Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone

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Offering an edge-to-edge user experience thanks to the inclusion of a 131 x 67 x 10mm frameless LCD screen is the AQUOS Crystal Smartphone from Sharp. Featuring 8GB of built-in ROM alongside 1.5GB of RAM, the AQUOS Crystal boasts up to 128GB of on-board storage via its microSD card slot and includes the likes of Harmon Kardon audio, Clari-Fi technology–which improves digital sound by restoring compression–and a built-in direct wave receiver to make phone conversations as clear as possible, no matter the environment.

Furthermore, the phone’s integrated camera includes a framing advisor that instinctively compresses and structures your photos, a sequential shots feature for catching rapid movement, and the ability to automatically brighten both the subject and background at night to make dark shots easier and clearer to both capture and visualize.

Powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sprint Spark enhanced LTE capability, the Sharp AQUOS Crystal will soon be available exclusively from Sprint.


Artist Profile: “City As Canvas”- Graffiti art from the Martin Wong collection


During the 1970s and ‘80s, artist Martin Wong resided in the Lower East Side of New York and was a strong supporter of many pioneers of the New York City graffiti. Wong’s advocacy for the subculture resulted in an expansive collection of some of the most famed and influential artists of the time such as Keith Haring, Dondi, Rammellzee, Zephyr, Daze, Lady Pink, Lee, Futura and Sharp. In the interest of keeping the collection intact, Wong graciously donated his entire collection to the Museum of the City of New York in 1994.

And luckly for all of us, beginning on Tuesday, February 4th, the museum will be publicly displaying the work for the first time. The exhibition will include over 300 mixed media paintings and 55 black books.

City as Canvas opens February 4th and runs through July 27th, 2014

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

More information at MCNY

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Artist Profile: “City As Canvas”- Graffiti art from the Martin Wong collection


Sharp’s latest high-res Windows tablet is an Ultrabook minus the keyboard



Let’s see: sporty Intel Core i5 processor and Windows 8.1? Check. Retina-esque 3,200 x 1,800 15.6-inch display? Check. Plus 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD? Of course. If Sharp‘s RW-16G sounds like the laptop of your dreams, sorry, but it’s actually a tablet in the mold of Panasonic‘s 20-inch, 4K Toughpad or Samsung‘s new Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

Sharp is keying in on business users for the new slate with a bundled stylus for graphics pros, along with screen sharing to assist during presentations. With the Japanese company’s own IGZO screen tech, it’ll also outlast everyone’s bladders with nine hours of battery life. There’s no pricing or availability yet, but so far, it looks destined for the Japanese market only — if you’re stateside, Samsung’s aforementioned model or a Surface Pro 2 might have to do.

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Sharp’s latest high-res Windows tablet is an Ultrabook minus the keyboard