The Battle Over Directional Sound

from the my-own-private-sound-station dept

It’s been almost exactly three years since we first wrote about directional sound technology that promised to (among other things) let everyone sitting in a car listen to their own radio stations (without headphones) without having to hear what anyone else was listening to. It turns out that the guy profiled in that article wasn’t the only one working on the technology, and MIT’s Tech Review has written an article talking about the two different inventors who are each working on directional targeted sound technology, and who are gearing up to battle each other in the marketplace. Of course, at this point, it sounds like both technologies are quite early on, and it makes you wonder if the two inventors (who appear to use similar methods) wouldn’t be better off pooling resources and attacking the market together.

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