Dolby Enables 7.1 Surround Sound for Streaming Media

If you enjoy a little bit of surround sound while watching movies. You’ll be pleased to know that Dolby Laboratories, has today announced they have now enabled the first discrete 7.1-channel surround sound on streaming media using Dolby Digital Plus audio.

Dolby Digital Plus has been designed by Dolby Digital to provide a is a sophisticated, bandwidth-efficient audio system to adapt to the changing demands of entertainment delivery while retaining compatibility with existing home theatre systems.

As of today VUDU has now started streaming the new audio content with Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in full Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio.

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Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 Screenshots Unveiled

Most of the promotional videos and screenshots which has been flooding our screens in the run-up to the launch of the new Battlefield 3 game shown the games graphic capabilities on the PC and then more recently running on the PS3. As we haven’t seen any Xbox 360 screenshots, a few rumours have circulated suggesting that the Xbox 360 version of the game might not be up to par when it comes to its graphics.

If you have been thinking of purchasing the Xbox 360 version and have been a little worried about the graphics and what you might get. The few screenshots have now been made available showing what Battlefield 3 will look like on the Xbox 360.

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Angry Birds Hits 400 Million Downloads, Movie In The Works

Angry Birds is probably one of the most popular mobile games, and now Rovio Mobile has announced that Angry Birds has been downloaded more than 400 million times, back in May, Rovio Mobile announced they had reached 200 million downloads of Angry Birds.

It would appear that the new Angry Birds merchandise is becoming popular, as Rovio Mobile has also announced that they are now selling more than 1 million plus toys and Angry Birds t-shirts a month, and it also looks like the rumor we have been hearing about the Angry Birds movie are true.

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RIM Announces BlackBerry BBX Platform

RIM has announced its next generation mobile platform, called BlackBerry BBX, which will be the next OS used in RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, and according to RIM BlackBerry BBX is a combination of RIM’s BlackBerry Platform and QNX.

RIM has also announced that it will be updating its developer tools which includes the native SDK for the BlackBerry PlayBook, WebWorks for its smartphones and tablets and they have also announced a new developer Beta of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 which comes with support for Android apps.

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Google Now Encrypting User Web Searches By Default

Back at the beginning of September we reported on the new secure encryption web searches which Google had launched in beta version as an option for people to use to conduct secure web searches.

Google has now removed the beta tag on its service and has started to roll out SSL (secure socket layer) encryption across in search engine by default for users that are logged into to their Google accounts. SSL technology encrypts web traffic to ensure user information and accounts are protected against hijacking, and is especially useful when using unsecured Wi-Fi networks.

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Google Nexus S To Get Android Ice Cream Sandwich Update

We have already seen the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but what about other Android devices, many people are wondering which devices will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Google has confirmed to the guys over at Engadget that the Google Nexus S will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it would appear that most Gingerbread devices will also be getting the update.

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Apple Announces Fourth Quarter Results

Apple [AAPL] has announced its fourth quarter results in its recent earnings call, the company had a quarterly revenue of $28.27 billion with a net profit of $6.62 billion, which compares to last years results of $20.34 billion for the same quarter.

Apple also announced how many iPads, iPhones and Macs it had sold for the quarter, with a total of 17.07 million iPhones sold, up 21 percent on the same time last year, 11.12 million iPads sold, up 166 percent on the same time last year, and 4.89 million Macs sold, up 26 percent on the same time last year.

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Playstation Vita Officially Arriving February 2012

At the Web 2.0 summit yesterday Sony announced that the new highly anticipated Playstation Vita portable gaming console will be launching and going on sale February 22, 2012 in the U.S, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

Up until now Sony’s Playstation Vita release date has still been a mystery and it was thought by some that Sony would try to launch their new gaming console before the holiday season. However the announcement confirms other reports that the device will not now be ready until early in 2012.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus In Action (Video)

Earlier we showed you some photos of the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, plus an official video from Google showing the device off along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which gave a us a brief look at the new device.

We we have two different videos which show the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus in action and we get to have a good look at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and also Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich SDK Released To Developers

As well as announcing the new Galaxy Nexus with Samsung, and the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which will be available next month on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google has released the Android 4.0 SDK to developers.

The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich SDK comes with a range of new tools and features for developers to create applications for the latest version of Google’s mobile OS.

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Glide Case, The Minamilist Precision iPhone 4S Case

I think this is probably one of the first iPhone 4S cases we have featured here at Geeky Gadgets, and while most of the iPhone 4 cases will work with your iPhone 4, ones with built in buttons may not as the iPhone 4S buttons have been moved ever so slightly from the original iPhone 4.

The Glide Case shares a similar design to the original bumper case for the iPhone 4, leaving the back and front of your iPhone 4S exposed, whilst still protecting it from knocks, bumps and scratches.

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Motorola Droid Razr Gets Official

Motorola and Verizon have announced their latest Android smartphone, the Motorola Droid Razr which is a 4G LTE Android device that will come with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

The Motorola Droid Razr features a Super AMOLED qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz processor and there is also an 8 megapixel camera which can record full HD video in 1080p.

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