Stories by Martyn Williams

Apple eyeing OLED screens for the iPhone in 2018, report says

Apple is planning to introduce OLED screens to its iPhone, switching from current LCD technology to one that produces brighter, more vibrant and colorful images, according to a report.

By Martyn Williams | 26 November, 2015 01:14

Tags: Apple

Got a new drone? Read this first

Got a new drone? You're not alone. But drones aren't like other gadgets and there are a few important safety, privacy and legal guidelines you need to follow to keep you and your drone out of trouble.

By Martyn Williams | 25 November, 2015 22:32

Tags: drones

Hilton says malware targeted its credit card system

Hilton Worldwide says it has identified and removed malware that targeted card payment systems at some of its hotels over a 17-week period from late 2014 to mid 2015.

Google's Loon balloons now fly for three months

Google is succeeding in keeping high-altitude balloons aloft in the stratosphere for more than three months at a time -- a key goal in its ambitious Project Loon program to deliver Internet from the sky.

By Martyn Williams | 24 November, 2015 22:16

Tags: Google

Task force recommends light regulation of drones

A drone industry group created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop rules for drone registration is recommending the government apply just about the lightest touch possible.

By Martyn Williams | 23 November, 2015 22:23

Tags: drones

Project eyes particle accelerator in a shoe box with Gordon Moore grant

Scientists in Silicon Valley and Germany have kicked off a five-year project to create a particle accelerator that's the size of a shoebox -- a project that, if successful, could revolutionize scientific and medical research.

DJI is removing mandatory no-fly zones from its drones

One of the leading manufacturers of consumer drones is loosening the control it has over whether the craft can take off in restricted areas, such as near airports.

By Martyn Williams | 18 November, 2015 05:01

Tags: drones

Drones could get standardized rating system

Drone safety experts are considering a rating system for drones that would show what a particular craft could do and where it would be appropriate to fly it.

How a telecom investment in North Korea went horribly wrong

An Egyptian company that launched North Korea's first 3G cellular network and built it up to 3 million subscribers says it's effectively lost control of the operator despite owning a majority stake.

Google Wing head 'anxious to get things done yesterday'

The head of Google's experimental Wing drone delivery project says he wants the service to launch as soon as possible and is working with the government on trials that can be accomplished while regulations are being developed.

By Martyn Williams | 17 November, 2015 21:53

Tags: drones

Don't fall for drone registration scams, warns FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't revealed its plans for drone registration yet, but that hasn't stopped at least one company from trying to make a buck from confusion about the rules.

By Martyn Williams | 17 November, 2015 00:11

Tags: drones

Pressure increases on banks to adopt chip-and-PIN

The biggest financial institutions in the U.S. are under renewed pressure to mandate the use of PINs with new chip-based payment cards.

Huawei shows off fast-recharging battery

Huawei has developed a prototype smartphone battery that can be recharged to half its capacity in just five minutes.

By Martyn Williams | 14 November, 2015 01:03

Tags: Huawei, PC, mobility, smartphones, Battery, Components

Nanoparticle breakthrough could mean faster charging batteries

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have gained new insight into the nanoscale workings of Lithium Ion batteries, a discovery that could speed the development of batteries that can be recharged in seconds.

Apple said to be planning person-to-person payments service

Apple is in talks with major banks on an extension of its Apple Pay service that would allow person-to-person payments, according to a report.

By Martyn Williams | 12 November, 2015 00:20

Tags: Apple

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