Stories by Tim Hornyak

Coinbase set to launch licensed Bitcoin exchange in the US

Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase will launch the first U.S. licensed exchange for the digital currency on Monday, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Winklevoss twins plan regulated Bitcoin exchange

The most famous twins in social media and cryptocurrency want to launch a regulated Bitcoin exchange -- named Gemini, of course.

Panasonic's triangular robot vacuum aimed squarely at corners

Panasonic has entered the robot vacuum market with a pricey wedge-shaped droid that gets deep into corners.

Fujitsu psychology tool profiles users at risk of cyberattacks

Fujitsu wants to make computer security more personalized with profiling software based on psychology.

Upgraded Atlas robot still no disaster superman

The U.S. military has upgraded its humanoid rescue robot, but the improvements highlight how far the machine has to go in order be useful in disaster zones.

Don't blame sharks for Asian Internet problems, experts say

It may not be Shark Week, but don't tell that to people in Vietnam.

Japanese androids hold news conference, chat with baby droids

If you find lifelike robots unnerving, try attending a news conference held by a pair of androids.

In wearables push, Sony preaches collaboration

After pulling out of PCs and fighting a losing battle in smartphones, Sony is staking out wearables as one of its last bastions of consumer computing.

Blue LED inventor sees laser lights shining imagery, data

If you love the lasers of science fiction, rejoice because the future will be full of them, according to Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura, co-inventor of the blue light-emitting diode (LED).

MtGox's Karpeles denies involvement in Silk Road

Mark Karpeles, the former head of failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, has denied involvement in the Silk Road online marketplace following allegations that he was its mastermind, but admitted the bazaar's marketing website was hosted on a MtGox-affiliated service.

Laugh sensor among oddball wearables at Japanese expo

If you think you saw all the wacky or questionable wearables at CES earlier this month, Japan still has a few more up its sleeve.

Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air

Fujitsu is continuing its push into wearables for the workplace with a prototype Bluetooth ring that lets users "write" in the air so they can work hands-free.

WhatsApp users top 700 million, could hit 1 billion in a year

Mobile messaging platform WhatsApp has accumulated more than 700 million monthly active users and seems on track to reach 1 billion in about a year, a target Facebook set when it acquired the company in 2014.

Sony Smart B-Trainer headset gives runners vocal advice

Sony is trying to get runners to ditch their smartphones and fitness bands with a motivational headset device it calls the Smart B-Trainer.

Canadian exchange to shut as Bitcoin bad news continues

Canadian Bitcoin exchange Vault of Satoshi is shutting down next month in the latest bad news to hit the cryptocurrency.