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Report: Tesla OS Update Could Let You Start the Model S With an iPhone



Tesla did away with the need for gas, and now, according to a new leak, it’s planning to throw away the keys.

The newest Tesla Model S OS update will reportedly allow owners to start and unlock their electric cars with an iPhone.

Based on screenshots obtained by Electrek on Wednesday, the new Tesla mobile app has “new notifications functionality and the ability to start your car.” Electrek, an electric car…

13 Anonymous Admissions From Israelis About Gaza on Whisper



For weeks, the Israeli military and Hamas fighters have been engaged in a bloody fight that so far has cost the lives of more than 800 Palestinians and at least 38 Israelis

On Friday, the two sides agreed to a 12-hour truce starting Saturday at 7 a.m. local time

How does ordinary Israelis think about the conflict in Gaza? We asked Whisper, an app that lets user anonymously share their secrets,…

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The Curious Case of Cynk, an Abandoned Tech Company Now Worth $5 Billion



Many people were surprised when Facebook agreed to acquire WhatsApp for $19 billion in February, despite the fact it had virtually no revenue

Some people were surprised when Twitter‘s market cap surged above $30 billion after its IPO, despite the fact it wasn’t profitable

But at least those companies actually had staff, users and, you know, a functional business. The latest tech company to join the billion-dollar club can’t even say that

Target Asks Shoppers to Leave Their Guns at Home



Target is asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law.

In a statement on the retailer’s corporate blog on Wednesday, interim CEO John Mulligan wrote that Target wants a “safe and inviting” atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.

“Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create,” he added.

The company made the…

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Modified Probiotics Curb Hunger in Mice, May Prevent Human Obesity



Weight gain can be prevented with engineered probiotics, even when paired with a high-fat diet, at least in mice, a new study shows.

Researchers genetically modified

‘Gotham,’ ‘Flash’ to Screen at San Diego Comic-Con



Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are bringing all the kids to Comic Con.

On July 26, the duo will present a three-hour mega-screening at the annual San Diego fan-fest, in which the pilots for Fox’s

Hop on the Bandwagon, America: This World Cup Team Is Easy to Love



We heard your post-match snark today, Internet. We heard how you said only in soccer could a loss be a positive development, about how in good ol’ American sports such preposterousness would never, ever stand

Stop it

It’s time to get over your hangups, get behind this USMNT and hop fully aboard the World Cup bandwagon

What a team to watch. Watch a team love. What team to support. After Thursday’s nail-biting, stomach-churning, nerve-grating advancement through Group G into the knockout stage…

Nest Opens Up to Developers, Launching a Full Google Smart Home Takeover



Nest Labs — which Google recently acquired for $3.2 billion — is opening up its smart Nest thermostat and smoke detector to developers as part of a bigger effort to make them compatible with other web-connected household items, like washing machines, garage doors, lights and even cars

Just one day before Google kicks off its annual I/O developer’s conference in San Francisco, the arrival of the Nest Developer Program will allow developers — and ultimately consumers — connect smart products…

16 Ridiculous World Cup Confessions From Ballsy Fans



For sports fans, World Cup madness means three glorious weeks of nonstop soccer talk. And for haters, it’s three weeks that’d be better spent in hibernation

Whatever your preferences, rest assured that your friends and family will discuss every goal, analyze every win and criticize every bad call.

But for the thoughts about World Cup that no one wants to say out loud, Mashable turned to secret-sharing app Whisper for the juiciest…