Martyn Williams

Senior Correspondent

Martyn Williams covers technology news in text and video for PC World, Macworld and TechHive and is based in San Francisco. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

The next 5 years in AI will be frenetic, says Intel's new AI chief

How to protect your Google and Facebook accounts with a security key

How to protect your Google and Facebook accounts with a security key

Security keys offer a more secure alternative to code-based two-factor authentication.

This tiny drone can be carried and deployed by soldiers

This tiny drone can be carried and deployed by soldiers

Drone-maker AeroVironment has developed a handheld quadcopter that it says can be carried by soldiers on the battlefield and quickly deployed to get an aerial look at a potentially hostile location.

Sony's clever image sensor helps autonomous cars see better

Sony's clever image sensor helps autonomous cars see better

Sony has developed a CCD image sensor that can help autonomous cars make sense of electronic road signs and see better when transitioning between dark tunnels and daylight.

The BlackBerry KeyOne - a surprising phone with a hardware keyboard

The BlackBerry KeyOne - a surprising phone with a hardware keyboard

For the first time the iconic BlackBerry hardware keyboard has been married with Android in the BlackBerry KeyOne.

BlackBerry KeyOne to launch in US and Canada in late May

BlackBerry KeyOne to launch in US and Canada in late May

The BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android-based smartphone with a hardware keyboard, will be available in the U.S. and Canada from May 31, the phone's maker said Thursday.

Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the Internet, marking a major milestone in the country's communications evolution and promising faster access to Google's services for Cuban users.

Palantir to pay $1.7 million to settle racial hiring bias claim

Palantir to pay $1.7 million to settle racial hiring bias claim

Data analytics company Palantir will pay $1.7 million in back pay and stock options to settle charges that it routinely discriminated against Asian job applicants. In addition, it must also hire eight people from among those it...

Fake heads and robot probes: testing smartphones prior to launch

Fake heads and robot probes: testing smartphones prior to launch

On the shelves of a laboratory near San Francisco sit tanks and tanks of mysterious looking liquids. It's the Silicon Valley offices of UL, a product testing organization previously known as Underwriters Laboratory, and these liquids...

Fake heads and robot probes: testing smartphones prior to launch

Fake heads and robot probes: testing smartphones prior to launch

On the shelves of a laboratory near San Francisco sit tanks and tanks of mysterious looking liquids. It's the Silicon Valley offices of UL, a product testing organization previously known as Underwriters Laboratory, and these liquids...

Trump's cybersecurity mystery: 90 days in, where's the plan?

Trump's cybersecurity mystery: 90 days in, where's the plan?

On Jan. 6, Donald Trump said his administration would produce a report on cybersecurity within 90 days after his inaguration. On Wednesday, President Trump marks his 90th day in office with no sign of a report or indication that one...

Samsung taps DOD tech veteran to head enterprise push

Samsung taps DOD tech veteran to head enterprise push

Samsung Electronics has appointed the former CIO of the Department of Defense to help a global push to expand its mobile enterprise business.

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