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Beyond Auto-Tune: Japanese Robot Learns How to Sing By Mimicking Pop Stars

Modern pop music is packed to the brim with machine-aided singers, probably more than we can even imagine. But what happens when the machines start singing for themselves? HRP-4, the first ever divabot, is a Japanese fembot programmed to sing. With an assortment of software enhancements, HRP-4 mimics pop singers down to their every last breath and facial tic. A ...

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DVD Rewinder: An Indispensable Gadget

I’m not quite sure how my household would get along without this DVD Rewinder, a truly necessary gadget in any man serious about his media. I despise receiving DVDs from Netflix, only to find that they haven’t been properly rewound. I do not care to see the middle of a film before I’ve seen the beginning. It’s almost as irritating ...

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Pirate Bay Judge Accused of Bias

Fuck the system! Break it down! That’s what a lot of people are chanting today after it was discovered last night that the judge in the landmark Pirate Bay trial is a member of several pro-copyright lobby groups that are in cahoots with the entertainment industry. Judge Tomas Norstrm belongs to the Swedish Association of Copyright, Swedish Association for the ...

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Nintendo To Launch Wii Video Service In 09

Dentsu Inc, Japans largest advertising agency, is aiding Nintendo in launching a video distribution service on Nintendos home console, the Wii. The two companies plan to offer programs exclusive to the service, allowing old people and little kids to get down with some cartoons and other entertainment content. However, nothing in this world is free (except Wii Sports) and viewers ...

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8-Bit NES Games Go 3-D

Japanese design firm Tibori Design reimagined several classic Nintendo games in 3-D form. Titles include but aren’t limited to The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike and Super Mario Brothers. My personal favorite is Cut Man from the Mega Man series. He just looks so…right.

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NES Air Max Sneakers Are Not As Cool As They Try To Be

At first, these shoes don’t look much like a classic Nintendo Entertainment System. Look closer. These kicks have D-pads printed around them. Look even closer. See the “Start” button? It’s trying very hard to look like the one on the controller. Definitely a cool design, but is it cooler than Hennessys Cognac Kicks? Absolutely not. Not even close. There is ...

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Ice Hockey On A Portable DVD Player

This portable entertainment center is the only one in existence advertised with the Ice Hockey game for the NES playing on it. Despite all the expected features of a portable DVD player like a 14-inch crystal clear TFT LCD screen, multi-format disc play (including MP3 and DivX) and a high quality TV tuner for use all over the world; this ...

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