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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Shock Drop in iPad 2 Demand? Not So Fast, Say Analysts

Word is the iPad 2 may be selling less, shall we say vigorously, than Apple hoped, that Cupertino is cutting orders by an astonishing 25% to compensate and that, yep, we could be looking at our first iPad 2 price drop.

The folks claiming as much have a name for a change: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. told investors that Apple has slashed …

Creepy: OnStar Will Track You Whether You’re Subscribed or Not

You know those melodramatic OnStar commercials? The ones where someone somehow locks their baby (and keys) in the car on a blazing hot summer day, panics and calls the service to remotely unlock the vehicle’s doors? Imagine that, except without the baby, the accidentally locking the keys in the car, or the part where you have a …

Time to Kiss the Compact Disc Goodbye (Thanks, Netflix!)

It’s not something you think about most days. In fact, it’s almost taken for granted: The compact disc’s days as a viable medium for music are nearly over. Oh, I’m not telling you anything you don’t know. You use iTunes, or something like it. You’ve probably purchased music online and know, for better or worse, what music-related torrent …

Is This Really the World’s Smallest Camera?

I’d say no, not really the smallest, not if we’re counting pinhole cameras and all the geeky spy-angled gadgets that’ve been circulating for years. But judging based on general, non-specialty use, I suppose the answer’s “close enough.”

We’re talking about what looks like a 1-inch novelty item you might slip on your keychain like a …

How Will NASA Track the Largest Satellite Crashdown in 30 Years?

There’s a nearly 6-ton big-as-a-bus and pretty much dead climate satellite—the largest in three decades—about to smack uncontrolled into planet Earth. There’s also a chance, albeit a ridiculously small one, that someone could get hit by one of its several dozens pieces made up of titanium, aluminum, steel and beryllium—the biggest …

Want a Windows 8 Tablet Today? Try eBay.

Want a Windows 8 tablet now? No really, an honest-to-goodness Windows 8 tablet, available today vis-a-vis the miracle of eBay, and here’s the kicker—you don’t even have to be a developer!

Well, maybe you do. I have no idea what Microsoft’s terms and conditions were when it gave a bunch of Windows 8 tablets away to developers at last …

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