Mercedes-Benz’s New Concept VISION EQXX Expands the Boundaries of Electrification

Innovating range and efficiency, the new VISION EQXX showcases a slew of future-forward technologies

With the VISION EQXX, Mercedes-Benz‘s latest concept car, the contradiction of driving long distances efficiently and comfortably in an electric car is resolved. Packed with new future-forward features that we’ll likely see in upcoming production vehicles, it’s analogous to their 2019 ESF concept car, which focused on safety and autonomous driving innovation. The “road-legal research prototype” EQXX is a statement to the industry and consumers about …

Japanese Professor Invents “Taste The TV” Lickable TV Screen

Watching future episodes of your favorite cooking show may include licking your TV

Reuters reports that professor Homei Miyashita of Japan’s Meiji University has created a working prototype of a television that viewers can lick. The Taste the TV (TTTV) allows for a desired flavor profile to be programmed, which then activates ten different canisters in a carousel to spray a combination onto a thin layer of hygienic film that can be licked. It’s a union of remote learning (cooking, wine tasting, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Mold art, flying motorcycles, anthropomorphic canines and more from around the web

Lizzo Traces Twerking’s Black History + How it Became a Spiritual Practice In her first TED Talk, three-time Grammy-winner Lizzo traces the history of twerking to a West African dance called mapouka, traditionally performed by women to celebrate joy, marriage or as religious worship. When it was transported to American by Black women during the transatlantic slave trade, its ties to Black culture were erased …