Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bizarre Noise-Cancelling Mask Stops Eavesdropping

A bizarre electronic muzzle claims to be able to keep phone conversations private by making them inaudible to anyone in the vicinity.

Not only does this enable the wearer to speak in private, it also means that those around them won't have to listen to any irritatingly loud conversations.

The Hushme is worn around the mouth and hooks up to an app on the user's smartphone over Bluetooth .

When not in use, it can be snapped apart and worn loosely around the neck like a pair of headphones.

Showcased at the CES tech show in Las Vegas last week, the unusual device features built-in microphones for active voice suppression. What's more, 'voice masking mode' enables the user to choose from a selection of audio affects including Darth Vadar, R2-D2 or a Minion. more