Best Tech Stories around the web #140

On the program this week: a smart ring which makes mobile payments and unlocks doors, the ecocapsule micro-homes let you travel in eco-friendly luxury, the cyberattack Petya and the world’s first private astronaut training center.

Token gives you wearable mobile purchasing and amped up security right on your finger by mashable.com

Look out, Frodo we might have a new "One Ring to rule them all." Token, a new smart ring, promises to give its wearers a chance to make mobile payments, unlock doors, and ditch their passwords all while protecting their identity with an extra level of security. Read more

Ecocapsule Micro-Homes Let You Travel in Eco-Friendly Luxury by weather.com

Even if you plan on roughing it, you can still spend the night in style with the new Ecocapsule. The mobile micro-home is about 8 feet high, 7 feet long and 14 and a half feet wide, yet still contains a folding bed, bathroom, kitchenette and living area. It's also eco-friendly, thanks to rooftop solar cells, a small wind turbine and a mechanism that repurposes rainwater for drinking. The Ecocapsule can be towed by a trailer or sent anywhere in a shipping container. Read more

The Petya ransomware is starting to look like a cyberattack in disguise by theverge.com

The haze of yesterday’s massive ransomware attack is clearing, and Ukraine has already emerged as the epicenter of the damage. Kaspersky Labs reports that as many as 60 percent of the systems infected by the Petya ransomware were located within Ukraine, far more than anywhere else. The hack’s reach touched some of the country’s most crucial infrastructure including its central bank, airport, metro transport, and even the Chernobyl power plant, which was forced to move radiation-sensing systems to manual. Read more

The World’s First Private Astronaut Training Center Will Begin Operations in 2019 by interestingengineering.com

Ask a bunch of kids what they want to do when they grow up and you’ll likely find one that wants to be an astronaut. And if they work hard at school they might just end up at the latest space training center in the UK. The world’s first private astronaut training center will be built in Bedfordshire this year and it will accept its first paying clients in 2020. Read more