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A Scary Hack; What's Next for Microsoft; Made by Google; 5 Camera Phone
 

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October 5 · Issue #96 · View online
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A Scary Hack; What’s Next for Microsoft; Made by Google; 5 Camera Phone

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The mother of all hacks. Just finished reading Bloomberg Businessweek’s stunning investigation into China’s alleged hacking of server-based technology for 30 major U.S. tech companies, including Apple and Amazon. I know, when you hear “server,” your eyes glaze over, but this hardware(!) hack has huge implications for almost every kind of service and system. According to the report, the hackers put a tiny, almost undetectable chip on system boards sold by a U.S. company to U.S. and global customers. The chip is the back door for all kinds of potentially damaging activities. The hack is so wide spread that even the parent company of the site that wrote the investigative report was affected.
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg
What might Microsoft do next. I had a great conversation with Microsoft Device Lead Panos Panay. He explained all the current, new Surface devices, Microsoft’s strategy and it they might think about updating and expanding the Surface line to new categories. Personally, I think he leaves the door open for the long-rumored Surface Phone.
Microsoft’s Panos Panay Isn’t Chasing Change – Member Feature Stories – Medium Microsoft’s Panos Panay Isn’t Chasing Change – Member Feature Stories – Medium
Google it. A few years ago, Google started building its own hardware. Now we have Google Pixel phones, Google Homes, Google Pixel Book, Chromecast and more. Which means that when Google holds a “Made by Google Event,” it’s a big deal, promising updates not only to existing products, but new entrants, as well. Next week, on October 9, Google’s holding a big event in New York City. I’ll be there, tweeting live updates. In the meantime, there are not only rumors, but Google is having some fun, playing with the rumor mongers and teasing some of its competitors, too.
Google trolls Pixel 3 rumors again with ‘Super Selfie Mode’ reference – BGR Google trolls Pixel 3 rumors again with ‘Super Selfie Mode’ reference – BGR
Moar Cameras. LG officially unveiled its V40 ThinQ, a 6.4-inch smartphone with five cameras. Two of the lenses are on the front (wide and ultra-wide), but the more interesting trio are on the back. We have a standard f/1.5 12-megapixel camera, a super-wide-angle f/1.9 16MP, and a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto/portrait camera. All these lenses should afford you a lot of photographic flexibility. The V40 ThinQ also has an OLED display and, yes, there’s even a very familiar-looking notch. Like other phones in its class, the V40 ThinQ is pricey, starting at $900.
LG V40 'ThinQ' with 5 cameras: REVIEW - Business Insider
LG V40 'ThinQ' with 5 cameras: REVIEW - Business Insider
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