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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No Apple Mac OS X Lion Today After All?

Alas, it’s looking like Thursday as D-Day for Mac OS X Lion’s official digital-only rollout was a bad call by the Apple news gossip club. As of today, July 14th, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Apple’s homepage is still pimping the company’s iCloud service, announced last month but not publicly available until sometime this fall. OS X Lion is, …

Why Netflix’s Price Hike Doesn’t Bother Me

First off, full disclosure: I’m a streaming-only Netflix customer, and I’ve never been a mail-order video disc guy. I’m too impatient. If I want it, I’ll just Redbox it. Or Blockbuster it. Or if it’s available through an official replay-mode online, simply watch it there, piping the video feed from my laptop to the HDMI port of my …

Just How Crazy Is the World’s Steepest Rollercoaster?

Imagine hurtling downward at nerve-fraying speeds while shooting slightly backwards before curving into a perfect vertical drop and out again, sort of like surfing the inside bottom-half of the letter ‘s’.

That’s how the world’s steepest rollercoaster brings it, and if you were silly enough to scarf down a plate of nachos and maybe a …

New Mac Pros to Debut with New MacBook Airs at Lion Launch?

Everyone’s expecting Apple’s digitally downloadable OS X Lion to magically appear on Thursday this week, and we’ve heard plenty about new MacBook Airs to coincide with Lion’s launch, but what’s this about new Mac Pros?

No, not MacBook Pros—those were just refreshed in February 2011—but yes, Mac Pros, Apple’s monster metal …

Oops, Google+ Already Ran Out of Disk Space

Google’s social networking Facebook rival test-launched not quite two weeks ago, and it’s already suffering growing pains. In fact Google+’s storage well apparently ran dry this weekend, prompting the service to spam users with a sudden fusillade of error messages.

On Saturday, Google+ senior vice president of “social” Vic Gundotra

Study Claims Verizon Powering 32% of All U.S. iPhone 4s

AT&T could be in serious trouble if a new study by data analytics firm Localytics proves accurate. According to the study, Verizon has already snatched nearly a third of the U.S. iPhone 4 market, despite AT&T’s roughly eight-month lead and the Verizon iPhone’s lack of unique hardware features. If you buy the argument that many would-be …

Apple: Fix for Critical iPhone Security Hole in the Works

A serious security flaw that allows hackers to remotely commandeer iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches should eventually have a fix, says Apple. The company acknowledged it was working to close the security hole Thursday, but would only say to expect the fix in a forthcoming software update.

The flaw, which came to light on Wednesday this …

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