Duncan Riley

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

Latest from Duncan Riley

Bank-backed blockchain development consortium R3 raises $107M

Blockchain development consortium R3 CEV LLC has raised $107 million as part of an initial two tranches of a Series A funding. The investors are a veritable Who’s Who of financial institutions, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank, plus 30 others with Intel Corp. participating as well. The round was initially […]

This company has released a browser to deliver a decentralized Internet

While it’s said that art usually imitates life, sometimes life can imitate art. Fans of HBO’s hilarious “Silicon Valley” television series would know that this season has seen character Richard Hendrix attempting to build a decentralized Internet that doesn’t rely on centralized control, and now a company has announced that it is building just that with blockchain […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner hacked using basic, everyday items

Hackers have published details of a method to break the iris-based authentication in Samsung’s Galaxy S8 that involves the use of a number of basic, everyday items. Published by German whitehat hacking group Chaos Computer Club, the hack involves the use of a digital camera, a laser printer (with Samsung models apparently working best) and a contact […]

Hackers use WannaCry ransomware news to trick users into installing malware

Hackers are using news coverage of the spread of the WannaCry ransomware to trick people into installing malware pretending to offer a patch to prevent infection. First detected in the United Kingdom, the phishing campaign pretends to be from BT Group plc. That’s the company formerly known as British Telecom, which is still the country’s […]

Supreme Court rules patent trolls can no longer ‘shop’ for favorable venues

The United States Supreme Court has just dealt a big blow to “patent trolls” that buy up patents to license them or sue companies for infringing on them. The high court ruled on Monday that cases related to patents can only be filed in the jurisdiction where the company targeted is incorporated, appearing to deal […]

DJI announces it will cripple its popular drones unless users register them

In a controversial move, Chinese drone maker DJI (Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co. Ltd.) has announced that customers who purchase their drones will be required to register the drone online with them otherwise the drones will not work as advertised. Coming only days after a court found that the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone registration […]

Pittsburgh joins the list of people and places that don’t like Uber

Pittsburgh can now be added to the list of people and places that don’t like ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. as multiple reports Monday claimed the city and the people who reside there are not very happy with the company’s local presence. According to the story, first written up by The New York Times but since […]

Qualcomm steps into the footwear market with Internet of Shoes patent

In a surprising step, as it were, wireless and semiconductor maker Qualcomm Inc. has filed for a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for what it describes as the “Internet of Shoes.” The patent describes a “connected shoe apparatus, comprising: a processor; a memory coupled to the processor; a radio; an antenna; and a magnetometer, […]

Bitcoin heads to the moon as price surges past $2,000 for the first time

Bitcoin traders where screaming, “To the moon!” over the weekend as the price of the popular cryptocurrency surged through $2,000 for the first time, up nearly 50 percent from its price of $1,400 reached only three weeks ago. The price rise was once again driven by increased demand from the Far East, with bitcoin exchanges […]

Free to fly: Court strikes down FAA rules for noncommercial drone registration

Noncommercial drone operators will no longer have to register with the Federal Aviation Administration after a court ruled on Friday that its imposition of registration in December 2015 was in breach of existing laws. The case, brought by model aircraft enthusiast John Taylor in January 2016, argued that the FAA’s introduction of drone registration for […]