Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

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

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Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store line to launch iPhone 6 sales

Apple's CEO met customers and posed for selfies.

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The Navy flew its new drone across the U.S. Wednesday night

The drone is part of a new Navy system that will provide global coverage of the seas.

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China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The country says it has no knowledge of attacks against US transportation contractors.

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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.

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Scary video highlights danger of damaged Lithium Ion batteries

A battery explosion serves as a reminder to replace damaged Lithium Ion batteries

PCWorld News

Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

Almost every brand-name company sourcing from the country is impacted by the practice, said a new report

PCWorld News

Startup develops optical zoom lens for smartphones

The company has already had interest from Apple, Samsung, Sony and others

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Google wants to test drone wireless Internet in New Mexico

The company is planning a six-month trial of beaming wireless Internet via drone.

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

For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level

PCWorld News

HP unit pleads guilty to bribing Russian officials

Prosecutor's office staff received travel, luxury cars, expensive jewelry, clothes and furniture in exchange for IT contract

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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

We take a look back at the futuristic cellphone ideas of a decade ago. Have phones become duller and less interesting? We'd say so.

PCWorld News

LA TV stations free up airwaves for wireless broadband

Two local TV stations will consolidate onto a single channel, freeing up space for new wireless broadband services

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Stanford researchers develop ant-sized radio

The device, which could cost pennies to make, is expected to help enable the Internet of things.

PCWorld News

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

The new payment technology could put a dent in cyber criminals targeting retailer terminals