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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Stanford researchers develop ant-sized radio

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

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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

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Comparing smartwatches: What Apple's rumored iWatch has to beat

Five new smartwatches define the current cutting edge and set the bar for Apple to beat with its rumored watch

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IFA's gimmick of the year: Bendable TVs

The next big thing, according to consumer electronics makers at IFA? TVs that bend.

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Sony shows off latest SmartEyeglasses prototype

The glasses have a basic green text display and feel a bit like a computer monitor from the 1980s

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Report: Police question LG exec for damaging Samsung products

The reported incident took place in Berlin ahead of this week's IFA electronics show

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

From radios and Einstein through teletext, DVDs and MP3 to smartwatches, IFA has seen lots of new products

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

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Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

ICReach sought to provide easy access to billions of pieces of communications metadata

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Planet Labs begins launching second set of satellites

The satellites will compete with Google's Skybox Imaging

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US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert

In his own words: the best quotes of Steve Ballmer

As he steps down from Microsoft's board, here's a look back at some of his most memorable quotes

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Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

Medical records data can be a valuable asset, especially in a country where many have no health insurance

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Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

Community Health Systems says the breach occurred in April and June

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Seven ways DARPA is trying to kill the password

From analyzing the way you walk to your heartbeat, these futuristic authentication systems could be here soon