A Hack to Steal a Tesla, a Yelp Overhaul, and More News
Researchers have figured out how to steal a Tesla, Yelp is switching up your search results, and Honda has a new take on the airbag. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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Hackers could steal a Tesla Model S by cloning its key fob—again
A year ago, researchers figured out how to wirelessly clone Tesla key fobs to steal the cars in seconds. So Tesla made new fobs, patching the bug. Now those same researchers have cracked them again . The good news for Tesla owners: This vulnerability can be fixed by an over-air software update, which owners should expect soon.
Yelp is overhauling its app to emphasize personalization
In the race to make everything “personalized,” today Yelp announced it, too, will serve customized search results to its users. “For the first time ever in the history of Yelp, two people with the same context searching for the same thing are going to see completely different results,” says Akhil Ramesh, Yelp’s head of consumer product. But here’s one comforting difference: Yelp won’t guess your preferences based on your behavior; instead the app will ask for your preferences directly .
Fast Fact: 75 Percent
That’s how much safer Honda’s engineers say their new airbag is against rotation-induced brain damage from a car accident. For now we’ll have to take the engineers’ word for it, as there won’t be any real-world tests until the new bags start going into Hondas next year .
WIRED Recommends: Nintendo Switch Lite
The Switch Lite doesn’t hit shelves until September 20, but our reviewer got his hands on one , and while the console is missing some features, it’s pretty darn impressive.
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Author Alex Baker-Whitcomb