Duncan Riley

Duncan Riley is a senior writer at SiliconANGLE covering Startups, Bitcoin, and the Internet of Things. Duncan is a co-founder of VC funded media company B5Media and founder of news site The Inquisitr, and was a senior writer at TechCrunch in its earlier days. Tips? Press releases? Intersting startup? email: duncan@nichenet.com.au or contact Duncan on Twitter @duncanriley

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Apple sales increase as new iPhones challenge Android dominance

Apple Inc.’s share of the smartphone market increased in the three months ending November 2014 on the back of its new iPhone 6 and 6s models, new figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal. The increase in iPhone sales challenged Android’s dominance of the market resulting in a decline in Android’s market share, the first decline since September 2013, ...

FBI: North Korea was sloppy, didn’t always hide IP addresses in Sony hack

FBI Director James Comey has released new details on the Sony Corp. hack, noting that the hackers were “sloppy” in trying to cover their tracks. Comey in particular noted that the hackers had failed to use proxy servers to hide their identity, and that IP addresses used exclusively by the North Korean government were used in the attack. ...

Holographic monitor, phone and 4D display shown at #CES2015

Michael Jackson didn’t make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas this week, but a number of new holographic devices did. Here are some of the interesting ones.  . Minority Report meets computer monitor Hewlett-Packard Co. debuted the futuristic Zvr display, bringing 3D holographic interactivity for the first time to a monitor. The 23.6″ ...

Bitcoin thrives at #CES2015 as Bitstamp is a no show

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is highlighting the best of Bitcoin this week, although there’s one notable absence: Bitstamp Ltd. The World of Bitcoin display features a 2,000-square-foot island and includes Bitcoin-related companies including BitPay Inc., Circle Inc., Payword Inc. (Kraken,) Robocoin Technologies LLC, BTC Media Inc. (yBitcoin,) and others. The companies collectively ...

Report: new 12″ Macbook Air to get “radical” overhaul, will be even thinner

Apple Inc. is reportedly planning to launch a “radical” new 12 inch Macbook Air that is so small that it abandons a standard USB port for the small, new USB-C. According to 9to5Mac, usually a reliable source of Apple news, the “radically new” design jettisons usual Macbook Air standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, ...

The Internet of Dogs: Pet wearables fetch attention at #CES2015

The wearables space continues to grow in popularity, so why should your furry friend miss out? At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas pet wearables are more fashionable than a Chihuahua in a handbag, and here’s two of the better products from the event: the Scout 5000 and Tagg GPS Plus. Scout 5000 The Motorola Scout ...

Sony embraces Android TV, Panasonic debuts Firefox OS TV’s, Samsung goes Tizen | #CES2015

There’s movement in the TV operating system space at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is Las Vegas with some new announcements, and a finally delivered product. Perhaps the most surprising announcement has been Sony Corp.’s decision to abandon its own systems to exclusively use Google’s Android TV. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said that along with the exclusive use ...

Apple to start selling SIM free iPhones in the United States

Apple Inc. will start selling SIM free iPhone 6 and 6s models in the United States on Tuesday, according to a report from 9to5Mac.  Apple currently sells iPhones with a T-Mobile SIM, although notably when not signed to a contract they are sold unlocked, and users can simply swap out the SIM card for their provider of choice. ...

Borked: Twitter experiencing lag, login issues

Twitter Inc.’s micro-blogging platform suffered serious issues Monday evening with reports of a lagging tweet stream and login issues. At the time of writing (9:30pm EST) tweets on Twitter’s TweetDeck platform were behind by up to an hour, although occasionally newer tweets were being displayed. At 8:50pm Twitter posted a message to its status blog stating ...

Nest adds 15 new partners to the Works with Nest program | #CES2015

Nest Labs Inc. have today announced 15 new partners for its Works with Nest program that will see the companies’ smart thermostats and smoke detectors work with everything, from light bulbs to smart washing machines. The ways various devices interact with the Nest system are as diverse as the companies themselves. Philips N.V.’s Hue globes work ...