Soundbars aren’t normally the go-to option for crazy immersive surround sound, but a Samsung-Dolby partnership is hoping to change that. Using a pair of rear speakers, a soundbar and the ceiling of your den, Samsung’s trying to recreate the 3-D feeling of a Dolby Atmos cinema.
At the Mobile World Congress, Lenovo has announced a pair of new phones. The first, the Vibe Shot, is a slim phone that has pretensions to be a camera; the second is the A7000, apparently the world's first smartphone to come with Dolby Atmos.
The advent of the internet, torrenting, and legally dubious streaming sites have threatened theaters for years, but cinemas are still big business and Dolby is investing in its future with Dolby Cinema.
There are three ways that television displays can be improved, two of which you're probably already familiar with: you can up the density of the pixels, or increase the refresh rate. But Dolby has taken to improving the third factor: They're building a better and brighter pixel.
Sharp has been showing off an 85-inch 8K TV for years, and now the company is taking absurdly high-resolution to an ambitious new level with a prototype of an 85-inch 8K TV with Dolby glasses free 3D. That's a lot of unproven tech in one concept.
From your home theater to the cineplex, Dolby has long been the industry standard for serious digital sound. If you're not using Dolby's proprietary tech, you're playing games. With Dolby Vision tech, the company wants to do to make movies on your TV look as good as it makes them sound on your surround sound system.
Gravity is a stunner of a movie in large measure because of what it doesn't do—it's restrained and elegant in the way that most big space epics aren't. Here's a great behind-the-scenes look at how the film makes the vacuum of space sound terrifying—even at times when sound is impossible.
Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby died today in San Francisco at the age of 80. He'll be remembered as the man who made the movies sound as spectacular as they look. Today, his technology is used in basically every movie theater in the country.
Changes in a speaker's audio quality might not be quite as noticeable as a big jump in a screen's pixel density, but the sound of a movie can have a much bigger effect on how you experience it. In short, good audio ain't just for audiophiles. Here's the sound technology that changed the aural universe this year.
It will take a few years before the technology trickles down to home theaters, but at CinemaCon this year Dolby introduced a new surround sound system called Atmos that promises to create the illusion that sounds are coming from everywhere inside the theater.
Just when you thought RIM's fortunes couldn't get any worse, along comes Dolby Laboratories to knock the beleaguered company a little bit lower.
True, the bridge of your nose might appreciate the lessened weight, but to those around you, you'll still look like a goggle-eyed bandit. Compatible with Dolby 3D Digital Cinema screens, they also have anti-theft RFID tags so cinemas can try and stop the blatant pilfering which still seems to be going on. You'd think…
The less cords the better, I say, and if your Xbox controller is already wireless why deal with a headset that keeps you tethered to it? That's like one of those chains that goes from your lip piercing to your nipple piercing. Anywho, Razer's new Chimaera headset, which works with both the Xbox 360 and PC, pumps out…
Mad Catz has debuted a new line of gaming headsets for the launch of Call of Duty: Spec Ops. Coming in varieties for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC commandos, the headsets feature 5.1 Dolby Digital sound and detachable microphones.
There's a format war you probably didn't even know was going on, right in front of your eyes. It's the battle of four 3D glasses manufacturers to take over movie theaters everywhere.
The JVC XS-SR3 has a clean wraparound look and offers horizontal cradling in case you want to watch your content on the smallest screen in your home.