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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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

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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.

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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.

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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