SS Rajamouli’s helmed Telugu film ‘Baahubali’ to be released in Dolby Atmos
4:30 pm PDT 19/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

After having fortified its presence in the Bollywood industry, Dolby Laboratories is also taking its sound expertise to the vast South Indian movie industry. The latest in it is the release of Baahubali, a Telugu movie that will be released in Dolby Atmos, providing sound quality that will enable audiences to feel as if they are in the movie. Baahubali is produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni of Arka Mediaworks and is directed by SS Rajamouli, an award-winning screenplay … Read More

Dolby Atmos powers Mollywood actor Dileep’s theatre in Kerala
6:00 pm PDT 18/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

A new cinema is launching in Thrissur, Kerala which will be powered by Dolby Laboratories’s Dolby Atmos screen. D Cinemaas is owned by actor and producer Dileep, a superstar of the Malayalam cinema. Dolby Atmos will be used to make audiences feel as if they are in the movie and not just watching it. Commenting on the launch, Dileep said, “We are proud to work with Dolby to implement the groundbreaking Dolby Atmos sound technology for the first time in … Read More

Xiaomi is back! Delhi HC grants relief till 8 January
6:30 pm PDT 17/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Chinese cellphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been granted partial relief from Delhi High Court on 16 December.  However, the High Court has ruled that the Chinese manufacturer can only sell its devices with two caveats- the phone should be running on Qualcomm’s mobile chips and it can only do so until 8 January. The court has also directed the smartphone maker to submit payment for all the phones imported so far in India, which will be deposited to the High Court … Read More

Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra’s open letter to buyers over sales ban in India
2:30 pm PDT 12/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone distributor, whose surging sales have been put on hold by Delhi High Court, has responded to the sales ban with an open letter to Indian buyers. The letter was posted by Xiaomi’s global vice president Hugo Barra on his personal Facebook page; acknowledges the sales ban and says that the company is in the process of evaluating its legal options. Below is the full text of Barra’s letter: Dear Mi fans, We have been … Read More

Xiaomi banned from selling and importing phones in India
11:30 am PDT 11/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Delhi High Court has reportedly put a halt to Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi by passing an ex parte injunction for allegedly infringing on Ericsson’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), which are subject to FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) terms. The ex parte injunction stops the Chinese phonemaker from “selling, advertising, manufacturing or importing devices” that infringe upon Ericsson’s patents. The judge also directed the Customs officials to stop the imports under the IPR Rules, 2007. Moreover, local commissioners have been … Read More

Sony Pictures’ hack reveals personal documents from Hollywood
11:30 am PDT 11/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The recent hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed far more personal information than previously believed, including the Social Security numbers of more than 47,000 current and former employees along with Hollywood celebrities like Sylvester Stallone. Following the violation, vast quantities of highly confidential company data have been leaked online. The amount of data released is so large, in tens of terabytes, that it’s a logistical challenge to even download it, much less analyse it. So far, screeners for upcoming films  including Fury, Annie, Still … Read More

Infosys co-founders sell stake in the company worth $ 1.1 billion
3:30 pm PDT 09/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Infosys co-founders NR Narayana Murthy, S Shibulal, Nandan Nilekani and K Dinesh have raised $ 1.1 billion by selling part of their stake in the company in a bulk deal. A total of 3.26 crore shares, accounting for over 5.5 per cent stake in the company, were sold through multiple deals by Murthy, Nilekani, Dinesh and some of their family members, as well as wife of Shibulal. The shares were sold for entrepreneurship and philanthropic activities. Such kind of share sell … Read More

Dolby selects Christie’s projection tech for Dolby Cinema
3:30 pm PDT 05/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Dolby Laboratories has announced that Christie will co-develop, supply, install and service proprietary Dolby Vision projection systems for Dolby Cinema, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that delivers the total cinema experience. Christie’s projection technologies will ensure that Dolby Cinema combines a spectacular image with immersive sound and inspired design, to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event. Dolby Cinema will feature the Dolby Vision projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic … Read More

Microsoft developing Xbox One fitness wearable for 2015
5:30 pm PDT 04/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft is said to be working on a fitness wearable that would work alongside its Xbox One games console. The fitness tracker is designed to sync with an Xbox One and could potentially work with existing fitness apps on the console. That is interesting because while the Kinect motion tracker is claimed to be sensitive enough to monitor a user’s heart rate, the new wearable can push readings to be even more accurate. Joe Officer, the lead Xbox One component supplier at … Read More

Microsoft gulps Acompli, an email management app for $200 million
12:30 pm PDT 03/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft recently announced that it was buying the mobile management application Acompli, in a deal reportedly worth more than $200 million. Acompli is a San Francisco-based startup that develops iOS and Android applications combining e-mail, calendar, contacts and search capabilities. Acompli has received praise from reviewers, especially for a feature that attempts to intelligently organize incoming messages, creating a queue for the most important ones so people can be more efficient on their mobile devices. Acompli’s mobile device apps are … Read More

Sony Pictures computer hacked; company on an electronic standstill
10:45 am PDT 27/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer system has been breached by a group of hackers who call themselves GOP (Guardian of Peace) which has resulted in company shutting down all of its systems. A picture has appeared on the internet which shows the screenshot of the hacked computer where it states that some undisclosed demands have not been met and that they will reveal company secrets if their demands are not met. “We already warned you, and this is just a beginning. … Read More

Apple announces World AIDS day Campaign
4:30 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Apple in a bid to help fight the deadly virus of AIDS has announced a two week campaign and will donate a part of its online as well as retail sales to the charity RED foundation’s Global Fund. This will be the biggest fundraising push from the company towards the foundation which has been behind the campaign since 2006. Apple has also exclusively tied up with a lot of developers to come up with special edition of Apps for Red … Read More