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Stories by Tim Hornyak

Global smartphone shipments topped 1 billion in 2013

If you had any doubts about the popularity of smartphones, new numbers suggest they've notched a significant milestone. The global smartphone market topped 1 billion shipments for the first time in 2013, covering about one-seventh of the world's population, according to research by IDC.

Written by Tim Hornyak28 Jan. 14 03:16

LG posts Q4 net loss despite jump in phone sales

LG Electronics posted a consolidated net loss for the fourth quarter of 2013 as earnings were weighed down by a strengthening won and large advertising expenses for its flagship 5.2-inch G2 Android smartphone.

Written by Tim Hornyak27 Jan. 14 12:33

Profits stall at Samsung's mobile division

Profits were flat in the fourth quarter in Samsung Electronics' smartphone and tablet business, despite an uptick in sales, in part because the company spent more on marketing over the holiday shopping period.

Written by Tim Hornyak24 Jan. 14 06:17

Japan's NHK tests long-distance 8K TV broadcast signal

Japan's public broadcaster has successfully broadcast long-distance digital terrestrial signals for its Super Hi-Vision 8K format, sending massive amounts of data over UHF airwaves, but despite this test it's unclear if many Japanese will be watching 8K TV by the time Tokyo hosts the Olympics in 2020.

Written by Tim Hornyak21 Jan. 14 12:10

NTT DoCoMo puts Tizen phones on hold

NTT DoCoMo has put on hold its plans to launch a smartphone with the new open-source Tizen mobile operating system, a spokesman said Friday.

Written by Tim Hornyak17 Jan. 14 09:26

New Fujitsu Labs tech can do batch searches of encrypted data

If snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency isn't enough to make you worry about your privacy, Japan's Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a fast method to perform secret searches of data that is encrypted.

Written by Tim Hornyak16 Jan. 14 09:38

The Traveling Nerds brought a drone to CES -- here's the video

With over 2 million net square feet of exhibit space, this year's CES is bigger than ever. It's easy to feel overwhelmed, knowing there's always some exhibits you haven't seen. Unless, of course, you can get a drone's eye view with a flying camera.

Written by Tim Hornyak08 Jan. 14 18:05

Sony plans 4K short-throw laser projector

Sony will launch a laser projector that can turn your living room wall into a giant, 147-inch 4K display with ultra high definition.

Written by Tim Hornyak08 Jan. 14 00:51