Stories by Martyn Williams

Sharp's Robohon is both a cute robot and a smartphone

From the country that brought you pretty much every crazy robot you've ever seen, Sharp on Tuesday showed off a prototype robot that doubles as a smartphone -- or is that a smartphone in the form of a robot? It's not entirely clear, but it is cute.

Written by Martyn Williams06 Oct. 15 11:16

Nissan's new concept car is a digital canvas

Nissan's latest concept car will pass the digital cool test but it won't do much to stop distracted driving: the entire dashboard is one huge display on which drivers and passengers can post anything.

Written by Martyn Williams05 Oct. 15 15:26

Google triples self-driving car fleet in four months

Google's self-driving car fleet is expanding fast and in the last four months the number of cars it is permitted to drive on California streets has more than tripled.

Written by Martyn Williams29 Sept. 15 22:23

Tesla's autopilot mode expected in October

An autonomous driving mode that will take some of the strain away from the driver during long trips should arrive in Tesla cars in the next few weeks.

Written by Martyn Williams29 Sept. 15 03:05

Identity theft hit 7% of US population last year

A total of 17.6 million people were victims of identity theft in the United States in 2014, the majority of it aimed at credit cards and bank accounts, the Department of Justice said Sunday.

Written by Martyn Williams27 Sept. 15 17:00

This woman bought an iPhone via telepresence robot

It might have been the most unusual customer to ever appear at Apple's Palo Alto store, but not entirely out of place in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Written by Martyn Williams25 Sept. 15 23:13

US, China reach cyberespionage agreement

The U.S. and China have reached their first ever cybercrime and cyberespionage agreement, but the deal is quite general and how it will translate into actions is still unclear.

Written by Martyn Williams25 Sept. 15 21:04

What would a US-China cybertreaty really mean?

After weeks of meetings, the U.S. and China appear to be on the verge of an historic first agreement on hacking and cyberespionage, but what might a deal actually accomplish?

Written by Martyn Williams24 Sept. 15 22:08

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