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Matt Vella

Brooklyn, New York
Assistant Managing Editor — Time Magazine
As seen in: Time Magazine, CNN, Fortune, Inc., Money

TIME assistant managing editor

Best Video Games of All Time: TIME's Top 50 — Whether you play video games or not, they've become an integral part of our culture. For some, it's hard to imagine a world without video games-the chup-chup-boop of an arcade legend like Space Invaders or the growling "Finish Him!" in Mortal Kombat can be as evocative as a Michael Jackson or Beatles tune.

Pokemon Go and the Future of Augmented Reality — On a recent summer evening, something strange happened in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. As usual, joggers zipped along the edge of Long Meadow and dog owners did their postprandial duty. But this time they were joined by a dozen people shuffling about haphazardly, zombie eyes fixed on their glowing phone screens.

The 18 Most Influential Fake Companies in the World — The world's corporate powers wield a tremendous amount of influence on our daily lives. They largely determine which products or services we buy, they pressure lawmakers to pass favorable bills, and their missteps can have lasting consequences for anybody depending on the health of the global economy (which is pretty much all of us).

The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time — Think of the gear you can't live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. Each owes its influence to one model that changed the course of technology for good.

Capitalism’s Secret World Exposed — Sometimes, quantity has a quality all its own. Even in a decade marked by massively consequential leaks, the so-called Panama Papers set a new standard for epic disclosures when they came to light on April 3.

How We Make Radiolab — "The simple act of telling a story," says Jad Abumrad, "feels musical, deeply musical." The founder and co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program argues that compelling storytelling employs the same techniques as composition: meter, cadence, consonance. Abumrad, 42, is the conductor of sorts of one of the most popular programs in the rapidly burgeoning field of podcasting.

Watch What Happens When People Try VR for the First Time — Virtual reality is on the cusp of reaching the mainstream. The first in a series of VR headsets aimed at the mass market, the Oculus Rift, launches on March 28. The device, a $600 pair of goggles that requires a powerful PC to operate, will be joined by HTC's Vive in April as well as a Playstation-compatible headset from Sony later this year.

Apple Watch Price Cut, New Bands Announced — Apple cut the price of its smart Watch and unveiled a raft of new brands for the spring season. The Apple Watch will start at $299, down about $50. The new bands for the device are made of woven nylon, sporty neoprene, leather all in multiple colors.

Tim Cook Says "We Will Not Shrink" — Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the firm's Mar. 21 town hall event on an uncharacteristically defiant note. Cook began by obliquely but firmly addressing Apple's current fight with the FBI over the security of its phones, the subject of a recent TIME magazine cover and interview.

How The Division Nails Life in New York City — Tom Clancy's The Division , the massively multiplayer, online shooter released for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 Mar. 8, puts a premium on realism. Ubisoft's latest sets players loose in a near-future New York City, which has been decimated by a terrorist attack and the subsequent collapse of civil society.
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Oct 21, 2016

A new look at Greenspan shows the economic perils of trusting oracles  @RanaForoohar

Oct 20, 2016

.@mattpeckham says Switch is the dream console Nintendo's been working—even sometimes failing—toward for years 

Oct 20, 2016

Almost as good as actually being outside—Watch the first 'Red Dead Redemption 2' trailer right here @alexjamesfitz 

Oct 05, 2016

Looking forward to moderating @theFCSorg's #FCSboston panel on millennials shortly

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