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's small 20Gbps receiver could transfer huge files instantly

Fujitsu has developed a 300GHz receiver that could allow mobile devices to download 4K or 8K high-def video instantly.

Canon creates 120-megapixel DSLR camera

Canon creates 120-megapixel DSLR camera

Canon's latest prototype DSLR camera features a 120-megapixel sensor with more than double the resolution of the EOS 5DS and 5DS R.

Fujitsu offers way to double capacity in wireless cells

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

Pioneer harnessing laserdisc tech for low-cost LIDAR

Pioneer harnessing laserdisc tech for low-cost LIDAR

Pioneer is testing cheap, compact LIDARs by using know-how gained in laserdisc development and manufacturing.

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.

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.

LG rolls out rollable keyboard without the rubbery feel

LG rolls out rollable keyboard without the rubbery feel

Portable keyboards for mobile devices tend to come in either rigid and foldable or rubbery and rollup forms. LG Electronics is launching one that's a bit of both.

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.

Bitcoin XT debate overshadowing growth opportunities

Bitcoin XT debate overshadowing growth opportunities

Some developers have sparked a bitter debate when they released Bitcoin XT, a competing version of bitcoin that allows for larger "blocks" of data in which bitcoin transactions are processed.

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