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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Is Samsung’s Insanely High-Res 10-inch Tablet LCD iPad 3-Bound?

Disgruntled iPad owner? Suffering iPhone “retina” display envy? Who says you can’t have your piece of pretty faux cake and gobble a crazy high-res version of it, too?

Certainly not Samsung, who’ve just announced a 10.1-inch LCD display with 300 dpi (a measure of how many dots they’ve crammed into an inch—300’s high for a …

Leaked: Sony Letter to Publishers About PSN Outage

“Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” That’s the gist of a new, reportedly leaked letter from Sony to its publishing partners about the PlayStation Network outage, handed off by an anonymous source to Industry Gamers. If legit, it suggests Sony’s vague public tale of when and how the outage occurred doesn’t gain any insightful …

Apple Patents Keyboard That Knows What You’ll Type Before You Do

Another day, another patent, this one from Apple for a very curious sort of keyboard that might be easier to type on because it’ll know in advance which keys your fingertips want to hit.

No, not a device built by Emmett “Doc” Brown (as far as we know, anyway), or pulled back through time in a TARDIS—just a very special type of …

Could Microsoft Turn Our Bodies into Antennas?

You know all that slightly eerie but kinda cool stuff you learned in grade school about the body’s latent electromagnetic energy field? Turns out your house generates something similar (no surprise) courtesy everything with an electrical pulse contained both within, from gizmos and gadgetry to the wiring in the walls.

Forget …

Spy Photo Shows Camera on Next-Gen iPod Nano

Longtime fans of Apple’s iPod nano lamented a major change in its radical sixth-generation redesign: the absence of a video camera like the one present on the previous-generation model. Apple may be prepared to change that if a Taiwanese Apple blog is correct.

The current sixth-generation iPod nano was introduced last September. It …

Jetpack Daredevil Soars at Nearly 200 MPH over Grand Canyon

Dressed in snug yellow and black spandex like a human bumblebee, 51-year-old Swiss daredevil Yves “Jetman” Rossy defied death—or at least gravity—to soar over the Grand Canyon last Saturday at speeds approaching 200 m.p.h.

At daybreak, Rossy can be seen (in the video below) wheeling his triangular strap-on carbon-fiber jetpack …

Shocker: Millions of Facebook Users Underage

It’s the social network bombshell no one in a zillion years saw coming: millions of Facebook users are underage. I know. Gasp.

That’s according to Consumer Reports‘ annual “State of the Net” survey, in which the watchdog routinely checks with over 2,000 U.S. households about Internet usage and related online behavior. Last year the

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