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. CrunchBase profile →

Featured Picks from Matt Burns


Latest from Matt Burns

  • Little Red Sony Reader spotted in the wild

    Some Sony Reader fanboy might, just might get excited to see a red Sony Reader pics in the vast spans that is the Internet. They say the red looks great thanks to its metallic, matte finish, but it’s kind of hard to tell thanks to amazingly bad photos. So until clear photos come from someone that actually knows how to use a digital camera appear, I’m pull the “pics or… Read More

  • LHC shut down for two months

    The world-destroying LHC has been shutdown after a large helium leak on Friday. The two-month hiatus isn’t just to fix the leak, but rather raise the selections temperature from near absolute zero to human survivable temps. Doesn’t this call into question the safety and reliability of the multi-billion dollar project though. The LHC fired up on September 10 for its… Read More

  • The 4Moms' Origami self-folding stroller

    To put this simply, the Origami stroller is the coolest gadget I have seen since the original TiVo. Seriously, and it’s just a damn stroller. The baby carrier folds then unfolds itself in a matter of seconds and coming from a parent, that’s f’n cool. The best part is that the mechanism’s power comes from a small generator that recharges with every 300 feet instead… Read More

  • Hurricane Ike seen from the ISS

    The forces of nature can be awesome. The sheer size and power of Hurricane Ike was witnessed by millions here on Terra Firma, but a select few had a dry view high up in the sky. These Astronauts aboard the International Space Station saw massive Ike from 220 miles up and took some amazing pictures of the storm from this vantage point. The kind folks at Nasa were nice ‘nough to make… Read More

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II sample pictures

    The Canon EOS 5D Mark II broke cover earlier in the week and while pics of the camera are available, pics from the camera were absent; that is until the camera aficionados at Digital Photography Review released the first set. There are 40 images available in their full resolution for you camera nerds to drool over.  Read More

  • D90 and Panasonic HVX200 high-def video battle

    The Chronicle Project over on Vimeo took Nikon’s latest DSLR, the D90, and pitted its HD video capability against a true, $5200 high-def camcorder, the Panasonic HVX200. It’s a tad surprising that while the HVX does beat out the D90 in resolution and clarity, the D90 has better color depth and an overall fine picture. Camera geeks will point out that both pictures could be… Read More

  • Philips offering OLED kit to developers and DIYers

    Philips has a treat for geeky developers, artists, DIYers and just plain geeks with an assortment of its incredibly thin Lumiblade OLED lights. The starter kit contains everything one needs to craft their very own OLED lighting solution with different size screens, shapes, and colors. The hope is that these creative types will think out of the box and create something innovative with these… Read More

  • Maxell producing synthetic leather covered DVD-R disc, perfect for sports and photo albums

    So you’re thinking ’bout going cheap inexpensive this Christmas by throwing some pics on a DVD and calling it your mom’s present. She will probably love it ’cause you made it for her, but why not pony up, and use Maxell’s synthetic leather discs for a nostalgic photo album feel. The discs will start around $11 for a ten pack when they launch in Japan next… Read More

  • Crazy rotary phone watch won't get you laid here or in Japan

    First off, this ‘watch’ lacks any sort of display and you have to dial 117 to hear the time. Second, first one to rock the $79 watch in their cubical gets a 1000 bonus points.  AudioCubes via I4U Read More

  • Case Logic intros TSA friendly laptop cases

    The latest TSA security protocol allows laptop-touting travelers to keep their junk in their bag, but only pre-approved ones. Case Logic’s first batch offers up both a laptop case and sleeve options. Personally, if you already have a well-loved case, I would pick up the sleeve and all you would have to do is pull out the sleeve and not reveal your MacBook Pro to thieving eyes. Read More

  • Mouse Computer's G1000 Netbook launches to a crowded niche market

    Two netbooks in one day? Wacky. First, the Samsung NC10, and now the G1000 from Mouse Computer. In fact, this netbook spec’s out a lot like the Samsung – minus the anti-bacterial keyboard – with a similar 10.2-inch WSVGA screen, an Intel Atom CPU, a gig of ram, Wifi and a webcam all ran on XP Home. The G1000, however, receives a massive netbook 160 GB HDD not found on the NC10. Read More

  • Samsung NC10 netbook aims to keep you online and healthy

    Samsung’s upcoming netbook just got official and ships with the standard fare of an Intel Atom CPU, Wifi, Bluetooth 2.0 (nice), 80-160GB HDD, and an LED-lit WSVGA screen; all items we see on a daily basis. But the Samsung NC10 also sports an anti-bacterial keyboard powered by small, nano sized silver ion powder that aims to keep you nice and healthy while cruising the ‘net. Too… Read More

  • Two variants of the new Microsoft commercial

    The latest Microsoft commercial, dubbed I’m a PC, is a tad long at 1:01 for everyday time slots so there are two alternatives that you will more likely see on a daily basis. Same subject matter, just a little quicker at 31 seconds each. Second one after the jump. Read More

  • Panasonic finally prices the DMP-BD35 Blu-ray player

    Panasonic has been showing off its BD-Live capable players for sometime, but has been mum ’bout the price – until now. The DMP-BD35 now carries an MSRP of $399, which isn’t a bad price point, but Blu-ray player shoppers might be swayed by the similar LG BD300 player that also includes a Netflix streamer. The higher-end DMP-BD55 drops next month and adds 7.1 analog surround… Read More

  • Great news! Farva is coming to Blu-ray

    The best news of the day was just hit my inbox. Super Troopers is coming to Blu-ray December 9. Can you believe it? Car RamRod, Farva, the stoner boys, and hot Ursula are all going to be seen in glorious high definition and heard through DTS HD Master Audio. Plus, the $34.99 Blu-ray edition is going to included exclusive PiP commentary and a Super Troopers drinking game. How sweet is that! God… Read More

  • An email from Microsoft's PC character

    The latest Microsoft commercial features PC users and who they are; which includes their email address for the whole to spam them. Satish Kanwar took it upon himself to promptly fire an email off to Sean Siler, a Microsoft IPv6 Program Manager made Redmond’s PC character, and commented about the response. The ‘new’ PC’s email after the jump. Read More

  • Latest Microsoft ad – sans Seinfeld

    Check it out! The latest commercial has Bill, but no Jerry. It actually drives home that a lot of people use a PC and not everyone looks like Apple’s PC character. Well done. Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Linksys DMA2100 MCE going for only $99 shipped

    Windows Media Center is an awesome way to stream all your content over your network, but you are going to need Media Center Extenders to access the info on other TVs. This Linksys model isn’t the top of the line, but it seems to be one of the least expensive on the market and will get the job done if all you want to do is access your media files. Other models may offer more peppy CPUs… Read More

  • The Sanyo PLV-Z3000 gets priced

    Sanyo’s 120 Hz Z3000 projector launched a few days ago in Tomorrow Land, but word was mum ’bout U.S. pricing and availability. According to Sanyo’s US press release today, we getting a nice price break here in the States. Instead of the Japanese price of ¥483,000, which converts roughly to $4,588 in US dollars, the American MSRP is $3295 when it launches in December of… Read More

  • Microwaves heating up headlight technology

    The old saying “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” still applies today with racing technology. Ceravision ran a BMW, outfitted with the firms microwave-powered headlamps to demonstrate, not only the bulb’s extreme brightness, but also the lamps durability verse conventional electrode bulbs that tend to burn out under racing’s extreme conditions. Read More