Skip to main content

Digital Trends Live: Google Chrome exploit, CyberHat, and Panasonic S1 unboxing

On Friday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discussed trending tech topics such as the release of the Galaxy S10, a Google Chrome exploit that allows hackers to install malware, and Apple’s new AR glasses. We also sat down with the general manager of CyberHat, Yifat Bar-Eli, to discuss cyber security, and were joined by Digital Trends’ photography editor Daven Mathies to talk about the Panasonic S1 and S1R.

A vulnerability has been found in Google Chrome that the tech giant says attackers are “actively exploiting.” The exploit allows hackers to install malware unbeknownst to the user. While Google Chrome is known for auto-updating relatively quickly, it’s important to make sure you are using the latest version of Google Chrome on your device. An update that addresses this vulnerability was released March 1.

Based on patent filings, Apple has been exploring virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for more than 10 years, but the Apple AR Glasses may debut as an iPhone accessory in 2020. Designing the AR Glasses as an accessory versus a stand-alone device is expected to allow Apple keep the glasses slim and lightweight, since not all the processing hardware would have to be in one device.

We also sat down with Yifat Bar-Eli, the general manager of CyberHat, a company of white-hat hackers (hackers doing good) specializing in defense services and solutions. CyberHat’s team has a wide range of experience from offensive, defensive, and intelligence domains.

We were also joined by Daven Mathies in our Portland studio to talk about and unbox the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R cameras. Panasonic is going after the high-end market, mainly working professionals, with their latest mirrorless cameras.

“I think the thing that may cause some hesitation is the price, for some people,” Mathies said. “These are very high-end cameras, and one thing Panasonic said was that some of the specs on the S1 look very similar to the Sony A73, [but] it is priced $500 higher.” For more information about the Panasonic Lumix S1, check out our hands-on review.

Digital Trends Live airs at 9 a.m. PT from Monday through Friday, with highlights available on demand after the stream ends. For more information, check out the DT Live homepage and be sure to watch live for the chance to win occasional prizes.

Editors' Recommendations

Brie Barbee
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Brie is a writer from Portland, Oregon. She received a bachelor's degree from Portland State University in 2016, where she…
Apple One, Ubisoft Forward wrap-up, life on Mars, and more | Digital Trends Live
digital trends live episode 457 curiosity at work on mars  artist s concept

On this Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler talks the top tech stories of the day, including how Twitter and Google handle preelection misinformation, Apple's accidental reveal of Apple One, an Ubisoft Forward wrap-up, the Mars Curiosity rover begins its search for life, and more.


Read more
Work/Life: How to remain focused during times of distraction
worklife episode 26 featured

On this episode of Work/Life, Ciara Pressler, author of Pregame and Game Plan, talks with Greg Nibler about how to remain focused during the constant distractions, chaos, and confusion of the current climate, whether it’s pandemic fatigue, protests, wildfires, the election, or any number of other things out of our control that can take our attention or bog us down.

“There’s a lot going on,” Pressler said, “so how do we focus when there’s so much going on?” The first step of gaining focus, she says, is to acknowledge what’s going on -- not just with the constant barrage of news, but with yourself. “You might not be feeling like working at 100%, and that’s ok!” she says.

Read more
Oracle eyes TikTok, Oculus 2, LG’s dual-screen phone | Digital Trends Live
The Oculus Quest 2 on a table.

On this Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler takes on the top tech news of the day, including Oracle’s bid for TikTok, Facebook removes false fire posts, LG’s dual-screen smartphone, Oculus 2 is coming, and more.

John Velasco joins the program to rate the various models of robotic vacuums on the market, including the Shark IQ, the Roborock S6 Max V, the iRobot Roomba S9+, and more.
Julia Daviy

Read more