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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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Windows 8 Dolby integration set for ARM and x86

Windows 8 Dolby integration set for ARM and x86

The audio company Dolby Laboratories have announced with Microsoft that their own software and technology will be included in Windows 8's final release for tablets and PCs. This news has sent the Dolby stock skyrocketing as the public has suddenly become extremely confident in the future of the company as a whole. The company has spoken that they'll be doing multiple things with Windows 8 including working with home videos which, as they say "will work great on Windows 8 right out of the box." Dolby Digital Plus enhancements inside Windows 8 software will be included in all ARM and x86 processor-aimed builds according to an interview the VP of Dolby took earlier today.

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Dolby, Philips show off glasses-free 3D HD displays

Dolby, Philips show off glasses-free 3D HD displays

Dolby and Philips have partnered to create a new 3D HD format and suite of technologies called Dolby 3D, which they unveiled at the NAB 2012 show in Las Vegas this week. The Dolby 3D format enables glasses-free 3D HD viewing for displays of any size, which allows 3D HD content to be delivered to any device, from HDTVs to tablets and smartphones.

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Dolby introduces reusable next generation 3D glasses for theaters

Dolby introduces reusable next generation 3D glasses for theaters

Dolby is mostly known for the technology it has developed for sound over the years. We are all familiar with Dolby Digital from going to the movies and watching movies at home. Dolby has announced that it will be offering a new line of 3D glasses that will work with Dolby 3D Digital Cinema movie systems installed in theaters around the country. The glasses are pretty ugly in all honesty.

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Dolby Surround 7.1 outed with improved rear 3D sound placement

Dolby Surround 7.1 outed with improved rear 3D sound placement

Dolby have announced Dolby Surround 7.1, an 8-channel surround sound audio system that's intended to better support both traditional 2D and newer 3D content.  Integral to the new system is the introduction of two new audio zones - Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right - which, in tandem with the existing front two zones, should make for more impressive 360-degree surround effects.

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Dolby Axon Will Improve the Way You Yell at People Online

Dolby Axon Will Improve the Way You Yell at People Online

There's no doubt that the video game industry is one of the most profitable in the world. There are titles out there that have made more money than blockbuster movies, and this is not a trend that looks like it will be stopping any time soon. And one of the biggest proponents of those games, is the online multiplayer that comes along with it. Being able to yell at someone hundreds, if not sometimes thousands of miles away from you is great. But, what if it could be better?

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Lenovo netbooks get Dolby Headphone virtual surround sound

Lenovo netbooks get Dolby Headphone virtual surround sound

Dolby have officially announced the Dolby Headphone "personal surround sound" system which we saw demonstrated on a VIA netbook back in July, and confirmed that the technology will be included on Lenovo's IdeaPad S12 and S10-2 netbooks.  The system creates the illusion of 5.1 surround sound through stereo headphones by modeling the effect audio reflections off the walls and furnishings of a typical room would have on the listener's ears.

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Onkyo TX-NR807 AV receiver with internet radio and DLNA streaming

Onkyo TX-NR807 AV receiver with internet radio and DLNA streaming

Onkyo have dropped a new home AV receiver, the company's first such home theater product to include Pandora, Rhapsody, and Sirius streaming internet radio support.   The Onyko TX-NR807 supports DLNA 1.5 media streaming, for playback of media stored on networked computers and drives, together with offering six HDMI ports, Faroudja DCDi Cinema 1080p upscaling and both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

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