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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  • Rage Wireless Guitar recalled for acid leaks

    57,000 Rage Wireless Guitars were sold to date and now the Chinese-made Guitar Hero axe is being recalled. Allegedly, if an user installs the AA batteries incorrectly, a circuit board malfunctions causing acid to leak and the world to implode. Owners are asked to return the dangerous guitars to the original place of purchase for a full refund. Maybe you can apply $40 to $60 refund to… Read More

  • The Logitech Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar Hero controller is ready to rock!

    With a wood neck, a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets, Logitech is taking Guitar Hero to an uncharted realm of douchebaggery with its Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar. The $250 wireless axe is probably one of the best feeling fake guitars ever, but that doesn’t make it right. Hopefully if you show up at your buddies house for an evening of jamming with this thing, it… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Best Buy's Insignia Blu-ray player with $100 in coupons

    Everyone loves coupons and this Best Buy house brand Blu-ray player comes with $100 worth that can be redeemed for Disney, Touchstone, and Miramax Blu-ray titles. Details are a bit sketchy and there isn’t any word about if they can be redeemed immediately or how much they are worth, but the deal might be worthwhile for families – especially with the animated classics coming out… Read More

  • Review: Casio Pathfinder PAW1500T watch

    Good luck trying to figure out all the functions if you buy this watch. Seriously. It’s almost like there is a map to the lost world of Atlantis buried deep inside this watch and you need the brain of Rodney McKay to figure it out. I have to be honest though, this Casio Pathfinder watch is sweet. Read More

  • Knight Rider poll results and a poll aboutThe Big Bang Theory wall thingie

    Okay, First things first. 74% of the poll takers aren’t fans of the new Knight Rider; not a big surprise. More importantly though, the Big Bang Theory investigation thickens as there wasn’t a clear cut answer about WTF that thing is on the apartment wall. There were two common themes from my question yesterday though: either a some sort of keyboard/piano action or an… Read More

  • One more new Apple Get a Mac ad: Bake Sale

    Apple wasn’t done the other day when it released two new Get a Mac TV spots. Suprise, suprise; this new one stabs at Vista too. Got to say Apple, it’s kind of getting old. We get it, Vista isn’t all that great. Time to move on. Read More

  • Ruby Etymotic Research HF2 iPhone headset now available

    The Etymotic Research HF2 iPhone headset isn’t exactly new, but the ruby red colored model is. The ruby version carries the same MSRP of $179 and feature the same iPhone-friendly, high quality Etymotic audio input / output. So if black is too pedestrian and red is your thang, the HF2 Ruby is available now on Amazon. Read More

  • Europe getting two new Limited Edition Pioneer Kuro plasmas

    Pioneer is making two Limited Edition Kuro HDTVs available to lucky Euro A/V trash this Holiday season. It seems these editions are simply the KRP-500A with a different color bezel options. They sport the same external set-top box style input receiver, extreme black contrast ratio and the rest of the stellar Pioneer specs. Only 1,000 KRP-500ABG beige models and 1,500 KRP-500AW white… Read More

  • SanDisk responds to Samsung's withdrawn buyout proposal

    Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, here’s the skinny: Samsung offered to by SanDisk for $26 per share in cash which is promptly turned down by a unanimous BoD vote. We explain why Samsung wants SanDisk, and then yesterday, Samsung withdrew its bid.  SanDisk’s official response: From the start of this process SanDisk’s Board has remained open to a… Read More

  • The T-Mobile G1 is now officially available

    The extremely, highly anticipated, Android-powered G1 is now official available from T-Mobile. Somehow though, it’s doubtful that T-Mobile will see any iPhone-ish customer lines (please, send us pics if you see one though) due to lackluster initial reviews, but most official T-Mobile stores will open early at 8:00AM just in case there are a few eager buyers. Otherwise… Read More

  • Cruchdeals: Woot Off!

    Ah, man. Woot Off days mean that many users will not get that TPS report filed in time ’cause they are constantly refreshing Woot dot com, waiting for the next big thing. As of this writing, Woot has a SanDisk Sansa c250 2GB MP3 player for $14.99 plus the standard $5 shipping – not to shabby. Anyway, have a great Woot Off day! Read More

  • Consumer Alert! Stay away from the Monster Cable AVL300 Remote

    My second Monster Central Control System AVL 300 universal remote just died shortly after one year of use. The first one did the same but sucked it up then and purchased a second one; not anymore. To be honest, the remote seemed nice at first (my original review), but shortly after a month or two of use, it began to show it’s true evil Monster Cable side. The charging system sucks… Read More

  • SanDisk developing 128GB MicroSD cards for a 2011 release

    It’s generally accepted that flash memory eventually doubles in capacity and apparently SanDisk is looking towards the future when 128 GB MicroSD cards are available. ‘cording to the Deccan Herald and SanDisk’s CEO though, those cards will not be available until 2011 and I am assuming they will be of the new SDHC flavor. Seeing as the largest widely available MicroSDHC… Read More

  • WTF is on the wall in The Big Bang Theory apartment

    I love The Big Bang Theory TV show and while yesterday’s episodes wasn’t the greatest, it did provide a great close-up of something on Leonard and Sheldon’s wall, but I still don’t know what it is. Call me crazy, but I enjoy identifying different objects in movies and TV shows and I haven’t been able to figure out WTF this thing is. It appears to be to a row of… Read More

  • Knight Rider gets a full season *sigh*

    Knight Rider definitely hasn’t earned praise from the car or nerd communities thanks to an overwhelming story line and a cheesy K.I.T.T but that hasn’t stopped NBC from ordering up a full season of the show. The Micheal Knight wannabe will be back for at least nine more episodes or until NBC suits wake up and cancel the remake. {democracy:40} Read More

  • Apple's new Macbooks and MBPs save energy with CFLs

    Apple is notorious for its attention to the smallest details as the latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros prove with the Energy Saver icon. The updated symbol displays an energy efficient, but somewhat environmentally dangerous if not properly disposed, CFL light bulb instead of an earth-destroying incandescent bulb. No word if this detail will rollout to other Macs via an upcoming System… Read More

  • Gamer Grub gets a nerd stamp of approval

    When Gamer Grub launched, most of us looked upon the creation with a mix of astonishment and wonder, but the snack food recently earned the stamp of approval from USA’s WCG Gold Medal Halo 3 Team.  “We are proud to have Gamer Grub join the MoB Gaming Family. We snacked on Gamer Grub the entire weekend of E for All, and thought it was amazing,” said Joey… Read More

  • Vizio introduces coffee house themed flat-panel HDTVs

    Silver TVs are out, black TVs are everywhere, and so Vizio is breaking the mold with its JAVA-colored Evolution line of LCD TVs. These two sets are based on the VO lineup and adds the different color bezel option along with slightly upgrading some specs. The 37-inch VOF370F ups the brightness to 500 cd/m2 and the contrast ratio to 1300:1 from the previous generations 450 cd/m2 and 1100:1… Read More

  • Harry Connick, Jr. on Spore

    Conan O’Brien  You’re going to get mad and throw the joystick panel. It’s going to rap around and go…It’s going to be the end of you. Harry Connick, Jr. Did you just say, “joystick panel”? via Kotaku Read More

  • Epson jumps on the crowded netbook bandwagon

    Ho-hum, another netbook. Does every CE manufacturer need to make one of these sub-laptops? Seriously. This time it’s Epson trying to generate some buzz with the above coming soon banner. The specs for the MiniNote have been released and they are just like every other netbook on the market.    XP Home SP3 ATOM N270 (1.60GHz) 10.2” WSVGA screen (1024 x 600) 945GSE Express… Read More