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Sharp details new 3D screens for mobile devices

Adding more depth to the already eye-popping rumor that the Nintendo 3DS will use Sharp's parallax barrier LCD screen, Sharp today detailed its latest 3D, no-glasses-required screen for mobile devices. Engadget spotted the announcement this morning -- one that advertises the 3D touchscreen as...

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3DS said to feature 3D control stick, Sharp LCD screens; will be playable at E3

As if news of a new handheld device coming from Nintendo in the middle of the night wasn't enough, Engadget today spotted two reports out of Japanese newspapers Asahi and Nikkei detailing the 3DS' known hardware so far. Asahi claims that the handheld's 3D output (remember, sans silly glasses) comes...

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DS screen manufacturer accused of price fixing

We reported back in February that Sharp and Hitachi, two tech industry juggernauts who are responsible for supplying the DS with its LCD screens, were under investigation for their suspected collusion to control the price of said screens. Earlier this week, the Japan Fair Trade Commission...

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Collection of strange and obscure Famicom peripherals, controllers

It's astounding that, despite all the eBay auctions we've followed and Nintendo oddities we've researched, there are still so many Famicom accessories out there that we've never seen, much less heard of. Thankfully, an obsessive Japanese collector has put up a page documenting these rare...

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DS LCD screen makers investigated for price fixing

When video game makers fix prices for consumers, it's considered the normal state of business. When LCD makers fix prices for game makers, they get raided by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission. So it goes. AFP has the report on the investigation on screen-makers Sharp and Hitachi, which have long...

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A DS Lite screen cartel?

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has conducted an investigation of Sharp and Hitachi Displays Ltd. in response to accusations that the two companies have unfairly fixed prices of LCD displays for DS Lites (in what AFX News Kaori Kaneko referred to as a "cartel"). The organization searched both...

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CNET offers HDTV suggestions for your PS3

The first purchase of an HDTV can be stressful, especially factoring in the plethora of options, specifications, screen sizes, manufacturers and types of HDTV technology. Knowing which HDTV is best suited for gaming and the Blu-ray experience can be daunting so we're absolutely delighted to see...

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Ask PSP Fanboy: Volume 17

Every Saturday, PSP Fanboy will answer your burning questions. If you have a question for the team, send an e-mail to andrew @ pspfanboy.com with the subject "Ask PSP Fanboy." NOTE: We do NOT answer questions related to downloading illegal copies of games. Stop asking. Q: I heard that the original...

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Profile: foreign systems that America missed

1UP profiles four systems that never made it to the US: MSX (1983) - Metal Gear and Dragon Quest debuted on this platform, which had a enough support to compete with Nintendo's Famicom in Japan. X68000 (Sharp, 1987) - its power came with a price: $4,000; it did feature some impressive ports of...

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