Palo Alto Networks recently acquired container security startup Twistlock for $410 million — underscoring the demand, interest and value of Kubernetes security technology.It's a market that is likely to continue to accelerate in the months ahead as organizations increasingly rely on Kubernetes for day-to-day operations, and asthe risks of potential security exploits grow.Simply put, a security issue in a company's container and Kubernetes stack could put the company at risk from un-intentional data disclosure or even a full scale data breach.The need and the demand for Kubernetes security solutions was on display at the recent KubeCon conference in Barcelona last month, where security vendors exhibited and there were multiple co-located security focused events as interest in the topic expands.Twistlock was founded in 2015 and had raised $63 million in venture funding.Robert Ackerman, founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber Capital, a Silicon Valley early-stage cybersecurity venture capital firm, commented that he now sees container security as being "table stakes" for security vendors to have as a capability.
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.I love a good hard drive.It’s such a wonderful feeling to have a tiny little box filled with an array of digital goodies.I mean, just the idea that this palm-sized device could fit more music than you could conceivably listen to in a decade is, well, magical.So, when you can get a 2TB Western Digital Elements portable external hard drive for only $59.99, you know you should buy one immediately.This is an 8 percent discount (read: $5) off its normal price, which makes it the cheapest external hard drive of this size from a reputed manufacturer.
If you live north of the equator, you just lived through the summer solstice on June 21.But don't worry—even if you didn't get to see nearly 24 straight daylight hours in Alaska, or dance the day away at Stonehenge, we still have plenty of reasons for you to celebrate.This weekend, we searched the web to find deals on everything from MacBooks to beach chairs and more.That means that through July 2, you have the opportunity to pick up anything at ThinkGeek for 50 percent off with the code MOVINGDAY applied at checkout, like this ThinkGeek exclusive poké ball waffle maker.The Pokémon Poké Ball Waffle Maker costs $17 ($17 off).Asus FX705DT 17-Inch Gaming Laptop for $850 ($150 off): This is a good mid-range gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, 8 GB of RAM, and a 512-GB solid state drive.
Imagine how much Netflix binge watching you could do if minor inconsiderations like work, emails, or social networks weren't getting in the way.Well, that might well be easier in the future, thanks to a pop-out player Netflix is testing for Windows and macOS.First reported by Engadget, the mini player can be launched with a click from the web player in the browser, and then stays on top of other windows so you can get on with something else while keeping an eye on Netflix.It's not clear just how widely this is being tested: we haven't spotted the new feature ourselves but some users have come across it and posted the news on Twitter.As with any Netflix test, there's no guarantee it'll make it as a permanent feature.tvOS 13: everything we're expecting
And according to new research, in helping to keep the pests away from our blood-rich body parts, sugar may for once be good for our health.But don’t start mixing up any sugar water just yet – or you might end up doing as much harm as good.In fact, it’s actually better than blood in terms of fueling flight and basic survival processes.Of course, this thirst for blood generates a terrible disease burden globally, often in the countries least well equipped to cope.Amid the hundreds of scientists across the world working to reduce the menace of mosquitoes, one promising avenue is investigating how their desires for sugar and blood interact.It focused on the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), an invasive species that has infiltrated every continent, closely associates with humans, and is very difficult to suppress, making it a particularly dangerous transmitter of diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, and Zika virus.
US Cyber Command on Thursday launched an operation against an Iranian spy group, despite President Donald Trump's last-minute scrapping of a direct military strike, former intelligence officials said in a Yahoo News report.The Iranian group is believed to have supported the limpet mine attacks against two tanker ships earlier last week, which resulted in the US increasing its military posture against the country.The group reportedly tracked and targeted both military and civilian vessels sailing through the Strait of Hormuz.Trump has given significant autonomy to CYBERCOM, the US military's command for cyber-related operations, and authorized it to conduct offensive attacks against foreign adversaries during his presidency.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.United States Cyber Command on Thursday reportedly launched an operation against an Iranian spy group with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, despite President Donald Trump's last-minute scrapping of a direct military strike, former intelligence officials said in a Yahoo News report.
The United States Air Force has rapidly developed a new microwave weapon called THOR that can take down swarms of drones, officials have announced.The weapon was unveiled on June 20 by the Air Force Research Laboratory to local reporters who were given a demonstration of THOR in action.The weapon system cost $15 million and was developed in only 18 months.The drone market has experienced explosive growth only a few years, presenting both new potential benefits and dangers.Commercial airspace concerns aside, drones present a possible national security issue — they could potentially be used to carry small explosives or to conduct surveillance on critical infrastructure, for example.Though we still lack a single effective, standardized method for taking down drones, a number of systems and concepts have been developed ranging from wireless disruption fields to net launchers and even trained eagles.
With rumors of a 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 coming in hot, Galaxy Club reported today a third 5G-capable Samsung phone is in the works.Best of all, the phone’s rumored mid-range hardware means it might not cost an arm and a leg.According to the report, Samsung is currently testing the previously-rumored Galaxy A90 with model number SM-A908N on a 5G connection.Samsung will reportedly launch the Galaxy A90 with 5G support in its home country of South Korea this year.In addition to 5G, this variant of the Galaxy A90 might also feature at least two cameras: a 32MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary camera.There might be a third sensor, though it’s unknown whether Samsung will house the cameras in a pop-up mechanism.
Ten tourist cities in Europe have banded together to ask the European Union to do more in helping them regulate Airbnb.In a joint statement issued Thursday, the cities said the short-term rentals advertised on Airbnb's site are harming their housing markets and driving up the cost of rent."Where homes can be used more lucratively for renting out to tourists, they disappear from the traditional housing market, prices are driven up even further and housing of citizens who live and work in our cities is hampered," the joint statement reads.The joint statement was prompted by a nonbinding opinion issued by the advocate general of the European Court of Justice in April.The opinion said Airbnb should be classified as a technology platform, rather than an accommodation provider.The opinion has yet to be confirmed by the court.
The U.S. Women’s National Team’s 13-0 rout over Thailand dominated Twitter during the group stage of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.Twitter said the top-tweeted matches during the group stage were:Cristiane completes the hat trick with her third goal of the match to give Brazil a 3-0 lead over JamaicaCristiane scores a goal in the 38th minute to give Brazil a 2-0 lead over AustraliaCarli Lloyd scores a goal in stoppage time to give the U.S. a 13-0 lead over ThailandMarta Vieira da Silva scores her 17th career World Cup goal to become the leading goal scorer in both men’s or women’s World Cup history
It’s no fun being a fan of retro gaming if you grew up a fan of Sega consoles.Emulators and game-bundled throwback consoles have been notoriously bad, but recently things have improved—as long as you’re a Sega fan happy to throw money at your passion.The $190 (£149) Mega Sg console plays classic Sega games flawlessly, and there’s now a disc-free cartridge that brings SegaCD games back to life.Released back in the early '90s, the Sega CD was a CD-ROM drive for Sega's Mega Drive that not only increased the size of games (allowing for full-motion video to be included), it also added processor and graphics hardware improvements so the Mega Drive could match some of the Super Nintendo’s features like the Mode 7 rotating background effect.Despite being an expensive upgrade, the Sega CD introduced a few memorable games, like the controversial Night Trap, which can now be played on modern systems without the need for the actual Sega CD hardware.The MegaSD (based on the international name of the Sega CD) is more than just a cartridge slot-friendly flash card that can be loaded with Sega Master System, Genesis, and Sega CD games ripped from the original discs.
Come July 4, season 3 of Netflix supernatural thriller Stranger Things will bring Hawkins, Indiana, and its creepy monsters, spooky parallel dimensions and bad '80s mullets back into our living rooms -- and nightmares.To prepare for the return of Dustin, Lucas, Mike, Will, Max and crew, here are 11 (make that Eleven) products we spotted online that will get you in a Strange mood.Replica Schwinn bike like Lucas': From $294If you have a Mind Flayer to burn, you'll want to get to it fast.A headlight mounted to the handlebar gives you extra visibility while you're out solving mysteries, and it even comes with a camo bandana like Lucas wears.These baseball bobbleheads officially licensed by Netflix, MLB and the represented teams blend your favorite sci-fi show with your favorite sport.
- The deployment, successfully achieved by Ericsson and Telefónica, includes a new 5G Massive MIMO Radio running on 3.5GHz band, along with virtual Evolved Packet Core and User Data Consolidation.- Part of the 5G EVE project, use cases of 5G-controlled Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and real-time video analytics running in the 5TONIC lab have been demonstrated by Ericsson, Telefónica and IMDEA Networks at EuCNC event in Valencia- Ericsson, Telefónica and UC3M boost their partnership in 5G innovation with the launch of EU 5GROWTH project, collaborating with INNOVALIA on 5G solutions for Zero-Defect ManufacturingEricsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) together with Telefónica and IMDEA Networks have demonstrated brand-new 5G use cases for Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) 2019 event held in Valencia, Spain, June 17-21.During the event, two concurrent use cases executed over the same 5G end-to-end infrastructure at the 5TONIC lab were demonstrated on 5G EVE booth in Valencia.In 2018, the 5TONIC co-innovation lab founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks in Madrid and backed by Ericsson was selected as EU 5G reference platform for open 5G experimentation and was awarded the 5G EVE project to support that mission.
Microsoft's education arm and NASA have joined forces to get students excited about space.The jointly-created lesson plans, available online and geared towards middle school and high school students, use academic concepts and hands-on learning to inspire interest in the area.The eight online lesson plans range from titles such as "Designing Astro Socks to protect astronauts' feet in microgravity" to designing your own space station.The curriculum includes 3D design challenges, virtual-reality experiences and data-analysis lessons.Most of the courses require three or four 50-minute time commitments and can cost between $2 to $3 per each student.In "Analyzing the astronauts' photos of Earth to predict climate change," students will learn the hexadecimal numbering system to find out how computers represent color.
A battery-electric Ford will make its official debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.But it's not a creation from Ford -- its Mustang-themed electric crossover isn't ready for prime time just yet.Instead, it's coming from the British startup Charge Cars, and it looks pretty damn righteous.Charge Cars will debut its fully electric Ford Mustang at the Festival of Speed in Britain in early July.Sadly, it doesn't appear that this electric Mustang, which doesn't have a clever nickname, will actually make a run up Lord March's driveway as part of the Festival's hillclimb event.Rather, it will be only display in Michelin's Supercar Paddock, but that's also a pretty good place to be.
Peter Allen Fields, the television screenwriter who helped bring some of the most iconic and dramatic chapters of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine to life, has passed away.News of Fields’ death was first conveyed by Deep Space Nine showrunner and longtime collaborator Ira Steven Behr last night, offering condolences to Fields’ family and friends.Sad to report writer/producer Peter Allan Fields passed away today.All you Star Trek fans can say a prayer.All you fans of 60’s and 70’s television can say one too.A writer and producer with credits across everything from the likes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., to Xena: Warrior Princess, to The Six Million Dollar Man, Fields is going to be best remembered by fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
It is the third year in a row that PolyU research teams snatched the awards in the world's largest multi-sector event for fostering development and commercialisation of innovations.The two PolyU winning innovations are:"New Antibiotic Drug Candidates" invented by Dr Cong MA, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, PolyU, and Dr Xiao YANG, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong KongUsing computer-aided approaches in drug discovery, the interdisciplinary research team discovered small molecules with high potential to be developed into novel antimicrobial agents fighting against the superbugs.Based on a new target, new chemical structure and new mechanism different from the existing antibiotics, these compounds demonstrated great effect of inhibiting bacterial growth, yet with no toxicity to human cells.New antimicrobial resistance mechanisms are emerging and spreading globally, threatening human health.
But every once in a while, opportunity makes an early appearance.Such was the case for a team from the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), whose outside-the-box thinking when investigating microbe-based biomanufacturing led straight to an eco-friendly production platform for a blue pigment called indigoidine.With a similar vividly saturated hue as synthetic indigo, a dye used around the world to color denim and many other items, the team's fungi-produced indigoidine could provide an alternative to a largely environmentally unfriendly process."Originally extracted from plants, most indigo used today is synthesized," said lead researcher Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, who directs the Host Engineering team at JBEI.With our work we now have a way to efficiently produce a blue pigment that uses inexpensive, sustainable carbon sources instead of harsh precursors.And so far, the platform checks many of the boxes in its promise to be scaled-up for commercial markets."
Mycophenolic acid (MPA), discovered in 1893, was the first natural antibiotic to be isolated and crystallized in human history.Today, this fungal metabolite has been developed into multiple first-line immunosuppressive drugs to control immunologic rejection during organ transplantation and treat various autoimmune diseases.However, the biogenesis of such an old and important molecule was an unsolved mystery for more than a century.Recently, scientists from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences cracked this intriguing black box by fully elucidating the biosynthetic pathway of MPA.The results were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).The researchers revealed that MPA biogenesis requires very unique cooperation between biosynthetic enzymes and β-oxidation catabolic machinery.
After the Oscar-winning success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was little doubt a sequel would be coming.And not just a sequel – spinoffs and more, too.Speaking with Gizmodo about Spider-Man: Far From Home on Wednesday, producer Amy Pascal gave us a small but encouraging update.“We are definitely hard at work on the sequel,” Pascal said via phone from London.“You can expect another movie.”Way back in November, news broke that Joaquim Dos Santos, who worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Voltron: Legendary Defender, would be directing a Spider-Verse sequel with David Callaham (The Expendables, Wonder Woman 1984) writing.