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 →

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  • Toshiba showing its green side at IFA 2008

    Toshiba showing its green side at IFA 2008

    Green is still a buzzword worth marketing and Toshiba is showing off its environment friendly products at this years IFA. The companies LCD power consumption is being slashed by 20% over ’06 model levels and are more of the flat panel displays are LED backlit. By 2010, Toshiba will no longer be manufacturing incandescent lamps and thus cutting CO2 emissions even more. The Portégé… Read More

  • The Sony VPL-HW10 SXRD makes an IFA appearance

    The Sony VPL-HW10 SXRD makes an IFA appearance

      Rumors and leaks about Sony’s latest SXRD projector has been floating around AV forums for some time now so this unit might be old news to some. Even still, Sony brought the VPL-HW10 out at IFA for the whole world to see. For those not aware, this guy’s calling card is based around x.v.Colour performance for a low, but yet unannounced, price. Sony claims that there… Read More

  • Toshiba throws Cell processor in new LCD and calls it the ZF

    Toshiba throws Cell processor in new LCD and calls it the ZF

    High-end HDTVs have featured internal upscalling tech for a while now, generally garnishing higher prices because of it, but now Toshiba is bringing the goods to the masses. The companies latest LCD lineup, called ZF, sports Tosbiba’s homegrown Cell processor and some proprietary picture enhancing tech labeled Resolution+. When the two of them combine forces, they should produce a… Read More

  • Steve Jobs: 1955 to 2008… according to Bloomberg

    Steve Jobs: 1955 to 2008… according to Bloomberg

    Steve Jobs’ passed away yesterday…at least that’s what Bloomberg stated by running his obituary a bit prematurely. It seems that someone was updating Jobs’ lifetime achievements and accidently posted the 17-page history out on the interweb. So no, the father of all that is Apple and good is still alive and kicking.  This brings up a great thought though. The man… Read More

  • NEC launches Atom-powered touchscreen PCs

    NEC launches Atom-powered touchscreen PCs

    Little Atom-equipped touchscreen PCs are dropping from more and more companies with NEC being the latest. These two models come in either 12- or 15-inch sizes and are obviously powered by Intel’s Atom processor clocking in at 1.6GHz. The units can be configured with either 512MB or 1GB of ram and comes with a sizable 80GB hard drive. Users have to deal with Vista Business Embedded via… Read More

  • Sony launches T500 Cyber-shot – HD video and more

    Sony launches T500 Cyber-shot – HD video and more

    My goodness, there has been a lot of digital cameras launched within the last few days. Nikon, Canon and now Sony. This firm’s latest sports a 10.1 megapixel paired up with a 5x optical zoom and a 3.5-inch touchscreen, but the main selling point of the T500 has to be the HD video capture mode. This mode allows for up to 10 minutes of continuous video that should fill a 4GB memory stick. Read More

  • Sherwood dropping two Blu-ray players at CEDIA '08

    Sherwood dropping two Blu-ray players at CEDIA '08

    We won’t be at CEDIA until next week, but the news doesn’t slow down for us. Sherwood is the latest with the pre-show leaks and we can’t wait to peek these Blu-ray players. The BDP-6003 should have a sticker price of $499 and fully support BD Live. The $299 BDP-5003 loses the Blu-ray Profile 2.0 cert along with BD Live support, but both models sport HDMI 1.3 output and an… Read More

  • Sony BRAVIA Theater: BDV-IT1000 Blu-ray all-in-one

    Sony BRAVIA Theater: BDV-IT1000 Blu-ray all-in-one

    It’s just a matter of time before Blu-ray all-in-one systems hit the street. Sony’s BDV-IT1000 seems like a killer system even though AV guys will scoff due to the all-in-one moniker. I believe the two HDMI inputs, wireless rear channels, 1080p24 along with Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support rounds out this system nicely. We all know… Read More

  • Samsung intro's new Wi-Fi digital photo frames

    Samsung intro's new Wi-Fi digital photo frames

    Digital photo frames might be everyone’s favorite Christmas gift, (to give, not to receive) and Samsung is launching two new Wi-Fi-equipped models. Neither one of ‘em look terribly techno-chic so they might just bend in nicely with your Grandparent’s mid-70′s decor. The new units are loaded with features your lovely, but technology challenged, relatives… Read More

  • Disney bringing five animated classics to Blu-ray

    Disney bringing five animated classics to Blu-ray

    Disney has always been in Blu-ray’s pocket and now Mouse & Co. is bringing their 2-ton gorilla to the struggling high-def format. The media company is trying to spur consumer interest about the format with five of their classic animated films. Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Fantasia 2000 and Beauty and the Beast are now added to the queue previously… Read More

  • H-Box looks like a BSG ship more than a theater

    H-Box looks like a BSG ship more than a theater

    Designed by Hermes to look like a 1970s space landing craft, the H-Box is a mobile cinema is traveling all around Japan right now. Unfortunately I believe all that is being shown on the screen is artsy-fartsy films and not the more appropriate film: Blade Runner Blu-ray version. More info about the tour here. Read More

  • Futuremark designs stunning dashboard concept for Audi

    Futuremark designs stunning dashboard concept for Audi

    Some companies are better at building user interfaces than others. Nissan recognized this and hired Gran Turismo folk for the GT-R control screen. Then Futuremark strolls in with a dashboard concept that simply kick-ass. The system is a full, live dashboard environment all shown in 3D graphics. From the gauge cluster to the GPS screen, the entire thing can all change on the fly thanks to… Read More

  • Logicube's SuperSonix SATA hard drive duplicator

    Logicube's SuperSonix SATA hard drive duplicator

    Got some hard drives you need duplicated. And fast you say. All right, NSA super-nerd. Pick up Logicubes SuperSonix then. It sports up to 6GB/min transfer speeds, all controlled via a color touch screen. Your drives hook up through SATA, PATA, USB, or Firewire and the whole thing is compatible with Vista. Hopefully your dubbing can wait ’till early September when it drops for an… Read More

  • Garmin throws down the nüMaps guarantee

    Garmin throws down the nüMaps guarantee

    Guarantee you say… Here’s how I see it. A guy puts a guarantee on the box ’cause he wants you to fell all warm and toasty inside. Ya think if you leave that box under your pillow at night, the Guarantee Fairy might come by and leave a quarter. The point is, how do you know the Guarantee Fairy isn’t a crazy glue sniffer? “Building model airplanes” says… Read More

  • Peek gets reviewed

    Peek gets reviewed

    The e-mail only handset Peek gets the hands-on treatment thanks to LaptopMag. The device isn’t aimed at us gadgetphiles but rather our moms and pops. Think of the device as a cell phone-less Blackberry ’cause all it knows how to do is email. The Peek is aimed at people that don’t need a full fledge smart phone but still want to be part of the Internet crowd. So how does it work? Read More

  • Microsoft campaigning the Zune at Democratic and Republican conventions

    Microsoft campaigning the Zune at Democratic and Republican conventions

    Lets not read too much into this. Sure, Microsoft is pimping the Zune at both Democratic and Republican conventions. Maybe Microsoft is truly trying to help both members find new friends via the Zune’s social networking feature. Alternatively, perhaps the Zune has made an appearance hoping for one of those lucrative government contracts placing a Zune in every solders hands. Or… Read More

  • Garmin refreshes two GPS lineups

    Garmin refreshes two GPS lineups

    Garmin makes more GPS units than I would care to count, but when the firm update two of their mainstream lineups, I take notice. Both the nüvi 2×5 and the 7×5 models were updated with the former of the two receiving lifetime NAVTEQ Traffic alerts and Bluetooth calling features. Pricing and availability for the 265T, 265WT and 275T should be out soon.   The higher-end… Read More

  • New Microsoft Blue Track Mouse spotted on Amazon?

    New Microsoft Blue Track Mouse spotted on Amazon?

    Microsoft might just have a little surprise up their sleeve. First, Redmond teases, and entices, us on their hardware website with an upcoming announcement message. “9.9.08 – Say Goodbye to Lasers.” All right, oh creator of the first laser mouse, what are we going to say “Hello” to then.  Then these images were spotted on Germany’s Amazon site showing a… Read More

  • Solar necktie isn't exactly chic

    Solar necktie isn't exactly chic

    Solar-powering clothing accessories isn’t exactly a new idea. I have seen solar charger bags, a purse (or two), but we are stoked to have finally found something to wear when sporting the solar briefcase: a necktie! Who cares if it’s going to repel ladies like Peter Ha, my Blackberry is always going to be charged. Oh yeah.  via Wired Read More

  • Running through WoW on treadmills

      Why, oh why, did these lady deprived dudes, not only create the system to physically run in World of Warcraft, but then film themselves for all of us to make fun of them. Why?  via Gizmodo Read More