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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Automatic looks to fuel you with data for driving more efficiently

We go for a test drive with a $100 gadget that plugs into a computer socket on your car and sends data about your driving habits to your iPhone or Android device.

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Appeals court opinion provides bump in Apple v. Samsung case

Each side could get addiitonal time for testimony as a result of a federal appeals court ruling Friday

Apple, Samsung bicker over jury verdict form

As the case approaches its end, the attention of lawyers turns to the questions asked of the jury.

Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

Google took over the defense of some of Samsung's case and agreed to cover some costs.

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Guess who's making the big money in the Apple-Samsung case? Witnesses

The companies have paid tens of millions of dollars to lawyers and hundreds of thousands of dollars to witnesses.

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Cellular industry makes concession on kill switch

Carriers, phone makers, and a lobbying group announce a voluntary agreement, but it might not be enough

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Typo halts sales of iPhone keyboard as injunction takes effect

BlackBerry alleges the Typo keyboard is an 'obvious knock-off' of its own keyboards.

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BlackBerry presses for immediate halt to Typo keyboards

A US judge blasts Typo's bond request as 'wildly inappropriate' as a sales ban looms

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Judge humiliates Apple staffer for using cell phone during Apple-Samsung trial

“You. Ma’am. You in the front row,” the judge ordered. Seems a few too many cell phones are gumming up the courtroom’s Wi-Fi.

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Apple details $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung

Apple experts told a jury that Samsung's infringement was large and significantly hurt Apple.

Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries

Technical talk marked a day focused on the specifics behind one Apple patent

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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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Steve Jobs called for 'holy war' against Google

The former Apple CEO planned to speak of a holy war during a 2010 management retreat, according to court exhibits

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Apple's Schiller takes jury back to 2007 and the dawn of the iPhone

The Apple marketing chief is first to give testimony as the company clashes with Samsung

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Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement

Apple lawyers spoke of 'massive' infringement by Samsung as a jury trial began in Califronia