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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  • 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

  • Ship your iPod in style with Karl Lagerfeld's Bespoke Vuitton iPod Trunk

    Didja know that Louis Vuitton will make a custom trunk for about anything? Didja? A prime example is the trunk above made out of black Taiga leather, appropriate brass hardware, and a red microfiber interior that can hold 20 iPods, JBL speaker system and all the accouterments. Bespoke cases like this one made for Chanel mastermind, artsy-fartsy Karl Lagerfeld can cost tens of thousands of… Read More

  • Google Sync for BlackBerry now updates your Gmail contacts

    Google Sync has been available for a while now and always kept your programs, along with calendar up-to-date. The newest release however, also syncs Gmail contacts to your BlackBerry. So if you haven’t manually kept track of your two contact list, let Google take care of it; the “do no evil” company already knows everything else about you. Google Sync via Phone Scoop Read More

  • Yet another solar charging messenger bag

    All the wanna be hipsters carry messenger bags and it’s easy to spot the geek wannabe hipster cause he’s touting a solar charging bag. Eclipse is helping out that demo with another bag that claims to charge cell phones, MP3 player and rechargeable batteries while strolling outdoors thanks to solar cells. These bags come in either leather or canvas and are start at $129 for… Read More

  • iPhone and BlackBerry Storm web browser speed test video

    The BlackBerry Storm (our review) launches tomorrow and speed tests are no doubt going to be conducted many times over comparing the latest BlackBerry against every phone out there, but here is real world test of the top two touchscreen phones. Without spoiling the results, lets just say the BlackBerry does just fine against the Jesusphone in a real world test. There isn’t anything… Read More

  • Are you using Gmail themes?

    Google launched Gmail themes yesterday and, wow, are they hot. It’s nice to give the Web 2.0 email standard a makeover from the standard skin, but are you using them yet? Did you even know that the option was there under settings? (last tab) Check ’em out if you didn’t and sound off with the theme you’re rock’n in the comments. Me? Ninja. {democracy:44} Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 now shipping with 3.5mm headphone adapter

    HTC earned a lot of criticism, and rightfully so, for not including the industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack rather opting for a mini-usb to headphone joke-of-a-plug in the G1. Thankfully, an adapter is now included with the Googlephone so users should be able to use quality ear buds rather than the OEM ‘phones. We just wish the cord wasn’t so fraking long. Read More

  • Starbucks addict? Make a tie fighter.

    Some people make trash and others make Star Wars papercraft like Dan Winters from WIRED. It took – holy crap – 216 stirrers, 63 drink sleeves, 37 grande cups, 12 small sample cups, ten large 96oz coffee boxes, and one tall lid to construct the tie fighter. I’m thinking he could have bought a real tie fighter with as much cake he spent on Starbucks. Really sweet… Read More

  • Funai takes on 13 television importers, including Vizio, and wins

    Funai has been in the news a lot lately with taking over Philips home theater biz and developing new LCD technology, but the companies recent lawsuit is extremely notable. Apparently the company just won its lawsuit that claims 14 companies are infringing on a Funai patent. The court has yet to decide wether these TVs all going to be banned from entering the U.S. of A. So it’s hard… Read More

  • Logitech shines where Monster Cable failed

    Remember a few weeks back when my Monster Central remote suddenly stopped working? If you didn’t, its no biggie, I still love ya. Anyway, here is a nice story about how Logitech handled a similar out of warranty issue with a Harmony remote. Instead of sending the guy packing and with the advice to buy a new remote – like Monster Cable did with me – they shipped him a… Read More

  • Philips throws in the towel on the US home theater market

    Philips is ready to turn the the nuke codes over to Funai as the company tries to reorganize in this pirate-infested world. Earlier in the year, the company turned over the rights to televisions and now is doing the same with DVD, Blu-ray, and home theater products. From here on out, the Philips name will still be present but Funai will be the brains behind the operation with the rights… Read More

  • Wal-Mart and Sam's Club to sell the iPhone 3g after Christmas

    It looks like the iPhone 3G is going to America’s favorite neighborhood store and warehouse retailer. The only thing is that Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club minions will not be pimping the Jesusphone ’till after the holidays – like December 28th. It seems that select locations will get the phone first but eventually, the phone will be rolled out till the entire 2,500 store… Read More

  • The thermometer gets a mother's touch upgrade

    Temperature-taking has came a long way from the ‘ol up-the-pooper method. This concept takes the age old hand on the forehead method to the next level but it has a natural feel to it so hopefully, it will eventually find its way on to Rite Aid shelves. Read More

  • Sony's Columbia Picture flicks not available on NXE Netflix streaming

    Well what do we have here? Now that NXE is live for everyone, it seems that Columbia Pictures movies are not available for XBox Netflix streaming. Unfortunately there is no way to tell if the movie is going to be watchable on the Xbox streaming until it’s added to the queue which can be a royal pain in the ass. Quite frankly, this is lame and childish that these Sony-owned flicks are… Read More

  • Samsung announces T220P SyncMaster LCD monitor

    It’s Samsung Monitor. It’s 22-inches. It has a HDCP DVI input. It has a 1920 x 1200 resolution. It comes out in late November. It will sell for 35,000 yen or $362 USD. Anything else? It’s just a monitor. Read More