Ford’s Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News

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How Ford created the Mach-E, its fully electric Mustang SUV

Yes, you read that right: Ford made a fully electric … Mustang … SUV. It’s called the Mach-E, and will roll out next year. The SUV shares some of the distinguishing looks of a Mustang, and the GT model comes with 459 horsepower. Ford is being coy about the SUV’s other specifications, but has made it clear that Tesla should watch its back.

 

Burglars really do use Bluetooth scanners to find laptops and phones

Burglars don’t have to see expensive gadgets to know that they’re stashed inside a locked car—all they need is a Bluetooth scanner. Burglars employ these to sniff out Bluetooth signals from things like phones and laptops, and get for bang for their break-in. It’s another good reason to turn Bluetooth off when you’re not using it.

Fast Fact: 0

That’s how many places you’ll be able to fly to without a Real ID next fall. Starting October 1, 2020, the TSA will stop accepting the old-timey driver’s license you’ve likely got in your wallet, and so will other federal facilities, from courthouses to nuclear power plants. So maybe add in a trip to the DMV this holiday season.

WIRED Recommends: Gifts for Music Lovers

From speakers and headphones to vinyl accessories and storage, our reviewers put together the best gifts for the audiophile in your life.

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