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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  • 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

  • Seero helps McQueens fan destroy their mustangs

    Seero helps McQueens fan destroy their mustangs

    Got a spare Mustang laying around? Wanna tear up San Fran, Bullitt style? Seero.com will help. The site plays back the film in one window, while tracking McQueens iconic route via Google Maps in another. Keep in mind, the producers used two heavily modified 390 CID V8 Mustangs to jump those hills so your ‘stang might not survive the run. Plus, one of those cars were scraped after… Read More

  • Braid Papercraft brings your gaming to life

    Braid Papercraft brings your gaming to life


    True Braid fanboys are going to have a little Tim papercraft on their cubicle by the end of the day. David Hellman via Kotaku Read More

  • DTV Transition now less than six months away

    DTV Transition now less than six months away

    Americans are now less than six months away from the analog to digital transition. Barring any legislative roadblocks, February 17th, 2009 should be the last day of analog broadcasts. Some stations might have an extra two weeks due to the NAB quite period but don’t count on your station staying lit. We just don’t want to see anyone lose their television signals because of… Read More

  • WineGong – Might be your next doorbell

      Is this doorbell classy or nerdy? We can’t decide. Part of us digs the natural material and wine glasses, but then, it is a DIY project that involves gong’n two flutes all controled by a homebuilt circuit board.  The setup is quite easy: - The two glasses (Butlers) are srewed to a wooden board (OBI)
    – The servo (Conrad) is attached to the board via angle brackets (OBI)… Read More

  • Boston Acoustics i-DS2 iPod Speaker System

    Boston Acoustics i-DS2 iPod Speaker System

    Just in case you don’t know what this Boston Acoustics boombox does, dock your iPod on the top and it pumps your tunes out through it’s dual 3.5 full-range speakers.   Controls and charges all dockable iPod models 15 watts RMS/30 watts Dynamic Output Power per channel Remote control puts basic iPod functions at your fingertips Auxiliary input for connecting additional media… Read More

  • Denon working with NBC for '08 Olympics

    Denon working with NBC for '08 Olympics

    NBC has turned to Denon with help on the audio control for this years Olympics. As it turns out, this is the fifth straight Olympic games that Denon has been involved with. The AV company suppled NBC with their top of the line gear for work in post-production. Denon’s flagship audio/video receiver, the AVR-5308, plus a DVD-1940 are installed in the Executive Board Room, while two… Read More

  • Amazing Olympic scenes – this time with playing cards

    Forget LEGO’s. Real pimps use playing cards to build Olympic scenes. via Gizmodo Read More

  • James Perse gadgetless beach cruiser bike

    James Perse gadgetless beach cruiser bike

    Forgive us. This post won’t highlight something made out of carbon fiber or have LED lights. No micro-processor or iPhone crap. Nope. Just a classic vintage-style beach cruiser. We don’t know the price, and we don’t care. Just look at the bike. Classy. Single speed. Semi-clunky. Gorgeous. Just steel, rubber, and leather make up the beach cruiser. The James Perse Cruiser… Read More

  • Yet another iPhone 3G case

    Yet another iPhone 3G case

    iPhone owners. Tired of jealous nerds peeking over your shoulder for a glimpse at your Jesus-phone? We hear ya. We have showcased iPhone cases with cell phone boosters, Oakley ‘style.‘ leather, and even solar powered units but none with mirror-like screen protectors. It sounds like the it will give iPhone users a bit of privacy.  Details are sketchy, but for a whopping… Read More

  • DIY USB coil cable

    DIY USB coil cable

    Why is it that the vast majority of USB cables are 6 feet long? The majority of my time, I need a 1-footer to connect random gadgets to my USB hub. Heck, even a 6-incher would be nice, but a USB cable that coils like a phone handset cord isn’t a bad alternative.  instructables’ user, Plusea, has a comprehensive walkthrough on how to make one of these puppies. All it requires is… Read More

  • For anyone still interested, we have more Palm Pro info

    For anyone still interested, we have more Palm Pro info

    Yeah, we’re getting Palm overloaded too, but there might be some Palm fanboys that crave this info. Maybe.  Updated spec list – italicized means new info 400Mhz CPU 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM 320×320 screen GPS Full Tri-band 3G, Quad-band GSM 2 Megapixel camera microUSB connector 3.5mm Earphone connector 1500mah battery  Comm Manager’s Airport Mode MicroSD up to 32GB HTC… Read More