IFA 2008: Philips gets in on the thin scene with its 42" Essence LCD – only 38mm thick


This year’s “thing” at IFA 2008 is definitely thin TVs. Everyone’s at it. Spec sheets now list LCD thickness in millimetres, as companies fight – like children over a dropped sweet – to see who’s got the thinnest TV.

That award has already been won by Sony’s BRAVIA ZX1, to be honest – but the new Philips Essence LCD isn’t far behind. Peaking at a max width of 38mm, the 42″ screen has been designed to sit flush against a wall…

Apple reveals 'Steve Jobs Air'

The new streamlined Steve Jobs Air comes in the smart casual denin jeans and sleek dark top we’ve come to know and love, but now – thanks to a rigorous low-carb diet – Apple’s new Steve Jobs Air weighs in around 15 pounds lighter!

Pictured below – the original bulky Steve Jobs 1.0 (left) and the slimmer Steve Jobs Air:


Sadly, this means the new Steve Jobs Air is incompatible with previous Steve Jobs version 1.0 accessories…

Sharp retaliates to Toshiba's claims of world's thinnest LCD, by announcing 0.68mm thin screen

sharp-0.2mm-LCD.jpgGee whiz, does Sharp move fast or what! It was only 24 hours ago Andy reported that Toshiba had eclipsed Sharp’s claims of having the world’s thinnest LCD TV, beating them by a crucial 6mm at the thickest part of the screen.

It appears once Sharp caught wind of Toshiba’s claims, they released details of a prototype LCD screen that measures just 0.68mm thick. Yes, that’s under one milimetre thick. How did they do it, you eager, HDTV-hungry readers ask? Well, err, the screen’s just 2.2-inches big. Sadly it’s been designed…