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Recommended Reading: The Jeep hack that led to a massive recall

Billy Steele
July 25, 2015
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway -- With Me in It
by Andy Greenberg
Wired

This piece from Wired actually sparked a recall that affects 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles. During the test, hackers were able to use an exploit to "kill" the engine, disable the brakes and track location. Pretty scary stuff.

For the Love of God, Bring Back the EA Sports 'NCAA Football' Games
Andrew Sharp, Grantland

"Nobody should have to endure another summer without this game dropping into July to save us from the real world." That'll preach.

Meet The Chuck II, The First New Converse All Star Design In 100 Years
John Brownlee, Fast Company

While the first new pair of Chuck Taylor All Stars in 100 years may not look that much different, new features like Lunarlon footbed tech from Nike offer enhanced comfort.

Sex Abuse Survivor Finds Comfort In Video Games
Patrick Klepek, Kotaku

Final Fantasy VII comforted an abuse victim when it "helped him realize characters, like people, could be deeply flawed and still live fulfilling lives that weren't completely defined by past trauma."

Game Design Deep Dive: The Save System of 'Alien: Isolation'
Gary Napper, Gamasutra

Napper, a veteran game designer, weighs in on Alien: Isolation's method for saving, which requires a player to locate terminals before logging progress.

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