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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  • Karl Zahn's Smart Kleat

    Karl Zahn's Smart Kleat

    File this one away in the “only if I thought of this, I could pay my baby momma.” The Smart Kleat. Kind of self explanatory but still innovative. It will be available from Charles & Marie eventually for a yet to be announced price.  via Apartment Therapy Read More

  • Improved XBOX 360 controller coming

    Improved XBOX 360 controller coming

    The gaming news keeps on rolling with word of an improved XBOX 360 controller. It seems the boys over at Microsoft have outfitted a larger rocker underneath the d-pad, thus improving control. The new controller looks the same as the current model so don’t expect anything from that department as the change is inside. Time will tell if many gamers will ditch their current controllers… Read More

  • Sony PSP-3000 announced

    Sony PSP-3000 announced

    The expected Sony PSP-3000 was just announced over in Germany. Nothing ground breaking, but a few minor, abet decent, changes. First up is newer, brighter screen that is better equipped to handle glare. There is microphone right next to the first “P” on the bottom. Also on the bottom row, right next to the volume controls, is the new PS button. (nice) Sony has also included… Read More

  • Playstation 3 keypad coming soon

    Playstation 3 keypad coming soon

    O.K. Take your hands and pretend like your using this new keypad coming from Sony. We can’t figure out if it’s going to be comfy or a just plain awkward. It look like you need to move your hands off the nubs to use it. Sony has always been on par with ergonmical controls, so we are going to trust ‘em on this one till we can fondle it ourselves. As far as the control goes… Read More

  • Circuit City pawns getting Microsoft-powered Tablet PCs

    Circuit City pawns getting Microsoft-powered Tablet PCs

    There was a time that a salesman actually needed to have enough skill, or knowledge, to sell a product — not both though. Circuit City got away from salesman way back in 2003, and now they are further enhancing their minions with some tablet PCs. EDGE, which creatively stands for Enhanced Digital Guide Experience, was created with customer in mind, but to be used by the associates on… Read More

  • Pioneer PDP-LX6090 plasma wins EISA award

    Pioneer PDP-LX6090 plasma wins EISA award

    Pioneer’s stunning PDP-LX6090 Kuro plasma was just recognized at EISA by winning “European Plasma-TV 2008-2009.” HD enthusiests have known for a while that the Kuro line of plasma TVs are top notch and now there is a blue ribbon to prove it. The blacks are, well, black and guess about the whites. Yeah, they are white. The judges agrees.  Thanks to an amazingly… Read More

  • Presenting your C&C Red Alert 3 cast

    Presenting your C&C Red Alert 3 cast

    Command and Conquer set the de-facto standard for video game cinematography long ago, and the upcoming release isn’t going to disappoint. There is a former Playmate, a UFC Heavywieght champion, and even Star Trek’s Sulu.  No word on who is going to play what charecter with the expection of Ms. McCarthy. She has been cast as the always popular, but also deadly, Tanya.  The… Read More

  • This kid is doomed

    This kid is doomed

    Here is the link for the crochet pattern for those interested. Just don’t tell us that you’re going to use it. Flickr via DaddyType Read More

  • High-def coming to Neuros OSD2.0 platform

    High-def coming to Neuros OSD2.0 platform

    We’ve featured Neuros’s wares on Crunchgear before, so we’re glad to see the DIY Linux systems mature to high definition age. Their latest box, the OSD2.0, aimed at developers is going to have the capability. Yeah, you read that correctly, as of right now it doesn’t but as soon as the functionality is available, a firmware refresh will add it. Once you throw in… Read More

  • Ladies – Sony dedicates these headphones to you

    Ladies – Sony dedicates these headphones to you

    Sometimes a lady just needs to feel different. Sony understands that and the companies latest headphones should help. So ladies, that’s why Sony is producing six different colored, sparkly, blingy headphones for you to choose from. The headphones should be nice and comfy too with a soft rubber surrounding a firm central liner. We aren’t quite sure if these are going to hit… Read More

  • FCC outs MOTOROKR S7-HD Jay-Z bluetooth headphones

    FCC outs MOTOROKR S7-HD Jay-Z bluetooth headphones

    Good ‘ol FCC. You are peering at the MOTOROKR S7-HD Jay-Z headphones. Clearly, this ugly set is not after the same market as Sony’s new stylish digs, but at least these have bluetooth work’n for ‘em. Plus, Moto managed to stuff a microphone in the headset somewhere. Too bad they couldn’t stuff some style in ‘em too. No word on price or availability; the… Read More

  • First look at Toshiba's new XD-E500

    First look at Toshiba's new XD-E500

    Those crazy kids over at Engadget got their grubby hands on Toshiba’s new XD-E500 upconverting DVD player. Their take?  Most consumers will see a visible quality improvement when playing their DVDs, particularly in the realm of sharpness. Toshiba’s new filters are “intelligent” enough to spice up the grass while leaving the sky and clouds free of noise, and while… Read More

  • Universal Remote intros two new remotes

    Universal Remote intros two new remotes

      With CEDIA right around the corner, AV geeks can expect a steady flow of new products. Universal Remote is going to be showing off their newest remotes at the show but we have a sneak peak.  The MX-440 clocks in at $249 and gets you a nice slender, remote equipped with IR-only control, color LCD screen rock’n 220 x 176 resolution, LED backlit screen and buttons, and on-remote… Read More

  • Yet another Batman LEGO character emerges from the shadows

    Yet another Batman LEGO character emerges from the shadows

    Batgirl (!!!) is going to be around to help Batman and Robin catch all the baddies in Batman LEGO.  Powers and Abilities: In LEGO Batman: The Videogame, Batgirl has the ability to utilize Batman’s technology suits including the Glide suit, Heat Protection Suit, Sonic Suit and Demolition suit in her efforts to fight crime alongside the DYNAMIC DUO. Click through for the latest… Read More

  • Jabra SP700 loaded with Bluetooth goodies and a clip – yes, a clip

    Jabra SP700 loaded with Bluetooth goodies and a clip – yes, a clip

    My goodness. Look at all the sexy the Jabra SP700 sports. Bluetooth has never looked so good. Touted as a desktop or car Bluetooth speakerphone, this little guy is going to turn heads. The clip allows it to rest on your desk or clipped to your car’s sunviser. Of course the $99 speakerphone is loaded with a FM modulator and the most impressive goodie piggybacks off it. When a call comes… Read More

  • Upcoming iPhone Nike+ pics & info

    Upcoming iPhone Nike+ pics & info

    What do you get when you combine an iPhone, Nike, Google Map support, and fancy graphs? Way to many distractions from your workout. We digress but per a French website, the upcoming Nike+ is going to sport all that and probabaly a few more nifty features. The most innovative addition though has to be Google Map support ’cause it adds demensions to this app. Just think, a runner could… Read More

  • Office 14 Alpha coming soon says Microsoft blogger

    Office 14 Alpha coming soon says Microsoft blogger

    Attention Microsoft Office aficionados, — all others can move on — word is that Redmond has slated November or December for the Office 14 alpha. This anouncement came down on a Microsoft employee’s blog, but the post was later pulled. (Seems to be a lot of that going around today.) Hopefully then, we can peek at Microsoft’s answer for online document editing. It better… Read More

  • Star Wars: Extra Special Kiddie Edition

    Sometimes Star Wars can be just a little too PG; plus, some of the music is out dated. Word on the street is that Georgie Boy has a new special edition aimed at a younger generation and our man on the inside mangaged to grab a sneak peak. Two more clips after the jump. Read More

  • Fathead goes political, launches Obama and McCain Fatheads

    Fathead goes political, launches Obama and McCain Fatheads

    Who is going to buy these? Are you really going to hang an Obama Fathead in your ruckus room? Like all your buddies are going to want to hang out with you and your new, life size friend. What more do you need to know? The new Fatheads are $79.99 and available now. Pick either Obama or McCain.  PR Read More

  • Treo Pro officially bows early, then gets pulled off stage

    Treo Pro officially bows early, then gets pulled off stage

    So on the 21st, Palm is going to make the Treo Pro official but the leaks keep flowing. Next up was the official press photos, but all we managed to grab was a screenshot before those were pulled. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything new announced. Some Palm fanboys are still holding out for HSDPA but that doesn’t look good. Palm has unveiled a new moble device, the Treo Pro… Read More