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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

World first as Sharp mashes Blu-ray decks into Aquos LCD TVs

Sharp has just announced what we all knew was coming sooner or later – the world’s first TV sets with built-in Blu-ray recorders.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Japan sales figures show Blu-ray picking up speed, CRT and VCR on life-support

When it comes to consumer electronics, Japan is generally an excellent weathervane for forecasting the picture in the West a few months ahead. With that in mind, the latest electronics sales figures suggest a balmy Fall lies ahead.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thinner TVs are helping to save the planet

One welcome side-effect of the new breed of ultra-thin TVs has come to light in a recent report from Hitachi Japan – apparently, they’re better for the environment.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sharp targets your bedroom with 22in 1080p LCD TV

Next time you go shopping for a second television set for the spare room or bedroom, chances are it might be one of a new breed of smaller full high-definition TVs, such as the new models introduced today by Sharp.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Duck and weave ATM days over thanks to NEC

We’ve all seen computer screens that are designed to be viewed only from directly in front to prevent snoopers from sneaking a sideways glance, but the price of privacy has always been severe image deterioration. NEC’s newest LCD technology appears to offer a solution.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Samsung joins fat fighters with 1cm thick TV

As we mentioned last week, Samsung has a few surprises in store at this week’s Flat Panel Display International show in Japan and has been drip-feeding them to the press ahead of the show’s opening on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Samsung's white—backlit LED LCD and true 16:9 screens

Head to the Flat Panel Display International show in Yokohama, Japan, next week and you’ll get an eyeful of three new LCDs from Samsung that will probably start showing up in laptops sometime next year.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Slimmer sets mean we’ll be seeing a lot less TV in future

With the end of CEATEC 2007 looming, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the strongest theme of this year’s show and the implications for what we’ll be finding in our electronics shops over the next months and years.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Sharp multi-touch screen puts iPhone to shame

Apple’s Multi-touch technology, as seen in the iPhone and iPod touch, are pretty good, but don’t you think they’re just a little bit, well, yesterday? If you don’t already, you will when you see what Sharp has in store.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Normal-size phones set for fuel cells and touchscreens

The Wireless Japan exhibition near Tokyo this week has seen plenty of demonstrations of existing and future technologies, but there’s one that we’re still not sure how to categorize – fuel cells.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

World's biggest LCD HD TV with 500,000:1 contrast ratio and super blacks

Jumbo TV fans had better get their gold credit cards warmed up well in advance of the latest high-definition set due to depart Korean shores from Samsung later this year – the company’s new 70-inch LCD is far from cheap, at 58 million won ($62,000).

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LG Philips creates world’s first bendy A4 color e-paper

We’ve seen plenty of products recently that use electronic paper on a small scale, but none as impressive as the flexible A4-sized color e-paper announced this week by LG Philips LCD of South Korea.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Samsung monitor brings HD TV to the desktop


Everyone knows that watching TV on a computer screen doesn’t quite cut the mustard - duller colors and lower resolution than any decent dedicated television are readily apparent. That, however, is about to change if Samsung has its way with some nifty new display technology.

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