Mercedes-Maybach concept car is electric, ultra-luxurious, and ready for tea time

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A concept car from Mercedes is revving up car enthusiasts ahead of this year’s Beijing Auto Show.

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is an electric idea with an interior to match its “ultimate luxury” name.

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The high-end sedan and SUV crossover is imagined as a four-motor all-wheel drive vehicle with a 200-mile range battery with fast charging capabilities. The inside of the car is as important as its specs as Mercedes describes the vehicle as “intended primarily for chauffeur-driven use.” 

Its interior features “Magic Wood” ebony to appeal to the Chinese market and is smooth and curvy with few sharp edges. The color palette includes rose gold, crystal white, and pearl gray. The seats are white leather and very adjustable. The reclining seats also feature calf support. Read more…

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Honestly, what the heck is happening on YouTube?

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One of the internet’s most famed catchphrases is about porn: that any sort of erotica you could want or imagine, no matter how niche or messed up, exists somewhere online.

That shouldn’t be the case for YouTube — a video community monitored for hate, violence, abuse, obscenity, and more. But with each new discovery of disturbing footage after repulsive video trend, it seems that the populist platform is just as out of control as the internet on which it lives. From child porn to animal abuse, it’s time to ask, Google, what the heck is happening on YouTube?

On Tuesday, BuzzFeed uncovered that images of beastiality are extremely “easy to find” on YouTube. Now, this doesn’t pertain to actual videos of beastiality. Instead, BuzzFeed found that (totally creepy, but not explicitly human-to-animal sexual) videos featuring scantily clad women petting or grooming animals were essentially marketed with explicit beastiality thumbnails. Multiple thumbnails featured women engaging in sexual acts with horses. Read more…

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The reviews for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ are in and it’s a free-for-all

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It’s the movie that was ten years in the making, packed with literally too many stars and heroes to count. But does it live up to all that hype?

Overall, the reviews are — in one word — breathless. In two words: breathless and/or exhausted. Clearly, Marvel brought all its game to this epic final battle. Some were more wary than others (I guess 19 movies will do that to any franchise, even Marvel). But while everyone had their own individual critiques and flaws to point out, the general agreement is that you will not be disappointed.

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Mashable’s own Angie Han deemed it an aggressively fine ride in the grand scheme of things: Read more…

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is less than the sum of its parts

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Very late in Avengers: Infinity War, deep into this big apocalyptic battle with Thanos, one hero turns to another and says, “We’re in the end game now.”

It’s a heavy moment, weighed down by the trauma of everything that’s happened so far and everything we know is still to come. It underlines just how apocalyptically massive the stakes are here – how grave the danger is, and how great the cost of fighting it off to live another day. 

It’s also a lie.

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Infinity War isn’t the end game of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s not even the end game of the Infinity WarInfinity War, it turns out, is the first half of a two-parter, with the second half to come next year in an as-yet-untitled sequel. Read more…

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From Norway to India, these ‘pollution pods’ let you sample the worst and the best air quality of cities around the world

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Pollution Pods is an installation by British artist Michael Pinsky that aims to raise awareness about the harmful impact of the toxic air in some of the world’s most densely populated cities. The installation consists of five geodesic domes that emulate the atmospheric conditions of five cities. Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer is in a new Amazon original

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Natalie Dormer, the actress who portrayed Margaery Tyrell in ‘Game of Thrones,’ is starring in a new Amazon miniseries. ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ is a mystery drama that centers around the disappearance of three female students at Appleyard Ladies College where Dormer plays the relentless headmistress. The series is inspired by the 1967 novel by the same name.  Read more…

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7 mind-soothing apps that will help you sleep better

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Sleeping is a lot harder than it used to be.

There are countless distractions in this world. So many television shows to watch. So much content to meme. So many Chrissy Teigen tweets to read. So many Westworld theories to hypothesize. So many minutes to spend watching Drake strut down a dance line in curls. 

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There’s a lot going on in the world right now, too, enough that sleeping can feel pretty much impossible sometimes. Luckily, the technology that surrounds and distracts us also gives us plentiful tools to help ease ourselves into the land of z’s. Read more…

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Scientists fear Scott Pruitt’s new EPA rule will hurt health-related regulations

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In regulating air and water pollution in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leans on scientific studies to guide the writing of regulations. The agency is still relying on landmark studies, such as one conducted by Harvard University in 1993, that established the link between air pollution and premature deaths, in order to justify air pollution rules. 

However, in a move claimed to make the agency more “transparent,” embattled EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced on Tuesday a proposal to prevent the use of studies that don’t make their underlying data publicly available.  Read more…

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