Matthew Sporman

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Apes and iPads don't mix on this 'Planet'

Humans still covet iPads in the post-apocalyptic world of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."<p>Humans might be on the verge of being wiped out at the beginning of <i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i>. But the iPad keeps on ticking.<p>Yup, it's an iPad that plays a big part of representing human existence in the …

IRL: A rant about Nintendo's Virtual Console service

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>Before you send in your angry emails, comments and tweets that decry me as a hatchet-wielding antichrist, let's …

Amazon phone: Forget the 3D gimmicks. It's all about the price

"They're happy to sell you a vending machine and they'll even sell you a vending machine at cost."<p>-- Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart

Oculus VR Founder Explains Why We Can Breathe A Sigh Of Relief About Facebook Deal

When Facebook unexpectedly acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion last month, the internet cried out in synchronized outrage. The fear was that the social network giant would trample Palmer Luckey‘s vision of a glorious virtual reality revolution and replace it with ad-infested versions of <i>Farmville</i> and …

No Lines, No Waiting for Samsung Galaxy S5

Mobile phone carriers report strong preorders for the new Samsung Galaxy S5, even if an informal survey of stores revealed no lines.<p>Consumers didn’t line up at midnight to be among the first to buy the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.<p>Then again, they didn’t need to break out the blankets and lawn …

Japan used to rule video games, so what happened?

Everyone knows video games are big in Japan, but in recent years the question has been whether Japan’s still big in video games. “Japan is over. We're done. Our game industry is finished,” said <i>Mega Man</i> and <i>Dead Rising</i> creator Keiji Inafune at the Tokyo Game Show in 2009, and five years on there’s no …