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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Spotify Slashes Free Music Listening By Half

Thanks for your “unbelievable support,” reads a post from Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek–and oh by the way, we’re slashing what you’re allowed to listen to in a month by half.

Well, that’s not exactly how Ek puts it, who instead writes almost clinically that “total listening time for free users will be limited to 10 …

Drive Your Comfy Chair with Kinect Hack

Right, you’re saying, because tooling around in a plush La-Z-Boy has so many practical uses, but extrapolate from this Kinect hack and you might imagine all sorts of serious medical applications–say motion-controlled stairlifts, or wheelchairs that respond to twists of your head. Also, less serious ones, say trips to the fridge for a …

Should Twitter Beware an UberMedia Rival?

Tell folks to stop making Twitter clients (as Twitter just did) and what do they do? How about build a better Twitter.

CNN reports UberMedia may be planning to. Well, is planning to at least build a social network. And according to sources: One that’s ostensibly designed to go toe-to-toe (or tweet-to-tweet) with Twitter.

How do you …

AOL, Huff Post Sued For $105 Million By Ex-Blogger

Be careful who you fire as you’re handing over your company, they just might sue you for $105 million. In fact that’s just what former Huffington Post blogger Jonathan Tasini’s asking from AOL and HuffPost in a lawsuit with possible class-action status, claiming he and other bloggers weren’t paid for their work.

Those other …

Google: We Didn’t Lie About App Certification

Microsoft claims Google fibbed, and Google responds oh-no-we-didn’t–welcome to your daily soaps starring Redmond and Mountain View!

The row started this morning when Microsoft said it had documentation proving Google lied about government app certification–specifically “Google Apps for Government,” under something called the …

Gotta Catch ‘Em Live: ‘Pokémon Global Link’ Debuts Tomorrow

Someday I swear I’ll get around to playing one of these games, but in the meantime, those of you racing to keep up with Team Plasma while kicking around “Unova region” (think bizarro-Manhattan) with Tepigs and Oshawotts on your Nintendo DSs can finally take your game global, starting tomorrow.

That’s when Pokémon (the actually …

Will the Space Shuttle Fly if the Government Shuts Down?

You’re probably all too aware of what could happen at midnight tonight if House leaders can’t reach a budget deal, but what about NASA’s Space Shuttle? You know, the imminent launch of a spacecraft supervised by a government-funded space agency?

“Given the realities of the calendar, however, prudent management requires that we plan …

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