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Gaming Headset Will Overclock Your Brain
Filed under: GAMING, FOCUS LABS


Gaming just got a bit weirder. Foc.us Labs, a US-based manufacturer, created a headset, which fires electricity into the brain's frontal lobe that supposedly improves focus while you're playing. The four electrodes deploy so-called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), which, according to the report is similar to a technique used in treating depression (that's just fucking great).

The method is meant to "make your synapses fire faster" and "overclock your brain." Current is applied through an iPhone app that allows the user to control the strength and duration of each session.

Foc.us did state that this is not a medical device and it's not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. On the other hand, they stress that the device meets regulated safety standards. Although, epilepsy sufferers and people under 18, are advised not to use the device.

I must admit that I can see how the manufacturer wanted to enhance the gameplay experience with this device, but I'll also admit that from some angles it looks a bit like a Nazi information extractor.

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jungi Jul 05 2013, 06:23 am EDT
what a load of crap
drakevonlee Jul 05 2013, 07:12 am EDT
aww FAIL lets get back to the monitor that lets u grab boobies
  Vader: 3D touchable boobies you mean.
Neil Jul 05 2013, 08:42 am EDT
What a total crock of $hit! And yet some numpties will buy into it!
  Vader: Some. Not all but some. They deserve to have electric…
Doomsday. Jul 05 2013, 09:17 am EDT
One day they will unite gaming with Fleshlights and then we will have a true sex game experience!
  Vader: Firing electricity into one's penis.
Chunder Jul 05 2013, 11:42 am EDT
The science behind this is real. However if this particular device actually works is another story...
  Vader: Who the fuck would want to buy this?
Whisky Jul 05 2013, 02:31 pm EDT
Define Irony. A device that makes you smarter, but it hooks up to your iphone. Uhhh
Vader [STAFF] Jul 05 2013, 04:47 pm EDT
I wonder what Adam Jensen would have to say about this.
Vader [STAFF] Jul 05 2013, 04:47 pm EDT
Or Hitler.
jungi Jul 05 2013, 05:31 pm EDT
If you are stupid enough to buy this shit maybe you deserve to get your brain bombarded by random bursts of electricity.
Cheddar Jul 05 2013, 07:48 pm EDT
/facepalm
lurkmurk Jul 07 2013, 04:23 pm EDT
reminds me of the crap you could buy in the 80s on the back of every magazine... xray glasses anyone?
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