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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  • Apple posts Black Friday preview

    Apple is gearing up for its own Black Friday event and teasing fanboys with the above image. Curiously enough though, nowhere does it say “sale, savings, or deals” which begs the question on whether ‘ol Jobsy is going to attempt to fool soccer moms and gadget feigns Black Friday morning. Apple sales are rare ’cause generally the products do not have any problem… Read More

  • Ever wondered what a melted Jawbone headset looks like?

    Here it is. The funny thing is that this melted Jawbone headset still has more sex appeal than other non-melted Bluetooth headsets. The story goes that the headset started smoking while charging and kept smoking even when removed from the charger. The pic above is after the owner doused it with water. No word from Aliph support yet. Recall imminent? Read More

  • Verizon goes official with the Samsung Omnia SCH-i910

    Now that you know almost everything there is about the Samsung Omnia, including the WiFi, Verizon has made the Samsung touchscreen official. Honestly, there isn’t anything new here that wasn’t covered in our extensive review including the $250 price post $50 MIR and the December 8th availability. Read More

  • 'fix' USB drive with passive port cover

    The problem with USB flash drives is the damn cover. It’s impossible not to lose and the slider covers seem so janky but this design solves everything. Just look at it. Brilliant! The silicon cover naturally expands and covers the male plug when it’s not in the computer. To bad it’s just a concept so until it hits the market, I’ll stick with my wooden thumb drives. Read More

  • Nokia E75 and E72 live shots appear

    Nokia let a promo video leak (it was quickly pulled) showing off the Nokia E75 and E72 a few moons ago, and today, some pics surface showing off the QWERTY slider. We have a bit more details thanks to these pics as the phone likely sports a 2.4-inch screen and a somewhat cramped alphanumeric keypad. Still no word on pricing or release date, but that’s par for the course. Those deets… Read More

  • The Canon EOS 5D Mark II should be available today

    Today is the day that the highly anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR should hit some US consumers. However, with the $2,699 price and the niche market, your local photography store might not have one just yet as this is the first day that the camera is officially leaving the Canon distribution center.. Don’t fret, shutterbug. The camera should be rolling in shortly. Read More

  • Blockbuster and 2Wire delivers the MediaPoint movie streaming player

    It wasn’t that long ago, that Blockbuster semi-announced plans to enter the crowded realm of movie streaming devices and sure enough, here is the device. The 2Wire manufactured device, dubbed MediaPoint, doesn’t require a Blockbuster subscription and for a limited time is “available for free with the advance rental of 25 first-run movies, TV shows, foreign or classic… Read More

  • Just a thought. Might not be a good idea to give Circuit City gift cards as gifts.

    So yeah, gift cards are a popular gift but you might wanna think twice about one from Circuit City. With store closing and poor inventory, it just doesn’t make sense at this time. I guess that the recipient could always using it on the website, but even still, it’s better not to put some through the hassle. Oh, and you might want to claim any points accumulated on the… Read More

  • The ISS turns ten – Big Picture provides tantalizing photo history

    In true Big Picture fashion, the wonderful photolog is celebrating the 10 years of the International Space Station. The whole story is chronicled through 32 spectacular photos that are well worth your time. Thankfully there isn’t any pics of the new urine to drinking water action shots. Gross. Read More

  • Xbox 360 game install sizes

    Now that the NXE lets users install games onto the hard drive, space is premium cause these games aren’t small. Plus, the Xbox’s standard hard drive space for the majority of the past three years was a measly 20GB so you really should know how much space these games are going to take up. Full list after the jump. Read More

  • Apple shows off more iPhone apps

    The iPhone App Store is loaded with apps and that’s the problem. There are so many apps out there that I would venture to say that most users don’t wander away from the Top Apps lists. Apple launched a new page however that not only shows off the iPhone’s capabilities, but also displays more killer apps. Seriously, if you have been overwhelmed with the App Store… Read More

  • HANNspree intros the HT09 – world's first 28-inch 1080p LCD HDTV

    Now that 1080p is the de facto standard for HDTVs, smaller sizes are slowly becoming available. HANNspree claims to have the world’s first 28-inch 1080p, full HD LCD with the HT09 that would be perfect for a videophile’s smaller rooms. Only a discerning eye should be able to pick out the differences between 720p and 1080p at this smaller size. That is if they aren’t… Read More

  • Dell adds 32GB SSD option to Mini 9 netbook

    So it’s not an official touchscreen option; this is better. Dell now allows Mini 9 buyers to spend $100 to upgrade from the standard 4GB SSD option to a 32GB solid state drive. Total price with SSD option installed: $449. Nice. Read More

  • Touchscreen hack for the Dell Mini 9

     
    Some peeps love touchscreens and the Dell Mini 9 is the latest netbook to receive the upgrade. By using the USB lines from the Mini 9s PCI-e pins, the mod nerd semi-permanently attached an Ebay-purchased touchscreen. The results shown above are a bit janky, but at least it works. Definitely not prime-time ready, but still, kind of neat in a nerdy way. source via jkkmobile Read More

  • Army to utilize $50M, next-gen FPS training system; 24-hour LAN parties imminent

    The Army has been using video games to train, and recruit, for years now but in true government fashion, the system is a tad outdated. The $50 million dollar upcoming shooter however, should feature all the goodies found in today’s latest games and more. The virtual worlds are going to be huge – like 100×100 kilometers – and will allow solders to drive vehicles, pilot… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: MacBooks and MacBook Pros on sale at Best Buy

    Both the MacBook and the MacBook Pros can now be had below MSRP thanks to a Best Buy sale. This extremely rare opportunity only comes by once every hundred years and isn’t limited to just the old MacBooks with the new all-aluminum models applicable as well, so take advantage of it. Word is that Apple Stores might start matching the Best Buy special pricing in the next few days, too. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm torn apart and mysteries revealed

    All the rage behind the BlackBerry Storm seems to be the clickable screen. It isn’t the OS, email capabilities, or media player but the clickable screen so the obligatory teardown focuses on that mystery. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that RIM developed any screen clicking magic rather installing a a single button underneath the screen’s backplate. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free HDMI cables from Comcast!

    According to a tip from a Comcast guy, consumers can get a free HDMI cable if they trade in their component cable. The stipulation is that you have to ask for one. This is great news for people that were stuck by $5 HDMI cables from Monoprice and Amazon, along with the chumps purchasing $100 HDMI cables from Monster Cable. Everyone wins! Read More

  • It's alive! The iPhone walks!

     
    Didja know that the iPhone can do anything? Even walk? Well this Japanese dude’s iPhone can and he even has a dev kit available so you can make your Jesusphone walk – just not over water. Apple won’t believe the whole walking on water bit. via GearFuse Read More

  • Turn your plasma into a huge touchscreen

    Who didn’t enjoy all the fancy TV magic that CNN and ABC used during the election coverage? Now, a company called U-Touch has developed a home based version, if you have the 103-inch Panasonic plasma that is. The system turns the whole screen into a gigantic touchscreen. Better get some good Windex. Read More