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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  • It's a good thing that Samsung didn't buy SanDisk – for us at least

    Have ya noticed that the price of flash memory keeps dropping? Apparently, everyone and their brother built plants to manufacture the memory and now the market is over saturated causing the prices to drop. Flash memory insiders were hoping that the SanDisk acquisition by Samsung would stimulate the industry and stabilize prices. Is that what we want as consumers? Stabilized prices? I… Read More

  • Packard Bell enters the netbook game with the dot

    Everyone’s favorite ’90s computer brand has a rock’n 8.9-inch netbook that seems to stand above the manufacturers former reputation. The Packard Bell dot and is built around a full install of Windows XP, powered by an Intel Atom and sports WiFi, along optional 3G wireless. A 6-cell battery provides power on the go for this €399 netbook. The European launch is slated… Read More

  • Canon 40D hacked to record movies

      Feeling a little out of the DSLR movie-shooting crowd? Understandable since almost every DSLR announced within the last few weeks have had the new capability, but one chap hacked his Canon 40D so he wouldn’t feel so left out. The clip embedded above shows that in fact, he is recording live off the camera, not via the TV-out; here is a clip from the camera. Granted, you… Read More

  • Bentley updates Ego laptop line – still extremely overpriced, dated technology

    Twenty thousand U.S. dollars should buy you one hell of a laptop, right? Not so with the Bentley Ego laptop though, where 20k buys you standard Best Buy special-type specs (64-bit processor & 160GB HDD) within a Bentley handcrafted case. These laptops have been around since ’03, but maybe you got yourself a new Bently and so you might want laptop constructed with the same… Read More

  • The TomTom ONE XL II gets poked and prodded by the FCC

    The TomTom ONE XL II (that’s a mouthful) launch is one step closer with the FCC stamp of approval. Details are still up in the air, but it seems this guy simply updates the previous model with Bluetooth hands-free calling. Even the available users guide doesn’t reveal any juicy details as it seems as if the guide is just repurposed from the current generation. All the docs are… Read More

  • The must-see Android video demo from Google

     
    Google just made available an in-depth look at Android that you’re going to wanna watch. Shows off the Google syncing, phone lock, and much more. It should answer most of those questions swirling ’round your head about the just-launched G1’s operating system. Update: Just added the not nearly as informative but still official HTC T-Mobile G1 tour after the break.  Read More

  • Wireless USB coming to Samsung digital cameras

    Samsung has been working with Alereon on a wireless USB solution for Samsung cameras and it seems they have something dubbed NaBee. From the sounds of the press release, it’s simply a small dongle that plugs into both the camera and computer’s USB port. That’s it. Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 gets priced & dated

    You can finally get your grubby mitts on your very own T-Mobile G1 Android phone for $179 with a two-year contract with data on October 22 here in the US. Existing T-Mobile customers can pre-order today in limited quantities. The U.K. will get the phone beginning in November, and will be across Europe by the first quarter of ’09. Wonder if we’ll see long Apple iPhone-ish lines? Read More

  • Sony outs the Wireless, DVD and Input BRAVIA Link modules

    Sony is aiming to bring back simplicity to its Bravia flat-panel TVs with Link Modules. These devices hook to the back of Bravia LCDs and add different functionally to the set, but allows the owner to use the same remote and menu system. These add-ons will be priced will with the 1080i Wireless Link (DMX-WL1) going for $800, the DVD Module (DMX-DVD) for $200, and Input module (DMX-SW1) that… Read More

  • The new 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash card goes great with DSLR HD video

    You are going to need a big, fast CompactFlash card now that high-def video is the norm for higher-end DSLR cameras and SanDisk has your back. The flash memory firm just announced its 32GB drive that can hold an hour and a half of 1080p HD video or a whole bunch of RAW photos. Plus, the card boosts 30 MB/s read write speeds which, the company says will transfer the whole 32GB card in under… Read More

  • Smartparts intros the gigantic SP3200WF 32-inch, WiFi-enabled digital picture frame

    Either you hate ‘em or you love ‘em, but digital picture frames in all their unnaturally LCD bright glory are here to stay. Smartparts latest is this massive 32-inch model that is sure to draw attention – and power – as your family pics are fed through a WiFi connection – or the standard flash memory ports of SD, MS, and Compact Flash. The 1366×768, 16:9… Read More

  • The Sony 11-inch Vaio TT laptops get official

    Details of the Sony TT lineup have been seeping onto the Interwebs for the last few days, but ultra-mobile laptops are finally official from Sony. There aren’t many surprises after the spec sheet was found yesterday, but the addition of a 256 GB SSD (128×2 RAID) and Sprint EV-DO mobile broadband options are more than welcome additions. Plus, all these goodies come in a laptop… Read More

  • Reverie by Vincent Laforet, a Canon 5D HD commercial

    We’ve been teased with screenshots and a camera phone video, but here is Vincent Laforet’s high-def commercial shot on a preproduction Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the HD picture is stunning. Read More

  • The Seattle Sling Dry Bag keeps your cams dry and afloat

    The Seattle Sling CA-2001-BLK, the first case produced by Made Products after the Lowepro acquisition, is meant for all you adventurous types. The claim to fame is the case’s zipper-less dry bag center compartment that will obviously work great ’round water, but also hanging on the beach or cruising Dakar by keeping your camera’s dry and dust free. Your gear should… Read More

  • Hewlett-Packard shutting down VoodooPC?

    Classify this as rumor right now, but from the sounds of it, VoodooPC might not be around much longer. Ironic too, that the boutiques two year purchase anniversary is coming up on Sept 28, that the doors might be shutting soon. Details are still sketchy at best but there are reports that the division is returning products to suppliers and an internal HP email indicating approaching layoffs. Read More

  • Four Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 viral marketing videos

    Four random Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 videos popped up on YouTube that just reek of viral. They implore you, and your sack (1st video), as their loyal solder, to focus and pay attention to the happenings here on earth and not to dream of fighting in space. What’s that you say? Starcraft 2? Yup, C&C is calling out the upcoming Starcraft 2. 3 more videos after the… Read More

  • New mirror Rubiks cube to stump another generation

    So you know the Rubiks Cube algorithm and movements like your kids names, eh? It’s understandable as the ‘cubes been out since ’80, but this latest flavor will probably keep you busy for sometime thanks to different size mirrored blocks. Apparently, it’s only available in Japan right for ¥2079 ($20) so you might have to work a little harder to play with this… Read More

  • DIY Eee 701 tablet kit coming – eventually

    A forum poster at eeeuser.com is creating a conversion kit for the Eee 701 that turns the wee-pc into a Samsung-ish UMPC. The collage kid is either genius or lazy too as it seems that the kit is simply a way to flip the LCD around on and display it on what was the lid. That way, the bottom part of the laptop doesn’t have to be ripped out and installed in another bezel. That’s at… Read More

  • Massive HTC Touch HD gallery and a report that O2 Germany will get exclusive launch

    In case the last HTC Touch HD pics didn’t satisfy your craving, this massive gallery certainly will. Also, the site causally mentions that O2 Germany will be the first carrier worldwide to launch the WME smartphone sometime in November with a 659 Euro price tag. No word when that exclusive deal is up though. theunwired via wmpoweruser via BGR Read More

  • Sony specs out the impending Vaio TT laptops

     http://documents.scribd.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=6160583&access_key=key-2dkjk762at1f2tf0o5mx&page=&version=1&auto_size=true&viewMode= The upcoming Sony Vaio TT just got a little more official today with some specs and model numbers. The top of the line VGN-TT190UBX is sure to draw some curious looks from travelers with its Core 2 Duo SU9400 1.4 GHz CPU, 4GB… Read More