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Nintendo tipped to use Sharp Free Form display in 3DS successor

Nintendo tipped to use Sharp Free Form display in 3DS successor

Last summer we talked for the first time about the Sharp Free Form display tech that allows the manufacturer to make LCD displays in just about any shape you can imagine. The free form screen tech will likely show up in a number of places, such as inside cars where dashboard areas can be oddly shaped. The tech may also show up in next generation portable gaming hardware from Nintendo according to a new rumor.

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Sharp IGZO display amps up density to 736PPI

Sharp IGZO display amps up density to 736PPI

The 4.1-inch display size for smartphones isn't dead! So says Sharp with their newest IGZO creation. They've made a panel that's 2560 x 1600 - WQXGA. That's not the most pixels ever put in a panel - but when you consider they were pushed into a panel 4.1-inches corner to corner, you realize how sharp this Sharp screen really is. If put in a smartphone, this panel would be - by a margin - the sharpest smartphone panel ever released. This panel comes in at a super-crazy sharp 736PPI.

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Sharp’s new infrared color camera is first of its kind

Sharp’s new infrared color camera is first of its kind

Sharp's clinically-named LZ0P420A Infrared Color Night-Vision Camera looks like most of the other slim connected security cameras on the market: it is cylindrical and hinged with a lens surrounded by infrared LEDs. The big difference comes in its functionality -- this is the first camera of its kind able to record color footage is completely dark settings, boosting the quality available to businesses and others in need of a security setup.

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Sharp AQUOS 4K LED TVs debut with THX certification

Sharp AQUOS 4K LED TVs debut with THX certification

If there's one certification process you're going to want to pass with your newest 4K TV here in 2014, it's THX. Sharp have gone through said process with their newest UD27 line of Ultra HD (aka 4K) TVs, bringing on sets that've therefor passed more than 400 picture quality tests set up by THX. Precise color, sharpness, and richness throughout. Two new model Sharp AQUOS TV sets are coming soon - they're great, but unless your wallet is busting, they might just be out of your price range.

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Sharp announces 7-inch MEMS-IGZO tablet coming 2015

Sharp announces 7-inch MEMS-IGZO tablet coming 2015

Earlier than the projected 2017 launch, Sharp has just revealed that it has a tablet ready for 2015 bearing a new mix of display technologies. Bearing Qualcomm's MEMS and Sharp's IGZO, this still unnamed tablet will boast of high-speed display on thin panels with almost the same energy-saving efficiency of e-ink in greyscale mode when needed.

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Incredible MEMS-IGZO displays coming in 2017

Incredible MEMS-IGZO displays coming in 2017

Many displays on mobile devices are LCD, a technology that’s a bit long in the tooth. Sharp, in conjunction with Qualcomm, is working to create a new type of display, one they hope will forge a new path for small displays. Called MEMS-IGZO, the new display tech leans on the hard work of both companies equally.

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Sharp redefines “edge-to-edge” smartphone display

Sharp redefines “edge-to-edge” smartphone display

This week the folks at Sharp have let loose images and hands-on with their new "Aquos Crystal" phone. This device runs Android and will be sent up by carriers with VoLTE, but the most important feature is the most obvious: a near bezel-less front panel. When we first heard the term "edge-to-edge display", this is what we were thinking.

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Sharp Free-Form Display tech could deliver a round iWatch

Sharp Free-Form Display tech could deliver a round iWatch

Sharp is sick of square screens, and while circular LCDs are yet to make any sort of significant dent in the market, the company is already looking at Free-Form Display technology that can be cut into any shape. Targeting next-gen digital dashboards in cars, unusual wearables - in the vein of Motorola's circular Moto 360 - among other things, the magic is in how Sharp has integrated the electronics throughout the panel.

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Sharp 32-inch 4K touchscreen monitor to get OS X compatibility

Sharp 32-inch 4K touchscreen monitor to get OS X compatibility

A lot of computer users out there looking forward to 4K resolution monitors allowing them to get higher-quality images and more information on the screen at one time. Sharp has a 32-inch 4K resolution touchscreen monitor that it is aiming at retail and commercial applications. The screen supports 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160.

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Sharp Healthcare Support Chair offers next-gen medical diagnostics

Sharp Healthcare Support Chair offers next-gen medical diagnostics

We're on the ground floor here at CEATEC 2013, where Sharp -- which also showed off its Mebius Pad Windows 8.1 -- has demonstrated its Health Care Support Chair. With this contraption, which looks at first glance like a high-tech workstation for gaming or computing, clinics can remotely obtain a variety of health information on a patient.

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Sharp 15.6-inch 4K2K IGZO display ideal fit for MacBook Pro Retina update

Sharp 15.6-inch 4K2K IGZO display ideal fit for MacBook Pro Retina update

Sharp has begun sampling the first ever 15.6-inch 4K2K displays for notebooks, using the company's IGZO technology and delivering a whopping 2,840 x 2,160 resolution that some suspect will turn up in the 2014 MacBook Pro. The new panels, Sharp says, run at 282 ppi compared to the current mass-produced maximum of around 235 ppi from a 3,200 x 1,800 display.

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2014 MacBook and iPad IGZO display switch tipped

2014 MacBook and iPad IGZO display switch tipped

Apple's 2014 MacBook refresh will see the company switch to IGZO displays, it's reported, reducing power consumption while simultaneously improving clarity. The switch, which isn't expected to take place until the first half of next year, will see Apple raid the production lines of Sharp and LG Display, ETNews reports, with the iPad also potentially in line for the screen technology.

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