An interesting audio innovation from Yamaha "cloaks" conversations.

Many people often find it rather uncomfortable to divulge private information in certain locations, such as banks and pharmacies among many others. To address this, Yamaha has unveiled a very special ambient noise generator that “cloaks” conversations by stirring more noise into the user's desired direction. According to initial test findings, VSP-1 managed to mask between 47 percent and 89 percent of conversations in four Japanese pharmacies.


[via Engadget]

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