Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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In pictures: Take a peek inside 'Area 404,' Facebook's new hardware lab

Area 404 is where Facebook designs drones and more.

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During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a military coup against him had succeeded.

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New York driver crashes car into tree while playing Pokémon Go

A driver in New York state ran his car off the road and into a tree last night as a result of playing Pokémon Go.

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Here’s how to star in Apple’s new TV show about app creation

Apple is co-producing a TV show about app design and development, and you might be able to play a starring role.

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Apple is said to be extending iPhone refreshes to once every three years

Apple is looking to make evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes to its iPhone this year as it extends the major refresh cycle to once every three years, according to a report in Tuesday's Nikkei newspaper.

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Apple’s 5 best and 5 worst products

As Apple turns 40, here's a look back at some of the hit products that shaped an entire industry—and some that did not.

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Apple at 40: Seeing promise in the ‘blossoming’ home computer market

When Apple launched the Apple II in 1977, it was still far from certain that consumers would need or want a home computer. In this article from the IDG archives, Apple lays out its predictions for the home PC market in 1978 and beyond.

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Apple at 40: Here’s what The Woz had to say about the Apple II and phone phreaking in 1984

Steve Wozniak describes an early use for the Apple II computer, in an Infoworld article from the IDG archives.

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DOJ cracks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The U.S. Government has managed to access the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, bypassing a passcode that had the Federal Bureau of Investigation stymied for several weeks.

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Apple sees weakness in FBI hearing request

A last-minute request for witnesses could indicate a change in the FBI's thinking, says Apple.

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FBI director admits mistake was made with San Bernardino iCloud reset

The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has conceded it was a mistake to ask San Bernadino County to reset the password of an iCloud account that had been used by gunman Syed Farook.

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Facebook to begin testing its Internet drone this year

Facebook will begin test flights of its solar-powered Internet drone later this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday.

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Mark Zuckerberg says VR is the future of Facebook

The CEO first dreamed of virtual reality as a teen and now sees it as the future of social media.

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Apple hit with $626 million in damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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As video surges, Facebook considers a dedicated service

Facebook is considering a dedicated service or page where users will be able watch videos and not be bothered by other content.