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Stories by Tim Hornyak

Lizard Squad hacker draws suspended sentence for online attacks

A teenager who is apparently a member of the Lizard Squad hacker group has received a two-year suspended sentence in Finland in connection with various cybercrimes including attacks against U.S. university servers.

Written by Tim Hornyak08 July 15 13:18

IT firms' Cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 per cent

In another sign of the movement of more and more data into Cloud services, global first-quarter sales of Cloud-related hardware rose 25.1 per cent year-on-year, to nearly $US6.3 billion, according to an IDC survey.

Written by Tim Hornyak03 July 15 19:34

Sony launches crowdfunding site, e-paper remote control

Struggling electronics maker Sony has moved further into the crowdfunding scene by starting its own platform to raise funds for internally generated business ideas, including a new universal remote control with an electronic paper interface.

Written by Tim Hornyak01 July 15 14:55

Super-stretchable smart fabrics could enable new wearables

Engineers in Japan are making conductive inks that can be stretched to the extreme, adding to research on smart fabrics by Google, NTT and other groups in one sign of the possible future direction of wearables.

Written by Tim Hornyak25 June 15 20:05

IBM, Box partner on cloud analytics technologies

IBM and online storage firm Box have formed a wide-ranging cloud technologies partnership that will allow Box users to apply Watson Analytics know-how to their content while IBM customers can use Box's content collaboration platform.

Written by Tim Hornyak24 June 15 17:14

Google's 60Tbps Pacific cable welcomed with champagne in Japan

With bottles of bubbly and a purification ceremony, a Google-backed undersea cable was given a warm welcome on a beach in Japan last week, a critical step in building the highest capacity data link in the Pacific ever created.

Written by Tim Hornyak23 June 15 20:34

Why SoftBank's Pepper could become the iPhone of robots

It can't cook or clean or do laundry, but SoftBank's Pepper could become the first breakout humanoid consumer robot and the vanguard of an era of mechanized, cloud-connected assistants.

Written by Tim Hornyak19 June 15 21:01