Stories by Martyn Williams

Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico

Google is planning to test Internet delivery by drone high above New Mexico, according to a government filing.

Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

New research by a California-based team could change the way lithium-ion batteries are charged in consumer electronics products and electric cars, leading to longer lifetimes and more useful batteries.

HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials

A subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard has admitted violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Russian officials to win a contract with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

A year is a long time in smartphone technology today, so remember if you can the changes that have taken place over the last decade.

LA TV stations free up airwaves for wireless broadband

An effort to free up some of the airwaves used by TV broadcasts and make them available for wireless broadband took a big step forward this week in the U.S.

Stanford researchers develop ant-sized radio

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a tiny radio that's about as big as an ant and that's cheap and small enough that it could help realize the "Internet of things" -- the world of everyday objects that send and receive data via the Internet.

How Apple Pay could make the Target and Home Depot breaches a thing of the past

The launch of Apple's mobile payment system could prove a turning point in the battle to secure your debit and credit card information from hackers.

Comparing smartwatches -- what Apple has to beat

It's been a big week for smartwatches and the next few days could be even bigger if rumors are true and Apple enters the battle for the wrist on Tuesday.

IFA's gimmick of the year: Bendable TVs

When you're competing for the attention of almost a quarter of a million visitors, it helps to have a gimmick or two. The big names of the consumer electronics industry know this and each year at Germany's IFA electronics show, they try to outdo each other with the latest and greatest technology they have.

Sony shows off latest SmartEyeglasses prototype

The latest prototype of Sony's SmartEyeglasses, a head-mounted display used with a smartphone, is on show at this week's IFA electronics show in Berlin.

Report: Police question LG exec for damaging Samsung products

An executive from LG Electronics has been questioned by German police for allegedly vandalizing the doors of Samsung Electronics washing machines at a store in Berlin, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Microsoft targets Apple, Samsung with cheaper flagship Lumia

Microsoft will use price in the next round of its battle against Apple and Samsung to grow market share and convince more users to jump on the Windows phone platform.

Asus to launch $199 smartwatch this month

Taiwan's Asustek Computer plans to put a smartwatch on sale later this month for US$199 or €199, the company said Wednesday.

Germany's IFA show, debut ground for numerous new products, hits 90 years old

When German radio manufacturers gathered in 1924 to show off their products, just a year after regular broadcasting began in the country, they probably didn't imagine they were sowing the seeds for what eventually would become IFA.

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen.

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