A study from Facebook has shown that 6 degrees of separation is too much, as there are just three and a half people between any one person and another on average.
We've heard of some strange TV show ideas in the past, but this method of delivery peaks our interest. Introducing Shield 5, a 28-part thriller about the police pursuit of a jewel heist that will tell the story using Instagram, through 15-second clips and storytelling pictures.
Nintendo's creativity is always at full force when it comes to Mario level design, but they have never made a tiny computer inside the game.
Sore feet from walking around? A Japanese company has an answer in the form of a wearable chair. We should thank Japan for a lot of things, but we salute them for this idea.
Because content consumption through apps is always better than a responsive website, New Rising Media is now on Apple News. Click here to subscribe if you're reading this on an iOS device.
Computer art is awesome, especially if it's hidden in plain sight. It's been discovered that every photo you upload to Facebook or Instagram is secretly being replicated as a html page using ASCII. Put simply, your images are being converted to text and they look incredible!
Researchers are one step closer to reading people's minds in real time. In a study published Thursday in the journal Plos Computational Biology, the team used computational software that managed to decode brain signals and accurately predict what they were seeing in real time.
We're all guilty of getting a little swipe-happy on Tinder. As we search for love, Nielsen has conducted some research showing the best time to log in and find matches. The increase begins at 6pm, peaks at 9pm and drops sharply from 10pm.
I went along to cover the British Toy Fair, but not before watching the WWE Royal Rumble live with my mates (hence the huge bags under my eyes). Here's a day in the life of me, driving down to London and running around like a tired mad man.
The fastest human to solve a Rubik's Cube can do so in just under five seconds. Robots are continually beating this record, as the most recent invention managed to solve in less than 1.2 seconds. Skynet is almost here!
So I've been thinking about rating this year's Royal Rumble, and before I went to bed, it was fair to say nobody really liked it. Some great stars were squashed and AJ Styles' amazing debut was a little short lived. But thinking more and more about it, I'm coming to the conclusion that this was the best possible rumble they could have given us in the circumstances.
Astronaut Scott Kelly celebrated his 300th day in space aboard the International Space Station by playing a game of ping-pong. Without gravity, the quick reaction times aren't required because things don't move as fast. But you can make things more interesting with super-hydrophobic polycarbonate ping-pong paddles and a ball of water.
If you live in the UK, chances are you've seen Broadband internet advertised for a small amount per month, followed by the smallest text highlighting the monthly line charge of £12.99. This is a clear deception, and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) agrees. New guidelines have been set up to stop ISPs hiding their service and line costs.
Scientists from the University of British Columbia in Canada have built a 'rat casino,' finding that bright sounds and lights make the rodents more prone to taking risks when gambling. Yes, this is as fascinating and insane as it sounds.
Ever miss playing SSX? Watch this incredible video of Night skiing with a flare taped the board, and reminisce. Nicolas Vuignier took to the pristine slopes of Switzerland, turning them a hellish red as he goes. The beautiful slopes look more like a grand tour through hell.
Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology (CIT) have found evidence to suggest our solar system has a ninth planet, and no, it's still not Pluto.
At some point, all of you have dreamt about being Spider-Man. Those dreams will stay entirely fictional, unfortunately. Scientists have confirmed this will never be physically possible because humans are too big, and have feet that are too small for the job.
Thorpe Park just unveiled its plans to launch a VR ghost train, designed by mentalist Derren Brown. Promising "grand-scale illusions," the creators are using HTC Vive headsets mixed with live-action, to provide an experience that is not for the faint-hearted.
Konami has had a lot of bad press recently when it comes to Metal Gear Solid. But they have an opportunity to make some reparations by supporting Shadow Moses, a gorgeous fan-made remake of the Playstation One classic using Unreal Engine 4.
NASA launched the Juno mission to Jupiter in 2011, and now it has broken the record to become humanity's most distant solar-powered spacecraft. At 7 pm on Wednesday 13th January, Juno's distance from the sun was confirmed at 493 million miles, which is over four times that of Earth (92.96 million miles for reference).
If you're craving for more new Star Wars after The Force Awakens, but can't wait until Rogue One all the way in December, independent studio Blood Brother Cinema Co has got you covered with this amazing nine-minute short film, called Rebel Scum.
The original vision for this story was going to be a "how to" guide for getting started on Peach. But at No. 45 on the social networking app store chart in the UK, and out of the top 100 in America, this fad died just as quick as it arrived. Going the way of Meerkat and Path, is there something we can learn from the short-lived experience?
Gadget Show Live, Britain's biggest consumer tech show, is returning to Birmingham NEC this easter. Between 31st March - 3rd April, 75,000 tech nerds are expected to flood through the doors, and we can't wait to go cover it again!
Goldeneye 007 for Nintendo 64 will always have a special place in our hearts, mostly of sheer frustration when someone picked Oddjob. But what would the legendary split-screen game be like if it was made today?
Alternative rock is a difficult genre to get into, and London quintet FADES hope to make a statement with their punchy new self-titled EP, set for release on March 11th. We were lucky to get an early listen, to answer a simple question: does this stand a chance of at least appearing on the radar?
Vinyl has risen from the dead over the last nine years, under the guise of superior audio quality and the full package of liner notes. This trend has led to the likes of Sony and Panasonic introducing record players recently.
Wired magazine has even gone on to write about how vinyl records won CES 2016 and while this is true, I believe we're giving records a lot more credit than they're due.
The reason: they are never played.
We have waited two long years for the return of Sherlock, which reinvented the classic stories of old for the 21st century. Does The Abominable Bride hold up to the genius that has come before it?
2015 has been a bipolar year for movies. For every classic, there's been a dud. One day we watched The Theory of Everything and the next, we endured Ted 2. Here are our 10 favourite films.
Social media has been a rapidly altering beast in 2015. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly of this medium, for users and marketers alike.
New Rising Media covers what is new and undiscovered at the intersection of technology, science, art and culture.