Tag Archives: pop

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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I’m Pretty Sure You’re Thinking Too Hard…

Look man. Owl City is not the first artist to write a song that doesn’t make lyrical sense. Hell, look at most songs from the past 30 years and tell me how many are meant literally. I can think of only one off hand. Great lyrics don’t have to make sense. In fact, some of the greatest lyrics make no ...

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Ultra-Realistic Michael Jackson Thriller Action Figure

Looking almost more like Michael Jackson than Michael Jackson looked like Michael Jackson, this ultra-realistic set of Thriller Action Figures features MJ in both his normal pre-surgical and pre-allegation days, with iconic red leather jacket, and also in his much-touted zombie form. Thriller is probably my favorite music video of all-time. Having a Michael Jackson Thriller action figure to show ...

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LEGO Boy Band

Girl, from the first day I had you in my heart I knew our arms would never grow apart Yellow and yellow, hand in hand Crankin’ out beats while I bust out a jam Got my man with the hair over to the left And angry bro-dude, yeah, he comes next I’m in the middle singing all the time Don’t ...

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Private Eyes, They’re Watching You

Video games aren’t the only things I dream I’m in. Occasionally I’ve been known to have absurd notions that I am sponsored by a skateboard company and that it puts my eyes on a deck it calls “Private Eyes”. Then the realization that that’ll never happen brings me home. Now, Zazzle.com is making my dreams come true (minus the getting ...

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Games I Dream I’m In

We all have games that indirectly inspire our dreams. There may be even some that give us nightmares. Some games you can’t help but wish you were the main character of just so you can get with the princess at the end of the story. Hit the jump to see the games that I dream I’m in, whether it be ...

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The SoulArc Skateboard Is A Board Within A Board

In an effort to exhibit the sense of surfing in skateboarding, Mitch Mulder came up with this design during a class project at Kendall College of Art and Design. After realizing he made a worthwhile draft he partnered up with Salvaore Vilardi to attempt to market the board. It looks way more fun to mess around with than that 360. ...

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Element Push Deck Rides Like A Beauty

Remember that carbon fiber Element Push deck? We were impressed by the craftsmanship of the board, so the folks at Element sent us one to check out. Specifically, the Atchley Stealth. The precise manufacturing that goes into making this deck is incredible and I’m glad we got our chance to take it for a test ride. We’ve even got a ...

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Mr. Potato Head Meets Hellboy

Using a little bit of clay and a whole lot of imagination, Ash Ringrose of Mr. PotatoMash has become popular molding clay into a well-made array of pop culture, movie, and cartoon characters. One of his later works is a Mr. Potato rendition of Hellboy. In light of the upcoming release of the hero’s new movie: Hellboy II: The Golden ...

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