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#196: The Big Hack Breakdown: Supermicro, Apples Watches, and Google Pixel 3

October 11th, 2018 · 79 minutes

It's time to breakdown Bloomberg's allegations about Supermicro in this mega-show. Then, Apple Watch 4 reviews and Google's Pixel 3 event. Facebook also wants to put a camera in your home!

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Links and Show Notes

Hands on with the Dyson Airwrap styler
Did China Really Hack Amazon, Apple And A Telecom? Here's What To Read About Bloomberg's Stories - Digg
What Businessweek got wrong about Apple - Apple
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg
The Cybersecurity World Is Debating WTF Is Going on With Bloomberg’s Chinese Microchip Stories - Motherboard
In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over ‘spy chip’ story – TechCrunch
Major US telecom was infiltrated by backdoored Supermicro hardware, Bloomberg says | Ars Technica
Robert M. Lee on Twitter
Apple Watch 4 review: the best smartwatch gets better - The Verge
Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Tested By a Hollywood Stunt Double - YouTube
The 5 biggest announcements from the Google Pixel 3 event - The Verge
Google got legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz to switch from iPhone to Pixel - The Verge
How Google Pixel 3's Camera Works Wonders With Just One Rear Lens | WIRED
The Pixel Slate: first look at Google’s new tablet - The Verge
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review - Polygon
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is great, just let us romance Herodotus already - Polygon
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has a huge grinding, microtransaction problem - Polygon
Six ways Assassin’s Creed Odyssey improves the franchise - Polygon
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Which edition should I buy? - Polygon
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s best feature costs an extra 10 bucks - Polygon
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