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Tesla is rolling out new Atari games as part of its TeslAtari feature

Tesla is adding 2048 and Atari’s Super Breakout to the list of games that drivers and passengers can play on the company’s dashboard display.

The company added Atari games to its slate of apps and services last August via a software update. At the time, the initial slate of games included Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander and Centipede.

Contrary to our speculation at the time, Pole Position was not offered with the steering wheel as an input. 

Customers will see the update with new games available as soon as today, but some updates may take longer to reach the entire fleet. For folks with a jones to play Super Breakout on their $45,000 car now-now-now, they can connect to Wi-Fi to get the update sooner.  

There’s a self-destructing asteroid zooming through the solar system

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Asteroid Gault is self-destructing.

Images shot by the Hubble Space Telescope show the space rock — some 2.5 to 5.5 miles wide — has left telltale streaks of debris as it hurtles through our solar system. It’s gradually breaking apart. 

Why? Sunlight heats up the surface of asteroids, and when enough heat radiates off the rocky body’s surface, this can propel the asteroid and force it to spin. With enough motion, shifting rubble and landslides on the massive rock can tumble into space. Basically, the asteroid is shedding. 

Today, telescopes on Earth and in space (like the 29-year-old Hubble) can combine their observations to detect these rarely-seen events. Read more…

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Save $100 and get free two-day shipping on the ‘Asteroids’ cabinet arcade game from Walmart

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The popularity of barcades — AKA bars-cum-arcades — have proven people still yearn for the days you could spend a whole day at the arcade with friends. 

But it would be nice to have an alternative to running up a bar tab to enjoy classic arcade games. Like, what if you could play those classic cabinet-style arcade games at home?

Thankfully Walmart can help with that.

The Arcade1Up Asteroids Machine is on sale for $199 on Walmart right now, which is $100 off the original price of $299. Walmart is also offering free two-day shipping on the cabinet if you can’t wait or need an insanely good last-minute holiday gift. Read more…

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