Foxconn is best known as the sometimes-controversial Taiwanese manufacturer used by Apple to assemble iPhones. Sharp is an ailing Japanese company that used to make plasma TVs, and now makes iPhone displays.
There’s something really satisfying in seeing a super sharp knife just slice through things without any effort whatsoever. Here’s one just sliding through a tomato and chopping it up into the thinnest slices imaginable. There’s no resistance! It ends up being like tomato silk.
Earlier this year, we reported on Tomotaka Takahashi, the famous engineer who sent the first talking robot into space, and his plans to make robots as popular a consumer electronic as smartphones. He’d been teasing a humanoid phone to debut this year, and here it is: a cutesy, talking, limbed phone that hitches rides…
Next month, Sharp will put the world’s first 8K TV on sale. You may not have to take too long in considering a purchase, though — as it will cost an eye-watering $133,000.
The new Galaxy S6 may have the best display yet with the most most pixels. But we need more, and Sharp is going to give it to us with an absolutely bonkers 5.5-inch LCD 4K display—that’s 806ppi for anyone keeping count.
Sharp just loosed a salvo of 4K TVs at CES, and even one that approaches near 8K resolution. One of the neat sets that enjoyed a brief sidebar during Sharp's press conference was a TV the company is calling a "Super Slim" set because the panel is less than half-an-inch thick (not including the set mount).
What does "high definition" even mean anymore? There comes a time when words like "ultra" and crazy high pixel density just start to lose any kind of descriptive power. Sharp is making my linguistic conundrum even worse with an absolutely pixel-crammed set, called the Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV.
4K is still in its infancy. Even if you've got the $7,000 burning a hole in your pocket for a top-tier 4K set, I'd recommend a gorgeous 1080p OLED panel instead. But if you simply must have a 4K television, you don't necessarily need the very best.
The digital camera megapixels arms race might be over, but now smartphone display makers have taken up the cause, trying to cram as many pixels as possible into their screens. And Sharp has now claimed superpower status with a 4.1-inch display boasting a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, or 736ppi. For comparison,…
In a factory that once made floppy disks, herbs are growing. Inside an old semiconductor factory, there's lettuce taking root. Oddly enough, electronics factories make great farms. And Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, are swapping industrial infrastructure for a business that's as old as civilization itself.
Japan and the United States build phones differently. In the U.S. we want better performance, more dazzling displays, and faster processors. Japan just makes the thing look awesome. And not many have done it better than Sharp.
Never heard of a Sharp smartphone? It's not surprising since the company, known best for its televisions, has never brought a handset to the U.S. But today Sharp announced two new virtually bezel-less smartphones under the "Aquos Crystal" banner and one will be making its way across the Pacific.
Those of us currently in the market for a new television are faced with a difficult choice: Pay through the nose for a 4K set or spend a fraction of that on another HD television that will be obsolete sooner than later. However, Sharp offers a third option: the Aquos Q+, an almost UltraHD TV with a mid-range price to…
Rectangular screens are so square. Which is presumably why Sharp has announced a new technology called Free-Form Display—that could allow screens to come in any space, and reduce bezel size to almost zero.
If there's one rule of thumb that goes along with lasers—no matter how weak they may be—it's that you should never, ever point them at your eyes. But lasers are more energy efficient and responsive than LEDs, making them better suited for the 3D scanners used to detect gestures on a game console. So Sharp has come up…
Sharp has been showing off an 85-inch 8K TV for years, and now the company is taking absurdly high-resolution to an ambitious new level with a prototype of an 85-inch 8K TV with Dolby glasses free 3D. That's a lot of unproven tech in one concept.
4K is great, but it's also expensive. Getting cheaper, but still a pretty penny. Sharp's new Aquos Quattron Plus is another option: a super high resolution HD TV that's not quite 4K, but that can play 4K content. It's a Faux-K TV.
It's not designed to replace your family doctor, but this sensor-laden chair concept from Sharp could definitely reduce the number of times you need to stop by their clinic every year. The chair looks like it could actually be capable of time travel, but its capabilities are limited to measuring your blood pressure,…
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and sadly for Japan that means designing products—or improving products—to better withstand the earthquakes plaguing that country. So while elsewhere in the world fridge's with vacuum-sealed drawers catch consumers' attentions, in Japan it's a fridge with doors that …
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple suppliers have been gearing up their production lines in order to churn out a new iPad mini with a high-resolution display—and it could, apparently, arrive sometime this year.