Karaoke: For something that strikes fear into many hearts, it can be life-affirming magic in the hands of the right host. You, my friend, can be that host.
When Patrick Bailey moved into his new house he waited until his wife left town before he serenaded his new neighbors with an Ugly Kid Joe cover blasted over a speaker system. What is equally incredible is that the rest of his family stood by him during this car crash of an introduction.
We're not all blessed with the vocal chords or performance abilities to be a karoake superstar but we've all spent a heckuva lotta time with our fingers on a keyboard. So prove your typing skills by playing Typing Karoake, it's an 8-bit typing game that lets you type out song lyrics as if you were singing karoake.…
Microsoft exec Michael Angiulo had a pretty good day today: Microsoft Surface, an awesome product he helped make and introduce, opened up for pre-orders and this beyond awesome rap he did with rapper Too Short for his 40th birthday came out to the public. This guy is my new favorite technology executive.
Of course your smartphone (or tablet) can handle Karaoke, but you don't want to have to hold a screen while you're rocking out and driving the neighbors insane; you want a microphone, to add to the ridiculous fantasy that you're worth listening to. Enter the AppToyz AppSing, complete with scorpion-like phone holder.
With the addition of Soulo's wireless microphone, the iPad 2 finally becomes a truly portable Karaoke solution, freeing the untalented singers of the world from bars and sleazy restaurants. It might even help with their performances too.
You know the one thing missing from your morning commute? Karaoke. Obviously. With the Red Karaoke App, you'll be able to share your awesome renditions of Mariah Carey classics with everybody on the bus.
Shazam Encore and Shazam Red both have a new feature called LyricPlay. It's pretty much like karaoke, the app will display and animate (scroll, jump or slide) the lyrics of the song you're listening to for you to sing along. [iTunes]
Ask iPhone owners about their favorite music app and most will say Shazam or Pandora. Both are great, but there are so many clones they've lose some of their zing. That's why we were excited to discover Vocal Zap.
In the Philippines, where you can die for singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" off key, artist Louie Cordero decided to satirize the ongoing violence with an over-the-top installation that shows just how crazy the phenomenon has gotten. It'll make you think twice whenever you find yourself humming the Sinatra songbook.
I love karaoke, but it amuses me how many joints don't even have a digital songlist, instead favoring a cheapskate telephone book of songs. Hong Kong's completely pimped the karaoke bar, with Panasonic's 103-inch TV, Kinect and Microsoft Surface.
It's tough to think about inventors without remembering dear Dr. NakaMats. He claims to have invented over 3,000 items—frequently while almost drowning himself—and basically thinks Thomas Edison's an uneducated wimp who quit at 1,093 inventions.
If you have no further need for your basic, human dignity, get the latest humiliation device for iPad—in the form of USing Karaoke. It supports MIDI files, so you'll never run out of tunes to recreate that stuck-in-an-elevator-feeling.
When Glee first hit the air I loathed it. Sure, it was sharkfully wicked, but for a show about the joy of simply singing, I found the autotune insulting. I survived. Smule's Glee app makes autotune a blast.
Love karaoke, but hate the sound of your singing? Do friends point and laugh when you attempt a warble? Why not buy the Noiseless USB Karaoke Mic for the Wii? They'll even throw in a set of free steak knives!*
This man says he invented over 3,000 things including floppies and springy-shoes—frequently while diving underwater until he almost died. He basically thinks Thomas Edison's an uneducated wimp who quit at 1,093 inventions. Sounds ridiculous? Watch this:
Apparently, when people sing Sinatra's My Way in a Philippines karaoke bar, and they sing it poorly, they die.
Last we saw marathon karaoke man, he was singing for nobody like he was singing for his life. There's no evidence that he's stopped since Wednesday, but he has accumulated a small fanbase. Feel, as your pity transmutes into respect.
We might complain about the amount of work we do here at CES, but nothing puts life in perspective like a man forced to soberly sing karaoke in the wilds of south hall all day long. Stay strong, karaoke man.