Martyn Williams

Senior Correspondent

Martyn Williams covers technology news in text and video for PC World, Macworld and TechHive and is based in San Francisco. He previously worked for IDG News Service as a correspondent in San Francisco and Tokyo and has reported on technology news from across Asia and Europe.

BlackBerry KeyOne hands-on: A physical keyboard makes Android more productive

BlackBerry's keyboard-equipped KeyOne Android phone will launch in May

BlackBerry's keyboard-equipped KeyOne Android phone will launch in May

The BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android-based smartphone with a hardware keyboard, will be available in the U.S. and Canada from May 31, the phone's maker said Thursday.

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo
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Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium shines, quite literally. The first thing you notice about the new phone is the mirror finish that gives the device a sparkly appearance. It seems destined to require lots of polishing.

TCL targets Apple and Samsung with new BlackBerry handset running Android

TCL targets Apple and Samsung with new BlackBerry handset running Android

For a brand that's been written off by many, TCL Communication has big plans for BlackBerry.

Xiaomi's U.S. debut is 'on the radar,' says Hugo Barra

Xiaomi's U.S. debut is 'on the radar,' says Hugo Barra

China's top smartphone maker is thinking about launching its phones in the U.S., the head of its international business said Wednesday.

Xiaomi unveils low-cost, high-powered Mi 5 smartphone

Xiaomi unveils low-cost, high-powered Mi 5 smartphone

The first new flagship smartphone in over a year from China's Xiaomi packs technology to match the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S7, but at around half the price.

Why 2016 could finally be the year upgradable phones become reality

Why 2016 could finally be the year upgradable phones become reality

LG's new G5 smartphone comes with an innovative feature: the ability to plugin and remove hardware modules that add extra functionality to the phone.

Google may be working on messaging app infused with artificial intelligence

Google may be working on messaging app infused with artificial intelligence

Google is working on a new messaging app that will employ artificial intelligence to bring some of the company's data smarts to a chat bot service in the software, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Kill all germs! You can wash this Android smartphone with soap

Kill all germs! You can wash this Android smartphone with soap

Aiming to kill the thousands of germs that live on your smartphone and make some money from germophobes, Japan's Kyocera has developed a phone that can be washed with regular hand soap.

What you need to know about the big changes coming to on-the-go payments this week

What you need to know about the big changes coming to on-the-go payments this week

It's the biggest week in payment technology since Apple Pay was introduced last year, and the changes could have a long-term impact on how you buy goods and services in stores.

Samsung's profit squeezed by Galaxy S6 Edge shortage

Samsung's profit squeezed by Galaxy S6 Edge shortage

The company couldn't meet demand for the S6's distinctive curved screen.

Android's smart lock now detects when you carry your phone

Android's smart lock now detects when you carry your phone

The new feature, which locks your phone when it's no longer on your person, began appearing on phones on Friday.

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