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'VR of sound' works for entertainment and surveillance alike

KDDI tech lets you listen to one singer in a group, or a person in a crowd

Members of pop group Morning Musume '18 promote KDDI's new video technology in Tokyo on March 14.

TOKYO -- Japanese telecom company KDDI has come up with a new way to lose yourself in music.

The company on March 14 revealed a video of a female pop group, with technology that lets viewers "tune in" to their favorite member and single out her voice. KDDI calls the system Oto no VR, or "virtual reality of sound." 

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