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

01.03.17
The whole point of this wearable is to put you to sleep
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The whole point of this wearable is to put you to sleep

2breathe's sleep inducer combines a Bluetooth sensor, a smartphone app and soothing panpipe melodies.

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12.28.16
Soylent relaunches its troubled powder, adds new drink flavors
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Soylent relaunches its troubled powder, adds new drink flavors

Its ready-to-drink range adds cacao and nectar flavors in 2017, while powder customers can look forward to settled stomachs.

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12.27.16
'Dark Souls' publisher bets on AI for smarter game foes
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'Dark Souls' publisher bets on AI for smarter game foes

Bandai Namco is investing in an AI startup whose board-game algorithms have defeated several professional human players.

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12.24.16
In 2016, emoji kept it 💯
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In 2016, emoji kept it 💯

Who needs words when you have 😂😍🎯🍻🐶💩💃🏻👰🏾👀🙏🏻🍆🍑👻💤?

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