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Beosound Stage marks B&O’s entry into the soundbar market

Beosound Stage marks B&O’s entry into the soundbar market

As TV sets get thinner and thinner, the task of providing quality, immersive audio falls on external speakers instead. But while woofers and sub-woofers are most consumers go-to solutions, many of them clash with the elegance or simplicity of thin TVs, especially those mounted on walls that seem to disappear into them. That's where soundbars come in and one of the newest entry to that market is one of the speaker market's oldest players, Bang & Olufsen and its Beosound Stage bar.

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Adobe Creative Cloud is turning into a big legal mess

Adobe Creative Cloud is turning into a big legal mess

The cloud is supposed to be a big win-win for all parties involved. Consumers always have access to the latest and supposedly most bug-free version of software while service and software providers are assured of a steady stream of revenue to further develop their product. Reality, however, is sometimes harsher and always stranger than fiction and now subscribers to Adobe's Create Cloud Suite are finding themselves the subject of potential legal threats from third-parties suing Adobe itself.

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Dolby testing a ‘studio quality’ audio recording app

Dolby testing a ‘studio quality’ audio recording app

Smartphone users who want to use their device to record audio in the best quality may not have very many options, but it looks like the sound experts at Dolby are working on their own solution. The company has apparently been quietly testing an iPhone app with the codename "234" that boasts of studio quality recordings thanks to professional tools and settings.

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Dolby Dimension headphones promise entertainment not isolation

Dolby Dimension headphones promise entertainment not isolation

Dolby has launched a new set of wireless headphones, Dolby Dimension, promising active noise cancellation that's perfect for home entertainment, but without divorcing you from the real world. The new cans debut Dolby LifeMix, a way for listeners to blend their media with what's going on around them.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote offers more ways to binge

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote offers more ways to binge

Google may be planning on unveiling a new Chromecast and even a Smart TV Kit bundle, but Amazon just got the jump on them. Rather than wait for another week, Amazon is giving cord-cutters what they want now. With the new Fire TV Stick 4K, not only will you be able to bask in glorious 4K resolutions, you'll also get to see all the HDR colors, too. And with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote, you can finally give those tired fingers a rest and let your voice do the controlling.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme detailed with discrete graphics

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme detailed with discrete graphics

Lenovo's given the ThinkPad X1 a super-charged moment with the ThinkPad X1 Extreme, with included discrete graphics. This machine has an Intel CFL-H series CPU inside with up to 6 cores and up to 64GB memory. This laptop comes with a body quite similar to its predecessor, coming with a cool four layers of reinforced carbon fiber up top - it's far less bustable than most.

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Apple TV Dolby Atmos support: What you need to know

Apple TV Dolby Atmos support: What you need to know

Apple TV 4K is already a pretty capable streaming box, but later this year, it's going to get better. At WWDC 2018 today, Apple announced that Apple TV 4K will soon be getting some much-loved Dolby technology in the form of Dolby Atmos. When combined with Apple TV 4K's support for 4K HDR content, Dolby Atmos should turn this into one impressive streaming device.

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Vizio’s new Dolby Atmos sound bars promise ridiculously easy setup

Vizio’s new Dolby Atmos sound bars promise ridiculously easy setup

Vizio has carved a niche for itself in sound bars, and its new 2018 Home Theater Sound Systems might well be the gateway for a whole lot of people into Dolby Atmos. Announced alongside the company's 2018 4K HD TV line-up, the three sound bars promise all the surround sound fun from Atmos but without demanding you hand over your entire living room to speakers.

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Razer Phone Netflix HDR, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 support arrives

Razer Phone Netflix HDR, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 support arrives

Gaming computers also make great multimedia entertainment computers. That’s because the hardware and features necessary for smooth gaming also apply to things like playing high-quality video and audio. That definitely does seem to be the case with the Razer Phone, the smartphone by gamers for gamers that has just turned into a smartphone for video buffs as well. That’s thanks to the addition of support not just for Netflix’s HDR content but, at the same time, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio as well.

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Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Damson S-Series makes Dolby Atmos wireless: Hands-on

Home cinema fans want Dolby Atmos, but they generally don't want a room full of speakers and cables: enter Damson's confusingly small, wireless Atmos surround sound system. The British company has cooked up the first wireless modular home cinema system to support Atmos sound, promising ridiculously easy setup and performance that punches above its scale. I picked up some popcorn to find out if that could be true.

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iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

The iPhone 8 is what we expected to be the iPhone 7s - but just a little bit better. Or a whole lot better, if you're Apple making the case for skipping this year's expected "s". The iPhone X, on the other hand, has a few innovations that make it a monster compared to previous iPhone models - even compared to the iPhone 8. Or is it?

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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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