Matt Burns

Microsoft’s Safe $2.5 Billion Bet On Minecraft

minecraft-msft Microsoft expects to break-even on its $2.5B purchase of Minecraft maker Mojang in 2015. It’s easy to say that buying Minecraft is a safe bet for Microsoft. The deal was announced this morning following a week of unsubstantiated reports and wide-eyed speculation. Most of the commentary revolves around “one-hit-wonders” like Angry Birds that eventually fall flat and take… Read More

Panasonic Announces An Epic Cameraphone

dmc-cm1 Meet the Panasonic DMC-CM1 cameraphone. Inside is a massive image sensor on par with top-tier pocket cameras, yet the whole package is still rather svelte. With the DMC-CM1 Panasonic is returning to the smartphone market in an important way. Two years ago Panasonic pulled the plug on its smartphones following disappointing sales of the Eluga handsets. Quite frankly, those handsets were not… Read More

“It’s Just So Big”

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 9.08.34 AM As soon as Apple announced the new, larger iPhones, cries went up, prompted by the sheer size of the new devices. Will it fit in the pocket of my skinny jeans? How will it sit in my small hands? Can it double as a cheeseboard? These valid questions are hard to answer without a tangible representation with which to test. Read More

“It’s Just So Big”

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 9.08.34 AM As soon as Apple announced the new, larger iPhones, cries went up, prompted by the sheer size of the new devices. Will it fit in the pocket of my skinny jeans? How will it sit in my small hands? Can it double as a cheeseboard? These valid questions are hard to answer without a tangible representation with which to test. Read More

Apple Just Uploaded A U2 Album To Your iPhone And iPad — And Seriously, WTF

wtf (1 of 1) Seriously. Go look. Depending on your iCloud setting, U2’s latest album might be sitting in the Music app, ready to play. Otherwise, the album is most likely still shown, available to download from iCloud from your iPhone, iPad, or iTunes app. Worse yet, it’s rather difficult to rid your phone and iTunes account of the album. Read More

NBA Team Owners Mark Cuban And Dan Gilbert Offer Advice To Steve Ballmer

cuban3 This week, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, both Mark Cuban and Dan Gilbert stopped by for on-stage interviews. In addition to giving advice on building businesses and championing Detroit, the two outspoken NBA owners had a bit of advice for Steve Ballmer, the new owner of the LA Clippers. Read More

NBA Team Owners Mark Cuban And Dan Gilbert Offer Advice To Steve Ballmer

cuban3 This week, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, both Mark Cuban and Dan Gilbert stopped by for on-stage interviews. In addition to giving advice on building businesses and championing Detroit, the two outspoken NBA owners had a bit of advice for Steve Ballmer, the new owner of the LA Clippers. Read More

The iPod Classic Is Dead

14765417491_2c581d5a89_o My friends, I come to you with sad news. Our old friend, the iPod classic, is no more. Apple unceremoniously removed the much-beloved media player from its iPod product page, leaving just the shuffle, nano, and touch to carry the iPod standard.
This was years in the making. The click wheel-enabled iPod was just no longer relevant in the day of high-capacity flash storage and streaming music… Read More

All The News From Today’s Apple iPhone And Apple Watch Event

apple0288 Apple unleashed the latest iPhone and new Apple Watch today and all the pics, specs and details can be found here. Read More

Apple Just Won CES 2015

apple0192 Welp. There goes the next CES. With the Apple watch shipping “in early 2015,” Apple just sucked all the air out of the Las Vegas Convention Center, home of the Consumer Electronics Show. This is the trade show were all of the world’s largest consumer electronic companies display their latest wares. Yet every year, Apple manages to cast a looming shadow over the show with… Read More