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.

Yahoo will become Altaba, lose Mayer after Verizon buyout

Yahoo will become Altaba, lose Mayer after Verizon buyout

The change is part of Yahoo's transition to an investment company

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

The company hopes to reverse BlackBerry's fall with new phones

Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

Similar summits could take place as often as once per quarter

Google publishes national security letters for the first time

Google publishes national security letters for the first time

The letters offer a further glimpse into law enforcement demands for user information

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 so-called singularity is still some ways away, says Diane Greene, despite recent rapid progress that has surprised many

It's time for companies to stand for something, says Marc Benioff

It's time for companies to stand for something, says Marc Benioff

Salesforce's CEO helped lead the charge against several state laws this year

Apple sales, profits fall again but a brighter outlook ahead

Apple sales, profits fall again but a brighter outlook ahead

The company saw lower revenue for the third consecutive quarter, and net income was down 19 percent, but predicts strong year-end sales

Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery fire reports

Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery fire reports

The recall is embarrassing for Samsung and its latest flagship smartphone

Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

The move will cost $700 million but is ultimately hoped to increase profits

FBI faults Clinton's personal email system, but doesn't recommend prosecution

FBI faults Clinton's personal email system, but doesn't recommend prosecution

Basic data security methods weren't followed, and it's impossible to rule out hacking, the FBI says

New peripherals are bringing Windows Hello to any Windows 10 PC

New peripherals are bringing Windows Hello to any Windows 10 PC

Japan's Mouse Computer will soon launch add-on sensors for any PC, helping to kill passwords in the process

Apple is said to be extending iPhone refreshes to once every three years

Apple is said to be extending iPhone refreshes to once every three years

Lack of major advances in smartphone hardware is said to be behind the move

US sounds alarm after SAP bug found affecting multinationals

US sounds alarm after SAP bug found affecting multinationals

The bug was patched by SAP over five years ago, but many systems remain vulnerable

FCC, FTC launch inquiry into smartphone security updates

FCC, FTC launch inquiry into smartphone security updates

The government is trying to see if security updates can land in consumer's phones faster

EFF sues to uncover government demands to decrypt communications

EFF sues to uncover government demands to decrypt communications

The group says the USA Freedom Act compels the DOJ to publish significant decisions of the secret FISC court

DOJ cracks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

DOJ cracks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The FBI no longer needs Apple's help, it says in court filing

U.S. government accuses 7 Iranians of hacking banks, New York dam

U.S. government accuses 7 Iranians of hacking banks, New York dam

The DOJ says the campaign that included DDoS attacks was carried out on behalf of the Iranian government

Eric Schmidt sees a huge future for machine learning

Eric Schmidt sees a huge future for machine learning

Machine learning will create a new computing architecture that can do things 'better than humans'

Eric Schmidt to head new Pentagon innovation advisory board

Eric Schmidt to head new Pentagon innovation advisory board

The board will attempt to bring Silicon Valley thinking to DOD problems

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