Stories by Tim Hornyak

Honda rolls out pedestrian detection for Legend sedan

Honda is enhancing its smart car technology with a system that can detect pedestrians and nearby vehicles.

In Pictures: Camels, Sleds, and Fishing Boats - 7 Wacky Google Street View Vehicles

For Google, mapping the world's darkest corners means relying on some very odd Street View vehicles.

Panasonic tries tablet service for assisted living homes

If you're worried about a loved one languishing in an assisted living home, Panasonic has a tablet service to keep you connected.

Vietnam police hunt hackers behind mass outage

Vietnamese cybersecurity authorities are hunting hackers believed to be responsible for the country's biggest-ever online attack last week, according to the founder of a security website in Hanoi.

Bite into your music with jaw-controlled iPhone player

If its bite-controlled iPhone app is any indication, gum maker Lotte wants music to be chewable.

Camels, sleds and trikes: Seven odd Street View vehicles

You may have seen Google Street View cameras mounted on a car mapping your neighborhood, but how about on a fishing boat?

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

A Japanese court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for making firearms with a 3D printer.

Twitter Audio Cards let you play tunes while browsing

Twitter is adding "dockable" music players to its stream of messages, photos and videos with a new feature called Audio Cards.

Smart walkers lead the way for Japanese elder-care robots

If you're growing old in Japan, chances are you'll have some form of robotic help in the future.

NEC wearable measures blood pressure with less squeeze

If your doctor has told you to keep close tabs on your blood pressure, NEC is developing a new wearable cuff with a gentle touch.

Scientists harness smartphones as cosmic ray detectors

Your phone can receive messages from around the world. But how about emanations from beyond our solar system?

Dorian Nakamoto prepares for possible lawsuit against Newsweek

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto has established a crowdsourced legal fund that could be used to sue Newsweek for reporting he was the mysterious creator of digital currency Bitcoin.

Drive your suitcase around with Denso's in-wheel system

Sure, your suitcase may have wheels, but can it be driven around?

Omron image sensors designed to be 'eyes' of IoT

Intelligent image sensors that can tell everything from your age to how you feel may give "eyes" to the Internet of Things (IoT) if technology from Omron is anything to judge by.

Sharp, NHK push 8K TVs ahead of 2020 Olympics

If you aren't ready for 4K TVs yet, you could wait a few more years for the next big thing -- 8K.