Pwn2Own, the Future of Passwords.
— All the action at last week’s Pwn2Own Mobile hacking contest
— The final word on processor mis-design in the Meltdown/Spectre era
— A workable solution for unsupported Intel firmware upgrades for hostile environments
— A forthcoming Firefox breach alert feature
— The expected takeover of exposed Docker-offering servershe recently announced successor to recently ratified HTTP/2
— 188.8.131.52 errata
— The future of passwords: a thoughtful article written by Troy Hunt, the creator of the popular “Have I Been Pwned” web service We invite you to read our show notes.
2018 MacBook Pro throttled, Nuraphone’s headphones tuned for you, Moto Z3 Play review, and more. On The New Screen Savers, with Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton recorded on Saturday, July 21, 2018:
– The MacBook Pro (2018) is here. Leo and Patrick push its new i9 Intel chip to see if we get the full benefits of the 4.8GHz processor and attach the external Blackmagic eGPU to see if this changes the thermals of the laptop. Also, Mike Wuerthele from AppleInsider tells what they’ve found in their own tests.
– Samantha Lionheart from iFixit shows us the changes to the MacBook Pro’s third-gen keyboard with a new anti-dust membrane.
– Patrick loves headphones and brought two wireless versions: the Sennheiser HD1 and the Nuraphone that analyses your ears and tailors the sound to your hearing.
– In Call for Help, we answer a question about the best uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
– Jason Howell reviews the Motorola Moto Z3 Play.
– In the Mail Bag, find out which routers and loudspeakers Leo and Patrick recommend.
Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Ed Bott from the Ed Bott Report on ZDNet about what every Windows Admin needs to know about Spectre and Meltdown and four steps to keeping a level head during this vulnerability and the next. Plus, what might have happened if the update had been able to come out on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday as planned, instead of being rushed because of the embargo breach.
DOJ suggests that phone encryption kills people. Facebook wants to see you naked. Apple gets ready for its best holiday ever. Twitter gets 50 character names to go with its 280 character tweets. XBox One X is the best game system out there. Bill Gates will build his own city. Car ownership will be a thing of the past in 5 years. Intel and AMD team up. Alibaba sells $25 billion worth of stuff in one day while America’s retail sector is tanking.
AMD Radeon Vega Is Here!!!! Intel’s 545S… an affordable SSD, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and OnePlus 5 reviews… and mining specific GPUs. That’s a thing now! All that and more in This Week In Computer Hardware episode 421!
Intel’s Core i9 Benchmarked… AMD’s EPYC new CPU… 802.11AD is stupid fast at close range, does TCL has a $600 4K TV worth buying?… don’t drop your Surface Laptop, Focal’s Spark, all that and more on This Week In Computer Hardware!
Computex 2017 is here, Intel’s gunning for AMD’s Ryzen with new Core i9 CPUs. HP, Lenovo, and Asus are building Snapdragon-powered Windows machines, AMD’s RX Vega is pushed to late July, and check out the new 200mHz G-Sync Ultrawide gaming monitor from Asus. All that and more on This Week in Computer Hardware.
At the F8 Developer Conference, Facebook shows off its hot new augmented reality technology – which looks a whole lot like Snapchat. Apple is secretly working on non-invasive blood sugar detection, which could be a boon to millions of diabetics. Apple also wants to save the Earth by using 100% recycled materials in its products, covering its headquarters in solar panels, and manufacturing its own sweat. Wait, what? Google, which has made billions in ad revenue, is working on an ad blocker. The Samsung Galaxy S8 came out this week and has yet to explode. Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant, seems to be fizzling. According to Qualcomm, the first Windows PC using an ARM chip could be out later this year. in completely unrelated news, Intel has canceled the Intel Developer Forum. HTC’s newest phone, codenamed Ocean, will have a squeezable frame and a questionable logo. Steve Ballmer’s new site makes government spending more accessible. Another bad week for Uber. And McDonald’s new uniforms highlight the techno-dystopia we all live in.
AMD Radeon RX 500 series GPUS, Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X 375GB, one beast of an Optane drive, Logitech’s G413 backlit mechanical keyboard, Facebook wants you to type WITH YOUR MIND, Nintendo’s gonna break your heart w/ a Mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and more!