CES 2013: Best Technology Products and Innovations

AMD SurRound House

AMD SurRound House
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Just as hyper-literate gaming bestseller BioShock's world of Rapture made the environment a vital storytelling element, so too does AMD's 360-degree audio technology promise to make positional sound a crucial narrative gaming device. Music and productivity applications could prove equally telling, though: Imagine standing in your living room enjoying symphonies that spin and swirl around you, or videoconferencing Star Trek-style, as voices echo from every corner of virtual auditoriums. Available now (and via a single PC), it's yet to be see what content creators make of it, however.

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