Martyn Williams

Senior U.S. Correspondent

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

Top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

Cornell has a radio-on-a-chip for the whole world

Cornell has a radio-on-a-chip for the whole world

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new type of radio-on-a-chip that could mean cheaper, more flexible wireless systems.

Inside the Russian Yahoo hack: How they did it

Inside the Russian Yahoo hack: How they did it

One mistaken click. That's all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people.

4 charged, including Russian gov't agents, for massive Yahoo hack

4 charged, including Russian gov't agents, for massive Yahoo hack

The Department of Justice charged four people, including two Russian state intelligence agents, for their involvement in a massive hack of Yahoo that affected half a billion accounts.

Say goodbye to the camera bump with this smartphone concept

Say goodbye to the camera bump with this smartphone concept

Engineers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have developed a smartphone camera module that's thin enough to be squeezed inside a smartphone, removing the need for a "camera bump" without compromising on quality.

This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IOT security

This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IOT security

Engineers at South Korea's SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT devices.

SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom and Nokia have developed a prototype quantum cryptography system that combines the South Korean company's quantum key server with an encryption device from Nokia.

NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is demonstrating remote control of robots via a wireless virtual reality system over a next-generation 5G wireless link.

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium shines, quite literally. The first thing you notice about the new phone is the mirror-finish that surrounds the device giving it a sparkly appearance that seems destined to require lots of polishing.

Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

There have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones. All ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley startup reckons it has the right recipe and is hoping for a warm response from consumers when its phone debuts...

Sophos CEO sounds the alarm on enterprise ransomware attacks

Sophos CEO sounds the alarm on enterprise ransomware attacks

Ransomware is increasingly becoming a problem for companies, and the CEO of a leading computer security firm says he fears 2017 could see entire companies shut down until they pay up or risk losing all their data.

IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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