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  • Telluride Film Festival: 'Tim's Vermeer' explores art, science

    Telluride Film Festival: 'Tim's Vermeer' explores art, science
    TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Tim Jenison makes it very clear in the beginning of the Telluride Film Festival documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” that he is not an artist. He’s a desktop-video inventor, the founder of a hardware and software...
  • Ray Dolby, Founder of Dolby Labs, Dead at 80

    UPDATED: 3:28 p.m. PDT - Ray Dolby, the engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and whose innovations ushered in the modern era of sound for filmed entertainment, died Thursday in San Francisco. He was 80. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease...
  • Sound engineer Ray Dolby dies at 80

    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
  • Reaping Rewards Of State Investment In Research Takes Time

    Patience is a virtue. Never more so than when you consider university research-inspired, commercialized ventures — and the eagerly anticipated economic benefits sought from them. Having worked with entrepreneurial start-ups developed from...
  • Sound pioneer Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories dies at 80

    Sound pioneer Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories dies at 80
    Ray Dolby, the inventor and engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise-reducing and surround-sound technology widely used in the film and recording industries, has died in San Francisco at 80, the company announced Thursday. Dolby had...
  • Ford's Moving Assembly Line Turns 100

     
    Time was, transporting car bodies for assembly at the manufacturing plant required horsepower ??? not the unit of energy an engine exerts, mind you, but actual horses making large deliveries. A century ago ??? on Oct. 7, 1913 ??? an......
  • Start-up founder sees a troll behind patent lawsuit

    To Kevin O'Connor, the first straw was also the last straw. In May, a start-up company he founded, Findthebest.com, got a letter from a Connecticut law firm explaining that it had filed a lawsuit accusing the start-up of infringing an obscure software...
  • Baltimore inventors find camaraderie at hackerspaces

    Baltimore inventors find camaraderie at hackerspaces
    Remember those kids from elementary school who were perpetually building thingamajigs with Legos or erector sets? They grew up to be tinkerers and inventors. Unfortunately, some of them discovered it's not exactly practical to keep a small car in the...
  • Theater Owners 'Might Kill Movies,' Warns Netflix's Sarandos

    Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos launched a blistering attack on theater owners for stifling innovation, warning in a speech Saturday that they "might kill movies." What's more, the exec called on studios to open big movies via Netflix day...
  • Sicily may pull plug on antiquities show leaving Getty to foot the bill

    Sicily may pull plug on antiquities show leaving Getty to foot the bill
    Sicily wants its art back, and the demand -- which the J. Paul Getty Museum said it would honor -- would leave the museum on the hook for an extra $300,000. A major exhibition of antiquities, “Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome,&...
  • Getty-Sicily art partnership under strain

    Relations between Italy and Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum seemed to be smoothing when Sicily lent the museum antiquities for a major exhibition, "Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome." The show of more than 100 ancient treasures opened...