Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Facebook to begin testing its Internet drone this year

Facebook will begin test flights of its solar-powered Internet drone later this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday.

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Despite setbacks, Facebook is still committed to India, Zuckerberg says

Despite the recent government-mandated halt of its Free Basics Internet program, Facebook will keep on working in India's telecommunications sector, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday.

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Why 2016 could finally be the year upgradable phones become reality

LG's new G5 smartphone comes with an innovative feature: the ability to plugin and remove hardware modules that add extra functionality to the phone.

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Your cat will love LG's laser pointer-equipped rolling robot

One of the most fun smartphone accessories to come out of this year's Mobile World Congress expo has to be LG's Rolling Bot. It's a spherical ball that rolls around on command from a smartphone, and includes a camera and laser pointer.

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Mark Zuckerberg says VR is the future of Facebook

The CEO first dreamed of virtual reality as a teen and now sees it as the future of social media.

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Never search for parking again with this concept from Samsung, Seat and SAP

Driving around looking for a parking spot becomes a thing of the past in a new concept developed by Samsung, Spanish automaker Seat and SAP.

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Move over, Amazon: The US military is also developing a delivery drone

The U.S. Army is exploring the use of drones to deliver supplies to soldiers on the battlefield, a potentially game-changing use for an emerging technology that until now has been mostly identified with the future delivery of household items.

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Watch hundreds of robots and drones in an amazing choreographed dance

Hours-long entertainment shows are a staple of the new year in many East Asian countries, but none is greater than Chinese Central Television's lunar new year gala.

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The FAA has banned drones from 32 miles around the Super Bowl

San Francisco Bay Area residents looking for something to do other than watch the Super Bowl on Sunday can cross "flying my drone" off the list.

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Apple hit with $626 million in damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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Thousands of hoverboards seized by US customs

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has seized tens of thousands of hoverboards in the last month in a crack down on a hot holiday gift that's been held responsible for several home fires.

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This bird could be a drone's worst enemy

When it comes to the problem of stopping errant drones, there's been a number of high-tech solutions. From radio jamming to laser beams to nets launched by other drones, but a group in The Netherlands is proposing a low-tech solution that's much more elegant.

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Watch: Boeing's new 737 Max has first test flight

The new airliner is scheduled to be delivered in 2017, 50 years after the Boeing 737 debuted

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Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Control Center

This is Verizon's Super Bowl command room -- a temporary, purpose-built nerve center in the shadow of Levi's Stadium that pulls in data from permanent and temporary base stations to ensure the network keeps running.

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Verizon told to remove huge Super Bowl ad in San Francisco

Verizon has been told it must remove huge ads that are blanketing two sides of a building in downtown San Francisco a stone's throw from the city's Super Bowl celebration.