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

07.13.16
Federal judge throws out evidence obtained by 'stingray' trackers
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Federal judge throws out evidence obtained by 'stingray' trackers

"Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen's cell phone into a tracking device."

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07.02.16
Bjork's VR album is a work in progress, just like the medium itself
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Bjork's VR album is a work in progress, just like the medium itself

'Bjork Digital' is at once a retrospective, VR project and a taste of the future.

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07.01.16
Disgraced US agent may be responsible for multiple Bitcoin thefts
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Disgraced US agent may be responsible for multiple Bitcoin thefts

The former agent may have stolen an extra $700,000 during the Silk Road bust.

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06.30.16
Nintendo t-shirt design contest will be judged by Shigeru Miyamoto
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Nintendo t-shirt design contest will be judged by Shigeru Miyamoto

Uniqlo's latest design competition offers Nintendo's characters for the gaming tee of your dreams. (And a $10,000 prize.)

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06.29.16
Nintendo didn't show the NX at E3 over copycat concerns
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Nintendo didn't show the NX at E3 over copycat concerns

At Nintendo's investor meeting, executives shared thoughts on VR, hopes for smart devices and depending on 'Pokemon'.

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