Matt Peckham

Matt Peckham writes about games and general technology for TIME. His work has appeared in Variety, The Washington Post, The New York Times, ABC News, MSNBC, The Sci-Fi Channel and others. He has an M.A. in English from Creighton University and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Drop him a line here.

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Samsung to Apple: Hand Over iPhone 4S Source Code

From one spat to the next, the latest footnote to the chapter in the book that’s part of an ongoing legal series of thrust and counters involves Samsung demanding that Apple pony up the source code for its just-released iPhone 4S. Make this salvo number “I’ve lost count,” following Apple putting the kibosh on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 …

Apple iPhone 4S Battery Life Still Circling the Drain?

Apple iPhone 4S users are in the worst place Apple users can be: Somewhere between a possible iPhone 4S battery life pandemic and official acknowledgement of the issue by Cupertino with usage guidelines and a fix timeframe. Apple’s newest iPhone hit shelves in the U.S. on October 14, and since then threads have appeared across the web, …

Apple MacBook Air and Pro Merger in the Offing?

We’ve heard a lot of analyst and supply chain scuttlebutt over the past year about the MacBook Pro folding into the MacBook Air lineup, or the MacBook Air outright supplanting the entire MacBook spread.

Power-wise, the Air’s already closing in, packing considerable power under the hood—enough to get me to switch one for the other. I …

Sorry Nexus One, No Ice Cream Sandwich for You

Alas, the Nexus One, we knew it well…back when Samsung was still updating the thing with the latest in Android finery. No longer: The Nexus One will apparently not enjoy an Ice Cream Sandwich along with last year’s Nexus S when Google’s Android OS upgrade arrives for the latter in the next few weeks. Mark your calendars: January 5, …

Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Satellites?

It certainly sounds ominous: Hackers meddling with satellites controlled by the U.S. government several times over the past four years. What’s more, claims a report by a U.S. congressional commission, the hackers behaved in ways consistent with Chinese military doctrine.

In a draft report due out next month and

Steve Jobs: The iPad Almost Had Intel Inside

When Apple switched to Intel chips back in 2006, reality almost imploded, and when Steve Jobs launched the iPad without an Intel microprocessor, you could almost feel the ripples through the time-space continuum. What you probably didn’t know, is that the iPad almost had an Intel chip under the hood.

And here’s the kicker: The guy …

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