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  • Ray Dolby, Father Of Modern Noise Reduction, Dead At 80

    Ray Dolby, Father Of Modern Noise Reduction, Dead At 80

    Ray Dolby, creator of the Dolby noise-reduction system that revolutionized recording, died on September 12, 2013. He suffered from Alzheimer’s and died of leukemia in his San Francisco home. He was 80 years old. Dolby’s creation, released in 1966, produced a cleaner, crisper sound for recording studios and record labels and considerably reduced the hiss or hum associated with… Read More

  • Dolby Sues RIM Over Patent Infringement, Aims To Halt Sales Of BlackBerry Devices

    Breaking - Dolby has just announced that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and Germany against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. The lawsuits seek recovery of financial damages and injunctions to halt sales of “many RIM products” that Dolby claims infringes its patents. Read More

  • Dalby Announces Lighter, Sexier* 3D Glasses

    Do you still go see movies in the theater? Well you’re in luck. Dolby just announced lighter 3D glasses for you and yours that included anti-theft measures as well as a little RFID tag for inventory control. The new glasses have thinner lenses and can be washed and reused hundreds of times. The new glasses will cost theater owners $12 each, less when purchased in bulk. * Not really Read More

  • Dolby Brings 5.1 Surround To Netflix On The PS3

    Netflix is one step closer to dominating the movie watching experience with the addition of Dolby Digital Plus. Starting Monday, Netflix movies streamed via a PS3 will be in the 5.1 surround sound mode. Other Netflix streaming devices will get the ability “over time” as well. This addition brings DVD-quality sound — which is probably good enough for most people — to… Read More

  • Contest: Win the final laptop from HP and Dolby

    We had huge response yesterday and I’m pleased to report that it was a rousing success. Today is the final contest and it’s a big one. It’s open to entrants worldwide, so even if you live in Brussels or Burkina Faso, feel free to enter. The details, again: HP and Dolby would like to give you one of three HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition laptops complete with Blu-Ray player… Read More

  • CrunchGear and Dolby's amazing post-holiday giveaway: Three HP Pavilion Laptops with Dolby Advanced Audio

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, we spring this on you. HP and Dolby would like to give you one of three HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition laptops complete with Blu-Ray player and Dolby Advanced Audio. Here are the details: To celebrate HP’s recent launch of its new Pavilion laptops all of which include Dolby Advanced Audio for providing stunning audio, Dolby… Read More

  • Dolby Labs: Laptops should have surround sound too!

    Dolby Laboratories, longtime industry leaders in theater and film audio, have set their gaze upon the PC entertainment side of things. Specifically, getting surround sound from a laptop or netbook. I got a demo of some of the new tech they’ll be releasing in the coming months. Some super cool stuff. Read More

  • Dolby Digital Plus to land on mobile handsets "in the very near future"

    Just think, soon you’ll be able to enjoy the full surround sound experience on a 3-inch screen! All because Dolby is bring the magic of Dolby Digital Plus to cell phones sometime real soon. How exciting. Read More

  • French TV station implements world's first Dolby Digital Plus HD Terrestrial broadcast

    A high-def picture is nothing without high-quality audio and a French TV station is the world’s first to broadcast a Dolby Digital Plus track over a terrestrial signal. The Dolby system is ideal for limited bandwidth applications like terrestrial broadcasts, as the original Dolby Digital bitstreams are maintained and can still be decoded. The French TV station, TNT, is broadcasting… Read More

  • New Dolby voice communication tech: Axon


    I talked with Dolby a bit at PAX and they seemed pretty excited about this stuff. They asked me what I thought needed to be improved about voice communication in a game. Essentially I told them that the voice needs to take place in the game and not in a sort of meta-layer where you can hear everyone perfectly and sound quality is universally low. They said that was exactly what they were… Read More

  • Dolby Pulse tries its hand at broadcast applications

    The latest audio solution from Dolby Labs attempts to bring the Dolby experience to broadcast, mobile, PC and online mediums through the MPEG-4 HE-AAC open-standard audio codec. The sound geeks combined the advance bit-rate efficiencies of the codec with the goodies of Dolby audio. Think of 5.1 audio sound but at a lower bit-rate that mobile and broadcast platforms could support. Pulse can… Read More

  • Airfonix integrates Dolby into new wireless transmitter

    Today Airfonix announced their AFX-19DD051 wireless transmitter for delivering wireless audio to the home theater. The two-channel transmitter with built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Pro-Logic II decoding delivers uncompressed, 24-bit wireless digital audio at 48-MHz transmission rate to active and passive speakers. It features two S/PDIF coaxial/optical inputs and stereo… Read More

  • Dolby is all over IFA 2008

    From the standard fare of receivers to gaming headsets, Dolby has invaded IFA this year. Harman Kardon is going to launch the first receiver with Dolby’s touted Volume technology that ensures constant volume across all content media. Then there is the Plantronics GameCom 777 headset aimed at gamers with surround sound. PCs are getting a sound upgrade as well with Dolby Home Theater and… Read More

  • LG, now with surround sound


    LG announced plans to launch mobile phones that include Dolby’s Mobile audio platform, which according to the release, is built on “Dolby’s extensive portfolio of technologies,” and has been “optimized for mobile applications.” Dolby announced its mobile platform in February. LG said it is the first handset maker to include Dolby Mobile in handsets geared… Read More

  • LG, now with surround sound


    LG announced plans to launch mobile phones that include Dolby’s Mobile audio platform, which according to the release, is built on “Dolby’s extensive portfolio of technologies,” and has been “optimized for mobile applications.” LG is the first handset maker to include Dolby Mobile in handsets designed for the worldwide market. Some Dolby Mobile features you… Read More

  • Bumblebee rocks CES

    I think Matt wet himself. Read More

  • ASUS Xonar U1 external USB audio scrubber

    These look like very old-school flying saucers, the broken down wobbly ones that low-income aliens fly. To be fair, such technology is still far more advanced than tooling around in a Honda Element all day, so let’s cut poor Zanzork some slack. Anyway, in a desperate attempt to get back on track I’d like to tell you that the devices listed above are not spacecraft. They are… Read More

  • Acer Adds Dolby Home Theater To Aspire Laptops

    Laptop speakers generally need all the sound-quality help they can get. Thankfully Dolby Laboratories is lending some audio technologies to Acer’s Aspire notebooks, which will now feature the Dolby Home Theater suite offering “advanced home theater audio features and premium surround sound experiences.” Acer Aspire notebooks featuring Dolby Home Theater will be available… Read More

  • JVC Sophisti DD-3 Media System

    JVC just dove into the home media center market and its latest offering is the Sophisti DD-3. Aside from an odd name, the DD-3 system is based upon speakers and a main unit. The main unit acts as a network media player, as well as a DVD player, AM/FM radio, CD player, and can stream audio from another PC. But one of the cooler features that makes the DD-3 stand out is the dedicated USB host… Read More