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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  • 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

  • Rol-La-Tank provides firefighters with remote water storage

    Rol-La-Tank provides firefighters with remote water storage

    Think of Rol-La-Tank as one of those Wal-Mart style temperary pools. You know the type, the pools featured on America’s Funniest Home Videos that collopase when big, fat Uncle Jimbo falls on one side. They are kind of like that; quick to put up and holds a lot of water.  Lets give these storage containers a little more props though cause one burly firefighter can set up the entire thing… Read More

  • Speedo taking orders for LZR Racer – Michael Phelps' swimsuit

    Speedo taking orders for LZR Racer – Michael Phelps' swimsuit

    Who doesn’t wanna be like Mike? Greatest athlete in his sport of all time. Incredible focus. Huge wingspan. Gigantic feet. Total dominance.  Why not pick up the same suit he is wearing: the Speedo LZR Racer. Speedo is taking pre-orders now and honestly, it isn’t that much. After all, Phelps has helped prove that this swimsuit is the fastest in the world. Plus, the LZR is… Read More

  • Cracking safes for fun and profit

    Cracking safes for fun and profit


    Forget hot-wiring cars. Peeps with real skill go for safes. You see, every safe has a weekness because someone, like a locksmith or you, might need to sneak in through a backdoor. This is what the safecracker are trying to exploit. It happens to be a rare skill that a person might never need, but then again, you never know when a priceless artifact is about to be stolen by baddies and the… Read More

  • Real Football invading England through Sky HD

    Real Football invading England through Sky HD

    Brits? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL! Real football. Not that wussy, chase a ball around and get penalized if someone bumps someone else football. No, we are talking Monday Night, hard hitting, hail mary football and it’s about to hit via Sky HD. Plus, the network is going to show Super Bowl XLIII along with the Chargers vs the Saints from London’s own Wembley Stadium… Read More

  • Monster Deer Block is not made by Monster Cable

    Monster Deer Block is not made by Monster Cable

    Monster Cable has a history of suing companies with the word ‘monster’ in their name. An indoor glow-in-the-dark mininture golf company named Monster Golf felt Monster Cable’s wrath last May. This time, it’s Denco’s apple or sweet corn flavored Monster Deer Block. Why anyone would confuse an overpriced, AV cable and hunting bait is beyond us. So thankfully… Read More

  • McCain, technology, and you

    McCain, technology, and you

    John McCain’s technology plan was released yesterday. Since the plan is from a politician, obviously you might want to approach with skepticism, but click through for our summery. In no way does this reflect the views and/or opinions of Crunchgear, we’re just summarizing the long-ass article for you. Read More

  • DIY "Porteur" rack

    DIY "Porteur" rack

    Perfect for paper boys or urban dwellers, this crafty porteur rack only looks like a 3-beer project. Really, all the rack consists of are metal shelf supports and some elbow grease. The shelve supports should provide ample support while not weighing down the front of the bike too much. Hopefully with this DIY solution, a few more bike messengers can save some coin as their jobs are quickly… Read More

  • Hidden camera clock brings out the spy in all of us

    Hidden camera clock brings out the spy in all of us

    No one will ever expect your tacky clock’s real purphase is spying. For only £37.95, you too can feel like a MI5 agent just like Bond. Just place the clock in the desired location, plug in the wireless receiver to the mains (UK adapter included), connect the receiver to your DVD or TV (cables supplied) and that’s it, your system is ready to go. Now all your spy gear is missing… Read More

  • More Palm Pro pics surface

    More Palm Pro pics surface

    More Palm Pro pics found in a Chinese Palm forum and WMExperts provides us with more tech specs. 400Mhz CPU , but snappy response 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM! (Other reports show “In use: 43.96mb, Free 57.72mb) 320*320 screen GPS Full Tri-band 3G, Quad-band GSM 2 Megapixel camera microUSB connector! 3.5mm Earphone connector 1500mah battery (this is looking like it might actually be… Read More

  • Latest Bond movie pimping a Ford Ka

    Latest Bond movie pimping a Ford Ka

    Nothing screams super-spy, gadget tech like a Ford Ka hatchback: 13-inch rims, 45 mpg, and sexy metallic gold paint job. The last Bond flix had a Euro-spec Ford Mondeo sedan cameo, but Bond’s female counterpart is expected to pilot this European Blue Oval in the Quantum of Solace. Who knows what gadgety is stuffed into the tiny car, but the grill is big enough to house at least four… Read More