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The cameras behind 2014's Oscar-nominated films

Want to shoot an Oscar-nominated film? Here are the cameras that you'll need to snag an Academy Award.

By January 21, 2014

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Behind the Oscar-nominated sounds of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

If pictures have 3D, then sound has Dolby Atmos. Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes tells CNET how he used the audio tech to give moviegoers a more engrossing experience.

By February 28, 2014

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Netflix 'original' documentary lands Oscar nomination

The video service picked festival darling "The Square," a documentary about the Egyptian revolution, as its first "original" film, keen to add an Oscar to its tally of awards.

By January 16, 2014

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'Hobbit' trailer shows a Middle-earth gearing up for battle

Debuting at Comic-Con, the new trailer for "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" shows orcs, dwarves, elves, humans, and of course the dragon getting ready for a grand conflict.

By July 28, 2014

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Your phone will never love you back (and you shouldn't want it to)

Commentary: Futurist Ray Kurzweil says our devices will soon be able to process and mimic human emotions. But even if that's possible, it's not exactly a great idea.

By June 20, 2014

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Familiar names dominate Oscar visual effects nominations

While the eyes of Hollywood are focused on George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and films like "The Artist" and "The Descendants,' let's not forget the notable achievements of the visual effects Academy Award nominees, many of whom have won Oscars in the past.

By January 24, 2012

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Dolby to put Atmos surround sound on tablets, smartphones

The immersive audio that makes movie-goers feel like they're inside the film, rather than just watching it, will be available for Dolby partners to incorporate on mobile by the end of the year.

By March 21, 2014

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The sounds of Smaug and others from the 'Hobbit'

Go behind the scenes of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" with Christopher Boyes, the Oscar-nominated sound mixer on the film. Hear how he collaborated with filmmaker Peter Jackson and how he used Dolby Atmos sound technology to create a more menacing Smaug.

By February 28, 2014

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Oscar winner '12 Years a Slave' sees illegal downloads triple

One of the side effects of winning an Academy Award for best picture is experiencing an uptick in piracy.

By March 4, 2014

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For 'Star Trek' VFX team, Oscars are the final frontier

ILM visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett is up for his third nomination, in large part because of helping to build surprising shots like the Enterprise suddenly rising from the sea.

By January 16, 2014