Stories by Tim Hornyak

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Fujitsu to deploy thousands of contactless cash machines for Spanish bank

Fujitsu is set to manufacture 8,500 contactless bank machines for Spain's CaixaBank, a move that may help move the technology to the mainstream.

LG playing waiting game for plasma TV exit

LG is waiting for the right time to exit the plasma TV business, a move that would leave almost no major companies making the flat-screens.

Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

Toshiba has developed a new image sensor for smartphones and tablets that promises better image resolution for run-of-the-mill smartphones when it goes into mass production.

Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

It's half the size of the Statue of Liberty, has flashing eyes and steam rising from its body as it towers over puny humans by Tokyo Bay.

Hands on with Casio's Exilim FR10 wearable camera

Casio has launched a wearable-lens camera for photo enthusiasts looking for a new angle on selfies.

Sony's perfume bottle camera is aimed at selfie addicts

If you're focused on fashion and love selfies, Sony has a camera for you.

Sony serves up tennis swing-analyzing sensor in US, Canada

If you're looking to improve your tennis game through swing analysis, Sony is bringing its tennis racket sensor to the U.S. and Canada for about US$200.

Twitter to remove images of deceased upon request

Twitter said late Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people upon the request of family members, but it put conditions on the policy.

Hands on with Sprint's skinny bezel Aquos Crystal phone

The most striking thing about Sprint's upcoming Aquos Crystal smartphone only becomes clear when you turn its camera on.

Telegram not dead STOP Alive, evolving in Japan STOP

Throughout Japan, an army of workers stands ready to ensure important messages are delivered as quickly as possible. But they don't work in data centers maintaining email servers. They deliver telegrams.

SoftBank profit slides amid fewer new subscribers

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank saw its profit dwindle dramatically in the April to June quarter as customer growth slowed.

Could drones get X-ray vision through Wi-Fi?

Researchers have developed mobile robots that can use Wi-Fi signals to effectively "see through" walls. It's raising the possibility of flying drones using the technology to see inside buildings.

Timex Ironman smartwatch skips smartphone connection

Watchmaker the Timex Group on Wednesday announced its entry into the smartwatch market with a fitness-oriented model that has its own mobile network connection.

After exiting PCs, Sony pulls the plug on e-readers

Sony is stopping e-reader production following the transfer of its e-book business outside Japan to Canada's Kobo.

Sony profit leaps on PlayStation 4 strength

The hit PlayStation 4 game console and PS4 network revenue helped power Sony to a net profit of ¥26.8 billion (US$261 million) in the April to June quarter, a jump up from ¥3.1 billion a year earlier.