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

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.

Vaio PCs to return to overseas markets this fall

Vaio, Sony's former laptop brand, is returning to overseas markets this fall, with sales of Windows 10 devices in the U.S. and Brazil.

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

LG launching high-fidelity music download service

Phones will require 24-bit playback to work with the service on LG SmartWorld

How Japan's Privacy Visor fools face-recognition cameras

The visor angles overhead light into cameras, confusing computer vision systems

Windows 10 installed on 14 million devices since launch

Microsoft wants to have the operating system on 1 billion devices in a few years

Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges

Ink-shooting game 'Splatoon' helps power Nintendo to profit

Amiibo figurines and a weak yen also helped Nintendo, which has yet to say who will succeed Satoru Iwata

Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Line Lite is under 1MB and doesn't have audio and video, but it reflects the company's strategy

Toshiba execs resign in $1 billion accounting scandal

The false accounting is Japan's biggest earnings scandal since the Olympus affair of 2011

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