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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  • Scare the neighbor kids with this DIY blood-spurting knife

    Feel like being the creepy guy that sits on the porch and scares the 10-year olds when they proclaim “trick or treat”? This knife should do the trick.  PDF via MAKE Read More

  • Best. Gaming. Halloween. Costume. Ever.

    Halloween is the most important holiday for many children. If a kid has the best costume, it’s even better than Christmas and this MegaMan suit has the best costume around. The entire thing is constructed out of Tupperware and some blue fabric with LEDs. He provides a good amount of instructions if you feel the need to build a one for your kid too – or yourself. Read More

  • Best Buy's Insignia GPS gets previewed

    Insignia, Best Buy’s house brand, is launching two GPS units that come with cellular connectivity built-in – somewhat like the Dash GPS. The notable difference is that these two GPS units use Google Local search instead Yahoo Local search. We won’t ruin this dudes entire post but let’s just say, it sounds like a house brand product to us.  Satellite lock was very slow… Read More

  • WSJ report: Circuit City might close 150 stores

    Dark days are ahead for Circuit City stores as the retailer is contemplating closing at least 150 stores and axing thousands of employees. This would free up millions in extra cash flow that the fledgling, dying, rotting, dead electronic retailer desperately needs after a recent credit downgrade puts Christmas inventory at risk. At one time, Blockbuster was going to take over Circuit… Read More

  • A pictorial timeline of the MIG

    MIG variants have been flying for over 65 years and English Russia has a photo history of the storied Russian plane. I honestly didn’t know the plane was so old that it once had a prop. Read More

  • A John Biggs rambling on Netbooks

    This came straight from the CrunchGear chatroom minutes ago… Read More

  • Samsung S60 I7110: HSDPA, WiFi, & GPS

    Samsung’s latest S60-based smartphone, the I7110, has just been announced and it comes packing with some impressive specs. The Symbian-powered phone is equipped with a gorgeous 2.6-inch AMOLED display, 3G HSDPA quadband GSM/EDGE network, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, and a 5MP cam with an LED flash. What more can you want from a smartphone? What’s that? A front facing camera for… Read More

  • Latest Get A Mac ads

      PCs and Macs are always poking and stabbing at each other; Genius Bar this, everyone uses Windows that.  Can’t we all get along? Everyone knows which one is superior.  Second video after the jump. Read More

  • Fascinating Bond trivia

    Who doesn’t enjoy a little James Bond trivia? The influence of the Bond films is so great that Nasa was thrilled to let 007 give the world its first view of the Space Shuttle in Moonraker  –  two years before the launch of the real thing. Jane Seymour was cast in the role of tarot priestess Solitaire in Live And Let Die after producers saw her in the BBC shipping saga The… Read More

  • Location of Obama's ad in Burnout Paradise

    Obama’s ad spot in Burnout Paradise garnered both praise and criticism – mostly the later – but in case you wanted to see it for yourself, the map above marks the location. Just like we said originally though, this ad will only appear in the Xbox 360 version and you have to live in either Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada… Read More

  • This MotoArt Boeing Flight Simulator will get you laid

    The normal flight sim isn’t something the ladies will appreciate but MotoArt’s Boeing Flight Simulator is just so damn sexy that it’s dying to have a pin-up girl all over it. The sim is made from vintage aviation parts all polished to a retro finish. Technical details are a bit slim but it appears to have two screens, one for aviation controls and the other for live… Read More

  • Blu-ray Indiana Jones collection coming soon?

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skill just dropped on Blu-ray and the special features showed clips of the first three films in HD. Could this mean that we will soon see the entire four film set on Blu-ray shortly? For the love of Pete, I sure hope so! The older flicks should feature quality pictures thanks to the era’s use of film that just so happens to transfer… Read More

  • Battery-powered Mini E revealed

    BMW is jumping into the niche market of battery-powered automobiles with the Mini E. The car is set to be unveiled next month at the LA Auto Show, but all the details have been just been released. Read More

  • Free Bluetooth headset if you get a ticket for not using a one

    Well, this is awful nice of If you happen to earn a ticket for talking on your cell phone while driving, the site will give you a free Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset. All you have to do is fill out a form and in the name of safety, they you the headset. The small print reads as the offer is only valid for the first 734 claims so get out there and starting breaking… Read More

  • Team Fortress 2 on MacBook Pro

    File this one under, “Duh.” If you had any doubts that the new MacBook Pro’s could suffice as a mobile gaming rig, shove ’em out the door. This video above is allegedly – but why would he lie? – a clip showing TF2 running at native resolutions with zero lag on a new 2.53GHz MacBook Pro via Windows XP through Boot Camp. Granted, the GeForce 9600M GT… Read More

  • Latest BlackBerry Bold launch date: October 27, 2008

    If BGR is right, and he generally is concerning RIM activities, AT&T will be launching the BlackBerry Bold on October 27, 2008. No word on why exactly the launch was pushed back from the last date of October 20, but at this point we will take whenever for our BlackBerry craving readers.  Read More

  • Vladimir Putin's dog gets a satellite collar; now ruled over by a rolled up iron newspaper

    The days of running free are over for Koni. The most powerful dog in Russia, perhaps the world has she could kick Barney’s presidential tail any day, now has her own 6 ounce GPS-like collar. Russia’s GLONASS satellites will provide the Prime Minister with 24/7 info about his beloved dog. I actually don’t know if he loves her, but who doesn’t love black labs? I mean… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Pure silver HDMI cable for only $1,300

    If you scoff at Monster Cable’s prices, please don’t keep reading – you’ll have a stroke. This Ethereal HDMI cable has been submitted to DPL Labs with the hopes and dreams to be the longest Class C, Level 5 HDMI cable which means that it can handle the maximum throughput on the scale. This is similar to the testing that Monster Cable showed off at CEDIA ’08. Read More

  • LG shows-off 15-inch double-sided reflective display

    LG is displaying the latest in reflective display technology with its 15-inch double-sided model. This particular demonstration model has a pixel count of 512 x 384 with a contrast ratio of 14:1. No word on what this will eventually become, but since reflective displays tend to draw their backlight from ambient light sources, I would assume something with advertising. One day we might… Read More

  • Review: Casio Oceanus OCWP500 watch

    The Casio Oceanus OCWP500 watch might appeal to geeks and ocean-bound divers alike. The solar-powered, atomic, titanium, auto calendar, chronograph watch strikes a chord with my inner gadget-loving self, but the overall design doesn’t float my boat – but it might yours. Read More