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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  • Samsung demos 40-inch OLED screen

    That “flappy” OLED screen from this morning has a bigger, more rigid counterpart. This 40-inch OLED is the largest yet shown to the general public and sports an impressive 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio rather than previous Samsung model’s of 5,000:1. Plus, it has a 1080p resolution and probably a hefty price tag if it was going to market. Commercial production, however, is… Read More

  • Kenwood Prodino: a micro audio system for trust fund babies

    The new Prodino micro audio system from Kenwood might not look like much – might not sound like much either – but it supports up to 32GB from SD or microSD cards. Output is limited at 10Wx2 and costs an absurdly 360€ ($465 USD) price. For that price, the sound aught to be almost as good as the B&W Zeppelin and something tells me it isn’t. Read More

  • NEC develops tech for larger and more slim LCD TVs

    Next generation connectivity circuity should lead to larger and thinner LCDs – how much thinner can they get? NEC’s new process reduces the amount of wiring in between the displays driver chips and the image processing board. So for instance, a conventional 37-inch LCD currently requires 21 wires but with this new process, it would only need eight. Fewer wires result in a… Read More

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    DIY: Wooden USB flash drive

    With a lot of sanding and basic woodworking skills, you can turn your plastic thumb drive into a classy wooden drive. Let me show you how. Read More

  • LEDs might reduce wrinkles

    The high intensity light LEDs produce has been found to reduce winkles as much as Botox by a German study. Allegedly, the light removes the sub-surfaces moisture and therefore improving the skins elasticity. LED light bulbs are still kind of pricey to be used around the house, but hopefully someday, just having the bulbs installed will reduce the common housewife’s incessant need… Read More

  • Bling-up your iPhone 3G with Incase Metallic Slider cases

    Protect and cover up your iPhone 3G’s scratches with these metallic cases from Incase. They come in red, silver, gold, gun metal and copper for only $35. Not to shabby to give your Jesusphone a new look. via Cool Hunting Read More

  • AT&T and Pantech officially launch the ultra-slim Pantech Slate

    We knew the thinnest QWERTY keyboard phone was coming, but AT&T and Pantech have officially launched the Slate. The phone measures less than one centimeter deep and is equipped with standard 2006-circa specs: 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth, and multimedia functions. To be honest though, the phone is only going to be $50 after a two-year agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate so what more can you want? Read More

  • HP breaks the netbook mold with the Mini 1000 and MIE Linux netbook

    Netbooks have been slowing down over the last year and for the most part, each one is about the same thing with a different logo on the lid. HP’s offerings seem refreshing and polished even though they sport the standard netbook specs of 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 8.9-inch or 10.2-inch display, up to 2 GB of RAM, and either a 60GB HDD or 16GB SSD. The solid-state drive can be complimented… Read More

  • Duracell teams up with Dane-Elec for flash memory product line

    Duracell wants some of the tasty flash memory pie and have a complete product line coming soon with help from Dane-Elec. The Duracell product line will include Secure Digital, CompactFlash and microSD Flash Memory cards; USB Flash Drives; Flash memory Card Readers; and other Flash Memory bundles, such as an Instant Power Charger and micro SD card bundle, USB Flash Drive 3-packs or SD Card… Read More

  • Mitsubishi LaserVue HDTV now available

    Mitsubishi’s LaserVue HDTVs have been in the making for a while but the critically acclaimed high-def set is now available at select specialty retailers. You still might need a second mortgage – good luck getting approved – to foot the $6,999 MSRP, but the TV apparently produces a Pioneer Elite comparable picture at 1/3 the power consumption. Plus, you can tell your… Read More

  • A-list athletes prove Guitar Hero 4 is risky business

    Nothing makes me wanna buy Guitar Hero 4 now that I know Michael Phelps, A-Rod, Kobe, and Town Hawk find no fault in jamming on little plastic guitars. Read More

  • Lenovo introduces Quick Start-powered S10e netbook for the eduction market

    Some suit in a Lenovo boardroom had a great idea that if the company slaps the letter ‘e’ onto the S10 netbook name, the world would be a better place. The S10e is therefore geared to the education crowd, touting the same exact specs of the original S10 netbook of an Intel 1.6GHz Atom processor, 4GB SSD or 160GB HDD, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 10.1 LCD display, but now comes equipped… Read More

  • HP killing MediaSmart TV and LCD TV biz

    Didja know that HP sold LCD TVs? Well, they used to at least as the models disappeared off its website a while ago and now Chris Lanier is reporting that the company is focusing on Media Center Extenders rather than the actual TV sets. Apparently Costco is going to handle the closeouts so watch out for some great deals on the decent LCDs. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Dash Express for only $200

    The Dash Express impressed us and now the traffic-intelligent GPS is only $200 on Amazon. There is still the $9.99 monthly subscription, but it’s a heck of a GPS unit for a great price. If you can get past the comically large casing, you gain a Yahoo local aware search powered by a great interface. Please note though, this deal is for today only so jump on this fast. Read More

  • Mac Mini to get NVIDIA mobo?

    The Mac Mini’s future is in question, but the latest rumor indicates that the cheapest Macintosh might get its motherboard from NVIDIA. Since the late-2008 MacBooks and MacBooks Pro sport the dedicated graphic GPUs, the rumor doesn’t seem to far off in left field. Having a Mac Mini equipped with decent graphic capabilities would give curious onlookers one more reason to jump… Read More

  • iPods, Asus EEE PCs coming to Toys 'R' Us

    Sometime in the coming weeks Toys ‘R’ Us is going to start selling iPods and, more notably, Asus EEE PC’s as the retailer is grasping for higher holiday sales. The iPods are going to be in their own little iPod boutique that is sure to be decorated in novel all white fashion. Read More

  • DIY: Batman mask out of duct tape

    A wise man once said that anything could be fixed with a roll of duct tape and 6-pack of beer. Well, I added the last part but the first thing about the duct tape is more than true. In fact, duct tape aficionados can now hone their craft by making a Batman mask mostly out of the silver tape. Just don’t wear it out in public; you will look like a douche. Read More

  • Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud OS platform announced

    Microsoft just made its first cloud OS, dubbed Azure, officially official. The system allows developers and hobbyist alike to collaborate together on a flexible and interoperable application platform. Applications created within can run from the cloud or even enhance non-cloud based applications with the hive-like features.  Azure reduces the need for up-front technology purchases, and… Read More

  • Give your BlackBerry 88xx a color trackball of your choice

    If your BlackBerry 88xx series mobile phone is getting a little stale, a Sharpie marker and a few minutes of your time is all you need to customize it to your liking. Basically, you’re going to tear the phone apart to reach the LED behind the trackball and color it with your favorite color. Even if you use a permanent marker, the color will eventually fade due to the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Black Friday Edition

    Black Friday is right around the corner – well, like a month away – and thanks to the leaky Internet, retailer’s deals will slowly appear allowing for a bit of preplanning. We are going to track the lowest priced GPS unit, Blu-ray player, and HDTV as each one of these advertisements leak out over the coming weeks. Sears’ deals have just surfaced and it’s a… Read More