Stories by Martyn Williams

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.

Written by Martyn Williams25 Nov. 15 22:32

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.

Written by Martyn Williams25 Nov. 15 02:32

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.

Written by Martyn Williams24 Nov. 15 22:16

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.

Written by Martyn Williams23 Nov. 15 22:23

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.

Written by Martyn Williams18 Nov. 15 02:25

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.

Written by Martyn Williams18 Nov. 15 01:38

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.

Written by Martyn Williams17 Nov. 15 21:53

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.

Written by Martyn Williams17 Nov. 15 00:11

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.

Written by Martyn Williams14 Nov. 15 01:03

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.

Written by Martyn Williams13 Nov. 15 01:35

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