Stories by Martyn Williams

BMW cars found vulnerable in Connected Drive hack

A security vulnerability in BMW's Connected Drive system allowed researchers to imitate BMW servers and send remote unlocking instructions to vehicles.

Uber passenger who alleged Delhi rape sues in US

A passenger who says she was raped and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver in New Delhi has sued Uber in a U.S. court, alleging that the company was negligent and that its commitment to passenger safety comes second to profits.

Apple now neck-and-neck with Samsung after monster quarter

The huge popularity of the new iPhone 6 pushed Apple and Samsung closer than ever at the top of the market for smartphones, according to two companies that closely track shipments of the devices.

Sony Mobile said to be planning 1000 more job cuts

Sony is planning to lay off another 1,000 people from its mobile division as it attempts to bring the unit back to profitability, according to Japan's Nikkei business daily.

Apple tops Chinese smartphone market for the first time

Apple beat out domestic and foreign competitors to become the top phone vendor in China in the final quarter of 2014 - the first time it's led the Chinese market, according to Canalys, a company that tracks global smartphone sales.

DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program to keep tabs on cars close to the U.S.-Mexican border has been gradually expanded nationwide and is regularly used by other law enforcement agencies in their hunt for suspects.

North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

Two cities in North Carolina could be the first to benefit from a planned expansion of Google's fiber-optic Internet service.

China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

China is clamping down on unrestricted access to the Internet by blocking services that allow users to get around government censorship.

Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

The tech industry's most influential companies spent record amounts of money on federal lobbying in 2014 despite a general drop in lobbying by most tech companies. The spending was often directed at areas away from the central business of technology, and it indicates how diverse and powerful major tech companies are becoming.

New York Post Twitter account hacked, UPI's also appears compromised

The Twitter account of the New York Post was hacked, and UPI's was also apparently hit, the latest in a string of attacks that have hit the social media channels of high-profile organizations.

Local Motors 3D prints a car at the Detroit Motor Show

The scores of new cars on show at the North American International Auto Show come from factories across the U.S. and around the world, but there's only one that comes right off the show floor.

Toshiba's health wearable can tell you about your sleep

If you have problems sleeping, Toshiba has a wearable device that can help unlock the mysteries of your night.

The year TVs got much too complicated

CES 2015 might go down as the moment when TVs became more complicated than they should be.

Hydrogen-powered cars get a boost with Toyota's patent portfolio

There are hundreds of shiny products vying for attention at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but the biggest news of the show so far probably isn't what you think.

TV makers propose new connector for 8K video

Televisions that can show pictures far superior to today's best high-definition video are making headlines and attracting crowds at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. When they come to market in the next few years, they will likely include a new connector as well -- and require a new set of cables.