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.

Arduino targets the Internet of Things with Primo board

US sounds alarm after SAP bug found affecting multinationals

US sounds alarm after SAP bug found affecting multinationals

The U.S. government is warning major corporations to check the configuration of their SAP software systems after a computer security company discovered at least 36 global enterprises were still vulnerably to a significant bug that had...

FCC, FTC launch inquiry into smartphone security updates

FCC, FTC launch inquiry into smartphone security updates

The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have opened parallel inquiries into the way smartphone security updates are issued and handled by major cellular carriers and device makers.

Zuckerberg sees 'better than human' AI in next 10 years

Mark Zuckerberg expects artificial intelligence will progress to make computers better than humans at basic sensory perception within the next 10 years and Facebook will end up knowing a lot more about you.

EFF sues to uncover government demands to decrypt communications

EFF sues to uncover government demands to decrypt communications

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over its failure to disclose if Internet companies have been compelled to decrypt user data and communications.

Sharp's robot smartphone coming in May for $1,800

Sharp's robot smartphone coming in May for $1,800

Japan's Sharp will launch in May a smartphone that's built into a humanoid robot. Or is it a humanoid robot with a built-in smartphone?

Something strange just happened with North Korea's Internet

Something strange just happened with North Korea's Internet

Last week, North Korea's sole Internet link with the rest of the world went down for about three hours.

Zuckerberg teases Aries and Terragraph projects to expand data networks

Zuckerberg teases Aries and Terragraph projects to expand data networks

Facebook plans to unveil two projects on Wednesday that promise to improve Internet connectivity for users in cities and urban areas.

Here's how Hololens could transform car buying

Microsoft's Hololens promises to merge the real and virtual worlds in ways that haven't been possible before, and on Thursday morning, it demonstrated one way the gadget could transform the way we buy cars and just about any other...

Apple at 40: Seeing promise in the 'blossoming' home computer market

Apple at 40: Seeing promise in the 'blossoming' home computer market

When Apple launched the Apple II in 1977, it was still far from certain that consumers would need or want a home computer. In this article from the IDG archives, Apple lays out its predictions for the home PC market in 1978 and beyond....

Apple at 40: Here's what The Woz had to say about the Apple II and phone phreaking in 1984

Apple at 40: Here's what The Woz had to say about the Apple II and phone phreaking in 1984

Steve Wozniak describes an early use for the Apple II computer, in an Infoworld article from the IDG archives

Apple's 5 best and 5 worst products

Apple's 5 best and 5 worst products

As Apple turns 40, here's a look back at some of the hit products that shaped an entire industry -- and some that did not.

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