What are the best Headsets on the market for the PS3

With very little information on the internet about radio accessory’s, it is very rare when we get a chance to re post, with permission, an article from this industry.

Let’s have a show of hands: Who doesn’t love the PS3?

Hm. Only that one fat kid at the back declined (and he appears to be licking pepperoni from his own armpit). So, basically, we all love PS3.

PS3 offers great graphics, immersive gameplay and a range of enthralling, cinematic adventures that are often so real its often scary. So what can you do to improve this (already pretty great) experience?

Get a headset, of course!

With a headset, not only can you channel the sound through your speaker (meaning that you don’t have to disturb everyone else around you AND you can keep playing ‘after hours’) you can also communicate verbally with other players spread across this big blue marble we call planet Earth. Headsets have become pretty standard equipment for serious gamers, however, there are a lot of headsets and they aren’t all good.

Some headsets offer really poor sound quality, with quiet reproduction with harder scratches than you’d expect from a polar bear’s arse, some simply drop out, making other gamers mistakenly believe that you have abruptly died. There are possibly as many crappy headsets out there as good ones, so we cobbled together this modest little site, in order to guide you along the right path.

We test the headsets rigorously by playing games constantly (its a tough job…) and we keep up to date on all the latest news, releases and ‘sciencey stuff’ so you don’t have to. Furthermore, we aren’t some great big corporate mega-site, we’re real people, just like you, which means that we don’t have any obligation towards anybody but you.

We aim to offer you the best value for money, the best products and the strongest, clearest idea of what you should be looking for when seeking a PS3 headset. Yeah, we know, with drive and ambition like that we could have split atoms and cured diseases, but no, we’re more interested in playing PS3 and bitching about crap headsets. It’s just easier.

So there you go, that’s our mission statement.

We’re nuts about the PS3 and, since you’re on this site we figure you are too. We want to make sure your PS3 experience is as good as it can possibly be. Sound and communication are a vital part of that experience. Headsets are massively important bits of kit for any gamer, so it really pays to know what you’re looking for.

Human-like robot designed to mimic the appearance

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Essentially, an android is a Human-like robot designed to mimic the appearance, mannerisms and body language of a flesh and blood person. However, even that definition is a flimsy one, as science fiction writers have come up with numerous weird and wonderful ways to create many new types of androids (at least on the page).

Sometimes an android is built by an alien race and thus resembles its creators. Sometimes an android is mostly robotic, but has some recognizably Human traits and sometimes an android is a bioorganic machine that is ‘grown’ rather than built (making it very similar to the legendary homunculus creatures of ancient myth, or even the Golem of Jewish folklore).

The difference, essentially, between a robot and an android is that an android is designed to look more Human (for one reason or another) and a robot looks, well, like a robot (and that’s opening a whole other can of worms, if you’re interested in that, start with Al Jazari and go from there).

Why we want it?

The applications for Human-like robots are actually endless. Android firefighters could rescue people from areas inaccessible to Human beings, android surgeons would never miss a mark and their pleasant, Human-like appearance would certainly be preferable to some sort of scary surgical machine (if we were forced to choose, that is).

Androids could fill up many jobs that regular people simply don’t want to do (but hopefully in a money-less environment to avoid putting people out of said jobs). If we are still using money by the time the androids show up, then android stock-brokers could use their computer-minds to analyse and prefigure oncoming trends months in advance, rendering the entire economy as one clear, safe equation.

Androids could actually be extremely beneficial to the world, but I’m going to avoid the ethical consequences of their creation in this piece. You can discuss that amongst yourselves.

When can we expect it?

Robotics is an area of science that has come along in leaps and bounds recently. It may yet prove to be the breakthrough discipline of this era (following biology, psychology and, arguably, information technology before it).

In Japan, the ‘Intelligent Robotics Lab’ have developed what they call an ‘Actroid’, which is an android by any other name. Able to mimic breathing, movement, blinking and speaking, these machines are actually quite a startling sight! However, despite running a complex form of A.I (artificial intelligence), the Actroid’s ‘brain’ is actually accessed and operated via an external computer.

A bit more recently, in 2011, Danish professor Henrik Sch㱦e unveiled a robot version of himself. He’s not quite Noonien Soong, but it’s definitely a start!

I think we’ll see realistic androids in at least some workplaces by 2050, but as to proper, artificial people, I’m not sure that the majority of the Human race would ever actually allow such beings to be created. Having said that, if these early pioneering scientists get a consistently strong reaction to their creations, then I certainly wouldn’t rule anything out.