Facebook unveils prototype AR glasses that give you ‘auditory superpowers’

Facebook has revealed a set of AR glasses that give users “perceptual superpowers”  by amplifying what they want to hear and dimming background noise.

One prototype device is equipped with headphones and microphones that capture surrounding sounds. It then tracks the movements of the user’s head and eye movement to work out what they’re trying to hear. This headset then enhances the sounds the user’s focused on, and turns the volume down on everything else.

Facebook’s annual Oculus Connect conference will be held online-only on September 16th — and it’s being rebranded as Facebook Connect, part of the social giant’s gradual assimilation of its virtual reality subsidiary.

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