Mat Smith

Bureau Chief, UK

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 moved to Japan, learned the language, earned his black belt in Judo and returned to UK, and soon joined Engadget's European team. After a few years leading Engadget's coverage from Japan, reporting on high-tech toilets and robot restaurants as Senior Editor, he now heads up our UK bureau in London.

Articles by Mat Smith

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04.02.18
Genius tests out swipe-able 'song story' explainers
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Genius tests out swipe-able 'song story' explainers

Snapchat-esque 'stories' add interviews, playlists and more to a handful of tracks.

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04.02.18
Brits (still) can't stream BBC iPlayer abroad
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Brits (still) can't stream BBC iPlayer abroad

Despite EU rules, the UK's TV licence complicates things. Let alone Brexit.

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03.31.18
Huawei's P20 Pro rivals the best smartphone cameras out there
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Huawei's P20 Pro rivals the best smartphone cameras out there

Some of its top features are hidden away, but the results speak for themselves.

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03.27.18
Huawei P20 Pro hands-on: Camera tricks and a supercar finish
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Huawei P20 Pro hands-on: Camera tricks and a supercar finish

With the P20 and the P20 Pro, Huawei pushes camera software and hardware forward.

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