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.
Why were so many people shot in Chicago last weekend? Does today's earthquake in Japan mean another Fukushima meltdown? And why does Winnipeg want to fine people $100 for singing in public? These are the questions we address in this week's edition of What's Ruining Our Cities.
This is either the best flight ever—if it wasn't delayed and you managed to eat and rest beforehand—or the worst flight ever—if you're trying to catch up on sleep and are stuck next to an oversized mouth breather. Still, I'd like to think that most people with a working heart that pumps blood would have a good time…
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.
Floating singing lips are creepy but seeing a robotic head with dark soul sucking eyes (that double as cameras) try to sing might be just as bad. Especially when she's horribly shrieky and a little too realistic.
What if I told you that you could be a singer if you just spoke into an app. Seriously, that's all you have to do with Songify. The app autotunes your voice and stitches it against a song. YOU SOUND AWESOME.
Everyone remembers the classic shoot-em-up lobby scene from The Matrix. Bullets flying, people flying, it was awesome.
If you're not familiar with the UK talent show The X Factor, think of it as American Idol with adorable British accents. And also contestants—like Gamu Nhengu here—who never miss note, thanks to glorious Auto-Tuning. Hit it, Gamu!
I'm sure USC's Speech Articulation group gained all manner of important phonological insight from these videos of an opera singer and a beatboxer doing their respective things in an MRI machine. Here's the insight I gained: tongues are gross.
Have a flight heading into George Bush airport in Houston? You might want to make some adjustments now that management has set up karaoke booths to entertain (?) weary travelers.
We can understand why the footprint fireworks were digitally faked into the live broadcast of the Olympic opening ceremony-because it would have been too dangerous to actually fly a helicopter through those projectiles-but allowing a cuter little girl to karaoke while the originally chosen little girl stood behind the…
So, Sony's dancing Rolly is finally out today, after all that crazy hype. And I looked at it from all angles, sat through an arse-numbingly too-cool-for-school video &mdash feel free to indulge yourselves below &mdash and thought, do you know what? The egg-shaped dancing MP3 and ATRAC player looks like a small clone…