Dolby Labs: Hear From The Pros

Dolby Laboratories is a leader in audio entertainment. Dolby Digital is the “reigning standard in surround sound technology, found in thousands of cinemas and millions of homes worldwide. With Dolby Digital you experience compelling 5.1-channel surround sound whether you’re watching—a DVD or Blu-ray Disc™, TV programming, or downloaded content.” If you’re curious about the alpha […]

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Apple iPad: Coming to Theaters Near You

Just 80 days since initial shipments, sales of the Apple iPad have top 3 million and are accelerating. As the iPad comes to life, many other product segments are seeing better days pass them by. Features, functions, footprint; the iPad has the bases covered. Apple is holding back on more (i.e. – camera, phone, USB, […]

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Hollywood’s Having An Icy Summer, So Far

Hollywood watchers are talking about a summer box office lower than 2007, so far. What’s going on? The speculation is that this summer’s box office hasn’t seen a really good original movie since last year’s “The Hangover,” “Up,” and “The Proposal.” It’s said that the surprise hits drive the movie theater business. We are seeing […]

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How Pixar Built Toy Story 3

My 3-year old grandson’s wake up routine is to go downstairs, get some breakfast, and watch either “Toy Story 1” or “Toy Story 2.” Who knows how long this will continue after going to the movie theater this past weekend for the first time to watch, you guessed it, “Toy Story 3.” It’s no coincidence […]

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Brain Research Finds Music Heals

Music for the body and soul. By now it should be self-evident that music is a gift from our creator. We are wired to be receptive to and changed by it. Are you surprised to read this? Scientific research goes about the task of showing why and how this happens. In the meantime, listen to […]

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This Is Your Brain on Music

Some songs tunnel down deep inside of us. The sound engineer who mixed the music will tell you that’s what they’re after. Prof. Daniel Levitin goes further explaining how a particular sequence of rhythms, timbres, and pitches cause a reaction in your brain. A number of physical changes take place in your brain as you […]

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Want to Rewire Your Brain? Study Music

If you are a musician, all the years of training and playing has other benefits. Music training serves as mind therapy and in working with people. The Northwestern University in Chicago study has evidence of how your brain undergoes a change, a greater sensitivity to emotion-laced, complex sounds while being less distracted by simple sounds. […]

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