Walmart Debuts Super Futuristic Electric Truck Protoype

We don’t often cover semi-trailer trucks around here (actually, I don’t think we ever have), but when we see something cool we’ll bring it to you nonetheless. Walmart recently debuted an awesome-looking futuristic truck prototype during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The truck you see in the picture above still runs on diesel, though has the ability to run on electric power when needed. “Although the prototype currently runs on diesel, its turbine is fuel neutral and can run on compressed or liquid natural gas, biofuels or other fuels,” Walmart explained.

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BlackBerry Details Major BBM Update As Chat Wars Continue

Facebook just acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, which showed the world the potential value of an actively used chat application. BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has 80 million monthly active users – a fraction of the 450 million active users WhatsApp boasts- but now BlackBerry is about to add even more features in an effort to attract new users, keep existing users on board, and increase the value of its messaging platform.

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Mysterious Rock Suddenly Appears In Front of NASA Mars Rover

The photograph you see above is stumping NASA researchers. Just as the agency continues to pursue whether or not Mars once—or currently does—contain water, it looks as though there are deeper mysteries worth exploring. The picture was shared by NASA Mars Exploration Rover lead scientist, Steve Squyres, during an event celebrating the ten year anniversary of the agency’s twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, since landing on the red planet in 2004. The strange rock was described as about the size of a donut, and is stumping scientists as to where it came from. The photo on the left was taken from sol 3528, while the photo on the right, with the donut rock, shows up in sol 3540.

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Netflix Adding New Movies On New Year’s Day

Starting New Year’s Day, Netflix’s library of content will be almost 100 films lighter, with some notable titles, including Top Gun, among the casualties. What’s a Netflix user to do? Fortunately, the streaming service will be adding some movies in the hopes people won’t notice the absence of such films as 50 First Dates.

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NASA Reveals Testing Underway On Modified Spacesuit for Asteroid Mission

Despite sounding like the plot to a Michael Bay film, NASA really does want to lasso an asteroid and land astronauts on it. In preparation of such an event, the agency has already begun experimenting with a new version of its Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) suit, ensuring it’ll be suitable enough for astronauts when they actually spacewalk on an asteroid. NASA’s iconic orange ACES suit is currently used by astronauts during launch and reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Moto G Hits Amazon, Starts at $179 and Ships December 4

Motorola recently opened up pre-orders for the Moto G in the United States, and now Amazon is also listing the phone. While Motorola will ship the device starting on December 2, Amazon will also sell the phone and will ship it two days later on December 4.

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Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Introduction Trailer

I’ve learned more about Attack on Titan from writing about this upcoming 3DS game than I have by actually watching the show or reading the manga. Here’s the latest I can surmise on this absurdity from the newest trailer.

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