Mat Smith

Senior Editor
Mat once failed an audition to be the Milkybar Kid: an advert creation that pushed white chocolate on gluttonous British children. Two decades later, having repressed that early rejection, he completed a three-year teaching stint in Japan with help from world-class internet and a raft of bizarre DS titles. After a few weeks back in the UK, he's recently returned to Japan, heading up our coverage of a country that's obsessed with technology -- often in very unusual ways.

Articles by Mat Smith

01.14.16
Google Now launcher forces Android apps to literally fit in
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Google Now launcher forces Android apps to literally fit in

This Google Now update is for you, pedant.

By M. Smith,   01.14.16
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01.14.16
Samsung is making Qualcomm's latest mobile chip
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Samsung is making Qualcomm's latest mobile chip

The second-generation 14nm chips use less energy and are faster, too.

By M. Smith,   01.14.16
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01.12.16
Amazon Studios' next original movie comes out later this year
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Amazon Studios' next original movie comes out later this year

And it's very different from its last feature.

By M. Smith,   01.12.16
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01.12.16
Twitter reportedly plans to embed users' tweets alongside ads
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Twitter reportedly plans to embed users' tweets alongside ads

A 'brand enthusiast gallery' will link your tweets to a company's ads -- after Twitter gets your permission.

By M. Smith,   01.12.16
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01.11.16
Grindr sells majority stake to a Chinese gaming company
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Grindr sells majority stake to a Chinese gaming company

Because love (and fooling around) is just a game. Worth $93 million.

By M. Smith,   01.11.16
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01.10.16
The other CES 2016 trend: Put a screen on it
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The other CES 2016 trend: Put a screen on it

When your product isn't standing out, why not add a display?

By M. Smith,   01.10.16
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01.09.16
Holorama reproduces your favorite scenes in a tiny holo-theather
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Holorama reproduces your favorite scenes in a tiny holo-theather

It involves a mirror, a tiny movie set and a lot of painstaking work.

By M. Smith,   01.09.16
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01.09.16
'Game of Thrones' is now a pinball machine
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'Game of Thrones' is now a pinball machine

There's a tiny dragon and even a tiny Iron Throne.

By M. Smith,   01.09.16
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01.09.16
Sony aims to reinvent its LCD TVs to match OLED rivals
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Sony aims to reinvent its LCD TVs to match OLED rivals

Sony believes its next-gen LCD TVs will closely rival OLED TVs.

By M. Smith,   01.09.16
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