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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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?

    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-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

  • projectordesign launches 5 DLP projectors

    projectordesign’s been around the custom install market for a while now and their latest units should maintain top of the line appeal. The entire new lineup features Philips UHP VIDI lamp tech, along with projectordesign’s RealColor image management. All five projectors are going to be available by the end of the year but the company hasn’t announced any pricing yet. Hopefully… Read More

  • Toshiba launches the TLP-XE30U 3LCD projector

    Business types take notice. Toshiba is launching a new, mobile projector aimed right at you suits. The TLP-XE30U might not have a great name but the 3,000 ANSI lumen brightness, along with a nice three-year warranty should make up for it. It’s got a blackboard mode along with a one-touch auto screen setup for quick pre-meeting prep time. Overall though, this is just… Read More

  • Another LEGO Batman character revealed!

    We have been following LEGO Batman closely and Warner just revealed to us the latest character. Alfred Pennyworth is joining Batman as a skilled sidekick. Kind of looks like Oddjob though… Screenshots after the break Read More

  • Flight attendants on in-flight porn usage

    Now that in-flight internet is becoming a normal option, a certain taboo activity is popping up more and more during those long, lonely flights. A few airlines have taken the issue upon themselves to lock down certain themed sites but that doesn’t rule out already downloaded material. Then other airlines, such as American Airlines, are offering unfiltered service and thus leaving… Read More