Stories by Martyn Williams

CSC to split in two, spin off US public sector work

IT services vendor Computer Sciences Corp. plans to separate its US$4.1 billion U.S. public sector business to form a new company, it said Tuesday.

Lily Camera, a drone that follows you

Lily Camera is a camera drone that will follow its owner. It goes on sale in early 2016 but a prototype is now being shown as presales begin. It has several features that might be appealing to those into action sports.

Lily drone is waterproof, will follow you around

In the burgeoning world of drones, autonomous devices that follow their leader are nothing new, but a Silicon Valley start-up hopes it has something unique with its drone that is both waterproof and can be thrown into the air to launch.

China's a fast-growing gold mine for Apple

Designed by Apple in California - that nod to its home state has appeared on Apple products for years, but increasingly, Apple's gadgets are being sold far from its Cupertino headquarters.

RSA president questions government's role in cybersecurity

The president of one of the world's biggest computer security vendors says he is skeptical that a stronger government role in cyberdefense will abate the growing number of attacks.

Samsung profits drop as it faces the iPhone 6

Samsung Electronics registered its sixth straight quarterly decline in profits in the first three months of this year as competition bit into its key smartphone and display businesses.

China, iPhone 6 help Apple to another record quarter

Apple achieved its second straight quarter of record results as demand for the new iPhone 6 surged and China became Apple's second most important market after the U.S.

Facebook's impressive aerial photo highlights confusion over drone regulations

When Facebook expanded into a new campus in late March, the company released a stunning aerial photo of the site captured from a drone. In taking the picture, Facebook almost certainly broke two FAA regulations governing drone use.

Friday is your last chance to comment on the FAA's drone regulations

The U.S. will take another step towards regular commercial flight of drones on Friday when the Federal Aviation Administration closes a two-month public comment period on proposed rules.

US drone completes first in-flight refuelling

The US military has successfully demonstrated what it says is the first ever in-flight refuelling of an unmanned aircraft, and in doing so completed a flight test program that leads to a new generation of military drones due to take flight in the 2020s.

Credit card terminals have used same password since 1990s, claim researchers

While retailers battle breaches that have resulted in tens of millions of credit card numbers stolen, word comes from the RSA Conference in San Francisco that a major vendor of payment terminals has been shipping devices for over two decades with the same default password.

Comcast said to abandon Time Warner merger plan

Comcast has abandoned plans to merge with Time Warner Cable, according to a Bloomberg News report on Thursday.

Drone found on roof of Japanese PM's office in Tokyo

A camera-equipped drone carrying a bottle marked with the radioactive symbol was discovered on the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office in central Tokyo on Wednesday morning.

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Google, Apple and Amazon.com spent record amounts in the first quarter attempting to influence U.S. politicians and policy.

US plans Silicon Valley cybersecurity center

The U.S. government plans to open a cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley as part of its push to encourage closer cooperation between federal law enforcement agencies and the private sector.

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