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Stories by Martyn Williams

Facebook halts Whatsapp data sharing in the UK

Facebook has agreed to stop using WhatsApp data to target users with advertising in the U.K. and has been warned it could face legal action if it resumes the practice.

Written by Martyn Williams08 Nov. 16 07:21

Intel's first commercial drone lands in the US

Intel began promoting its first commercial drone in the U.S. this week, as it seeks to carve out a place for itself in the fast-expanding market.

Written by Martyn Williams05 Nov. 16 02:12

Lost thumb drives bedevil US banking agency

A U.S. banking regulator says an employee downloaded a large amount of data from its computer system a week before he retired and is now unable to locate the thumb drives he stored it on.

Written by Martyn Williams29 Oct. 16 08:39

Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

Written by Martyn Williams27 Oct. 16 11:12

Tim Cook or Bill Gates as Clinton's VP? It was considered

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft founder Bill Gates were both on a list of potential vice presidential candidates for Hillary Clinton, according to a leaked email published on Tuesday by Wikileaks.

Written by Martyn Williams19 Oct. 16 08:54

Roboden is cable you can stretch

A Japanese company has developed an electrical cable that can be stretched. Asahi Kasei says the cable, called Roboden, will expand by up to 40 percent of its length before hitting its limit.

Written by Martyn Williams07 Oct. 16 22:20

Omron's table tennis robot gets machine learning smarts

Omron's table tennis robot is getting smarter. At this week's Ceatec electronics show in Japan, the company has unveiled a new version that uses machine learning to assess the strength of an opponent and ramp up its game accordingly.

Written by Martyn Williams07 Oct. 16 22:16

This robot vacuum cleaner plays J-Pop, because this is Japan

Two of Japan's biggest obsessions have collided on the Sharp booth at this year's Ceatec electronics show, where the company is displaying a robot vacuum cleaner that blasts J-Pop songs while it sweeps.

Written by Martyn Williams05 Oct. 16 19:09