Adobe Warns Using Old Creative Cloud Apps Might Get You in Trouble With the Copyright Cops

Last week, Adobe said that older versions of Creative Cloud apps – including Photoshop and Lightroom – would no longer be available to subscribers. This week, some users are getting messages from Adobe warning they could be at “risk of potential claims of infringement by third parties” should they continue to use outdated versions of their apps. Read More >>

Leeds is Getting a Dolby Cinema of its Own

As usual, the first one went to London, but lovely Leeds is next in line for the futuristic Dolby Cinema. Read More >>

Samsung’s New Soundbar Doesn’t Need Speakers in Your Ceiling for 3-D Audio

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. Read More >>

Dolby Atmos for Mobile Ears-On: Can You Really Get Immersive Surround Sound from Regular Headphones?

While mobile screen resolution races from one breakthrough to the next, smartphone and tablet audio has been somewhat left behind. Though some, like Neil Young with his Pono and Sony's recent high-resolution audio push, have looked to address this when it comes to music, Dolby is one of the few companies that's looking to work bringing solid audio to mobile movie viewing. Read More >>

Lenovo’s New Phones: A 16MP Camera-Lookalike, First Dolby Atmos Handset

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. Read More >>

Dolby Wants its IMAX Competitor to Be the Future of Cinema

The advent of the internet, torrenting, and legally dubious streaming sites have threatened cinemas for years, but cinemas are still big business and Dolby is investing in its future with Dolby Cinema. Read More >>

Dolby Atmos for Your Home: I’ve Heard it, and it Sounds Bloody Brilliant

Dolby Atmos has been the Holy Grail of cinema surround sound since it was first revealed back in April 2012. Allowing filmmakers to turn individual sounds from a movie soundtrack into separate audio objects, it uses an overhead speaker array to put you in the middle of a dome-like soundscape, with trackable audio sources flying all around above you. It’s truly impressive, and is slowly being introduced to more and more multiplexes, and used increasingly by filmmakers. Read More >>

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How Dolby Vision Works, and How It Could Revolutionise TVs Forever

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. Read More >>

Dolby’s Crazy Atmos Surround Sound is Coming to Your Living Room

More than two years ago, Dolby trotted out Atmos, the most advanced surround-sound system in history. It's been used to bring explosions and battles to deafening life in films from Gravity to The Hobbit, to create chilling, intense movie going experiences to hundreds of cinemas. Now, as predicted, Dolby plans to bring Atmos to your house. Read More >>

Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Could Come to Living Rooms, But Many Challenges Stand in its Way

Once you've heard Atmos, there's no going back. Gradually rolling out to more and more cinema screens across the globe, Dolby's Atmos surround sound system is so immersive it makes even the most elaborate home cinema speaker array seem puny by comparison. So far the reserve of multiplexes, could Atmos ever make its way into homes? Quite possibly, but not without clearing many a hurdle first. Read More >>

It Takes an Insane Amount of Work to Get the Dolby Theatre Oscar-Ready

The Dolby Theatre has played host to the annual Academy Awards ceremony since 2002. It's a mammoth event, with the venue seating 3,400. Which makes it all the more incredible that workers have just three days to get the place ready for its night under the spotlight. Read More >>

Sharp 8K Glasses-Free 3D Eyes-On: Future is Hard

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. Read More >>

Dolby Vision Will Make Sure Your TV’s Colours and Brightness are Right

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 make movies on your TV look as good as it makes them sound on your surround sound system. Read More >>

Ray Dolby, Innovator of Cinema Sound, Has Died

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 cinema in the country. Read More >>

The New Star Trek Is Beaming In Some Serious Atmos(phere)

Good news trekkers, trekkies, audiophiles and ciniphiles -- the next installment of J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot sounds AWESOME. Paramount Pictures announced today that Star Trek will add to the (short) roster of films which are optimised for the new Dolby Atmos system such as Brave and The Hobbit. Read More >>