Tim Hornyak

Tokyo Correspondent

Tim Hornyak reports on IT, telecommunications, science, and technology in Japan for the IDG News Service.

Fujitsu's small 20Gbps receiver could transfer huge files instantly

Fujitsu develops tech to double capacity in wireless cells

Fujitsu develops tech to double capacity in wireless cells

Fujitsu has developed task-sharing and scheduling technology for wireless networks that could double capacity in individual cells.

Simple self-driving golf carts point the way for autonomous cars

Simple self-driving golf carts point the way for autonomous cars

Researchers from the U.S. and Singapore have developed self-driving golf carts that use minimal sensing equipment, and demonstrated them in a public park.

In smartwatches, Sony stays subdued while LG goes glitz

In smartwatches, Sony stays subdued while LG goes glitz

Sony and LG have different design visions for their latest smartwatches, but both resemble traditional timepieces.

Crowd-sourced weather apps claim accuracy, but watch the sky anyway

Crowd-sourced weather apps claim accuracy, but watch the sky anyway

As weather apps proliferate, advocates say millions of smartphones and other devices are providing more accurate predictions than traditional models of forecasting.

Mirrativ app can live stream anything on your phone

Mirrativ app can live stream anything on your phone

Mobile gaming giant DeNA has released Mirrativ, a live streaming app that allows any content on a smartphone screen to be broadcast.

Hitachi warehouse robot grabs goods with two arms

Hitachi warehouse robot grabs goods with two arms

Hitachi has created mobile logistics robots that can use two arms to handle inventory in warehouses.

Sony's quadcopter takes smartphone tech to the skies

Sony's quadcopter takes smartphone tech to the skies

Sony is gunning for a slice of the growing drone market, showing off newly developed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from its drone venture, Aerosense.

360-degree cameras are unleashing a new wave of panorama apps

360-degree cameras are unleashing a new wave of panorama apps

Omnidirectional cameras such as Ricoh's Theta are inspiring a variety of new apps that go beyond photo-stitching functions of the past.

Toshiba adds outsiders to board amid accounting scandal

Toshiba adds outsiders to board amid accounting scandal

Reeling from a $1 billion accounting scandal, Toshiba said it expects a loss for the year that ended in March.

Google's Atlas humanoid robot takes a walk in the woods

Google's Atlas humanoid robot takes a walk in the woods

Developed by Boston Dynamics, which Google bought in late 2013, Atlas is an experimental bipedal machine with two arms that can use tools.

Fujitsu brainstorm room lets you write on the walls

Fujitsu brainstorm room lets you write on the walls

Digital sticky notes are one part of this elaborate projection system aimed at going beyond whiteboards.

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