Martyn WilliamsSenior Correspondent, IDG News Service

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.

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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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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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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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Unicode update adds emoji for spiders, chili pepper, 'live long and prosper,' and more

A new version of Unicode supports emoji, currency symbols and historic languages

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Google's mulling Wi-Fi for cities with Google Fiber

Cities getting gigabit-speed fiber Internet could also gain Wi-Fi networks

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Nest tells users to disable key feature of Protect smoke alarm

The Nest Wave feature could delay the sounding of an alarm in an emergency, the company said

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Hands On: T-Mobile's free international roaming

The speed of the service is capped, so is it really useful when traveling?

John Legere

T-Mobile accuses BlackBerry CEO of being anti-choice

The two companies have been trading harsh words for a week, and now T-Mobile is offering a $200 credit to trade in their Blackberrys.

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Report: Amazon considering live TV streaming service

The service would compete with cable and satellite pay TV services if it goes ahead.