The first one did the same but sucked it up then and purchased a second one; not anymore. To be honest, the remote seemed nice at first (my original review), but shortly after a month or two of use, it began to show it’s true evil Monster Cable side. The charging system sucks… Read More

  • SanDisk developing 128GB MicroSD cards for a 2011 release

    It’s generally accepted that flash memory eventually doubles in capacity and apparently SanDisk is looking towards the future when 128 GB MicroSD cards are available. ‘cording to the Deccan Herald and SanDisk’s CEO though, those cards will not be available until 2011 and I am assuming they will be of the new SDHC flavor. Seeing as the largest widely available MicroSDHC… Read More

  • WTF is on the wall in The Big Bang Theory apartment

    I love The Big Bang Theory TV show and while yesterday’s episodes wasn’t the greatest, it did provide a great close-up of something on Leonard and Sheldon’s wall, but I still don’t know what it is. Call me crazy, but I enjoy identifying different objects in movies and TV shows and I haven’t been able to figure out WTF this thing is. It appears to be to a row of… Read More

  • Knight Rider gets a full season *sigh*

    Knight Rider definitely hasn’t earned praise from the car or nerd communities thanks to an overwhelming story line and a cheesy K.I.T.T but that hasn’t stopped NBC from ordering up a full season of the show. The Micheal Knight wannabe will be back for at least nine more episodes or until NBC suits wake up and cancel the remake. {democracy:40} Read More

  • Apple's new Macbooks and MBPs save energy with CFLs

    Apple is notorious for its attention to the smallest details as the latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros prove with the Energy Saver icon. The updated symbol displays an energy efficient, but somewhat environmentally dangerous if not properly disposed, CFL light bulb instead of an earth-destroying incandescent bulb. No word if this detail will rollout to other Macs via an upcoming System… Read More

  • Gamer Grub gets a nerd stamp of approval

    When Gamer Grub launched, most of us looked upon the creation with a mix of astonishment and wonder, but the snack food recently earned the stamp of approval from USA’s WCG Gold Medal Halo 3 Team.  “We are proud to have Gamer Grub join the MoB Gaming Family. We snacked on Gamer Grub the entire weekend of E for All, and thought it was amazing,” said Joey… Read More

  • Vizio introduces coffee house themed flat-panel HDTVs

    Silver TVs are out, black TVs are everywhere, and so Vizio is breaking the mold with its JAVA-colored Evolution line of LCD TVs. These two sets are based on the VO lineup and adds the different color bezel option along with slightly upgrading some specs. The 37-inch VOF370F ups the brightness to 500 cd/m2 and the contrast ratio to 1300:1 from the previous generations 450 cd/m2 and 1100:1… Read More

  • Harry Connick, Jr. on Spore

    Conan O’Brien  You’re going to get mad and throw the joystick panel. It’s going to rap around and go…It’s going to be the end of you. Harry Connick, Jr. Did you just say, “joystick panel”? via Kotaku Read More

  • Epson jumps on the crowded netbook bandwagon

    Ho-hum, another netbook. Does every CE manufacturer need to make one of these sub-laptops? Seriously. This time it’s Epson trying to generate some buzz with the above coming soon banner. The specs for the MiniNote have been released and they are just like every other netbook on the market.    XP Home SP3 ATOM N270 (1.60GHz) 10.2” WSVGA screen (1024 x 600) 945GSE Express… Read More

  • The two, new HP IPAQ's get priced and dated

    HP introduced two, new HP IPAQ handhelds yesterday and the pricing, along with availability, has been found. Expect the both the Voice Messenger launch on November 5th and the Data Messenger on November 22nd, both on Vodafone in the Netherlands for €399 ($532) and €499 ($665), respectively. No word when the U.S. will see a launch just yet though. Read More

  • OmniMount goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month

    Just in case you wanna support the fine work done by the American Cancer Society to fight breast cancer, OmniMount has a pink Prism50 TV stand up on eBay for you. The stand was created in partnership with Karim Rashid – apparently some important, designer chick. The auction is running today through October 27, 2008 with all the proceeds be added to what Team OmniMount raises for a… Read More

  • Scare the neighbor kids with this DIY blood-spurting knife

    Feel like being the creepy guy that sits on the porch and scares the 10-year olds when they proclaim “trick or treat”? This knife should do the trick.  PDF via MAKE Read More

  • Best. Gaming. Halloween. Costume. Ever.

    Halloween is the most important holiday for many children. If a kid has the best costume, it’s even better than Christmas and this MegaMan suit has the best costume around. The entire thing is constructed out of Tupperware and some blue fabric with LEDs. He provides a good amount of instructions if you feel the need to build a one for your kid too – or yourself. Read More

  • Best Buy's Insignia GPS gets previewed

    Insignia, Best Buy’s house brand, is launching two GPS units that come with cellular connectivity built-in – somewhat like the Dash GPS. The notable difference is that these two GPS units use Google Local search instead Yahoo Local search. We won’t ruin this dudes entire post but let’s just say, it sounds like a house brand product to us.  Satellite lock was very slow… Read More

  • WSJ report: Circuit City might close 150 stores

    Dark days are ahead for Circuit City stores as the retailer is contemplating closing at least 150 stores and axing thousands of employees. This would free up millions in extra cash flow that the fledgling, dying, rotting, dead electronic retailer desperately needs after a recent credit downgrade puts Christmas inventory at risk. At one time, Blockbuster was going to take over Circuit… Read More

  • A pictorial timeline of the MIG

    MIG variants have been flying for over 65 years and English Russia has a photo history of the storied Russian plane. I honestly didn’t know the plane was so old that it once had a prop. Read More

  • A John Biggs rambling on Netbooks

    This came straight from the CrunchGear chatroom minutes ago… Read More

  • Samsung S60 I7110: HSDPA, WiFi, & GPS

    Samsung’s latest S60-based smartphone, the I7110, has just been announced and it comes packing with some impressive specs. The Symbian-powered phone is equipped with a gorgeous 2.6-inch AMOLED display, 3G HSDPA quadband GSM/EDGE network, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, and a 5MP cam with an LED flash. What more can you want from a smartphone? What’s that? A front facing camera for… Read More

  • Latest Get A Mac ads

      PCs and Macs are always poking and stabbing at each other; Genius Bar this, everyone uses Windows that.  Can’t we all get along? Everyone knows which one is superior.  Second video after the jump. Read More

  • Fascinating Bond trivia

    Who doesn’t enjoy a little James Bond trivia? The influence of the Bond films is so great that Nasa was thrilled to let 007 give the world its first view of the Space Shuttle in Moonraker  –  two years before the launch of the real thing. Jane Seymour was cast in the role of tarot priestess Solitaire in Live And Let Die after producers saw her in the BBC shipping saga The… Read More