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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  • Don't forget about our DVDO Edge giveaway

    There is only 24 hours left in our DVDO Edge giveaway. I found that the processor worked wonders and we are giving it away to one lucky contest entrant. Hop over to the review for the full details. Read More

  • The Apple Expo Paris has been cancelled

    Sorry, Euro Apple fanboys. The main Apple event on that side of the globe has been canceled. The company has slowly been pulling out of trade shows, most notably Macworld as of yesterday, so canceling the Apple Expo Paris isn’t too much of a shock. The aftermath of yesterday’s announcement is sure to be felt deep into the Apple community for sometime as the company once… Read More

  • Yet another 3D sporting event: The BCS Championship game

    3D sporting events are becoming more and more commonplace but that doesn’t take away from their appeal. This year’s BCS Championship game is going to get the same treatment as the NFL game and the NBA All-Star game. The game is going to be shown, not only at CES ’09 to a select group of 1,200 geeks, but also to sports fans in 35 states. (check for your local showings) The… Read More

  • TV.com to get redesigned as a Hulu competitor

    Hulu overcame incredible initial criticism to become the golden child of revenue generating video sites. CBS has been eyeing the NBC success story and reportably has big plans for TV.com. CNET lauched said website back in ’05, but CBS recently aquired the company, along with its websites, earlier this year. The report indicates CBS wants to add full length episodes, but keep the… Read More

  • Pic of upcoming Motorola phones that at least look hot

    2009 is a new year for Motorola. The firm’s sales are tracking down, the RAZR might be dead – hopefully – but these four upcoming phones look uncharacteristically good. Little is known beside about the mobiles besides what can be gathered from the pics. The branding indicates that they are Verizon-bound and at least three of the four are touchscreens. And none of the phones… Read More

  • Internal Wal-Mart memo indicating price, release date; It's not $99, folks

    A Wal-Mart communiqué is showing that the iPhone3G will sell for $197/$297 and not $99 hoped by some despite Amy Poehler’s crack reporting. (video after the break) The 8GB and 16GB versions, with their $2 discount, will go on sale December 28, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Will there be a line of soccer moms and dead beat dads waiting to get their dirty hands on the Wal-Mart iPhone? If so, we… Read More

  • Sneak peek at Lost season 5

     
    It seems like forever ago season 4 of Lost wrapped-up but the first batch of season 5 previews are slowly becoming available. Above is a look at Jack and Ben where Ben confirms that the island really did move. After the jump is Kate going back on the run. Oh boy, I hope they wrap the show up properly. Read More

  • So now what? Will Apple still bring a netbook or new Mac Mini to Macworld SF?

    We just learned that Steve Jobs is not going to give his annual address at Macworld where he generally announces new Apple product. So…now what? Is Apple still going to announce new products like the heavily rumored Apple netbook or new Mac Mini. How about the rest of the aluminum MacBook Pro lineup including a larger 17-inch model? Also, how about a new iPhone? What are all the… Read More

  • Confirmed: No Steve Jobs' keynote at Macworld San Francisco '09 & Apple's last year at the event

    There was a bit of rumbling the other day when Steve Jobs was curiously left off the Macworld SF speaker / events list and now it looks like big man himself isn’t going to take the stage at all. That’s right, no jeans and black turtleneck. No “one more thing.” No “boom!” Also, Apple has announced that this will be the company’s last appearance at… Read More

  • Can you solve this 1932 brain teaser concerning two vehicles?

    In the early part of the 1900’s, automakers were still experimenting with fuel sources – and the basic laws of physics. The pic to the right is a riddle from a 1932 edition of Modern Mechanix magazine where they asked readers to figure out which vehicle would be propelled forward to send in their answer. $10 would be handed out to a random correct entry. $10! Gee whiz, mister. Read More

  • Update: Apple Mac T-shirt quilt

    The Apple Mac T-shirt quilt we introduced  over the weekend has seen a flurry of bidding activity. Currently the homemade blanket is at $429 and is sure to make one fanboy smile Christmas morning. There is still a chance for you to get in on the action though as the auction still has over a day left on it. You know you want it. Read More

  • DIY: digital picture frames

    Digital picture frames are a popular gift item this time a year. (don’t send one to me, I think they’re worthless) Your mother always told you that people enjoy gifts more if you make ’em yourself, so why not construct a digiframe out of old parts you have laying around instead of buying one. This way you can customize the frame so it doesn’t look so much like… Read More

  • Apple gets festive with two, new holiday ads

      Apple has given Mac and PC a little claymation makeover for its two holiday ads. Second one after the jump. Read More

  • A plug-in hybrid is now for sale in China, Chevy Volt what?

    GM, and millions of jobs, might be counting on the Chevy Volt to save the company, but a Chinese car company is a couple steps ahead of Generous Motors. The BYD F3DM is now for sale at a cost of $21,900 USD…in China. It features a plug-in Li-ion battery pack along with a 1.0 liter aluminum engine. Exact details aren’t available but it seems that this knock-off might have the $40k… Read More

  • Best Buy showing signs of trouble due to poor sale numbers

    Best Buy isn’t immune to the economic crisis and had a very rough last quarter. The country’s largest electronic retailer watched same-store sales fall 5.3% over last years and net earnings take a 77% face plant. Best Buy did see a net sales increase but that was due to new store openings. Blue-collar terms? They aren’t doing so well, haus. The company… Read More

  • Epson intos the tiny, Blu-ray pack'n PC ST120 computer

    This could possible be the answer to dwellers of shoe-box sized apartments looking for a full-featured HTPC. Check it: a Core 2 Due P8400 CPU, 1GB of RAM (upgrade that), up to 320GB HDD, a digital TV tuner, HDMI-out and a Blu-ray burner. What more can you want from a computer smaller than a toaster? Throw an external hard drive on there for more storage space and you’ll have the… Read More

  • Harmonix says Wii Rock Band 2 coming real soon, "sorry 'bout the delay"

    Rock Band 2 has been available for ages on the PS3 and Xbox 360, but the Wii version has yet seen a retail shelf. According to the Harmonix website though, that will change on December 18, 2008. So hopefully, within a few days, you can get your fantasy rock’n on the Wii, but we’ll believe it when we peep the box at Wal-Mart. We want to apologise for the delay in getting RB2 onto… Read More

  • The Sony PSP2 to come after one last PSP update

    The PSP has had a good run, but Sony is ready to move onto the next generation according to EuroGamer.  The PSP will receive one more refresh with the PSP-4000 in late ’09. It’s PSP2 after that. Details are not available about either the updated PSP or the successor as of yet. The last update of the PSP involved an updated screen (which is hated by some) and a couple of… Read More

  • Dev-Team jailbreaks the iPhone3G and suggests fixes for 10.5.6 PwnageTool issues

    iPhone owners have been foaming at the mouth for an iP3G unlocking solution since its release and it seems that hack is right around the corner. The Dev-Team has announced that they have successfully done the seemingly impossible and will make the hack available via PwnageTool and QuickPwn sometime around the New Year. Which is just in time for Steve Jobs to announce something new at Macworld… Read More

  • VUDU RIA: Internet video portal thingie

    VUDU has always been on the forefront of streaming video content and their latest venture aims to bring Internet videos to their set-top box in a very ZvBox-ish way. The VUDU RIA (Rich Internet Application) platform gives users access to video sites like YouTube, 120 on-demand video channels, Flickr and Picasa. While the platform is still in beta, it seems extremely similar to the ZvBox but… Read More