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Here’s when and how you can get Dolby Atmos on Netflix

Here’s when and how you can get Dolby Atmos on Netflix

There has been a great deal of attention and emphasis lavished on visual technologies, from high-resolution displays to HDR to virtual reality. But while we may be primarily visual creatures, it's almost too easy to take for granted how audio can also make or break an immersive multimedia experience. And yes, that includes even the videos you stream on your phone. Realizing how it might be missing out on that aspect, Netflix has proudly flicked the switch to gradually add Dolby Atmos support for some of its videos, starting with the unusual but endearing tale of a girl and her "friend" in Okja.

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Lenovo Legion Y920 17-inch gaming notebook returns for enthusiasts

Lenovo Legion Y920 17-inch gaming notebook returns for enthusiasts

The most hardcore of laptop-loving gamers will want to turn their eyes to the Lenovo-made Legion Y920 gaming notebook. At least to see what the baseline is, that is to say. This machine was revealed today by Lenovo with 7th gen Intel Core i7-7820HK and i7-7700HQ processor options. Base graphics card is the NVIDIA GTX 1070 (8GB) GDDR5 with PCI express, but Lenovo offers multiple GPU options.

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TCL’s 2017 Roku smart TVs include 4K and Dolby Vision HDR

TCL’s 2017 Roku smart TVs include 4K and Dolby Vision HDR

TCL has unveiled its latest lineup of Roku smart TVs, the C and P Series. Both the C-Series and the P-Series bring with them technologies like Dolby Vision HDR and a 4K Ultra HD resolution. The C-Series tops out at a 75-inch size while the P-Series is 65-inches on the largest end of the spectrum. Preorders will start on May 26 through Amazon, where the 55-inch P-Series model in particular will be offered at a special lower launch price.

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Dolby Atmos Sound coming to Xbox One: why it matters to you

Dolby Atmos Sound coming to Xbox One: why it matters to you

The folks at Dolby Laboratories have made public their plan to release Dolby Atmos Sound on Xbox One and Windows 10. While they've not yet been exact when it comes to timing and availability, they have been clear that this audio system is meant specifically for gaming. Dolby Atmos works with certified Dolby Atmos speaker systems as well as (virtually) any set of headphones.

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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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