Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, security, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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CES 2015: The year TVs got way too complicated

Four competing TV platforms could spell confusion for consumers.

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TV makers look beyond HDMI, propose new Super MHL connector for 8K video

Some of the biggest consumer electronics companies plan to replace HDMI on future TV sets

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Sony's razor-thin Android TV is slimmer than three U.S. quarters

The set is as thin as a few coins and one of the first to support Google's new platform

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DirecTV won't show Sony's 'The Interview,' other video services refuse to comment

Sony says VOD providers are unwilling to carry the movie.

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Rite Aid stores block Apple Pay, Google Wallet payments

Payments were accepted at Apple Pay's launch on Monday, but appear to have been blocked by the retailer.

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Sharp's funky new LCDs can be almost any shape, might wind up in your next car

The company is targeting use in car dashboards and instrument consoles

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level

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Comparing smartwatches: What Apple's rumored iWatch has to beat

Five new smartwatches define the current cutting edge and set the bar for Apple to beat with its rumored watch

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IFA's gimmick of the year: Bendable TVs

The next big thing, according to consumer electronics makers at IFA? TVs that bend.

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Sony shows off latest SmartEyeglasses prototype

The glasses have a basic green text display and feel a bit like a computer monitor from the 1980s

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

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Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

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Report: Sprint gives up on pursuit of T-Mobile USA

Sprint abandoned the takeover because it thought it would have a hard time getting regulatory approval, according to newspaper reports.

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Russian hackers amass 1.2B stolen Web credentials

The hackers collected data on a massive scale, 'so it affects absolutely everybody,' security firm says.

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