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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  • 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

  • Audio-Technica releases triple driver-equipped earphones

    Hot on the heals of new high-end headphones, Audio Technica is also releasing the triple driver ATH-CK100 earphones. Allegedly, these are the smallest such earphones on the market and are housed within a titanium case. Hopefully the 20Hz-18kHz at 23Ω specs justify the ¥56,700 ($561 USD) price though. Too rich for your blood? Me too. Read More

  • iPhone Jack-O-Lantern Now this is what I’m talking about. An iPhone sunk into a pumpkin for the ultimate geeky pumpkin. The iPhone is running an app appropriately called Crazy Pumpkin that allows you to customize your iPhone’s face on the fly. The only cravat is that you probably aren’t going to leave this out for the entire neighborhood to see and… Read More

  • NVIDIA launches the Quadro CX GPU for graphic professionals

    The latest from NVIDIA isn’t designed with Crysis in mind, but rather graphic pros that rely heavily on Adobe Creative Suite 4 software. With an MSRP of $1,999, your Photoshop dabbling isn’t the market NVIDIA is after here with this optimized card. The Quadro CX card enables snappier responses and encoding in not only Photoshop, but also Premiere Pro CS4 and After Effects… Read More

  • Audio Technica spins out two new high-end headphones

    Audio Technica is dropping a pair of high-end headphones aimed at audiophiles critical ears. The ATH-A1000X (left) sports a 53mm driver with a frequency response of 5Hz-42kHz at an impedance of 42Ω. The slightly high-end ATH-A2000X (right) share a similar aluminum housing and a 53mm driver, but carries not only a higher price tag, but also a frequency response range of 5Hz-45kHz. The… Read More

  • Review: Dyson DC25 vacuum

    Oh. My. Gawd. I love this Dyson vacuum. It works so damn well and looks great doing it. Some people aren’t going to like this analogy, but it reminds me of the first time I used my PowerMac G4: it simply works and feels like it’s going to last forever. I’m not the one that vacuums in my house so with the hope of not sounding misogynistic, I handed the Dyson over to my wife… Read More

  • Tweeter Audio/Video to close its doors?

    Circuit City isn’t the only brick and mortor retailer stuggling as Tweeter might soon be shutting down. The retailer’s CEO was replaced by a restructuring firm exec and sent out a nice little letter to all the employees. “in light of the current extreme economic conditions and the company’s recent performance,” and that the move “is in the best interest of… Read More

  • Windows Vista SP2 might come before Windows 7

    Windows 7 might be on its way sometime soon, but Vista should get SP2 before the new OS drops. According to some ZDnet sources, Redmond is aiming to update Vista first so it will be interesting to see if any new Windows 7 features come with it. Details should drop from Microsoft about the upcoming service pack within the coming months but there isn’t any firm release date as of yet. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: How about a $869 MacBook?

    Stevie didn’t announce a low priced MacBook the other day, but since he did launch new hardware, the older, but still capabile, models are dropping in price. Take this 13.3-inch MacBook for example. It only has 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1 GB of ram and 120GB hard drive, but what else would you expect for this low of a price? Throw some more RAM in there and you have a great deal. A $75… Read More

  • New MacBook might be good 'nough for casual gamers

      The new 13-inch MacBook wasn’t designed specifically for gaming but with the somewhat impressive NVIDIA 9400M at the graphics core, it should suffice for occasional gaming. The Obsessable chaps installed Warhammer Online through a 32GB Windows XP partition and came to the conclusion that the notebook does a fine job even with a modern, graphic intensive game. Still, with the… Read More

  • Buffalo upgrades TeraStation Pro to 6TB

    In case you need a lot – I mean a lot – of torrent storage, the latest Buffalo TeraStation Pro is for you with its 6TB of storage capacity. Four 1.5TB HDDs provide the storage through either RAID 0, 1, 5, or 1+0 and gigabit Ethernet, of course, provides connectivity. This TeraStation Pro incarnation has all the standard NAS features like Active Directory support, built-in FTP… Read More

  • The MacBook and MacBook Pro splayed-out revealing intimate details

    It’s just tradition that when a new, hot gadget launches, someone has to tear the sucker apart thus producing what is affectionately called circuit board pr0n. Besides the pretty pictures though, sometimes hidden details are uncovered as is the case with these new Apple notebooks.  Read More

  • Carbon E7 police car looks like Transformers prop; equipped with tons of gadgets

    Carbon Motors, never heard of ’em either, is working on a custom police car to catch all of Gotham’s baddies. It kind of looks as if K.I.T.T. and Robocop breed a Transformer offspring meant just for police duty. It’s dubbed the E7 and specific details about all the gadgets haven’t been released, but this short video shows off it’s bad-ass styling. Allegedly, the… Read More

  • DivX making its way into Samsung TVs

    Sometime in the near future, Samsung TVs are going to have DivX playback capabilities built-in. This should allow playback of the video format from a connected USB mass storage device or Ethernet connection. The certification will probably start with the top-tier models and eventually work itself down market. A handy-dandy front DivX logo should reveal wether the set is equipped with the… Read More