Daily News – 13th of August 2019
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Security researcher has developed a Lightning cable that can provide remote acces to a Mac

At the Def Con hacking conference, a security researcher named MG demonstrated how a modified Lightning cable can give hackers a way to remotely access the computer. When plugged into a Mac, the cable is connecting to and charging iOS devices, but it also comes equipped with scripts and commands that a hacker can run on a victim’s machine.
You can read more here. 

Samsung unveils 108MP camera sensor destined for Xiaomi phones

The Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX is the result of a collaboration between Xiaomi and Samsung. One of the highlights of Samsung’s 108MP camera sensor is that it can take in lots of light, so in low-light settings the camera can still take relatively bright 27MP images. Also, it can record in lossless 6K, at 30 frames per second.
More info are available here. 

New products

LG G8X

The phone will have a 6.2-inch display and Snapdragon 855 processor. It will be launched at the IFA 2019 that will be held in Berlin between September 6 and September 11.
More info here. 

Samsung Galaxy A10s

Galaxy A10s will have a 6.2-inch IPS Infinity-V screen, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It will come with a 4,000 mAh battery.
More info here. 

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Google will replace passwords as a method of verifying identity online for Android users

Google announced a new feature which allows users to verify their identity by using the fingerprint instead of a password when visiting certain Google services. The feature is based on the FIDO2 standards W3C WebAuthn and FIDO CTAP (Client-to-Authenticator Protocol) which enable the usage of biometrics on the web.
You can read more here. 

Samsung could launch a smartphone with graphene battery next year

Samsung is looking to introduce at least one smartphone with graphene battery next year, or in 2021. The battery will be capable of fully charging in under half-hour (30 minutes).
More info can be found here. 

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