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Dolby brings Atmos surround sound to your living room

Dolby brings Atmos surround sound to your living room

Dolby has brought its fancy new surround technology first to the cinemas and then to mobile devices. Now the audio experts are bringing Atmos back to a bigger screen again, but this time, the kind that fits in your living room. You heard that right, pun unintended. Dolby is bringing Atmos to your home so that you can enjoy all the audio goodness that the technology has to offer, right from the comfort of your couch.

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Dolby reveals how notable movie SFX were made

Dolby reveals how notable movie SFX were made

Movies are riddled with sound effects, but some have transcended their cinematic boundaries to become a popular cultural staple, a sound effect that is recognizable on its own and often used and parodied in others' works. Lightsabers are one such sound effect, the making of which Dolby detailed yesterday in a blog post, along with seven other notable sounds.

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Jabra launches new REVO and VOX headphones

Jabra launches new REVO and VOX headphones

Jabra has just announced its next series of headsets that should appeal to both the casual music listener as well as audiophiles everywhere. There are 3 new products in Jabra's line-up: The Jabra REVO headphones, the Jabra REVO wireless headphones, and the Jabra VOX in-ear earphones. All offer great portability without sacrificing good quality music.

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Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Review

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Review

If it were ever time for another Android tablet with a thin frame and a 10.1-inch display, it's now, and it's Huawei who's bringing this device into the world. Huawei makes a valiant effort at creating a tablet with the MediaPad 10 FHD, and it does indeed bring on an impressive package, especially for media playback. If you're looking for the most massively impressive tablet on the market - this isn't it - but if you do have this device on your radar and wonder if it's worth the cash, let me give you a spoiler: it's definitely nice to watch a movie on, but that's just about where it ends.

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Star Trek Into Darkness teams with Dolby Atmos

Star Trek Into Darkness teams with Dolby Atmos

The next Star Trek big-time motion picture event "Star Trek Into Darkness" has been announced to be working with none other than Dolby Atmos for superior sound. The production teams at Bad Robot and director J.J. Abrams have let it be known that they'll be integrating the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 into their pre and post-production workflows and that the Dolby Atmos audio system will bring the whole Star Trek into Darkness soundtrack experience to a whole new galaxy. This film has been announced to be hitting theaters on May 17th, 2013.

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UltraViolet flicks get better sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Plus

UltraViolet flicks get better sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Plus

When it comes to watching movies most of us want a high-quality picture and high-quality sound. Sound is particularly important when you're watching high-resolution digital video on your home theater system, and you want to feel the bass as well as hear it. Dolby Laboratories has announced that its Dolby Digital Plus technology will be used to enable high-quality multichannel audio for the UltraViolet platform.

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Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook gets Ivy Bridge refresh

Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook gets Ivy Bridge refresh

We've already had our hands on the lovely silver beast that is the Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook, and now it's come time to refresh the lineup with a 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 256GB Solid State Drive to boot. This Acer refresh includes a lovely new champagne color and has a price structure starting at just $648 USD. This device is what Acer notes is "one of the most affordable ultrabooks on the market" and we'd have to agree!

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Acer Aspire S5 ultra-thin ultrabook priced and detailed

Acer Aspire S5 ultra-thin ultrabook priced and detailed

The thinnest ultrabook in Acer's arsenal has been announced as being up for sale this month: the Acer Aspire S5, complete with the fabulously odd motorized MagicFlip I/O Port we got our hands on earlier this year at CES 2012. This notebook measures in at 0.44 inches thin at its thinnest point, with just a 0.59 inch thickness at the other end of the spectrum. It's also got a black, magnesium-alloy and brushed metal chassis and just 2.65 pounds to its name, and it's all coming at the end of this month!

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