Posts tagged technology
Don’t Take Digital Life Seriously, You’ll Never Get Out Alive

I - a self-confessed futurist and technology obsessive - am going to tell you to turn off the very device on which you’re reading this and say “no” to living a completely digital life. Trust me, your mental faculties will thank you for it.

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2015 In Review: 10 Biggest Technology Stories Of The Year

2015 has been a dull year for technology on first glance. Uninspiring smartphones, pointless smartwatches, and a slew of utilities with needless 'smart' capabilities, courtesy of the Internet of Things. But look further than the onslaught of consumer technology PR, and you start to see some real stories that made a huge impact. Here are just 10 of those moments.

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'Obake' Elastic Touchscreen Prototype Allows Literal Pinch To Zoom

 

We've seen touchscreen technology evolve over the years; but it has never really developed further than pressing against a flat display.  However, a new prototype called 'Obake,' designed by Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley of MIT's Media Lab, hopes to change this with an elastic screen - bringing a literal meaning to gestures such as pinch-to-zoom.

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University Team Create Hi-Res 3D Camera Using Lasers

Not content with claiming our movies and our televisions, 3D is now taking our photographs with a camera system that creates 3D images using lasers from over a kilometre away. And that's no fuzzy blurry image either. From over 1000 metres this camera can snap crisp, high-definition images that are accurate to the millimetre.

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Harvard Scientists Allow Humans To Control Rats With Their Minds

In the latest against science's long-standing grudge against rats, the boffins at Harvard Medical School have experimented with a system that allows the human mind to trigger actions in a rat's motor cortex, making the antics of the legendary Pied Piper of Hamelin one step closer to possible.

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'The Bat.' Levitating Mouse Of The Future

Ever looked at the mouse sitting by your PC and thought that maybe, just maybe, it needed to levitate? Well your bizarre whims are not far away from reality now thanks to Vadim Kibardin, winner of the 2012 DESIGN AND DESIGN International Award. What more appropriate name for something equal parts weird and awesome than "The Bat"?

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'Tinder.' New App Streamlines The Dating Process To 'Hot Or Not' Basics

We're all used to the notion of online and mobile dating by now; OKcupid, Match.com, eHarmony, the list continues to grow. To some extent, it makes sense -- modern life is becoming more and more hectic with most people working longer hours, and many no longer have the time to have relationships grow organically. But Tinder, a new dating app for your phone, has refined the art down to a basic "hot or not" principle.

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New Rising Media Christmas Gift Guide: Technology

The standard gadgets recommended in Christmas gift guides across the globe are boring, and they quickly become unused after the first few days of use 'just to show Grandma you're enjoying her present.'  It's with this determination to do better, both for you and your loved ones, that we have compiled ten presents that will not only fascinate people upon first use; but stand the test of time. 

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HyperStealth Introduces New Technology To Make You Invisible

‘The Invisible Military Becomes Reality’ is the boast coming from Canadian camouflage design company HyperStealth Biotechnology Company, introducing a new material named ‘Quantum Stealth’ that can render a target completely invisible by bending light waves around the wearer.

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MR-808: The Real Life Drum Machine

 

The 1980s are considered to have given birth to modern electronic music. One of the backbones was (and still is) the Roland TR-808, an early programmable drum machine. This iconic piece of hardware has been mimicked, sampled and synthesized countlessly over the past 30 years since its debut yet now Moritz Simon Geist (aka Sonic Robots) has taken this one step further.

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‘Pinch’ Interface Connects Touch Devices Into One Giant Display

It might not have the sophistication of the XDesk tabletop interface, but in development by a research group at the Tokyo University of Technology, a new interface named ‘Pinch’ allows users to connect various touch-enabled devices together into one larger, mismatched but quite remarkable screen.

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James Dyson Award Finalists Revealed. A Bright Future For Design Technology

Fifteen project finalists the design-focussed James Dyson Award have been shortlisted by a panel of high-profile designers, engineers, academics and journalists. They will now be judged by the aforementioned Founder and designer of the iconic Dyson vacuum cleaner, where a winner and two runners-up will be selected.

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British Scientists Produce Petrol From Fresh Air

In no uncertain terms, this could be huge. In what could be a 'game-changer' for the global energy crisis and a step on the way to combating global warming, a small team of scientists from a company in the North-East of England have developed an 'air capture' technology that can produce synthetic petrol using little more than air and electricity.

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We're Hiring: News Writers And Editors

Every day we are thankful to our audience of over 250,000 people for spending some of their precious time on this crazy planet we call Earth checking out the content we produce.  And as these numbers grow on a daily basis, we realise that the team needs to grow alongside this.  With this in mind, New Rising Media is looking to hire a load of news writers and editors from across the globe!

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Moo.com Unveils Its NFC-Enabled Business Cards

Business cards have always been the go-to move in making new contacts – that age-old tradition; you give them yours, they give you theirs, and then you never call each other again - and yet for decades they haven’t really changed. And that's where Moo.com comes in.

Utilising NFC technology, the company is behind a new batch of techno-savvy business cards (due 2013) that holds a whole lot more than perfunctory contact information.

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