Sharp's Super Slim 4K TV Is Like Whoa Skinny

Sharp just loosed a salvo of 4K TVs at CES, and even one that approaches near 8K resolution. One of the neat sets that enjoyed a brief sidebar during Sharp's press conference was a TV the company is calling a "Super Slim" set because the panel is less than half-an-inch thick (not including the set mount). » 1/05/15 1:19pm 1/05/15 1:19pm

Sharp's 80-Inch Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV Is Overstuffed With Pixels

What does "high definition" even mean anymore? There comes a time when words like "ultra" and crazy high pixel density just start to lose any kind of descriptive power. Sharp is making my linguistic conundrum even worse with an absolutely pixel-crammed set, called the Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV. » 1/05/15 12:00pm 1/05/15 12:00pm

4K TV Throwdown, Part One: How the Sharp UD27 Stacks Up

4K is still in its infancy. Even if you've got the $7,000 burning a hole in your pocket for a top-tier 4K set, I'd recommend a gorgeous 1080p OLED panel instead. But if you simply must have a 4K television, you don't necessarily need the very best. » 12/23/14 1:59pm 12/23/14 1:59pm

Sharp Crammed Over 4,000,000 Pixels On This Insane 4-Inch Display

The digital camera megapixels arms race might be over, but now smartphone display makers have taken up the cause, trying to cram as many pixels as possible into their screens. And Sharp has now claimed superpower status with a 4.1-inch display boasting a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, or 736ppi. For comparison,… » 11/12/14 8:46am 11/12/14 8:46am

Your Lettuce Could Come From an Old Semiconductor Factory

In a factory that once made floppy disks, herbs are growing. Inside an old semiconductor factory, there's lettuce taking root. Oddly enough, electronics factories make great farms. And Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, are swapping industrial infrastructure for a business that's as old as civilization itself. » 9/30/14 2:21pm 9/30/14 2:21pm

Sharp Aquos Crystal Hands On: No Bezel, All Beauty

Japan and the United States build phones differently. In the U.S. we want better performance, more dazzling displays, and faster processors. Japan just makes the thing look awesome. And not many have done it better than Sharp. » 8/19/14 6:46pm 8/19/14 6:46pm

Sharp's New Phones Have So Little Bezel It's Ridiculous

Never heard of a Sharp smartphone? It's not surprising since the company, known best for its televisions, has never brought a handset to the U.S. But today Sharp announced two new virtually bezel-less smartphones under the "Aquos Crystal" banner and one will be making its way across the Pacific. » 8/18/14 10:53am 8/18/14 10:53am

Sharp Aquos Q+ HDTV Review: Not 4K But Pretty Darn Close

Those of us currently in the market for a new television are faced with a difficult choice: Pay through the nose for a 4K set or spend a fraction of that on another HD television that will be obsolete sooner than later. However, Sharp offers a third option: the Aquos Q+, an almost UltraHD TV with a mid-range price… » 6/20/14 4:40pm 6/20/14 4:40pm

Sharp's Free-Form Display Make Bezels Super-Thin, Screens Any Shape

Rectangular screens are so square. Which is presumably why Sharp has announced a new technology called Free-Form Display—that could allow screens to come in any space, and reduce bezel size to almost zero. » 6/18/14 8:01am 6/18/14 8:01am

I Built A 4K Ultra HD Gaming PC... And I Love It

The next-generation of monitor technology is upon us, quadrupling the number pixels our monitors can manifest and placing a heavy burden on our beleaguered video cards. What does it take to put together a 4K-ready gaming PC? Let's find out, with a little help from AMD. » 4/21/14 10:40am 4/21/14 10:40am

New Safety Lasers For 3D Scanners Won't Burn Your Retinas

If there's one rule of thumb that goes along with lasers—no matter how weak they may be—it's that you should never, ever point them at your eyes. But lasers are more energy efficient and responsive than LEDs, making them better suited for the 3D scanners used to detect gestures on a game console. So Sharp has come up… » 3/18/14 2:20pm 3/18/14 2:20pm

Sharp 8K Glasses-Free 3D Eyes-On: Future Is Hard

Sharp has been showing off an 85-inch 8K TV for years, and now the company is taking absurdly high-resolution to an ambitious new level with a prototype of an 85-inch 8K TV with Dolby glasses free 3D. That's a lot of unproven tech in one concept. » 1/08/14 2:27pm 1/08/14 2:27pm

Sharp's New Quattron Plus TV Isn't 4K, But It Can Fake It

4K is great, but it's also expensive. Getting cheaper, but still a pretty penny. Sharp's new Aquos Quattron Plus is another option: a super high resolution HD TV that's not quite 4K, but that can play 4K content. It's a Faux-K TV. » 1/06/14 12:26pm 1/06/14 12:26pm

A Doctor's-Office-in-a-Chair Measures All Your Vitals At Once

It's not designed to replace your family doctor, but this sensor-laden chair concept from Sharp could definitely reduce the number of times you need to stop by their clinic every year. The chair looks like it could actually be capable of time travel, but its capabilities are limited to measuring your blood pressure,… » 10/08/13 10:33am 10/08/13 10:33am

During an Earthquake This Fridge's Doors Automatically Lock Shut

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and sadly for Japan that means designing products—or improving products—to better withstand the earthquakes plaguing that country. So while elsewhere in the world fridge's with vacuum-sealed drawers catch consumers' attentions, in Japan it's a fridge with doors that … » 9/10/13 11:00am 9/10/13 11:00am

WSJ: A Retina iPad Mini Is 'Likely' to Arrive This Year

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple suppliers have been gearing up their production lines in order to churn out a new iPad mini with a high-resolution display—and it could, apparently, arrive sometime this year. » 8/01/13 3:48am 8/01/13 3:48am

Sharp LC-60LE650U Lightning Review: Entry Level Shouldn't Look (or…

The price of big screens is falling precipitously, and not just for the off-brands you pack into your cart next to gallon jugs of mayo. Sharp's 6-series LED TVs, for example, offer gorgeous displays for less than the cost of a Pixel. » 4/05/13 3:20pm 4/05/13 3:20pm

Samsung Just Gave Sharp $110 Million to Guarantee LCD Supply

Sharp has just announced that it's getting a $110 million shot in the arm from Samsung. In turn, that will help guarantee Sammy as many LCD panels as it can use. » 3/06/13 3:40am 3/06/13 3:40am

Reuters: Sharp Cuts Screen Production as iPad Demand Drops

Reuters is reporting that Sharp has "nearly halted" production of its 9.7-inch iPad screens, as demand for Apple's large tablet drops. » 1/18/13 8:40am 1/18/13 8:40am

Sharp's 32-Inch 4K Igzo Monitor Might Be What Makes All the 4K Hype…

Sharp is showing off its Igzo 4K monitor at CES, but so what—everyone's showing off a 4K something or other. Except Sharp's actually getting ready to sell these things. » 1/10/13 8:20pm 1/10/13 8:20pm