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Dolby to put Atmos surround sound on tablets, smartphones

April 9, 2014 - 3:21 pm in News

Scene from the film "Gravity," which used Dolby Atmos surround-sound technology. (Credit: Warner Bros.) SAN FRANCISCO -- Anyone who has seen the movie "Gravity" in a Dolby Atmos theater can understand what it's like to truly experience surround-sound. The…

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“Divergent” Audio/Visual Analysis

April 8, 2014 - 4:44 pm in News

Note: This is only a review of the audio and visual elements of the movie. The movie review is listed in a separate article. The visual aspect of the…

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Google’s April Fools’ prank puts Pokemon in the real world

April 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm in News

Screenshot by Nick Statt/CNET An augmented reality Pokemon game utilizing Google Maps sounds too good to be true. Unfortunately, on the eve of April Fools'…

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Interview with “Divergent” Cast and Photos from the AZ Premiere

March 15, 2014 - 12:06 am in News

On March 21st, Summit’s latest YA mega-franchise adaptation, Divergent, hits movie theaters across the country. Geek News Network sits down with two of the film’s stars, Miles Teller and Jai Courtney, to discuss factions, fans, and kicking my ass. GNN:…

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Goodyear unveils next-gen blimp, first in 45 years

March 15, 2014 - 12:03 am in News

Goodyear's new blimp, which is technically a zeppelin. It's the tire company's first new airship design in 45 years. (Credit: Goodyear) Goodyear on Friday unveiled its first next-generation blimp in 45 years. Technically a German-designed zeppelin, the new…

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Scientists may have detected the gravitational echoes of the big bang

March 14, 2014 - 11:43 pm in News

Roughly 14 billion years ago, something happened and the universe was born. The exact nature of that something, which we’ve taken to calling the big bang, is not entirely clear. However, some tantalizing new evidence from a specialized telescope called BICEP…