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Norwegian company Hareide Design has unveiled a new yacht that makes the common man’s yacht look like a leaky canoe.

The ship is named “108M” after its impressive size — 108 meters, or approximately 350 feet. The concept features a garden, floor-to-ceiling windows in the grand hall, and even its own private beach. The yacht’s design is meant to invoke a seamless indoor to outdoor experience so that passengers can be in touch with nature.

Contained within the six-level ship is an elevated dining room and an upper deck featuring a garden that’s perfect for relaxing in the sunshine, as well as a 65-foot infinity pool. The back of the yacht slopes down to meet the water, creating a sort of beach (minus the sand). It’s more like a wading pool complete with waves. The grand hall is is a double story versatile venue.

Throughout the design, the space is meant to accentuate the beauty of the natural world, and the changes nature goes through, the company claims. From everywhere inside the lavish interior, passengers can enjoy views of the ocean. At lower speeds, the yacht is powered by the sun, fed by 3,000 square feet of solar panels. There is a diesel portion of the engine as well that kicks in at higher speeds. There’s even a helipad to make travel to and from the nearest airport a little easier.

The yacht is only in the concept stage, however Hareide Design is testing the waters to see if it can find an interested buyer. Put us down for three:)

Video Ads on Instagram Are Getting More Common


instagram App marketing and data company Sensor Tower just released its Q2 “Ad Intelligence Data Digest.” The report presents mobile advertising trends on social media sites, and Instagram in particular.

The report finds that one out of every four ads on Instagram is now a video ad. This coincides with Facebook’s effort to make “video ads” more broadly accessible to small businesses and in emerging markets. There has also been a general market push toward mobile video ads.

The analysis also discovered that the average duration of video ads on Instagram had grown from 15 seconds in January 2016 to 25 seconds in June, a time bump of 67%.

The leading advertiser category on Instagram was Games, followed by Shopping, Entertainment, Social Networking and “Lifestyle,” in that order. Below is a comparison of the top mobile advertisers on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

On Facebook, the top advertisers are almost entirely games. On Instagram, there’s a mix of games, shopping and entertainment. On Pinterest, it’s a very different story: Retailers and shopping apps dominate. Games are absent.


UFC Road to the Octagon: Maia vs Condit – Full Episode


UFC Road to the Octagon: Maia vs Condit brings you inside the hard hitting training camps and the extraordinary lives of six UFC fighters as they ready for August 27th’s blockbuster UFC Fight Night on FOX.




After a memorable five-round scrap that headlined UFC 202 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor evened the score with Nate Diaz, winning a razor-thin majority decision in their welterweight bout that put the two rivals at 1-1 and set the stage for a future rubber match.

“It’s 1-1, regroup & we’ll do it again. This time at 155 pounds,” McGregor said.

“I want number three,” Diaz, who defeated McGregor via second-round submission in March, said. “I gave him number two the second day, so I’m ready to go again.”

Scores were 48-47 twice and 47-47 for McGregor, now 20-3. Diaz falls to 20-11, and he wasn’t too happy with the verdict.

“I thought I won that fight,” the 31-year-old said. “They can’t have a $%^$ like me winning. I’m too real for this sport.”

As for Dublin’s McGregor, 28, his stars are aligned again after he bounced back from the lone loss of his UFC career.


UFC 202: Embedded Series


Episode 6 of UFC 202 Embedded, headliner Nate Diaz, light heavyweight opponents Glover Teixeira and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, and welterweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone sweat out their final pounds in anticipation of Friday’s weigh-ins. The next morning, everyone hits the official scale, then main event welterweight Conor McGregor refuels at home. The fighters square off at that afternoon’s fan event, where the bitter rivals in the headlining bout share an overdue – and intense – faceoff.

Episode 5 of UFC 202 Embedded, the Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz camps react after Wednesday’s press conference abruptly ends. Light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson toys with his high-tech room as he reels from the day’s events; his opponent Glover Teixeira trains with some technology of his own; and all four men appear in public again on Thursday for the open workouts.

Episode 4 of UFC 202 Embedded, welterweight headliner Nate Diaz reluctantly powers through his promotional obligations. Opponent Conor McGregor continues to push himself in the gym. Then things go sideways at the official press conference when one headliner is late, one walks out and a near-brawl erupts between the camps.

Episode 3 of UFC 202 Embedded, headlining welterweight Conor McGregor gets styled for a magazine cover shoot and studies his technique, while main event star Nate Diaz hits the gym. Light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson tours New York City to promote his upcoming bout against Glover Teixeira, who gets in one last training session before packing for fight week. Meanwhile welterweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone cruises the Strip on a motorcycle.

Episode 2 of UFC 202 Embedded, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone water jets and wakeboards at the lake. Light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson visualizes fight night then hits the gym in Florida, while his opponent Glover Teixiera follows an ice bath with some homegrown vegetables. Then UFC 202 headliners Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor stay busy preparing for their hotly-anticipated rematch.

Episode 1 of UFC 202 Embedded, headliner Conor McGregor impresses at a gym day held for media, as rival Nate Diaz stocks up for fight week with his crew. In Florida, light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson finishes a final conditioning session in the gym; opponent Glover Teixeira takes on a similar task outdoors in Connecticut. McGregor does more training under the Vegas sun, and Diaz relaxes in his temporary home.

UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor 2 – One Way or Another


UFC 202 is when the highly-anticipated rematch between two UFC superstars takes place, as Nate Diaz looks to repeat his March win over Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 202 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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