Sharp http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/news en-GB Fully Charged: Volvo’s Google Cardboard test drive, Sharp’s 736ppi phone display, and all WP8 Lumia devices will get Windows 10 http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-volvo-s-google-cardboard-test-drive-sharp-s-736ppi-phone-display-and-all-wp8-lu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start your Friday off right with our quick-hit collection of hot tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Cardboard x Volvo" alt="Google Cardboard x Volvo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-cardboard-volvo.jpg?1416031513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volvo offering branded Google Cardboard shell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You might not have the time or inclination to book a real test drive, but Volvo still wants to get you into its overhauled XC90 SUV. The plan? Mail interested parties a branded Google Cardboard virtual reality shell and have them fire up the Android app to check out a digital drive.</p> <p>The black cardboard shell is apparently identical in design to the one Google <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/evolve/google-io-2014/fully-charged-google-s-cardboard-vr-helmet-evolve-leads-e3-critic-awards-nomin">handed out to I/O attendees</a>, and Volvo will begin mailing them out on 18 November through its Volvo Reality app. That app is available now on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.volvo.volvoreality">Google Play</a> and will hit the iOS App Store on the 18th, as well.</p> <p>And the Volvo-fied Google Cardboard will work with any smartphone-powered virtual reality apps, so there&rsquo;s little to lose by signing up for one if you don&rsquo;t want to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-io-2014/how-google-cardboard-scratch/feature">create your own from scratch</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.volvocars.com/us/all-cars/all-new-volvo-xc90/Pages/Google-cardboard.aspx">Volvo</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/13/7217397/volvo-is-using-google-cardboard-to-get-people-inside-its-new-suv">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-io-2014/how-google-cardboard-scratch/feature">How to make Google Cardboard from scratch</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Wuln2bJkp1k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharp has a 736ppi display in the works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now this is just getting ridiculous. It&rsquo;s well past the point of being perceivable by the average human eye at a reasonable viewing distance, but Sharp has a smartphone display in the works that boasts pixel density of 736ppi (pixels per inch).</p> <p>How does the 2560x1600 (2K) panel accomplish that? Well, it&rsquo;s just 4.1in - so it&rsquo;s plenty dense, but also rather small compared to current-day flagships. Still, Sharp apparently sees value in pushing the pixel density envelope, and it plans to have sample panels for partners next year, with mass production eyed for 2016 if companies want them.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.mobilemag.com/2014/11/13/sharp-4-inch-display-pixel-density-736ppi">Mobile Magazine</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/13/sharp-igzo-736-ppi/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-preparing-4k-smartphone-lcd-screens-2016/news">Sharp preparing 4K smartphone LCD screens for 2016</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="750" title="Sharp&#039;s 736ppi display" alt="Sharp&#039;s 736ppi display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sharp-736ppi-display.jpg?1416031513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All WP8 Lumia phones will get Windows 10 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When Microsoft made the jump from Windows Phone 7 to WP8, its existing handsets didn&rsquo;t make the jump - which didn&rsquo;t sit to well with owners of those devices, as you might expect. But that apparently won&rsquo;t happen again with the leap from Windows Phone 8 to Windows 10, according to the official Lumia account on Twitter.</p> <p>Asked about upgrades, the account told a user, &ldquo;There will be Windows 10 upgrades for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices.&rdquo; There you have it. So if you&rsquo;re looking to get a Lumia in the next several months - such as the just-announced, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/low-end-lumia-535-microsoft-s-first-post-nokia-phone/news">Microsoft-branded Lumia 535</a> - you can rest assured that it will be brought up to date once Windows 10 eventually debuts.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-claims-windows-10-upgrades-all-lumias">Windows Central</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/6-things-we-love-about-windows-10-and-3-we-hate/feature">6 things we love about Windows 10 - and 3 we hate</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Lumia 535" alt="Microsoft Lumia 535" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-535-front.png?1416031513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony celebrates 20 years of PlayStation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original PlayStation launched in Japan almost 20 full years ago, in December 1994 (oh no, we&#39;re all super old) - and Sony Japan has kicked off the festivities with a breezy look back at two decades of software and hardware alike. If you&rsquo;ve owned one or more of the couple hundred million PlayStation boxes manufactured in the last 20 years, spare two minutes for this nostalgic blast.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4KW0OBCtz4">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/playstation-vue-sony-s-console-based-answer-cable-and-satellite-tv/news">PlayStation Vue is Sony&rsquo;s console-based answer to cable and satellite TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/m4KW0OBCtz4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-volvo-s-google-cardboard-test-drive-sharp-s-736ppi-phone-display-and-all-wp8-lu#comments Cars Gaming Google PlayStation Sharp Sony Volvo Windows 10 Windows Phone 8 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453156 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp preparing 4K smartphone LCD screens for 2016 http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-preparing-4k-smartphone-lcd-screens-2016/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just got a 2K display? Cutting edge won’t stay cutting edge for long, as always </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sharp Aquos Crystal" alt="Sharp Aquos Crystal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sharp-aquos-crystal.jpg?1415214932" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Word out of Japan this week is that Sharp isn&rsquo;t content to let 2K smartphone screens rule the market for long - the company reportedly plans to launch 4K mobile LCD displays in little more than a year.</p> <p>The report from Feng.com (via GSM Arena) claims that demands from Chinese manufacturers for even larger and more pixel-dense panels are pushing Sharp to bring much sharper screens to mobile before long.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4K smartphones: coming 2016 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-preparing-4k-smartphone-lcd-screens-2016/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-preparing-4k-smartphone-lcd-screens-2016/news#comments 4K Sharp Smartphones Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:50:05 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1451737 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp reveals Moth Eye AQUOS XL TV series http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-reveals-moth-eye-aquos-xl-tv-series/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the prowl for a new telly? Sharp is hoping to tempt you with its latest range of living room centrepieces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sharp-moth-eye_0.png?1364399353" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_541.jpg?1364399353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sharp has revealed its 1920x1080  AQUOS Quattron 3D XL TV lineup which will be the first from the company to offer its Moth Eye technology.</p> <p>Obvious insect jokes aside, the fancy new screen tech is designed to reduce glare and display rich deep blacks, while the fact that Sharp has again squeezed a yellow sub-pixel into the ranks of the standard RBG affair should result in bright, vivid colours.</p> <p>The Sharp AQUOS Quattron 3D XL TV will be out in Japan from the end of November in 46in, 52in and 80in variants (with 60in and 70in models expected mid-December).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/sharp-reveals-moth-eye-aquos-xl-tv-series </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-reveals-moth-eye-aquos-xl-tv-series/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-reveals-moth-eye-aquos-xl-tv-series/news#comments Sharp Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:28:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423255 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta is the world's first smartphone with an IGZO display http://www.stuff.tv/aquos-phone-zeta/sharp-aquos-phone-zeta-worlds-first-smartphone-igzo-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No it&#039;s not a Sesame Street character, IGZO stands for indium gallium zinc oxide and it&#039;s built into the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/aquos-phone2_0.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_654.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You mobile's display, when playing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/angry-birds-sequel-bad-piggies-arrives-on-android-ios-and-mac">Bad Piggies</a> or watching HD videos, is really quite important. That's probably why Sharp is upping the stakes with the first smartphone to feature IGZO technology in the Aquos Phone Zeta.</p> <p>IGZO, an acronym for indium gallium zinc oxide and not the name of one of Big Bird's friends, promises higher translucence. That means the phone doesn't need to use as much battery power for backlighting.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/sharp-aquos-phone-zeta-is-the-worlds-first-smartphone-with-an-igzo-display </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/aquos-phone-zeta/sharp-aquos-phone-zeta-worlds-first-smartphone-igzo-display/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/aquos-phone-zeta/sharp-aquos-phone-zeta-worlds-first-smartphone-igzo-display/news#comments Aquos Phone Zeta Sharp Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:38:45 +0000 Ben Griffin 423062 at http://www.stuff.tv 1080p, 443ppi smartphone screens are being made right now by Sharp http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/1080p-443ppi-smartphone-screens-are-being-made-right-now-sharp/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharp by name, sharp by nature if the new full HD type 5 screen is anything to go by </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sharp-1080p-smartphone_0.jpg?1364399489" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3978.jpg?1364399489" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today is a great day for smartphone screens. We’ve already heard about BlackBerry preparing to dazzle our retinas with its new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/rumour-mill/blackberry-laguna-specs-leak-with-an-iphone-5-beating-display">355ppi Laguna</a>, and now Sharp has officially announced that it's producing the type 5 LCD 1080p screen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/1080p-443ppi-smartphone-screens-are-being-made-right-now-by-sharp </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/1080p-443ppi-smartphone-screens-are-being-made-right-now-sharp/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/1080p-443ppi-smartphone-screens-are-being-made-right-now-sharp/news#comments Sharp Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:41:50 +0000 Luke Edwards 422923 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp's Feel UX Android skin takes on HTC Sense http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharps-feel-ux-android-skin-takes-htc-sense/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the lock screen you&#039;ve been dreaming of? Japanese smartphones could soon be getting an image-heavy makeover </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sharp-feel-UX-aquos-phones_0.jpg?1364400042" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4799.jpg?1364400042" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sharp's been showing off the new Feel UX skin for its Android Aquos phones and while we won't be seeing these handsets over in these parts anytime soon – Sharp's sticking to Japan for now – the video is still worth a look if your stock Android or iOS homescreen is starting to look a little tired.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/sharps-feel-ux-android-skin-takes-on-htc-sense </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharps-feel-ux-android-skin-takes-htc-sense/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharps-feel-ux-android-skin-takes-htc-sense/news#comments Sharp Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:11:26 +0000 Sophie Charara 421612 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp Pantone 5 has a radiation detector http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-pantone-5-has-radiation-detector/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That&#039;s right this is the world&#039;s first gamma ray detecting mobile and step in the right Star Trek tricorder direction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sharp-pantone-5_0.jpg?1364400189" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4973.jpg?1364400189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sharp has just revealed its Pantone 5 mobile which, in a world first, comes packing a radiation detector.</p> <p>The Pantone 5 is a pretty impressive phone even without the gamma ray reader that manages to detect between .005 and 9.99 μSv/h of radiation – whatever that means. Sharp has packed in a 3.7in ICS display, dust and waterproofing, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and it's available in eight colours. We doubt we’ll get it or, luckily, need it in the UK anytime soon.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://japanese.engadget.com/2012/05/28/pantone-5-8/" target="_blank">Engadget Japan</a>]</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/sharp-pantone-5-has-a-radiation-detector </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-pantone-5-has-radiation-detector/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-pantone-5-has-radiation-detector/news#comments Sharp Tue, 29 May 2012 06:48:32 +0000 Luke Edwards 421336 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp shows off monster 85in 8K TV at CES http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-shows-monster-85in-8k-tv-ces/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7680 x 4320 resolution display is 16x the resolution of HD. The mind boggles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sharp-8k-tv_0.jpg?1364397216" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1709.jpg?1364397216" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sharp is showing off its next-generation technology at CES, the world's biggest consumer electronics show – and it's brought a truly mind-boggling TV along.</p> <p>The 85in prototype 8K TV – previously seen at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/events/stuff/sharp-unveils-8k4k-super-hi-vision-lcd-tv">IFA</a> – has a resolution of 7680 x 4320, the equivalent of 16x the resolution of HD. The TV is "likely" to feature 3D and Sharp's Quattron colour tech, says our man on the ground. We'll take two, then.</p> <p><a href="../../news/ces" target="_self">More CES news</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/ces/news-nugget/sharp-shows-off-monster-85in-8k-tv-at-ces </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-shows-monster-85in-8k-tv-ces/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-shows-monster-85in-8k-tv-ces/news#comments Sharp Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:34:39 +0000 Stephen Graves 419352 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp unveils 8K4K Super Hi-Vision LCD TV http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-unveils-8k4k-super-hi-vision-lcd-tv/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, those Ks mean thousands – we&#039;re not even kidding </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/php9jb1ZQAM%282%29_0.jpg?1364401349" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/php9jb1ZQAM%25282%2529_0.jpg?1364401349" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2705.jpg?1364401349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you find yourself looking at your run of the mill HD TV and wonder why it can't be 16x clearer, make friends with Sharp who's just announced an 8K4K LCD TV – so named after its ridiculous 7,680 x 4,320px resolution. Compare that to regular HD which gives you Formula One and footie in a measly 1,920 x 1,080px display and you've got the first ever TV with Super Hi-Vision (or Ultra High Definition Television).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/events/stuff/sharp-unveils-8k4k-super-hi-vision-lcd-tv </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-unveils-8k4k-super-hi-vision-lcd-tv/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-unveils-8k4k-super-hi-vision-lcd-tv/news#comments Sharp Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:49:25 +0000 Sophie Charara 417738 at http://www.stuff.tv Icon – Sharp Elite Pro TV http://www.stuff.tv/elite-pro/icon-%E2%80%93-sharp-elite-pro-tv/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharp calls your TV boring and ugly and wants to know what you&#039;re going to do about it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="954" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sharp_Elite_TV_0_0.jpg?1364401588" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="286" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/elite-gallery-01_0.jpg?1364401588" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="286" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/elite-gallery-03_0.jpg?1364401588" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2945.jpg?1364401588" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>A stealth UFO?</strong></p> <p>Nope – a TV. And not just any TV. Sharp's thinks its new Elite Pro LCD panel is so good, it's not even putting it's name on it. Partly because it's enlisted the help of pet company Pioneer to crank up the performance.</p> <p><strong>A stealth UFO with good marketing then?</strong></p> <p>A bit. But there is intelligent variable contrast (regional LED backlighting) and a whole extra colour.</p> <p><strong>Don't tell me... it's terracotta. No, fuchsia...</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/icon/icon-%E2%80%93-sharp-elite-pro-tv </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/elite-pro/icon-%E2%80%93-sharp-elite-pro-tv/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/elite-pro/icon-%E2%80%93-sharp-elite-pro-tv/news#comments Elite Pro Sharp Tue, 09 Aug 2011 09:29:06 +0000 Luke Edwards 417350 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp Aquos 3D SH-12C mobile shows off its twin cams http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-aquos-3d-sh-12c-mobile-shows-its-twin-cams/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With 3D functionality, a qHD screen and Gingerbread, Sharp is cutting it in 3D </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="358" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sharp_Aquos_3D_1.jpg?1364401888" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3558.jpg?1364401888" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's not a first – that would be LG's Optimus 3D – but news that Sharp is making an Aquos phone with a 3D display and twin rear cameras for third dimensional pics and vids is more than enough to give Stuff's left eyebrow a bit of a loft. The Sharp Aquos SH-12C packs a 4.2in qHD screen to show off snaps captured on its 8MP sensor and video shot in 720p. Trouble is, we probably won't get a sniff of this 1.4GHz beauty. If you've got a few spare air miles, it’s out in Japan on the 20th of May.</p> <p><strong>Also</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/sharp-aquos-3d-sh-12c-mobile-shows-off-its-twin-cams </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-aquos-3d-sh-12c-mobile-shows-its-twin-cams/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp-aquos-3d-sh-12c-mobile-shows-its-twin-cams/news#comments Sharp Wed, 11 May 2011 13:25:54 +0000 Luke Edwards 416420 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp’s colossal 70-inch Aquos Quattron TV http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp%E2%80%99s-colossal-70-inch-aquos-quattron-tv/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time to whip out the Yellow Pages and hire a crane... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="377" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sharp-LC-70LE732U-70-inch-tv_0.jpg?1364402049" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3675.jpg?1364402049" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s highly unlikely that Sharp unveiled the 70in LC-70LE732U with the aid of a red velvet curtain – the fabric costs would have been enormous.</p> <p>This wall-hogging, Full HD LED-backlit set boasts Netflix support, DLNA streaming and Vudu Apps, including Facebook and Twitter.</p> <p>The lack of 3D support is negated by the reasonable US$3800 price tag, although 3D sets are due for a summer release for those craving extra dimensions.</p> <p>An unnecessary extravagance? Probably, but after you slip a disc carrying it in, you’ll be couch-ridden for months, enjoying its beauty in full.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/sharp%E2%80%99s-colossal-70-inch-aquos-quattron-tv </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp%E2%80%99s-colossal-70-inch-aquos-quattron-tv/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp/sharp%E2%80%99s-colossal-70-inch-aquos-quattron-tv/news#comments Sharp Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:05:54 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 416260 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp’s Galapagos tablets launched in Japan http://www.stuff.tv/galapagos/sharp%E2%80%99s-galapagos-tablets-launched-japan/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shiny new tablet comes in two sizes, but no word on when we might see some action in Europe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/202340d33mn_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="582" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/202300d00bli_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="702" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/202330b1bbli_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="65" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/202310bc8bli_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="873" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/202320ce3bli_0.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_278.jpg?1364403859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Darwin’s work would have been much simpler if he’d had a powerful tablet computer to reference his sketches of barnacle life on, or pass those long journies on the Beagle playing Meow Meow Happy Fight.</p> <p>Sadly, Sharp’s only just got around to launching its new Galapagos tablets in Japan, a bit late to be of any use to the evolutionary theorist.</p> <p>The pair of tablets has evolved into two distinct sizes – one’s a 5.5in maxiphone similar to Dell’s Streak, the other’s a 10.8in tablet proper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/sharps-galapagos-tablets-launched-in-japan </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galapagos/sharp%E2%80%99s-galapagos-tablets-launched-japan/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galapagos/sharp%E2%80%99s-galapagos-tablets-launched-japan/news#comments Galapagos Sharp Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 15096 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp unveils Quattron 3D TVs http://www.stuff.tv/quattron/sharp-unveils-quattron-3d-tvs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharp has stayed out of the 3D TV world – until now. The company has just announced that it’ll be launching its LV series of 3D tellies in Japan at th </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/181360b22mn_0.jpg?1364403974" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sharp has stayed out of the 3D TV world – until now. The company has just announced that it’ll be launching its LV series of 3D tellies in Japan at the end of July, and we can expect a similar UK launch soon after.</p> <p>The LV series will come in 40, 46, 52 and 60-inch flavours, and in addition to their active shutter 3D skills, each model also sports Sharp’s much-vaunted Quattron quad pixel colour tech. This adds an extra yellow sub-pixel to the standard red, green and blue sub-pixels, which Sharp claims delivers vastly improved colour reproduction.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/stuff/sharp-unveils-quattron-3d-tvs </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/quattron/sharp-unveils-quattron-3d-tvs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/quattron/sharp-unveils-quattron-3d-tvs/news#comments Quattron Sharp Wed, 02 Jun 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14574 at http://www.stuff.tv Sharp LC-52XS1 http://www.stuff.tv/sharp-lc-52xs1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharp’s flagship packs an enormous amount of tech into its slim, beautifully finished chassis – but it also costs more than a car. A half-decent one, at that… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="780" height="996" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/image_produit.jpg?1364299554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You’ve got to admire any company with the chutzpah to produce a premium TV these days; after the calamity that struck <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Pioneer-Kuro-KRL-37V/" target="_blank">Pioneer’s Kuro</a> range, you’d have thought most manufacturers would have decided to stay well clear of the wallet-busting sector. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £9,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the very best for picture and sound quality, but only oligarchs can afford it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sharp-lc-52xs1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sharp-lc-52xs1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sharp-lc-52xs1/review#comments LC-52XS1 Sharp TVs over 42" Fri, 17 Jul 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12804 at http://www.stuff.tv