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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  • BlackBerry Curve 8900 simulator now available

    Jones’n for some sweet BlackBerry Curve 8900 action? I hear yah, so you might wanna check out the simulator on BlackBerry’s download site to satisfy your itch. Just don’t let your old 8300 see you’re cheating on it. It could get ugly. BlackBerry via CrackBerry Read More

  • Chief produces "World's Thinnest" tilting mount for the thin HDTVs of the world

    What’s the point of owning one of the ultra-thin TVs if it’s hung with a standard wall mount that’s two inches deep? None. There has been thin mounting solutions before but Chief has produced the thinest model with a tilting ability yet. It’s not self-powered or motorized, but it can support a flat-screen up to 100 lbs and collapses to a mere three-quarters of an… Read More

  • Matrox launches Intel Atom-powered camera

    The Intel Atom CPU isn’t just for Netbooks as Matrox’s smart camera proves. It has not only a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, but also 256MB of RAM, 1GB of flash storage and a full array of connectivity ports. This marks one of the first devices that the Atom as powered outside of the generally accepted computing market. One has to wonder when we will see more Atom-powered CE devices. Read More

  • More Samsung P3 PMP pics

    The upcoming haptic touchscreen-equipped Samsung YP-P3 broke cover the other day and a bunch of live pics show the PMP in all its glory. My first reaction was of curious wonder but now that the whole thing is revealed I could take it or leave it; probably the later of the two. But maybe it tickles your fancy though. Read More

  • GMail, news, traffic all on the iGala digital picture frames

    The latest frames from iGala utlize WiFi and Microsoft’s FrameIt service for some spiffy features. The connection associates the frame with Windows Live, Flick, and Gmail in a unique twist. No, you can’t check your email here but rather the frame can get its own email address so people can simple email that address photos to have them show up on the frame. Neat. Plus, the… Read More

  • Radio Shack doesn't understand the Xbox 360

    So yeah, this picture isn’t possible. Any Xbox 360 owner knows that you cannot sit the console on the HDD side. It won’t sit up and sometimes will produce a horrible, game ruining, scratching noise because it’s upside down! Oh, Radio Shack. When will you return to your random electronic parts origin and leave the low profit margin gaming stuff to the big… Read More

  • Netflix to go Blu-ray exclusive and discontinue HD DVD on December 15th

    The Format War is done; it has been for a while. Netflix officially stopped buying new HD DVDs back in February ’08 and starting on December 15th, the company will no longer be shipping ’em out either marking Blu-ray’s exclusive reign. Any HD DVDs remaining in subscriber’s queues will simply be replaced with standard DVDs. No word on what Netflix is doing with the soon… Read More

  • Google to release speech-to-search iPhone app

    Voice recognition has always seemed like the holy grail of technology and now Google is throwing their skills into the technology. Starting sometime today, iPhone users can download a free app that allows them to speak a destination or question and within seconds, receive an answer. The app works by recording your voice, uploading it to a Google Server via the data connection, crunching the… Read More

  • Mac Pro getting Core i7-based CPU upgrades soon?

    Lets look at the big picture here: MacWorld is in January, the Mac Pro’s are need for a CPU bump, and Intel is planning on releasing new Xeon server CPUs early next year. It sure looks good that the Mac Pro’s should receive a CPU upgrade soon but the question becomes, what CPU will Steve-O slap in the the Mac Pro?  Chances are Apple will stick with the Xeon line up and the Core… Read More

  • Time on what happened to Circuit City

    We all know Circuit City is in the pooper, but Time gives a little back history for those not familiar with Circuit City’s last decade of suck. Best part? For many consumers, however, Circuit City’s most obvious failing was its customer service. In March 2007, it announced plans to lay off its highest-paid hourly employees, including salespeople, and replace them with cheaper workers. Read More

  • BRABUS manages to tune the Tesla Roadster with virtual enhancements

    BRABUS is big in the car tuning scene and generally installs some spectacular performance mods, squeezing the utmost ability out of a particular vehicle. This time around though, the BRABUS boys claimed to have produced the world’s first tuned Tesla Roadster but all they did was add a “space sound generator” that simulates the sound of a V8 engine, race car, or even a… Read More

  • Pioneer does the unthinkable and opens a 2nd retail location

    With Circuit City and CompUSA’s woes, you would think that electronic makers would shy away from opening brick and mortar stores. Not Pioneer though, oh noes, the company is opening its second US store; this time in Phoenix. The store is loaded with KURO displays, Blu-ray players, Elite speakers, and its Premier line of car electronics. Plus, previously Japanese-exclusive products are… Read More

  • Palm Treo Pro experiencing cracking

    Uh-oh, There seems to be numerous reports about bezel cracking on the Palm Treo Pro. From the pictures, it seems that cracks are hairline and around the side of the device. Chances are that if a person actually bought the $549 Palm, they would pamper it a bit and not throw it off their roof like I do with my BlackBerry. (7130e; built like a tank) Anyone else experiencing cracking? Did anyone… Read More

  • Give your iPhone a AA power boost with Panasonic's Pocket Power

    There are numerous 3rd party charging solutions for the iPhone but few are as convenient as the Panasonic Pocket Power. It only takes a few hours to recharge your Jesusphone with the help of two Evolta rechargeable AA batteries but I don’t see why you can’t supplement the batteries with standard Duracells. Sure, there are sexier traveling chargers, but for only $36.45, I dare… Read More

  • 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