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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Anonymous: Hey, We Just Hacked NATO!

Anonymous, the hacker hive behind attacks on Sony, the Church of Scientology and various international governments has apparently trained its crosshairs on NATO, the military-minded North Atlantic Treaty Organization composed of the United States and multiple European countries. The group claims it managed to hack into NATO computers and …

How I Dislike Thee, OS X Lion, Let Me Count the Ways

So you’ve got Lion, or maybe you don’t, because you’re still downloading it. It’s over 4GB after all, and trying to grab it over the freebie Wi-Fi connection at the coffee shop down the street was, you know, maybe not your finest moment.

But let’s say you’ve managed to pull it down, somehow, and as Adele might say, you’re rolling in …

Mother of All Knockoffs: Fake Apple Store Spotted in China?

I’ve seen some pretty convincing knockoffs in my time. Lithuanian flea-market tables with immaculately duplicated illicit versions of Microsoft and Norton products. Metro kiosks off Nevsky Prospect in St. Petersburg with jewel-cased, color-labeled computer games still technically in beta. I’ve flipped through stacks of fake DVDs, cheap …

OS X Lion Coming Tomorrow (Or, You Know, Someday)

Let’s be honest: no one has much of a clue when Apple’s planning to release OS X 10.7 Lion, Cupertino’s latest mammoth overhaul of the company’s Mac operating system. Sure, we know it’ll be sometime this month, which is what Apple’s been saying for weeks—unless the company changes its mind, which, let’s not get ahead of ourselves, it …

‘Anti-Jailbreak’ iOS 4.3.4 Already Jailbroken?

The whole point of Apple’s iOS 4.3.4 update was to put the kibosh on a serious iOS security defect that allowed hackers to jailbreak iPhones, iPads and iPod touches (as well as surreptitiously remote control them), but it seems the fix may have already yielded to hackers.

Hack group ‘iPhone Dev Team’ (not to be confused with Apple’s …

Is Google Really Wrecking Our Memory?

Could Google, the world’s largest search engine, be causing our memory banks to atrophy? Maybe, say four Columbia University researchers, who believe Google’s instant-retrieval search mechanics could be training our brains to jettison information we’re sure of quickly finding again with a few taps on a keyboard.

Times certainly have …

Survey: Women Enjoy Gaming More than Sex, Play as Much as Men

You’re a girl, you’re just back with your date from a night on the town, the candles are lit, the mood’s set, and all you can think of is…gimme some World of Warcraft? That’s essentially (alright, more like “sort of”) what a study commissioned by Doritos (yep, Doritos, the snack chip) found after surveying thousands of men and …

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