Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, security, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail

Tiny wireless device is still a prototype, but brings a new way to control electronics

Wikileaks publishes Sony's hacked email for anyone to go through

Thousands of documents are included in a searchable archive.

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Amazing bug-sized robots can build microstructures

Silicon Valley team eyes tiny, fast-moving robots in DARPA project.

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New robot bounces, could replace rovers on NASA missions

Researchers eye unique robots for missions a decade and more into the future.

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US sounds alarm on hacking of passenger jets, air traffic control

Government report says the FAA needs to do more to ensure safety in the skies

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Bitcoin Foundation hit hard by big bitcoin losses

While the Bitcoin Foundation says it's not bankrupt, it has been hit hard by the currency it's trying to promote.

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Uber seeks to dismiss India rape lawsuit

Uber says its US unit had nothing to do with alleged assault and it's outside the reach of US courts

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Samsung expects big drop in first-quarter profits

The company is battling fierce competition at both ends of the smartphone business

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Apple Pay rival CurrentC coming in mid-2015

The payments platform operated by major US retailers is testing Bluetooth and barcode technologies.

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Radical new battery could reduce phone charging to just one minute

Stanford researchers say the aluminium-ion battery is safer and cheaper than lithium ion.

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Confusion but hope as U.S. faces mobile payment revolution

In six months, new card regulations could usher in greater acceptance of Apple Pay and its competitors.

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Thousands comment on proposed drone regulations

The FAA is accepting public comments until late April

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EPIC appeals to court for FAA drone privacy rules

The organization wants a court to force the FAA to come up with privacy regulations concerning drones.

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US trade body to investigate Apple after Ericsson complaints

The case is part of a growing spat between the two companies on LTE patents

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US offers rewards for fugitive Russian cybercriminals

The two suspects are wanted for their alleged roles in operating an ID theft and hacking site