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.
The Morning After: Tuesday, September 12th 2017
Gotta use headphones.
The Morning After: Monday, September 11th 2017
Europe's biggest tech show finally delivered
This year, you couldn't stop the tech news.
Logitech is bringing back the trackball mouse
But did it ever really leave our hearts?
The Morning After: Tuesday, September 5th 2017
The Morning After: Monday, September 4th 2017
Nokia 8's dual-camera is good, but rival phones offer more
It doesn't do justice to the label's imaging heritage.
Sony put me in a fake plane to test its noise-cancelling headphones
Don't fly in plywood planes.
Watch LG's showcase from IFA 2017 in under eight minutes
So which phone is LG's flagship now?