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’s Nexus Prime October 11 Launch Scrapped

You’ll have to wait a little longer for Samsung’s Nexus Prime. Samsung just wiped its upcoming Samsung Unveiled 2011 mega-event off the map, canceling (with Google) the widely anticipated October 11 San Diego launch of the Nexus Prime, Samsung’s Android-based smartphone running the new Gingerbread/Honeycomb hybrid, Ice Cream …

The Life and Times of Apple’s Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs has passed away, just 56 years old, and with his passing, we’ve come to the end of not just an era but the life of one of the computer industry’s brightest luminaries—and, some might say, its foremost mavericks.

Jobs had stepped down as CEO of Apple slightly more than a month ago, handing the leadership baton to Tim Cook …

Will the iPhone 4S Replace Your Standalone Camera?

When I travel, I take at least two cameras, both a high-end digital SLR model, and the one in my phone—the latter mostly because I need my phone and can’t claw its comparably poor aperture from the frame. In a tight, impromptu spot, I’ll use the camera-phone, but if I want pictures I plan to keep, it’s the SLR camera, all the …

Apple’s Absent iPhone 5: Whose Fault Is It Really?

Media, meet blame game, a game in which excitable tech bloggers pronounced Apple’s iPhone event the iPhone 5′s official coming out party, only to discover the iPhone 5 doesn’t exist, or that it’s been replaced by—gasp!—a 4S impostor.

Let’s get one thing straight. There’s never been an iPhone 5. Apple never mentioned it, never …

Apple: iOS 5, iCloud Both Launching October 12

At one point during today’s Apple “let’s talk iPhone” dog and pony show, all the live blogs paused and I wondered whether Apple had unveiled its super-secret Cupertino mothership and blasted off. But no, today turned out to be all about the iPhone 4S, iCloud, iOS 5 and an incredibly clever-sounding voice recognition app dubbed …

Amazon’s Kindle Touch: 3G Minus Most of the Internet

Well there went the Kindle Touch 3G’s appeal straight out the window: Amazon now admits that while its upcoming touch-based Kindle will indeed be 3G-enabled, the places it’ll be allowed to visit along the information superhighway are actually not so super.

Where can the Kindle Touch go? Try the Kindle Store, no surprise, and—wait …

Microsoft ‘Accidentally’ Deleting Google Chrome from Windows

Oh no they didn’t (but oh yes they did): Microsoft’s antiviral software’s been “accidentally” wiping Google Chrome off the face of the map, or at least from the hard drives of several users’ Windows-based computers.

The trouble stems from a bug in the company’s antiviral security suite, an inconspicuous slice of software dubbed

Apple Accidentally Launches iCloud Early (in Email), Next iPhone Looms

“Welcome to iCloud! Here’s your iCloud account ID and that’s all you’ll need to get your iOS device, Mac, or PC up and running. Just follow these instructions and you’re in business!”

I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the gist of an email someone—first name “Sam,” last name redacted—received on Friday, you could say prematurely. That’s …

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