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Germany Creates Robot Strippers. Skynet Brings Sexy Back

Germany's Tobit Software has built robot pole dancers as their own booth babes at the country's CeBIT computer expo. Truly innovative work, which shows just what humans think of doing when they have incredible technological capability at their finger tips...build strippers.

Robotic Prosthetic Arm Turns Man Into Superhuman Cyborg Drummer

Drummer Jason Barnes was electrocuted two years ago, which resulted in the amputation of his right arm below the elbow. To most, this would be the end of any dreams of drumming; but thanks to a robotic prosthetic he has achieved his lifelong goal with superhuman ability.

Turn Your iPhone Into A Bacon-Scented Alarm Clock With This Meaty Accessory

Meat producer Oscar Mayer is giving iOS users a chance to wake up and smell the bacon with this app and iPhone dongle, enabling users to torture themselves every morning with the scent of this meat of the Gods.

Mogees Turns Everyday Objects Into Musical Instruments

Ever looked at the household objects around you and thought to yourself "what would that sound like as a musical instrument?" Not really a question you think about, but one that definitely came up in my younger music nerd days! 'Mogees' looks to answer that question with a rather innovative piece of kit.

MIT Invents Shapeshifting Display. Reach Through And Touch Someone

MIT has invented and shown off a "Dynamic Shape Display," which looks prime to be the next step of a touch interface by allowing you to reach out and touch someone (or something). Called inFORM, this display can physically change shape to render 3D content, such as someone reaching through a screen, through the use of a large surface that sits on a series of pins, actuators and linkages.

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Classic 'Legend Of Zelda' Gets First Person Remake For Oculus Rift

The Legend of Zelda for NES is loved by anyone who has ever heard of Nintendo, so one developer has decided to remake this 8-bit classic as a first-person game for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

New Skyrim Mod Replaces Dragons With Thomas The Tank Engine

Every felt like your experience with Skyrim felt lacking without the presence of Thomas the Tank Engine? Well your prayers have been answered, as Pastaspace's mod turns every dragon into the cheeky little engine. It's a rather surreal experience!

GameCity 8 Opening Night. PixelPyros Light Up Nottingham With Interactive Fireworks

 Nottingham's eighth annual GameCity welcomed PixelPyros, and their interactive digital fireworks to open the festival in style.

New Rising Media Will Be At GameCity 8

 This is going to be a busy couple of weeks, as I'm proud to announce New Rising Media will be covering GameCity 8. Expect the unexpected, as we dive into one of the nation's greatest celebration of video games.

Valve Announces The Steam Controller

Valve has unveiled "a different kind of gamepad," which they are calling the Steam Controller. It features two circular trackpads, complimented by a touchscreen in the middle. 


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Internet Porn Comments Depicted By Lego

When it comes to porn, it's fair to say the comment sections can be a source of hilarity. So when Alex Eylar decided to re-enact some of these comments in a more innocent context using Lego, the comedy value is drastically increased.

Jamaican Bobsled Team Crowdfunding To Reach Sochi Olympics

Jamaica's two-man bobsled team has successfully qualified for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, bringing back the glory days for Cool Runnings fans the world over. However, bringing the unfortunate side of the aforementioned film's plot into the 21st century, it's going to take a lot of money to get them there, which they do not have. That is where you come in.

Scientists Search For Time Travellers On The Internet

Have you come from the future? If you want your secret to be preserved, be sure to not Tweet about it. Physicists from Michigan Technological University have started searching for signs of time travellers on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook and Cornell University Team Up To Predict When You're Getting Dumped

Websites such as match.com often employ algorithms to judge how compatible you might be to someone for a romantic relationship. Typically these involve typical things you might expect such as common interests, opinions, hobbies etc. Facebook is no stranger to this game, and carries the pretty large advantage of having 1.1 billion people to average their data across.

Watch The 30-Year-Old Trailer For 'The Empire Strikes Back.'

Over thirty years ago, audiences were getting excited about the original Star Wars saga, and now the official Star Wars YouTube channel has uploaded the classic trailer for The Empire Strikes Back  .


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Post-Apocalyptic Fairytale 'The Reverie' Asks "Are We Alone At The End Of The World?"

'The Reverie' has been receiving a great amount of attention over the past 3 days on Kickstarter, moving along nicely towards its funding goal and being selected as a "Staff Pick." This short film set in the wake of an unnamed catastrophe has shown our appetite for independent projects from talented people, refusing to let the film industry fall into the ironically dystopian plains of big budget cinema pleasers.

'The Last Of Us' Is Being Made Into A Live-Action Movie

Naughty Dog's The Last of Us is being turned into a live-action movie by Sony subsidiary Screen Gems. It's easy to get excited about this classic being put to film, but many reservations are held based upon the quality of previous video game adaptations.

Star Wars: Episode VII Release Date Confirmed. December 18, 2015

A confirmed release date of December 18th 2015 has been set for Star Wars: Episode VII. The wait is going to be a long one, but it could make for a pretty amazing Christmas. Let's hope they make the best use of their time.

Original Star Wars Blooper Reel Is Hilarious

Star Wars fans were given a treat on Reddit today in the form of a 36-year-old outtake reel from the original trilogy. Put simply, it's hilarious.

Watch The 30-Year-Old Trailer For 'The Empire Strikes Back.'

Over thirty years ago, audiences were getting excited about the original Star Wars saga, and now the official Star Wars YouTube channel has uploaded the classic trailer for The Empire Strikes Back  .

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Robotic Prosthetic Arm Turns Man Into Superhuman Cyborg Drummer

Drummer Jason Barnes was electrocuted two years ago, which resulted in the amputation of his right arm below the elbow. To most, this would be the end of any dreams of drumming; but thanks to a robotic prosthetic he has achieved his lifelong goal with superhuman ability.

Mogees Turns Everyday Objects Into Musical Instruments

Ever looked at the household objects around you and thought to yourself "what would that sound like as a musical instrument?" Not really a question you think about, but one that definitely came up in my younger music nerd days! 'Mogees' looks to answer that question with a rather innovative piece of kit.

Heyward Howkins - Be Frank, Furness Review

Such is the rapid nature of receiving an entirely new album in Be Frank, Furness by Heyward Howkins, following the truly captivating Hale & Heartyyou'd be forgiven to have a slight concern. I can safely say your worries are truly misplaced.

Helghyer’s The Mage, The Wiseman And The Lioness: Part 1 - May I Have An Extra Side Of Heathcliff Please?

In judging this EP by its cover, I expected to hear other worldliness, Celtic ballads, or at the very least some panpipes. The promotional photographs for Natalie Earl’s (a.k.a. Helghyer) self released EP feature all the hallmarks of Gaelic promise: moorland, mist, scrubby plants…hell, she’s even wearing a cloak and holding a staff.

The Como Brothers - Baby Steps EP Review

The Como Brothers are siblings from New York with music in their blood. The duo's rock with an alternative blues twist is perfect for any fans of John Mayer, The Black Keys, or the earlier material of Maroon 5.

 


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#NRMPresents 'ION Glasses.' The Cheaper, Stylish Alternative To Google Glass

It may sound weird, but the idea of smart glasses actually looking like a standard pair of spectacles is a bit far-fetched. But ION Glasses take on Google Glass and the competition with a fairly traditional looking pair of hipster specs.

#NRMPresents 'The True-View.' 3D Photos & Video On Your 2D Smartphone

The classic View-Master is dragged into the 21st century with 'The True-View.' The 3D smartphone fad died a couple years ago, so what if you want the best of both worlds? That is where this pretty beautifully designed device comes in, allowing you to take 3D photos and videos on your 2D phone.

#NRMPresents 'WREN.' A Crowdsourced Satellite You Can Directly Control

We've seen many efforts in bringing the world closer to space, all from a plethora of multi-billion pound companies. But imagine a mission to the stars ran by four guys in a garage and, possibly, you. Introducing WREN: the first satellite you can fly.

Welcome To New Rising Media

Two years have passed since we launched New Rising Media, and all of it has led to this.   Welcome to the new website: clean, simple, responsive.

#NRMPRESENTS 'Superhot.' Control Time In This Unique FPS Puzzler

 Imagine Braid  mixed with Mirror's Edge, plus a hint of Max Payne and The Matrix for good measure. The concoction created is not far off the unique nature of Superhot, a free FPS that was greenlit for Steam in just 5 days (a new record).


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If You Fold A Piece Of Paper In Half 103 Times It Will Be As Thick As The Universe

The current record for folding a piece of paper in half stands at 12 times, contrary to the myth being 8 times, but fold it 103 times and the thickness will be larger than the observable universe.

Scientists Search For Time Travellers On The Internet

Have you come from the future? If you want your secret to be preserved, be sure to not Tweet about it. Physicists from Michigan Technological University have started searching for signs of time travellers on Facebook and Twitter.

Canadian Researchers Send A Text Message Using Only Vodka And A Fan

York University researchers in Canada have managed to send a text message using vodka and a desk fan. In the experiment conducted. 

A whole new meaning to the words "drunk text."

Japanese Scientists Create Rock-Paper-Scissors Robot That Wins Every Time

Japanese scientists have developed a robot that is so fast it can beat any human at rock-paper-scissors every single time. 

Watch The Incredible POV Video Of Red Bull Stratos: Felix Baumgartner's Jump From The Edge Of Space

Almost exactly one year after Felix Baumgartner did his record-breaking skydive from the edge of space, Red Bull has released spectacular new footage of their Stratos project.

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Procrastination Is A Bitch. Resurrection Is Tricky

With yet another month passing with no posting, it is time to kick the procrastination bug that many of you will be familiar with.

The Plan For New Rising Media

So here I sit on the balcony at my flat, drinking cider and eating pepperoni pizza to perfectly accompany the arrival of summer: an ideal place to write the second part of New Rising Media's return.

New Rising Media Will Return

"When you feel like quitting, think about why you started" - Author Unknown

I guess it takes standing on the edge of a cliff in the Peak District, seeing the world in front of you to truly take stock of what you have and what you dream to achieve someday.

Post-Apocalyptic Fairytale 'The Reverie' Asks "Are We Alone At The End Of The World?"

'The Reverie' has been receiving a great amount of attention over the past 3 days on Kickstarter, moving along nicely towards its funding goal and being selected as a "Staff Pick." This short film set in the wake of an unnamed catastrophe has shown our appetite for independent projects from talented people, refusing to let the film industry fall into the ironically dystopian plains of big budget cinema pleasers.

Let's Get Going Again. Part One: This Is My Apology

So one question remains on the lips of over 1,000 amazing people who visit this site every day: why has New Rising Media stopped posting? There was a promise of plenty of content, which seems to have been broken.  

Well to be brutally honest, dear reader, I have broken this promise and I am sorry. Before me lies a mountain of unfinished projects, thrown to the side in a haze of full-time commitments and procrastination.