Lips Karaoke Game For Xbox 360: Hardware and Media Import Review

Xbox 360's Lips karaoke game is notable for two reasons. One is the Vegas loungy motion-sensitive wireless microphones that trigger bonus scoring opportunities for you as part of the game. The second is the feature that lets you use any DRM-free song from your iTunes/Zune/Amazon library as a base for singing. So what… » 12/10/08 1:00pm 12/10/08 1:00pm

Nintendo Says F You With One-Time-Use Wii Speak Code

Ars » 11/14/08 7:39pm 11/14/08 7:39pm discovered that the upcoming Nintendo Wii Speak peripheral—a microphone that finally lets you communicate to other Wii users online—comes with a 16 character code to download the "Wii Speak" channel. This is a one time use code, which cannot be replaced if lost. What does this mean to you? It means you can NEVER…

Griffin Adds Microphone and Controls to TuneBuds For the iPhone, iPods

Griffin has announced updated versions of their TuneBuds Mobile and SmartTalk products for both versions of the iPhone, the iPod nano 4G, iPod touch 2G, and iPod classic (120 GB). TuneBuds are intended to be an alternative to Apple's upcoming premium in-ear headphones » 11/11/08 4:40pm 11/11/08 4:40pm—both offer a built-in microphone and remote for…

iPhone Heart Monitor Tracks Your Heartbeat Unless You Are Dead

Here's a really cool application for the iPhone: Heart Monitor uses the iPhone microphone-especially the one built into your headphones-to record and track your heartbeat from your chest, wrist or neck. Watching the video, it looks like it will be a perfect application for both sports people and hypochondriacs, even… » 9/29/08 8:20am 9/29/08 8:20am

Memorex SingStand Might Actually Make Karaoke Cool Again

The galaxy of gimmicky karaoke machines was starting to fade before Memorex's SingStand came along. This baby organically melds mic stand and iPod dock, and at $70 doesn't even put you into debt to do so. The base is where the brains are—vox effects like reverb plus "Auto Voice Control" for removing original song… » 9/21/08 5:00pm 9/21/08 5:00pm

Apple Multi-Touch Data Fusion Adds Camera, Voice, Force Sensors

Apple has been working in new multi-touch technology that combines touch interfaces with input from the camera and the microphone. For example: this will allow you to select text in the iPhone, say "copy," go to another application and say "paste" to make this task really easy. The most intriguing part, however, is… » 9/04/08 5:53am 9/04/08 5:53am

Orator's Briefcase PA System For Impromptu Speeches

With the Orator's Briefcase, you never know when a speech might break out unexpectedly. This relatively normal looking briefcase opens up to reveal a lectern, a microphone on a gooseneck arm and a PA system with two 4-inch speakers and a 20-watt amplifier. If you are delivering your crazy propaganda to uninterested… » 9/02/08 4:20pm 9/02/08 4:20pm