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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The crazy sights of CES 2017

The annual CES show is celebrating its 50th anniversary and seems to get busier and crazier every year. Here's a look back at some of the most memorable sights of CES 2017 through the lenses of Ann Singer and Alexandra Wimley, photojournalism students at Boston University.

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Alibaba could generate 1 million new US jobs, Ma tells Trump

The billionaire head of China's biggest e-commerce retailer met with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday to promote his site by dangling the possibility of a million new U.S. jobs.

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In pictures: The hottest cars of CES 2017

Cars have become one of the most popular attractions at CES in Las Vegas. Auto manufacturers are using the show, which happens a week before the North American International Automobile Show in Detroit, to preview cutting edge tech coming to cars in the future. Here are the hottest cars at CES this week.

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Honda's amazing Riding Assist motorcycle won't fall over

Honda has developed a self-balancing technology for motorbikes that keeps them upright. The system, which is still in the prototype stage, could reduce the number of motorcycle accidents in slow-moving traffic.

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We took a ride on Honda's self-balancing Uni-Cub

Honda's self-balancing Uni-Cub personal transporter is a fun way to get around. Never mind that your probably need some exercise, the Uni-Cub will scoot you to your destination at 4 miles per hour.

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Panasonic shows off a flexible battery for wearables

Panasonic has developed a flexible lithium ion battery for use in wearable devices that maintains its electrical characteristics even after repeated bending.

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Nissan plans to put driverless cars on streets by 2020

Nissan is working toward technology to put truly driverless cars on the streets of Tokyo by 2020.

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There's not much to see at the location of Faraday Future's factory

Faraday Future's plans for its factory are as grand as the plans for its car. The 3 million square-foot factory will cost a billion dollars and is scheduled to be up and running in 2018, but a visit to the site of the factory today reveals little more than dirt.

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Taking a ride in Hyundai's Ioniq autonomous car

It was only a couple of years ago that auto makers started appearing at CES touting self-driving car systems. Now those vehicles are taking to the roads in various trials around the world, including an autonomous version of Hyundai's Ioniq four-door sedan.

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Sony planning VR beyond gaming, says Hirai

The PlayStation VR is Sony's biggest and boldest push yet into virtual reality, but consumers can expect more from the company in the TV and music realms, its CEO said in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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Sony previews an OLED TV with an eye-popping picture

Sony showed off on Wednesday an OLED television it plans to sell later this year that features a gorgeous image and eliminates traditional speakers by vibrating the display to produce sound.

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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.

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Chrysler unveils Portal, a high-tech concept car for millennials

Chrysler is betting millennials will want to be as connected in their cars as they are at home with a new concept car that mixes high-tech gadgetry with a head-turning design.

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The US has sanctioned Russia over election hacking

The U.S. government has sanctioned Russia's main two intelligence agencies, four military intelligence officers and is kicking out 35 Russian diplomats over what it says was aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations around the 2016 presidential election.

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Amazing pictures from CES history

The annual Consumer Electronics Show, now simply "CES," is upon us once again. Over the last 50 years, CES has grown along with the industry it serves to become one of the world's major showcases for new technology. Halls that are now filled with autonomous cars, 4K flat-screen TVs, and advanced wireless devices were once home to record players, cassette tapes, and black-and-white TVs. Here's a look at CES in its early decades.