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Thieves are stealing Hyundai and Kia en masse with a USB cable. Video demonstration

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Car thieves in the United States often choose Hyundai and Kia models lately because they are easy prey. We are talking about models that do not use the engine start button.

It takes them less than a minute to start such a car and drive away. For this, a standard USB cable is used. A group of Kia Boys thieves regularly not only steal cars, but also upload videos of the process to the Web. They target cars with a physical key slot and no immobilizer.

Thieves are stealing Hyundai and Kia en masse using a USB cable.  Video demonstration

After entering the cabin, the attacker removes the steering column cover and exposes the key slot. Then, using the USB cable, you can turn the ignition switch, start the car and unlock the steering. This allows you to start a Hyundai or Kia car again and again and drive it from place to place.

These models are not equipped with a factory-installed anti-theft device called an immobilizer. These immobilizers use a chip (transponder) to authenticate the key in the car’s electronic control unit. This means that even if the thief has copied the physical cutouts on the key, the car cannot be started until the transponder is paired with the car. Because the vulnerable Hyundai and Kia cars supposedly don’t have an immobilizer, thieves can easily start them.

Representatives from Hyundai and Kia said 2022 models are immune to this method. But since it can be difficult to tell a 2022 model from a 2021 model, cars still get hacked, even if they can’t steal them in the end.

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There is new evidence that the moon was part of the Earth

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Geophysicists from the University of Zurich have found new evidence that the Moon was once part of the Earth. Their study is published in the journal Science Advances.

There is new evidence that the moon was part of the Earth

According to some hypotheses about the origin of the Moon, it was formed from matter that separated from the young Earth for one reason or another – for example, after a collision with a hypothetical object the size of Mars about 4.5 billion years ago.

To test this version, scientists used a mass spectrometer to study the chemical composition of six lunar meteorites extracted from the ice of Antarctica. These fragments fall to the Earth as a result of the collision of the Moon with other space bodies.

As a result of the analysis, scientists found that the isotopes of the noble gases of helium and neon contained in lunar meteorites coincide with the isotopes found in the solar wind (a stream of ionized particles). According to scientists, lunar rocks have never been exposed to it. This, together with the characteristic concentration of the argon isotope, supports the theory that these substances were inherited from the Earth.

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Traction batteries from China’s BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market. The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company’s Berlin factory

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Traction batteries from Chinas BYD have been approved for use

According to the source, the Dutch regulator RDW on July 1 of this year issued a permit for the use of traction batteries in the Tesla Model Y electric car. Moreover, the first batch of such batteries has already been delivered to the Gigafactory Berlin for car assembly.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

Tesla Model Y with BYD solid-state traction batteries is coded Type 005 and internal code Y7CR. The battery capacity is 55 kWh, the weight of the Model Y with such a battery is 2087 km, the cruising range is 440 km.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

At the moment, Tesla traction batteries are supplied by LG Energy Solution, Panasonic and China’s CATL. Last year, Tesla became the largest buyer of CATL batteries, shipping $1.9 billion worth of products to the American company. Now, the second Chinese company has entered the Tesla traction battery supplier pool. Moreover, in the domestic Chinese market, Tesla and BYD are direct competitors, since both produce electric vehicles.

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Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

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Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50

A list of possible characteristics of the Huawei Mate 50 has been published on the Web. And at least one item in it looks interesting – it concerns the screen: the smartphone is credited with an OLED panel with a resolution of 1.5K.

Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

Recall that the recently presented Redmi K50 Extreme Edition just received a 1.5K screen – its resolution is 2712 x 1220 pixels. Xiaomi emphasizes that such a matrix is ​​visually very close to models with a resolution of 2K, but at the same time it consumes less energy. And just a very similar OLED display with a resolution of 2800 x 1225 pixels can get Huawei Mate 50 – the base model of the new Huawei flagship series. It is reported that the screen will be supplied by BOE, its frame rate will be 120 Hz. Perhaps 1.5K screens will soon begin to massively replace Full HD + panels.

Huawei Mate 50 may get a screen like Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

Huawei Mate 50 is also credited with a triple camera with a main sensor with a resolution of 50 MP, SoC Snapdragon 888 4G, 8 GB of RAM and 128/256 GB of flash memory. The role of the OS, of course, will be HarmonyOS 3.0. The official premiere of Huawei Mate 50 smartphones is expected in September.

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