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.

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  • Pioneer, Hitachi and Panasonic Plasmas are now Energy Star Certified

    There was a time when the term plasma TVs meant expensive and power hungry electronic, but those days are fading. Three of the largest players in the plasma world now have Energy Star Certified models which is a big feat. This means that a 42-inch PDP cannot consume more than 208 watts while on and less than a watt in standby mode. LCD were once the champion of tree-hugging hippies, but… Read More

  • Review and Giveaway: The Anchor Bay DVDO Edge video processor

    The Quick Version: The DVDO Edge will restore amazement and wonder to your high definition TV. It’s that good. Read More

  • OS X 10.5.6 update now available

    We knew the large OS X 10.5.6 update was on it’s way, but our timing was a bit off. Even still, here it is, Apple kiddies. Time to download your latest kool-aid via Software Update. Word on the ‘ol Internet tubes is that this is an important one too. Read More

  • Winner of the HP MediaSmart Server Giveaway

    A big congrats goes out out to Ryan Cello for winning the MediaSmart Server from our random drawing. Everyday I wake up and do a search for the HP mediasmart home server in hopes that I will find a great christmas deal. I feel like I am in a pit of quicksand and am slowly loosing the battle with my digital media. Between mp3’s flacs’ jpegs, avi’s mp4’s and 4 computers… Read More

  • Magellan jumps the consumer GPS boat

    Magellan is moving past the highly competitive consumer GPS market. The entire sector will be sold off to MiTAC International, the folks behind the Mio GPS brand, at the end of January ’09. The future of Magellan’s three brands, RoadMate, Maestro, and Triton, is unclear but one thing is for certain: there are way too many GPS options available. Sure, everyone should have… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Complete Stargate SG-1 DVD collection for only $99

    I will argue with anyone that, if watched from beginning to end, Stargate SG-1 is the most complete Sci-Fi series of all time. It’s my one vice in life. If you don’t believe me, spend 100 bones and get the complete collection from Amazon and watch it from the R-rated first episode. It’s actually a hell of a deal down from $329. You get 54 DVDs spanning 10 seasons with… Read More

  • The BlackBerry 8350i officially official from Sprint

    There really hasn’t been a big cloud of secrecy surround the BlackBerry 8350i, but the iDEN-packing BlackBerry is finally official. For peeps still holding onto the iDEN PTT network, this is the first BlackBerry to offer WiFi and group connect. Plus, it still has all the traditional iDEN goodies of GPS beacon, international Direct Connect, and Talkgroup, along with everything the… Read More

  • iPhone Nano rumor restarted with a case mockup

    Macworld is mere weeks and there really hasn’t been any substantial rumors besides this one involving a iPhone Nano. Ever since the original iPhone launched, Mac fanboys have been dreaming of a complete iPod-ish lineup that includes a small, nano version. It is widely known, and the source of many leaks, that iPhone/iPod case manufacturers receive basic specs and dimensions of upcoming… Read More

  • TEAC intos the self-standing ITB1000 iPod dock

    TEAC is introducing a monolithic iPod dock that is sure to feel right at home in a chic loft. The ITB1000 packs a 2.1 speaker setup into the single tower, but sadly, the 15Wx2 power rating proves this setup is more sizzle than steak. Besides looking like a monument to power and grace, there doesn’t seem to be anything worthwhile to justify the $400 US price tag. Moving on… Read More

  • Apple t-shirt quilt up for sale on ebay

    Some climate experts are predicting this winter will be the coldest of the decade and this Apple quilt might be a great way for MacHeads to keep warm. 20 shirts make up the quilt and they appear to range from the late nineties to around OS X Tiger’s launch. While blankets are economical way to stay warm, this ebay listing, at time of writing, is $237.50 so it essentially will not… Read More

  • FTC squashes fake virus scanning pop-ups; at least some of them

    The all mighty FTC came down on five virus scanning programs that attempted to dupe computer novices into thinking their system was infected by a life-running, credit stealing virus. The ruse involved tricky web advertisements with hidden code linked to a user-installed ‘anti-virus program.’ (WinFixer, WinAntivirus, DriveCleaner, ErrorSafe, and XP Antivirus) Over one million… Read More

  • iriver produces the swanky 7-inch Framee-L digital picture frame

    Digital picture frames aren’t exactly the hottest gadget item anymore, but maybe iriver can somewhat breath new life in the totally overproduced niche item. The 7-inch Framee-L has a bit of understated art deco look, while at the same time sport’n the standard fare of digiframe features. It has a 720 x 480 resolution display, 1GB of internal memory, a full array of memory… Read More

  • Rock multiple monitors via the ViBook USB Adapter

    Having a multi-monitor workstation increases productivity dramatically and thanks to the ViBook USB, it’s now easier than ever. The $130 PC/Mac dongle simply plugs into a USB port and outputs up to 1680×1050 or 1600×1200 over VGA or DVI. This could be a great, but somewhat costly, solution for notebooks or towers alike. A heck of a lot easier than installing a new… Read More

  • Don't forget! HP MediaSmart Server giveaway ends in 24 hours!

    This is just a friendly reminder that our contest ends in 24 hours for a 1TB HP MediaSmart Server giveaway. Oh, and yeah, HP is going to provide the winner with a brand-spanking new model so we don’t have to giveaway a used, review unit. 24 hours! Read More

  • No Steve Jobs Macworld Keynote this year? This can't be right.

    The Steve Jobs’ Macworld Keynote is Apple Fanboy’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day all rolled into an one hour event, but there isn’t one scheduled this year according to the Macworld Website. It’s kind of strange that with the event less than three weeks away that the site wouldn’t put the event’s main attraction on the schedule. Jobs… Read More

  • Seagate cuts warranty from 5 to 3 years on some hard drives

    Just a quick note: Seagate is cutting some hard drives warranty from 5 to 3 years which will take effect on January 3, 2009. If you pick one up before that date however, it will stay carry the longer warranty. No word if those years start after the purchase or if it’s when the drive leaves the factory, though. Models effected by the change after the jump. Read More

  • The 500GB Moxi HD DVR is finally available

    Digeo finally has made their next-gen HD DVR somewhat available. Amazon has a soft launch of the $799 box and as much as I dig the Moxi’s UI, I hope it has the right stuff to justify spending $200 more than a 1TB TiVo HD XL. True, you don’t have the monthly subscription with the Moxi box, but it’s half the storage for HD Desperate Housewives recordings. Eventually TiVo will… Read More

  • Polaroid done with instant film, the world tears up

    Polaroid was once the hipster of photography but their day is gone. Digital cameras have pushed the need/fun of instant photos to the wayside and the storied company is going to stop manufacturing the instant film at the end of this year. I’m sure most of us have pleasant memories waiting for the sub-par photos slowly emerge from the grey film. Those still enjoying the format should… Read More

  • YouTube HD via Netgear EVA9000
    We spied Netgear’s latest home media streamer at a pre-CES event just the other day, but it seems like we missed a tasty little detail. The EVA9000 appears to be the first set-top box to fully support the very new YouTube HD streams. Plenty of devices can put YouTube on your main screen, but none of have been updated for the new YouTube format. Read More

  • Heads-up! OS X 10.5.6 might drop tomorrow

    Quick note to OS X Leopard users out there. Curpertino might send out your OS’s latest update tomorrow. No official word but you might find a bouncing System Update icon starving for your attention first thing tomorrow morning. Word is MobileMe syncing and more than 100 bug fixes will be addressed in 10.5.6 so the download and required restart might be worth your time. Just go talk to… Read More