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This Century-Old Audio Technique Could Be Key to Virtual Reality

Binaural audio sounds like a no-brainer. Humans have two ears, so we should record sounds with two microphones, right? But the late 1800s technique of sticking microphones inside a pair of life-like ears mounted on a fake head has never been more than a novelty. Which is a shame, because as you're about to hear,… »2/16/15 9:20pm2/16/15 9:20pm

These Headphones Do For Your Ears What Oculus Rift Does For Your Eyes

French company 3D Sound Labs is showing off a new set of headphones called Neoh. They're a personal 3D sound system capable of reproducing surround sound from any movie. But more than just a 3D virtualization of the kind we've seen before, the Neoh headphones create something closer to a virtual reality experience. »1/04/15 8:25pm1/04/15 8:25pm