Uber to implement biometric background screening as another driver accused of rape

Duncan Riley | December 17th

Uber Inc. has announced that it will implement biometric scanning to screen the backgrounds of its drivers following a number of high profile incidents of its drivers attacking passengers, including a rape in India and a new alleged...»

Sony cans release of The Interview as North Korea hack rumors to be confirmed by Government

Duncan Riley | December 17th

Sony Corp. has cancelled the release of movie The Interview following threats from hackers that are set to be confirmed by the United States Government as being sponsored by North Korea. The Seth Rogen/ James Franco comedy portrays two hapless journalists...»

IBM cloud business on track to exceed expectations after $4B Q4

Bert Latamore | December 17th

IBM said today that it has generated $4 billion in new multi-year enterprise cloud business since November 1, citing new agreements with Lufthansa, WWP, Thomson Reuters, Woox Innovations, Dow Walter, ABN Amro and Thomson Reuters. IBM’s cloud business...»

Microsoft to make Halo 4 gaming cloud engine Project Orleans open source

Saroj Kar | December 17th

Microsoft has announced the open-source release of the back-end cloud software that powers its popular game Halo's multiplayer capabilities. Called Project Orleans, the software is the creation of eXtreme Computing Group at Microsoft Research based on...»

Bitcoin Weekly 2014 December 17: Time and Microsoft embrace Bitcoin, favorable mention by Ford Motor Company, Blockchain.info ‘hacker’ returns BTC

Kyt Dotson | December 17th

It’s the end of the year and Christmas is coming early: Microsoft and Time Inc. have both started accepting bitcoins. This continues a strong trend over 2014 of businesses adopting the digital currency. Although right now there’s a...»

2014 camping holiday gift guide: 5 high-tech gadgets for campers

Suzanne Kattau | December 17th

Welcome to the tenth installment of SiliconANGLE Media’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series. In this series of gift guides, we’ve suggested some of the best high-tech gift ideas for your friends and loved ones this holiday...»

Smart projects bring home the sun, train dogs

Mellisa Tolentino | December 17th

This week’s Smart Living roundup features a dog collar that lets you train your dog even when you are away, a home built entirely out of smart glass and a photon-centric initiative to help users realize the benefits...»