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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WATCH: What Apple’s Planning to Get Its iPhone 5 Back

You’ve probably heard, Apple lost an iPhone 5 at a cocktail bar and wants it back. So far, efforts to unearth the wayward device have been, groan-inducing pun intended, unfruitful. In fact the company may (and I repeat may) be in hot water for posing with San Francisco police officers as police officers.

Enter Conan O’Brien, who’s …

Germany: You’re Banned Forever Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Alas, the poor Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, we knew it well, but not in Germany, where a German district court ruled on Friday—it seems once and for all—that Samsung can no longer sell it, because, in so many words, it’s too much like Apple’s iPad 2. Worse still for Samsung, that means German retailers are banned from selling it …

Sony Unveils Ultra High-Def 4K Projector: So Long 1080p!

You’ve finally picked up a monster-sized high-definition 1080p flatscreen for your entertainment center, you’re plowing through your Blu-ray stacks of Lost or Friday Night Lights or Breaking Bad at a crisp, eyeball-thrilling 1920 x 1080 pixels, and then you see this: Sony’s launching a projector that’ll run at 4K, or 4096 x 2160 …

SFPD: We’re Investigating Our Missing iPhone 5 Investigation

Face it, the only reason we’re covering this missing Apple iPhone 5 story is because everyone else is covering it. It’s like the snake swallowing its tail, kind of like the latest wrinkle in this whole sleuthing mystery: The San Francisco Police Department will investigate—wait for it—the San Francisco Police Department, for the …

The .XXX Porn Domains Have Landed

Hello Wednesday and welcome to a new Internet, where domain names with a proper top-level dot-XXX suffix will take you by the hand and lead you, well, somewhere they used to lead you with dot-nets and coms. No, I don’t mean a bunch of websites dedicated to the “kiss” half of “hugs and kisses,” or that lionize a winning game of …

Nintendo 3DS May Get Ugly, Awkward Righthand Joystick

Hey 3DS owners, how about a funky looking snap-in part that adds a right-side analog thumb-stick pinched off to the side of Nintendo’s no-glasses 3D portable in what has to be the ugliest expansion accessory I’ve seen. No? Well it’s not a rumor or photo-manipulated fake. That’s it up top in a shot taken from Japanese games mag Famitsu, …

GameStop to Buy and Sell iOS Devices, Finally Validate Mobile Gaming?

Games retail giant GameStop’s days are either numbered or nascent, depending on whether you see brick and mortar retail as a digital-proof future presence. Well GameStop’s not waiting around to find out. They’re the largest dedicated video games retailer in the country, they’ve cornered the used games market, plus they’ve presciently …

Report: They’ve Started Building the iPhone 5

Happy post-Labor-Day, and welcome back to another episode of “some sources say” starring Apple’s so-called iPhone 5. For today’s show, we’ll cite “a Chinese source” who apparently can’t keep it zipped, because he or she’s claiming the next iPhone is actually in production, in keeping with (the most recent) rumors that the iPhone 5 would …

Two More LulzSec, Anonymous Suspects Picked Up in U.K.

The noose appears to be tightening around hacktivist groups LulzSec and Anonymous: Two men, aged 24 and 20, were just picked up for reported connections to online attacks by the groups in recent months.

The two apparently shared the hacker identity “Kayla,” a name associated with Anonymous and attacks on California-based Internet …

Is Netflix’s Loss of Starz the End of the World as We Know It?

Say goodbye to about 1,000 movies, Netflix, because Starz is throwing up its hands and taking a long, scowling walk in the opposite direction. The American cable and satellite TV service said late yesterday afternoon that it was ending negotiations with Netflix and pretty much hitting the road.

“Starz Entertainment has ended contract …

‘Doom’ No Longer Banned in Germany, Only 17 Years Later

It only took the better part of two decades for Germany to realize id Software’s Doom and Doom II aren’t going to debase its youth. Yep, the Fatherland just officially lifted a 17-year ban on sales to minors of the first-person shooter (and its sequel) that more or less engineered and defined the genre when it launched for PCs back in …

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