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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  • 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

  • ViewSonic intos the DPG801BK and DPG807BK digital photo frames

    The latest digital picture frames from ViewSonic are, how you say, commonplace. Yeah, nothing exciting like WiFi or cell connectivity but that’s alright; they’re new so we’re all over ’em. The DPG801BK and DPG807BK have 8-inch screens with 800×600 resolution, 500:1 contrast ratio and 512MB of internal memory, plus an USB port for external memory support. Owners… Read More

  • Review: Seattle Sling Dry Bag

    It works! The Seattle Sling Dry Bag is waterproof thanks to a dry bag so I decided to put it to the test. Thankfully for the Hitachi Blu-ray camcorder within (love you, Hitachi) it works as advertised. There is more to this case than just a waterproof dry bag though, but simply put, I’m satisfied.  Read More

  • Tetris bracelet for the retro gamer hipsters

    It takes a special person to rock one the Tetris bracelet above. The bracelet is made with resin and painstakingly detailed with the Tetris blocks and the Game Over lettering. If you think you’re cool ‘nough to sport one of these, it’s available now here. via technabob Read More

  • Computer of choice for a king and a president: Macs

    Microsoft might have everyday users proclaiming themselves Window’s fanboys, but both royalty and politicians prefer Macs. Above is Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Al Saud monitoring Mecca and below, President-elect Obama on the campaign trail. When Obama talked about change, a President that uses Mac is a change as he will be the first to do so. Dare we call Bush a PC… Read More

  • 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