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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  • Let the BlackBerry Storm accessories flood begin!

    Now that the BlackBerry is a 200 person line-inducing device, there is bound to be a steady stream of accessories. The most novel of the first round appears to be this the BlackBerry-branded charging and syncing dock that’s inverted for video viewing. Neat-o and it’s only $29.99 on sale down from $49.99. Read More

  • Comment of the day: Porsche fanboyism to the extreme edition

    We try to keep things simple ’round here by keeping the tech news flowing and the mistakes to a minimum, but occasionally things slip through. Take for example I called Porsche Italian yesterday and got totally reamed in the comments. My mistake fellas. Apparantly I struck a nerve in one Porsche fanboy and I thought everyone would get a kick out of his spirited response. Read More

  • The two Princes of Darkness together in one commercial

     
    Well Ozzy, it looks like you have finally sold all the way out. After an amazing rock career you slumped to a reality show star and now this, pimping World of Warcraft. Oh well, it is kind of amusing. Read More

  • Rumor that is probably true: Samsung is going to cut DLP prices

    The holidays are approaching and consumers that still have available balance on their credit cards are going to be looking at all those fancy flat screen TVs. But the larger models are still pricey. Samsung still makes and sells DLPs – ‘member those? – that offer a huge HD picture at an affordable price. According to HD Guru’s industry sources, the company is set to… Read More

  • A CrunchDeals reminder: Verizon's New Every Two works with the Storm

    Just in case your Verizon contract has the New Every Two feature that allows you to get $100 bucks off a new mobile phone every two years, you could score the Storm today for only $99 after the a $50 mail-in rebate. Not a bad price for BlackBerry’s dreary attempt at a touchscreen phone. Props to James Kendrick for pointing this out. Read More

  • Huge line and riots this morning at one NYC Verizon store?

    According to a Reuters report, there was 200+ CrackBerry addicts waiting this morning at the mid-town Manhattan Verizon store for the BlackBerry Storm and most of them were turned away due to supply levels. The report then states, The angry customers caused a ruckus and police came to restore order. Really? The police had to be called to calm down middle-aged suits? What’s wrong with… Read More

  • The Dell Mini finds its artsy side

    There is no doubt that the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and 12 are hot netbooks, but the standard digs are just a little too Dell. You know what we mean. Even the new pink and red models are still a bit pedestrian. But these new lid designs will certainly scream, “Look at me! I have a sweet mini-laptop and I’m in a coffee shop!” Available now. Read More

  • Apple stock back to pre-iPhone levels

    Apple experienced significant stock growth thanks to the iPhone, but even Steve Jobs & Co. are susceptible to the financial doldrums. The entire tech sector is chill’n on the poop shelf and Apple’s stock is following the crowd down the hole. For the first time since January 9, 2007 – the iPhone launched on the 10th – AAPL is below $85 a share. Even MacWorld… Read More

  • ASUS Eee Top PC's dropping in both 20- and 22-inch sizes too

    ASUS has plans to make its Eee Top PCs a big thing with yet more screen sizes. So far the company has announced a 15.6-inch version of the touchscreen PC, but now the company prez is stating that larger sizes will be available as well. We’re talking both a 20- and 22-inch version. Hopefully, by the time these things drop in the middle of ’09, the 1GB of ram and 160GB HDD will… Read More

  • Navigon surveys drivers; no morning nookie for better drive time

    In a absolute apparent ploy to pimp its products, Navigon sponsored an independent survey of 1,021 drivers and found that *gasp* people don’t like morning gridlock. Here are the results: 94% of those surveyed get stressed when driving on the highway 86% find themselves in traffic congestion during the morning commute 67% would give something in the morning to reduce commute… Read More

  • The male blogger's ultimate desktop companion: USB rechargeable shaver

    If there is one thing that male tech bloggers will profess is that sitting in front of multiple computer screens 14+ hours a day doesn’t exactly breed metrosexual hygiene. Certain daily tasks like shaving takes a back seat if we’re to be on top of the daily tech news. I’m not saying that we’re a stinky or dirty crowd, but come on, we are the faceless army of the Internet. Read More

  • Samsung releases the 1080p 2494HS SyncMaster LCD monitor

    Samsung has something special today with the 23-inch 2494HS SyncMaster LCD full HD monitor. It comes packing with HDMI, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, but most importantly, a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Not only does the monitor have DVI-D and VGA, but also a HDCP friendly HDMI input which will work nicely with computers, Blu-ray players, and yup, even Netflix via Xbox 360. The monitor… Read More

  • Marantz turns the iPod wireless with the IS301 dock

    Marantz wants to turn your iPod into a wireless AV goldmind with the IS301 dock. A sleeve piggybacks on the iPod and transmits both the audio and the video to the base station where it will be pumped to the AV system. The wireless system operates on both Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR A2DP and AVRCP (Audio / Video Remote Control Profile) to ensure proper delivery of the iPod tracks, pics and videos to… Read More

  • Happy BlackBerry Storm day!

    The BlackBerry Storm is now available and this is the day that countless CrackBerry addicts have been waiting for. At least until they read all the lackluster reviews about their supposed Jesusphone slayer. (Speaking of reviews…anyone see a super positive one?) Many Verizon locations are opening early today for the important launch so if you’re BlackBerry thumbs are itch’n… Read More

  • A Sony president on Circuit City

    We all know by know that Circuit City is a world of hurt, with the recent bankruptcy and all, but what Sony Electronics President, Stan Glasgow, recently said about the retailer sums it up nicely. I don’t see Circuit City going away, I don’t want to see it go away. Jay and I have seen in our years in the business that there hasn’t been a successful transition out… Read More

  • GenevaSound Home Theater launches for Euro trash wannabes

    It takes a special pad for the GenevaSound Home Theater credenza to look right in but my goodness, if it can be pulled off, wow. The $3,999 stand has a 2.1 audio system within with a 12-inch sub, front and center. 700 watts powers the whole system and a CD player, radio receiver, along with the standard iPod/iPhone dock provides additional listening sources. There is even space within… Read More

  • ASUS crashes the Core i7 LAN party with the ROG CG6190 gaming PC

    So far about every major and niche computer maker has announced a Core i7 desktop platform this week and ASUS is not to be outdone. The ROG CG6190 pairs up the powerful Core i7 Extreme Edition with the Intel X58 chipset. The press release isn’t exactly clear but it seems that the box can support up to 12 GB of triple channel DDR 1333 memory and 4TB of hard drives with the graphics… Read More

  • Fanatac intros the Porsche 911 Carrera Racing Wheel

    In case you’re one of those douches that wear Porsche memorabilia and correct people on the proper punctuation of the German namesake, this racing wheel is for you, buddy. The Fantec-made Porsche 911 Carrera Racing Wheel works with both the PC and PS3. In case this wheel seems vaguely familiar, it seems Fantec makes these Porsche-branded wheels for each Porsche model as this one is… Read More

  • T-Mobile Cameo digital frame now available – if anyone wants it that is

    In case you have been frothing at the mouth for T-Mobile’s network-connected digital picture frame, the Cameo is now available at select T-Mobile retail stores. The frame will run $99 with a $9.99 monthly plan for the unlimited messaging that is required. So if you want your family members to enjoy crystal clear digi-cam pictures, head down to your local T-Mobile store for the Cameo. Read More

  • Best Buy and Geek Squad figure out how to squeeze customers even more with Game System setup

    Just so everyone knows, Geek Squad is ready to take even more of your hard earned money by offering game system setup for you. The overpriced geeks will setup user accounts and set parental controls for the low, low price of $29. That’s for in store setup though and as always, Geek Squad is set to charge you an extraordinary amount for in-home setup just so lazy people don’t need… Read More