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Vergecast: Chinese spy chips, Microsoft announcements, and Pixel 3 previews

Vergecast: Chinese spy chips, Microsoft announcements, and Pixel 3 previews


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This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring in experts to report on the top stories on the site this week. Reporter and host of Why’d You Push That Button Ashley Carman stops by the studio to explain the Bloomberg report detailing “Chinese spy chips” that may have been planted on servers from companies like Apple and Amazon.

After that bizarre piece of news, senior editor Dan Seifert comes on the show to talk about the Microsoft hardware event he attended this week and the new products that were announced.

We’ve also got a Google hardware event coming up next week, so they run through the leaks and rumors of gadgets that we might see. Check back next week for our full event coverage on this show.

There’s a whole lot more in between all of that — including our favorite reoccurring segments from Liz Lopatto and Paul Miller — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.

01:45 - What we still don’t know about the Facebook breach

2:48 - Chinese spy chips would be a ‘god-mode’ hack, experts say with Ashley Carman

29:18 - “This week in Elon Musk” with Liz Lopatto

33:37 - Microsoft Surface event 2018: the 5 biggest announcements with Dan Seifert

1:10:03 - Paul’s weekly segment “Type like nobody’s watching

1:13:58 - New Google Pixel 3: the 8 most credible leaks

1:16:36 - LG V40 Review: one phone, five cameras

1:19:28 - iPhone XS: Why It’s A Whole New Camera – Halide

Also, in case you missed it, Nilay talked to Meredith Rose from Public Knowledge about the Music Modernization Act. You can listen to that along with this episode right in the Vergecast feed.