Stories by Tim Hornyak

LG notches record smartphone shipments on G3 strength

The G3 has boosted LG's smartphone shipments to record levels and helped reverse three quarters of losses at its phone division, the electronics giant said Thursday.

Sale of Mt. Gox-related Bitcoins.com halted after court order

The sale of the domain Bitcoins.com, affiliated with Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, has been halted after a U.S. court order, according to the auction house.

Japan Airlines hopes smartwatches for gate staff will fly

It can be tough getting the attention of airport gate staff. Soon they might have an additional distraction: smartwatches.

Mt. Gox trustee leaves door open to revival of Bitcoin exchange

The trustee overseeing the carcass of Mt. Gox, once the world's largest trading platform for Bitcoin, told investors Wednesday that the company could be revived.

Seafaring robot shrugs off monster Typhoon Rammasun

It was a storm that would terrify the bravest of mariners, but a California robot swam through it without blinking.

Report: Apple's new iPhone 6 could have biggest initial production

Apple is ordering a combined 70 to 80 million units of two big-screen versions of its next iPhone, its largest initial production to date, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Just wave your smartwatch to board this train

If you're holding out for that multi-functional smartwatch of your dreams, Sony is working to add contactless payments to wearables with a new chip.

Nissan cars will give drivers a break during parking, traffic jams

Completely self-driving cars that will let you sleep on the way to work are a long way off, Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn cautioned Thursday, but automatic features for parking and driving in traffic jams are around the corner.

Systems engineer arrested in massive data leak in Japan

Tokyo police on Thursday arrested a systems engineer accused of stealing millions of customer names from the computer database of a large education firm to sell them for profit.

Sony gaming websites down over unpaid bills

Sony on Wednesday was struggling to ensure access to game-related websites that went offline apparently because of unpaid domain name bills.

Dead in Japan? Yahoo Ending has all you need

If you kick the bucket in Japan, Yahoo has a new service that can delete your online data as well as your mortal remains.

Fujitsu designs leaner supercomputer with fewer switches

Fujitsu has developed an approach to cluster supercomputers that reduces the number of network switches by 40 percent without sacrificing performance.

iTunes Pass lets users deposit funds in Apple Japan stores

Apple debuted an account recharging service called iTunes Pass at its stores in Japan on Tuesday.

BitOcean is latest contender for Mt. Gox assets

A group of creditors of failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox wants to acquire its assets and set up a new exchange for the digital currency in Japan.

Eerily lifelike androids join staff at Tokyo tech museum

They might not be your idea of the ideal museum guide, but two androids designed to be lifelike have landed "jobs" at a prestigious Japanese technology center.