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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Is AT&T Overcharging iPhone and iPad Data Users 300%? [Updated]

If you’re an AT&T iPad or iPhone user, you’ll want to double-check your statement, because AT&T may be charging too much for monthly mobile data usage. In fact a new class action lawsuit ostensibly backed by extensive research alleges that’s exactly what AT&T’s been up to.

Ask AT&T and they’ll tell you the charges are …

Google: We’re Not Creepy Enough to Recognize Your Face

We’re kind of creepy, but not that creepy—the gist of Google guru Eric Schmidt’s public scorn-pouring on technology that’d allow a company to recognize and identify your face, or my face, or anyone’s face.

How? By storing pictures of said faces in a massive photographically encyclopedic database.

That Google would create …

New Xbox 360 DVDs May Not Work in Older Consoles [Updated]

It looks like new Xbox 360 DVDs designed to hold an extra gigabyte of data may not work with older consoles. The issue came to light after a user with a 2009 60GB Xbox 360 Pro received an unexpected email from Microsoft warning him his system wouldn’t be capable of playing upcoming retail discs.

“Following a recent update to our …

‘Minority Report’ Semantic Display Tech Gets Huge Cash Infusion

Ready for digital billboards that notice you need new sneakers as you wander by? That comment on your waistline and discreetly recommend gym time?

Ready or not, they’re coming, and Viennese company uma just scored $1.1 million in funding from multiple investors to make it so.

Uma recently demonstrated technology dubbed “SKIN” …

Tiny Stamp-Sized Satellites Carried by Endeavour into Space

Imagine peewee satellites the size of pennies tumbling through space like interstellar insects, collecting data and transmitting it home.

Stop imagining, because three stamp-sized prototypes designed by Cornell scientists went up with space shuttle Endeavour as it flew into orbit Monday morning. Their destination: the International …

$150 at Last: Nintendo Wii Officially Cheapest Game Console on Planet

Say what you will about its tired low-res graphics, often imprecise motion controls, and Himalayan mountain range of shovel-ware software, the Wii’s already won the most important lap in the current console wars: it’s in over 86 million households worldwide—tens of millions more than either Microsoft or Sony. And as of yesterday, May …

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