"'Tomorrowland' is first movie to use Dolby Vision"
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'Tomorrowland' is first movie to use Dolby Vision
In the world of tomorrow we'll have bacon emoji.
I'm Bridget Carey.
This is your c net update.
The language of emoji is expanding.
38 brand new icons are coming in 2016 including a symbol for bacon.
There's a pickle, there's shrugging, and the face palm.
What you see here are just some suggestions on how they should look, many of which were created by Gawker and adopted as examples by the Unicode Consortium, a group that sets the standard for emoji across different operating systems But it's up to Apple, Google, and Microsoft to create their own art for each icon.
The plan is to add these new icons in Unicode 9.0 update that's in June of next year.
In other chat news, Facebook Messenger is rolling out a form of caller ID.
When someone contacts you for the first time on Messenger, you'll see a large photo and details On how you may know each other, which can be helpful when you have hundreds of acquaintance friends on Facebook and forgot how you even met the person.
Let's switch gears to look to the future.
When the day comes that we're living on other planets and off having galactic adventures as one does in the future, Mankind will need some kind of symbol or flag to represent planet Earth.
NASA plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s, and I'm sure NASA will have the American flag all over that red rock colony.
But one graduate student of Beckman's College of Design in Sweden felt we should have an Earth flag, and he created this flag as a project.
He explains that the seven interlocked circles form a flower, a symbol of life on earth.
And it represents how everything on our planet is linked together, directly or indirectly.
Blue is, of course, for water, essential to life as oceans cover most of our blue planet.
It reminds me a bit of the symbol for EPCOT, the theme park that was born from Walt Disney's vision of the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
And part of the inspiration for the new movie Tomorrowland.
The movie, out in theatres now, is the first movie released in Dolby Vision.
It's a laser projection technology that can deliver a wider, more vibrant color palette than anything you'll see on TV.
Colors are richer, there's better contrast, even in darkest blacks you can make out more details.
The director used this to make a vivid contrast between the alternate realities the characters travel between.
It also uses Dolby's at most audio technology to envelope you in sound.
One of our CNet video experts saw 'Tomorrowland' in a Dolby cinema and said it lives up to the hype, it was the best picture he's ever seen in a theater.
But chances are you won't be able to experience it like he did.
There are only a handful of theaters equipped to show Dolby cinema right now.
I guess I'll have to experience tomorrow with yesterday's tech.
That's all for this update, but there's more at www.cnet.com.
For more studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey
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