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UltraViolet flicks get better sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Plus

UltraViolet flicks get better sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Plus

When it comes to watching movies most of us want a high-quality picture and high-quality sound. Sound is particularly important when you're watching high-resolution digital video on your home theater system, and you want to feel the bass as well as hear it. Dolby Laboratories has announced that its Dolby Digital Plus technology will be used to enable high-quality multichannel audio for the UltraViolet platform.

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UltraViolet cloud conversion to cost $2-$4 per DVD

UltraViolet cloud conversion to cost $2-$4 per DVD

We have been talking about UltraViolet for a while now, but the official announcement of the service will come today at 1 PM ET. Ultraviolet is the DVD movie conversion service that Walmart will operate along with partners Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, and Fox. The idea is that consumers can bring in their DVDs and get them converted to digital for a fee.

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Paramount’s UltraViolet cloud-based movies now available

Paramount’s UltraViolet cloud-based movies now available

Though Paramount will not be the only group to have UltraViolet digital movies in the near future, they're currently the first and only group to offer the service through their site. What UltraViolet offers is a copy of your movie "in the cloud" right after purchasing it in physical or digital form. In this way the film industry hopes not only to offer its consumer base a new bit of value, but to fight off piracy as this process may prove to be the easiest way to have your videos anywhere, anytime.

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DECE announces UltraViolet, A New Way to Share

DECE announces UltraViolet, A New Way to Share

It is always irritating when you buy media that doesn't seem to work on all your devices. Blue-Ray discs usually come with a digital copy now, which is nice, but sometimes not always enough. Now Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem's has announced UltraViolet; a platform that will digital media among any UltraViolet registered device.

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DECE UltraViolet cross-platform DRM “digital locker” unveiled; Apple conspicuously absent

DECE UltraViolet cross-platform DRM “digital locker” unveiled; Apple conspicuously absent

The DECE (Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem) has announced its plans for cross-platform DRM that would allow digital content like movies to be stored in the cloud and then played on whichever hardware supports the system, without providers having to worry about copyright theft.  Dubbed UltraViolet, the technology has been backed by Warner Brothers, Sony, Microsoft and Netflix; however there are notable exceptions, including Apple and Disney.

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3.2 Gigapixel digital camera is a go

3.2 Gigapixel digital camera is a go

If you aren't impressed with the 23 megapixel camera sensors on some of the highest end smartphones, then this one might just knock you off your feet. Of course, it isn't going to be used on a smartphone, or any small device for that matter. This 3.2 gigapixel camera will be the digital eye of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) on top of the Cerro Pachón mountain in Chile. And it has just received the Department of Energy's thumbs up to start its construction in order to give scientists deeper insight into the mysteries of the universe.

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The Universe is dying – across all wavelengths

The Universe is dying – across all wavelengths

While it's been widely accepted that the Universe is slowly fading since the late 1990s, a study published today shows the great extent to which its death is occurring. "The Universe has basically sat down on the soft, pulled up a blanket, and is about to nod off for an eternal doze," suggested Simon Driver of ICRAR, lead author on the study. Measurements of energy output of each of 200,000 galaxies has been done at 21 wavelengths, from far infrared back down to ultraviolet. As broad a wavelength range as possible was studied by researchers who've now concluded that, yes, the Universe is indeed fading out.

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