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 years heading up Engadget's coverage from Japan, covering high-tech toilets and robot restaurants, he heads up our UK bureau in London.
Sony Aibo first impressions: old robot dog, new tricks
D'aww! But no touching.
Sony's CES 2018 press event: We're live!
All the TVs, all the audio options. Maybe a car.
LG Display's giant rollable OLED TV is indistinguishable from magic
'But where does the TV go?'
Bragi's Project Ears is fusing wireless audio with hearing aids
Personalized audio enhancement for people with hearing-related issues.
Aurasens' lounger is a haven of haptic chill amidst the chaos of CES
'Feel' the music through 32 points of vibro-haptic bliss.
The Morning After: Monday, January 8th 2017
Japan's disaster alerts will work with all Android 8.1 phones
Previously, alerts were handled by the country's major phone carriers.
The Morning After: Wednesday, December 27th 2017
And we're back.
Samsung's Bixby assistant loses its former development chief
The man that helped launch the voice assistant has left of his own volition.