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Google Lets You Listen To 3D Virtual Reality Audio In Your Headphones

Called 'Omnitone,' the open source project brings new meaning to 'surround sound'<p>Today, Google announced a new open source project for what it deems "a key element for an immersive virtual reality experience": spatial audio. In other words, placing sound where it should be in three-dimensional …

New Aumeo Gadget Personalizes Settings To Individual's Hearing Ability

A new gadget is promising to personalize the listening experience by adjusting it according to individual hearing capabilities. The $129-device …

Here One™ Wireless Smart Earbuds

Four years ago we started Doppler Labs with a mission to build a computer for the ears. We set out to change the way we interact with technology, …

The Even headphones make you feel better about your poor hearing

The best headphones in the world don't mean much if the listener's hearing isn't up to the task. A great pair of cans could offer clear, balanced sound that highlights every little nuance in a song, but that means very little when pitted against decades of hearing loss. This frustrating situation …

A Google exec thinks your headphones could translate any language for you in 10 years

In a decade, that could very well be a reality thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence, Greg Corrado, the co-founder of Google's deep learning project dubbed Google Brain, said in a roundtable discussion with journalists Thursday.<p>In 10 years, it will be possible to have a meeting where …

Artificial Intelligence

Mossberg: New Even earphones tune themselves to each individual’s hearing

“Glasses for the ears” could benefit from switch to powered audio jack<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode.</i><p>I’ve been testing one of those …

Consumer Tech

Lighting headphone development kit signals end of analog

Those worried about Apple’s rumored decision to eliminate the headphone jack on future iPhones have a silver lining to focus on. Cirrus Logic has created a development kit for Lightning-based headphones.<p>The Lightning port is Apple’s all-in-one inlet on iOS devices, and seems to be gaining momentum …

These headphones mold to your exact ear shape in 60 seconds

Headphones are a major pain point for music and podcast lovers. Traditional headphones are clunky, while earbuds fall out and can't seem to stay untangled.<p>But a new kind of earbuds might just fit better than other headphones. That's because they're custom fit to your ears.<p>Revols, created by a …

Consumer Tech

Nuheara’s IQbuds are somewhere between wireless headphones and a hearing aid

I went into the Nuheara demo not knowing what to expect. Not in the sense of, “How good will these be?” so much as, “I’m not exactly sure what these things do.” Like, are they headphones? Are they hearing aids?<p>The answer, interestingly enough, is a little bit of both. The IQbuds are, ostensibly, …

Consumer Tech