Articles By Martyn Williams

Apple prototype designs for iPad, iPhone, unveiled in court

Documents submitted to a California court as part of the patent battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics provide a fascinating look at the iPhone and iPad designs considered by Apple before the devices

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Martyn Williams

Apple Siri vs. Google Android voice recognition

In a head to head test, PC World asked Apple's Siri and Google's new voice recognition services in Android Jelly Bean 17 questions. The results were interesting, as each proved to have its

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Martyn Williams

First Windows ‘Mango’ phone waterproof, has 13 MP camera

The first smartphone based on the new "Mango" edition of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform was unveiled on Wednesday in Tokyo.The phone is the first of several handsets due over the next few months,

Published on: July 27th, 2011 Martyn Williams

PlayStation Network breach timeline: from compromise to compensation

This is a timeline of major events associated with the attack on Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services.Dates are given relative to the location the events took place. Sony announcements, released globally,

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Martyn Williams

Getting a grip on Sony’s S1, S2 Android tablets

Sony will take its first step into the tablet market later this year when it launches two devices. Prototypes of the two tablets were previewed at a Tokyo news conference on Tuesday, but

Published on: April 27th, 2011 Martyn Williams

Japanese Google employee makes Person Finder a personal and professional success story

For Kei Kawai, the first few days following Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami were a frantic, stressful time. From his Mountain View, California, base, he managed to confirm the safety of family members

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Martyn Williams

Internet shutdown cost Egypt $90 M

The Egyptian government's five-day block of Internet services cost the national economy at least US$90 million, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Thursday.The Paris-based organization said telecommunications and Internet services

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Martyn Williams

Former Apple manager got $1 million in kickbacks, court papers reveal

Court papers filed by the U.S. government and Apple against a former manager detail a scheme that allegedly saw confidential Apple data supplied to Asian electronics companies over more than three years in

Published on: August 18th, 2010 Martyn Williams

New Honda system allows you to control a robot by thought alone

The research wing of Honda Motor has co-developed a brain machine interface (BMI) system that allows a person to control a robot through thought alone.The system, which was developed with the Japanese government-affiliated

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Martyn Williams

Panasonic forecasts 90 percent drop in profits this year

The company, which is Japan's largest consumer electronics manufacturer, now expects net profit for the year to be 30 billion Yen (US$315 million), down sharply from the previously forecast profit of 310 billion

Published on: November 27th, 2008 Martyn Williams

Is that a Pico Projector in your pocket?

This year's International Consumer Electronics Show saw the debut of some of the first prototype video projectors that are as small as cell phones. Now, just 10 months later, the first commercial products

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Martyn Williams

Panasonic, Sanyo to start acquisition talks

The announcement, which was expected after several leaks to Japan's influential Nikkei business daily, was made after the boards of directors at both companies met Friday morning. A project team will be immediately

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Martyn Williams

Fujitsu to show laptop with wooden case

Could this be the environmentally friendly laptop PC of the future? Fujitsu will unveil later this week a laptop PC with a case manufactured from wood rather than the more traditional plastic or

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Martyn Williams

Lenovo top, Apple bottom in green IT ranking

Greenpeace has published its latest "green ranking" of the world's biggest electronics companies and the results might surprise you.The international environmental organization placed China's Lenovo Group Ltd. at the top of the list,

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Martyn Williams

Epson and collaborators turn new page in electronic paper tech

A new electronic paper display could allow users to annotate pages in electronic books, make amendments to documents and erase parts of the page with as much ease as using a real pen

Published on: April 16th, 2008 Martyn Williams