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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Final Space Shuttle Launch Threatened by Bad Weather

Could the final launch of a space shuttle be derailed by rain and thunderstorms? It’s looking like it.

We’re heading into the space shuttle program’s final lap, the last NASA-based launch of a shuttle in history via the Kennedy Space Center this Friday, so it’s somehow poetic that the weather—a frequent cause of prior shuttle launch …

World’s First No-Glasses 3D Laptop Arrives Next Month

I’m still probing for the point of three-dimensional legerdemain as a grumbler and entertainment snob who’ll skirt the 3D versions of most things (especially movies), but if you’re impressed by what seems increasingly like a fad, you can lay hands and eyeballs on the world’s first no-glasses 3D laptop for just north of $2,000 next …

15 Million ‘iPhone 5′ Order Signals Major Push in September?

Predicting the next iPhone’s arrival is almost like reading tea leaves, or maybe it’s more like counting coffee grounds—say you had a mug that could hold 15 million.

That’s the number of fifth generation iPhones Taiwan-based computing and consumer electronics manufacturer Pegatron supposedly just received from Apple. DigiTimes

Need a Clock That’ll Run for 10,000 Years?

Yes, someone’s actually building an honest-to-goodness 10,000-year clock, or a clock that’ll run for 10,000 years. If you’re a Neal Stephenson fan (like me) and you’ve read his last novel, Anathem—in which a group of cloistered monks tend an ornate millennial clock—you already know about the actual clock. It’s been around for some …

Can Humans Actually Sense the Earth’s Magnetic Field?

Close your eyes and quietly repeat after me: “Om mani padme hum, om mani padme hum…” Feel anything unusual? You know, like a magnetic chill down your spine?

No? Don’t feel bad. I’m just teasing. That’s actually a popular Tibetan Buddhist mantra. And don’t be silly, you can’t really “feel” the Earth’s magnetic field, though according …

So Long Unlimited Verizon Data Plans, We Hardly Knew You

Yep, you can pretty much kiss those Verizon unlimited data plans goodbye. We’d heard their demise was coming, and now we’re hearing it’s nearly here: Verizon will roll out new definitively limited data plans on July 7th, reports Droid Life.

Verizon’s confirmed plan changes are coming without getting into specifics, admitting it “will …

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