Archive for February, 2012
Movie lovers here’s the latest news about movie box office for this weekend. In case you would like to know here’s the Top Six right now:
1. Act Of Valor (Relativity) NEW [3,039 Theaters]
Est Friday $10M-$12M, Est Weekend $28M-$34M
2. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (Lionsgate) NEW [2,132 Theaters]
Est Friday $6M-$7M, Est Weekend: $14M-$16M
3. Journey 2 (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,350 Theaters]
Est Friday $2.5-$3.0M, Est Weekend $11M-$12M
4. Safe House (Universal) Week 3 [3,052 Theaters]
Est Friday $3M-$3.5M, Est Weekend $10M-$11M
5. Wanderlust (Universal) NEW [2,002 Theaters]
Est Friday $2M-$3M, Est Weekend $6M-$7M
6. Gone (Summit) NEW [2,186 Theaters]
Est Friday $1M-$2M, Est Weekend $4M-$5M
“Act of Valor” is about an elite squad of commandos trying to foil a deadly terrorist plot. The movie stars active-duty SEALs in a fictionalized account of Navy SEAL operations.
I received a call from my friend and former classmate yesterday, she told me that we will have a high school grand reunion this April. This morning she sent through email the Program for our reunion. I think it is going to be fun and exciting so I will definitely join in this event. It’s been 10 years since we last saw each other so we really miss each other’s company.
Those living or working abroad can still join the event through web based video conferencing. A big monitor will be used so we can see them in big screen. Aside from dinner, there will be presentations, games and raffle.
I wonder if I can identify all my classmates when I see them or if they can still recognize me? hahaha. From the skinny, dark colored lass I have already turned into a big fat belly woman!lol
If you love to sing, here’s something new for you! – a pair of musical gloves that can sing a duet with you. Scientists designed the gloves which manipulate computerised sound to mimic the human voice. Hand gestures replicate the movements of real vocal chords, allowing the gloves to produce a complex range of sounds, said Sidney Fels, a researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, who led their development.
But there’s one problem, Fels says it takes about 100 hours to learn how to play them. Here’s how it works:
The right-hand glove contains motion sensors that detect the opening and closing of the wearer’s hand. An open hand mimics the opening of the vocal tract, producing vowels, while a closed hand constricts the vocal tract to produce consonant sounds such as “sh” and “zz”.
Buttons on the left-hand glove activate stop consonants like “p” and “b”, normally produced by a sudden release of built-up pressure, which is difficult to simulate using the right-hand vocal tract controls.
A set of 3D position sensors on the right-hand glove locates the wearer’s hand in space, with different areas affecting pitch. A foot pedal controls volume.