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Surround sound genius dead at 80

  • The man behind Dolby surround sound died at the age of 80. 

    His company came up with the technology that is still widely used in cinemas, home theaters and recording industry. 

    According to AP, "his work spanned helping to reduce the hiss in cassette recordings to bringing "Star Wars" to life on the big screen in Dolby Stereo."

    Apart from holding over 50 patents in audio technology and designing the first videotape recorder that was practical, he also grabbed prestigious awards- two Oscars, one Grammy and many Emmys. Dolby also received the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton. 

    CEO of the company said, "we lost a friend, mentor, and true visionary."

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