Scammers Are Peddling Useless Anti-WannaCry Apps

Around two weeks ago, a massive ransomware epidemic known as WannaCry spread all over the internet, forcing large companies and even hospitals to shut down some of their systems. Since it was designed to act as a worm—that is to spread automatically—it quickly hit more than 230,000 victims in 150 countries, grabbing headlines all over[…]

The folks who brought you Kubernetes now want to make it easier to use

Courtesy: Wikimedia Kubernetes is quickly becoming something of a standard for software container orchestration, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s still very much an early adopter’s product. A new open-source project from Heptio and others hopes to change that. Heptio, founded by Kubernetes authors Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, plans to unveil ksonnet,[…]

Seattle passes a law that makes it legal to record the police

The Seattle City Council has written into law an existing Seattle Police Department policy that allows bystanders to record and comment on officer activity. Civilians were already allowed to record police but now the action is defensible by Seattle law, so long as the civilian recording doesn’t interfere with legitimate police activity. SPD officers are[…]

Wave Broadband acquired for $2.36B by TPG Capital, will combine with East Coast telecom company RCN

Photo via Wave. Wave Broadband is combining with RCN Telecom Services to form the nation’s sixth largest internet and cable operator in a $2.36 billion acquisition. TPG Capital acquired RCN and Grande Communications Networks in August 2016, and is now leading the acquisition of Wave. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of[…]

MindMaze offers VR treatment for stroke victims in the U.S.

Swiss startup MindMaze, which raised $100 million in funding, has launched its MindMaze Pro virtual reality treatment for stroke recovery patients in the U.S. The launch shows that VR is for more than just games, as it stands at the intersection of neuroscience and entertainment. The launch is the latest example of how VR is spreading far[…]