Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tech News

Miku fans wanted a hologram concert — they got a TV show instead

A screenshot from a video of Miku Expo in Portland, Oregon.
Miku Expo 2024 in Portland, Oregon. | Screenshot: Wes Davis / The Verge

If you made it through that headline and you’re confused, don’t worry — I was, too, at first. Hatsune Miku is an internet fandom thing. She’s not a real person, and she didn’t get her start in some obscure anime — she’s a Vocaloid, which is a synthetic voice that can be fed melodies and song lyrics to output as vocal performances, and she puts on concerts. Here’s a succinct summary from my colleague Jess Weatherbed:

Okay, a quick crash course is that Miku is the mascot and most recognizable character for Vocaloid voice synthesizer software. Each Vocaloid “character” has a specific, unique voice that’s resulted in some of them gaining fan followings like real human performers.

404 Media called Miku a “bonafide virtual pop idol with a…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Tech News

How the “Add to Chromebook” badge looks like on websites. | Image: Google Google is making a new “Add to Chromebook” badge that’s designed...

Editor's Pick

Colin Grabow Some members of Congress believe that US servicemembers suffer from an excess of choice in the boots they use—and they’ve got the...

Editor's Pick

In this edition of StockCharts TV‘s The Final Bar, Dave and guest Julius de Kempenaer of RRG Research talk sector rotation, growth vs. value, offense vs....

Tech News

Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Intel’s chip-making division accumulated $7 billion in operating losses in 2023, Reuters reported on Tuesday. That’s a...