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

04.11.16
The first 'Gears of War 4' trailer is sad (and sounds like it)
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The first 'Gears of War 4' trailer is sad (and sounds like it)

The series has a penchant for using covers to soundtrack their trailers. GoW4 is no different:

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04.08.16
Microsoft's iPhone keyboard app experiment is no Swiftkey
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Microsoft's iPhone keyboard app experiment is no Swiftkey

The Hub Keyboard has some sweet efficiency features -- if you're a heavy Office 365 user.

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04.07.16
Google puts money into cementing green energy standards in Asia
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Google puts money into cementing green energy standards in Asia

The company is giving seed funding to a non-profit that works to certify renewable energy.

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04.05.16
Japanese internet cafes' latest service is VR theater for one
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Japanese internet cafes' latest service is VR theater for one

'Attack On Titan' and 'Ghost In the Shell' VR content will debut on Gear VR hardware. And occasionally inside egg chair 'pods'.

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04.04.16
Huge data leak reveals the hidden wealth of the rich and famous
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Huge data leak reveals the hidden wealth of the rich and famous

'The Panama Papers' leak is 2.6 terabytes of data shedding light on offshore savings, tax havens and the people that profit from them.

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