Martyn Williams

Senior Correspondent

Martyn Williams produces technology news and product reviews in text and video for PC World, Macworld, and TechHive from his home outside Washington D.C.. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

GPG Suite updated for secure email on OSX Sierra

GPG Suite updated for secure email on OSX Sierra

GPG Suite, an application that brings encrypted email to Mac OS, is now available in public beta for Sierra.

Samsung sees 2016 profit jump despite Note 7 debacle

Samsung sees 2016 profit jump despite Note 7 debacle

Samsung Electronics said its profit rose almost 20 percent in 2016 despite nearly flat sales and the costly recall of the Note 7 smartphone.

Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

US alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

US alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

The U.S. government says Oracle routinely and systemically pays white men more than women and minorities and that it favors Asian candidates over others in product development and technical roles.

Now it's AT&T's turn to talk jobs, investment with Trump

Now it's AT&T's turn to talk jobs, investment with Trump

AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to talk jobs and investment but the company's multi-billion takeover of Time Warner was not on the table.

Yahoo will become Altaba, lose Mayer after Verizon buyout

Yahoo will become Altaba, lose Mayer after Verizon buyout

Yahoo intends to change its name to Altaba once the sale of its internet portal to Verizon is completed. CEO Marissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo also will leave the company then, Yahoo said in a regulatory filing on Monday.

Alibaba could generate 1 million new US jobs, Ma tells Trump

Alibaba could generate 1 million new US jobs, Ma tells Trump

The billionaire head of China's biggest e-commerce retailer met with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday to promote his site by dangling the possibility of a million new U.S. jobs.

TCL targets Apple, Samsung with new BlackBerry handset

TCL targets Apple, Samsung with new BlackBerry handset

For a brand that's been written off by many, TCL Communication has big plans for BlackBerry.

The US has sanctioned Russia over election hacking

The US has sanctioned Russia over election hacking

The U.S. government has sanctioned Russia's main two intelligence agencies, four military intelligence officers and is kicking out 35 Russian diplomats over what it says was aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations...

Oracle CEO Safra Catz joins Trump's transition team

Oracle CEO Safra Catz joins Trump's transition team

Oracle CEO Safra Catz is joining president-elect Donald Trump's transition team, it said Thursday.

Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

A Wednesday summit between some of the most powerful people in technology and president-elect Donald Trump covered a wide ground but avoided discussion on two of the biggest issues facing the industry: the use of encryption and...

Trump to tech CEOs: We're there for you

Trump to tech CEOs: We're there for you

President-elect Donald Trump kicked off a meeting with U.S. tech leaders on Wednesday by promising his administration was there to help them do business and make money.

Google publishes national security letters for the first time

Google publishes national security letters for the first time

Google is providing for the first time a look into the world of national security letters -- demands from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to hand over details about account holders and keep quiet about it.

AirMap, DigiCert to issue digital certificates for drones

AirMap, DigiCert to issue digital certificates for drones

Drones will start getting digital identification certificates under a new service being launched on Tuesday that hopes to bring trust and verification to the skies.

Synaptics has a new fingerprint sensor that will mean smoother phone screens

Synaptics has a new fingerprint sensor that will mean smoother phone screens

A Silicon Valley biometrics company says it has developed a fingerprint sensor that can sit under glass so smartphone screens don't need a cutout or extra button to accommodate the sensor.

With CIA choice, Trump picks a foe of Silicon Valley's encryption stance

With CIA choice, Trump picks a foe of Silicon Valley's encryption stance

In his nomination of Congressman Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, President-elect Donald Trump has picked someone who has supported NSA surveillance programs and been critical of Silicon Valley's stance on encryption.

AI beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google's cloud chief

AI beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google's cloud chief

The head of Google's cloud business says she doesn't expect machine intelligence to exceed that of humans during her lifetime, despite recent rapid progress that has surprised many.

Salesforce CEO says it's time for companies to stand for something

Salesforce CEO says it's time for companies to stand for something

One of Silicon Valley’s most opinionated CEOs says it’s time for more companies to be vocal about important social issues.

Intel launches 500 drones for nighttime light show

Intel launches 500 drones for nighttime light show

Could hundreds or thousands of drones in the sky ever replicate the thrill we get from watching a fireworks display?

Lost thumb drives bedevil US banking agency

Lost thumb drives bedevil US banking agency

A U.S. banking regulator says an employee downloaded a large amount of data from its computer system a week before he retired and is now unable to locate the thumb drives he stored it on.

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