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 Michigan. Drop him a line here.

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Palm and webOS’s Savior May Be…Amazon?

Could Amazon be lining up to grab Palm away from Hewlett Packard? VentureBeat claims it’s heard as much from “a well-placed source” (well, aren’t they all?). Amazon’s said to be in “serious negotiations” to snatch Palm from HP, and that HP’s more than ready to divest itself of the once-prominent smartphone manufacturer turned webOS …

BlackBerry PlayBook Sees Amazon Kindle Fire, Drops in Price $200

BlackBerry PlayBook price, come on down, you’re the next—or actually, first—contestant on The Price Wasn’t Right, But We’ll Fix That, in view of the Android-based Kindle Fire, which Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled Wednesday for just $199.

RIM’s PlayBook had been going for between $299 and $499, depending on model, but retailer Best …

Net Neutrality Proponents Sued by Net Neutrality Proponents?

The folks who just officiated over net neutrality Internet regulations, the Federal Communications Commission, are being sued by—yep, the folks who fought to make net neutrality happen. Net neutrality’s advocates suing net neutrality’s enforcers?

True story. The FCC just last week rolled out the final version of its network …

Could Amazon’s Kindle Fire Dethrone Apple’s iPad?

Whatever the pundits want to say about Amazon’s new Kindle Fire, however much they want to throttle each other for letting slip trite, presumptive clichés like “iPad killer,” they have to admit, Amazon basically painted crosshairs on Cupertino’s back when it unveiled a $200 color Android tablet at today’s press event—a tablet that’ll …

OnStar Reverses Position, Won’t Track You if You Cancel Service

OnStar’s crying uncle after the media (and presumably customer) hoopla over its plans to track former subscribers. That’s terrific news—I called the plan creepy, because it was.

OnStar just announced that it was changing course, stating it was “reversing its proposed Terms and Conditions policy changes,” and that it would “not keep …

Wait, Now Amazon’s Launching Three Kindle Tablets on Wednesday?

Everyone’s talking Amazon’s nifty new watch-out-Apple tablet, supposedly an Android derivative dubbed the “Kindle Fire,” but have you heard about the other two?

Yes, the other two. As we head into the eleventh hour, we’re hearing Amazon’s planning not one, not two, but three Kindle tablets for its Wednesday (tomorrow) dog and pony …

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