Stories by Martyn Williams

Watch hundreds of robots and drones in an amazing choreographed dance

Hours-long entertainment shows are a staple of the new year in many East Asian countries, but none is greater than Chinese Central Television's lunar new year gala.

The US FAA has banned drones from 50km around the Super Bowl

San Francisco Bay Area residents looking for something to do other than watch the Super Bowl on Sunday can cross "flying my drone" off the list.

By Martyn Williams | 05 February, 2016 05:30

Tags: drones

Apple hit with US$626 million damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay US$626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

By Martyn Williams | 04 February, 2016 09:20

Tags: Apple

Thousands of hoverboards seized by US customs

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has seized tens of thousands of hoverboards in the last month in a crack down on a hot holiday gift that's been held responsible for several home fires.

This bird could be a drone's worst enemy

When it comes to the problem of stopping errant drones, there's been a number of high-tech solutions. From radio jamming to laser beams to nets launched by other drones, but a group in The Netherlands is proposing a low-tech solution that's much more elegant.

By Martyn Williams | 02 February, 2016 07:28

Tags: drones

Watch: Boeing's new 737 Max has first test flight

The new airliner is scheduled to be delivered in 2017, 50 years after the Boeing 737 debuted

Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Control Center

This is Verizon's Super Bowl command room -- a temporary, purpose-built nerve center in the shadow of Levi's Stadium that pulls in data from permanent and temporary base stations to ensure the network keeps running.

Verizon told to remove huge Super Bowl ad in San Francisco

Verizon has been told it must remove huge ads that are blanketing two sides of a building in downtown San Francisco a stone's throw from the city's Super Bowl celebration.

Samsung profit plummets on weak smartphone sales

Weak demand for mobile phones and display panels pushed down Samsung's profits last quarter, and the company doesn't expect much improvement this year.

By Martyn Williams | 28 January, 2016 12:14

Tags: samsung, Apple

As video surges, Facebook considers a dedicated service

Facebook is considering a dedicated service or page where users will be able watch videos and not be bothered by other content.

By Martyn Williams | 28 January, 2016 10:10

Tags: Facebook

After lackluster Apple report, all eyes on Samsung

Just how bad are conditions in the smartphone market? We'll get a better idea later Wednesday when Samsung announces its latest quarterly earnings.

By Martyn Williams | 28 January, 2016 05:22

Tags: samsung, Apple

Sony is moving its PlayStation base to California

Sony plans to shift its global headquarters for PlayStation from Tokyo to California this year, it said Tuesday.

By Martyn Williams | 27 January, 2016 12:30

Tags: sony

Europe's space laser communications system will launch this week

A "space data highway" that links satellites using high-speed laser transmissions should take a big step forward this week with the launch of the Eutelsat 9B satellite.

Almost 300,000 drones have been registered with the FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration says its drone registration system has hit almost 300,000 registrations, one month after launch.

By Martyn Williams | 23 January, 2016 05:27

Tags: drones

Major tech companies spent millions more on lobbying in 2015

Most major tech companies increased the amount of money they spent attempting to influence lawmakers in Washington, D.C., through federal lobbying.

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