Tim HornyakTokyo Correspondent, IDG News Service

Tim Hornyak reports on IT, telecommunications, science, and technology in Japan for the IDG News Service.

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Ink-shooting game 'Splatoon' helps power Nintendo to profit

Amiibo figurines and a weak yen also helped Nintendo, which has yet to say who will succeed Satoru Iwata

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Nokia rolls out spherical camera for virtual reality apps

The OZO has eight image sensors and eight microphones for immersive VR renderings

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Samsung's new FreeSync monitor will wirelessly charge your phone, too

The SE307 monitor is optimized for gaming and uses the Qi wireless charging standard

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Nintendo shuts down TVii video service for Wii U

Users could use game pads to control video content, but TVii had few fans.

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Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Line Lite is under 1MB and doesn't have audio and video, but it reflects the company's strategy

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California turns to jamming tech to disable pesky drones

Hobby drones used to record fires have drawn the ire of first responders and legislators

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Sony enters drone business with winged vertical takeoff craft

A joint venture called Aerosense will target business users with monitoring and inspection services

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Toshiba's president resigns in $1 billion accounting scandal

The false accounting is Japan's biggest earnings scandal since the Olympus affair of 2011.