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New Android phone puts all chips on speaker upgrade

New Android phone puts all chips on speaker upgrade

Two teaser images from Lenovo reveal the full body of their next smartphone, one whose power rests in speaker quality. Oddly enough, these speakers appear to be sitting on the back of the phone, not the front. As such, users will need to place the smartphone face-down to get the full experience. Like some previous Lenovo smartphones, this one comes with Dolby sound technology - and Dolby branding. Does that make the device enticing enough to consider for you?

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Samsung squeezes Dolby Atmos into slim CES soundbar

Samsung squeezes Dolby Atmos into slim CES soundbar

Samsung has baked Dolby Atmos into its latest soundbar, kicking off CES 2016 with a fresh batch of music and movie focused audio tech. The HW-K950 Soundbar is Samsung's first model to include the Dolby "overhead surround" system, not to mention the first soundbar on the market to include a set of Atmos-compatible wireless rear speakers.

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Dolby to launch its own cinema experience to compete with IMAX

Dolby to launch its own cinema experience to compete with IMAX

While traditionally known as an audio company, Dolby has just announced its own large screen movie projection format to rival IMAX. Dubbed "Dolby Cinema," the movie-going experience will of course feature the company's sound technologies, but paired with "Dolby Vision" (not too creative with names, are they?), to show a HDR (high dynamic range) video with unmatched visuals.

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Razer Leviathan speaker system aims for your games

Razer Leviathan speaker system aims for your games

The gaming crew at Razer are once again taking aim at the speaker business, this time with a two-piece setup called Leviathan. This system "is powered by" Dolby Virtual Speaker technology with multiple inputs and full-range surround sound. That's 5.1 "true-to-life" surround sound with connectivity converted from your sound card, console, or set-top box. This speaker system (with subwoofer) is aimed at gamers, but not limited to one kind of gaming - or one kind of media, for that matter.

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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 bringing surround sound to tablets and smartphones

Dolby bringing surround sound to tablets and smartphones

One of the reasons why we were so excited about the “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie was the fact that it was being made with the Dolby Atmos technology. Now imagine watching the movie on your tablet or smartphone with the same Dolby Atmos sound effect! Dolby has found a way to ‘trick’ your brains into thinking that surround sound is possible via headphones and tablets.

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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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Ray Dolby, creator of Dolby Labs, passes away at 80

Ray Dolby, creator of Dolby Labs, passes away at 80

Whether you're shopping for speakers, comparing laptops, heading to the cinema, or deciding on a home theater system, you'll likely see Dolby audio of some variety. All stems from Dolby Labs, which was founded by Ray Dolby back in 1964. Unfortunately, Mr. Dolby passed away today in his home city of San Francisco at 80 years of age.

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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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