A High-Tech Fork Creates A No-Slurping Zone The ramen company Nissin has developed a noise-canceling fork. It detects the sound of someone slurping noodles and directs your smartphone to play a masking sound.
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A High-Tech Fork Creates A No-Slurping Zone

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A High-Tech Fork Creates A No-Slurping Zone

A High-Tech Fork Creates A No-Slurping Zone

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The ramen company Nissin has developed a noise-canceling fork. It detects the sound of someone slurping noodles and directs your smartphone to play a masking sound.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. I'm not sure how you eat ramen, but do you ever have a friend say, slurp it, be loud, it's how you do it? Well, the instant ramen company Nissin is taking no chances. They have created a noise-canceling fork. It directs your smartphone to play a masking sound. There's a before-and-after video. Here's normal slurp.

(SOUNDBITE OF NISSIN'S "BEFORE AND AFTER" VIDEO)

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (Slurping).

GREENE: Here's with noise cancellation.

(SOUNDBITE OF NISSIN'S "BEFORE AND AFTER" VIDEO)

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (Slurping).

(SOUNDBITE OF WHITE NOISE)

GREENE: So that's better? It's MORNING EDITION.

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