Razer co-founder Min-Liang Tan

Razer Sharp

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Among gamers, Razer has become a household name for cutting-edge entertainment gear – from mice and keyboards to gaming tablets and laptops like the new Razer Blade that CEO and co-founder Min-Liang Tan is presenting here. And if the big PC makers were a little more nimble on their toes, this amped-up, slimmed down Windows […]

Dolby: Mehr als guter Ton

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Groß geworden ist Dolby mit Rauschunterdrückung für Kassettenrekorder und Raumklang in Kinosälen. Doch künftig möchte der Audio-Spezialist aus San Francisco seinen Namen auch zum Gütesiegel für Augenschmaus machen. „Dolby Vision“ soll Fernseher strahlen lassen wie nie zuvor: heller, bunter, lebensechter. Und „Dolby 3D“ macht endlich Schluss mit der lästigen Brille, die bisher fürs Heimkino in […]

Easy Listening, Made by Bose

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, audio giant Bose just paid its much smaller rival Sonos a huge compliment: with its new SoundTouch system, Bose acknowledges that modern home entertainment is married to the Internet. People want to listen to online music services like Pandora and then switch to their home music collection […]

High-Flyer From the Lowlands

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A fear of heights isn’t ideal if your big dream is to become a stunt flyer. But it’s the perfect premise for a Disney movie, so here we go… Dusty, the hero of the new animated adventure “Planes,” leads a (relatively) quiet life as a crop duster in the Midwest when all he really wants […]

Why Radio Is Losing Me

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Two of my favorite radio stations recently shut down, more or less out of the blue: NME Radio and Q Radio in London, both spin-offs of popular music magazines. I liked them for their mix of alt rock, indie, and  Brit pop – but I have to admit that, in both cases, I didn’t even […]

Kino aus der Zukunft

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Sein Leben lang ist Douglas Trumbull den meisten anderen im Filmgeschäft ein paar Schritte voraus gewesen: Sein Hollywood-Debüt gab er als Mann für Spezialeffekte bei Stanley Kubricks „2001 – Odyssee im Weltraum“, später kamen (unter anderem) „unheimliche Begegnungen der dritten Art“ und „Blade Runner“. Hinter den Kulissen mühte sich der Science-Fiction-Fan und gelernte Grafikdesigner, das […]