News of Note—Microsoft’s ‘pocketable’ Surface, Apple’s mapping app and more

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Microsoft detailed a secret “pocketable” Surface device in a leaked email. (Pixabay)

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> A California man was charged on Friday with threatening to kill the family of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. New York Times article

> Microsoft detailed a secret “pocketable” Surface device in a leaked email. The Verge article

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> Apple is rebuilding the mapping application on its iPhones from the ground up, but TomTom will continue to be a data provider for Apple’s maps app. Reuters story

> New research points to continued weakness in the security of the LTE standard. Ars Technica article

> Senet announced network server enhancements for its LoRaWAN platform, which the company said now offers “connectivity readiness” in over 80 countries. Release

> Samsung and Cisco said they tested 5G with Orange in Romania. Release

> Sequans Communications announced that it has executed an agreement with Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to accelerate the development of NB-IoT devices and applications. Release

> Dell is going public again after a five-year stint as a privately held company. CNET article