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I Love Sharp’s New Steam Powered Oven Even If My Steak Was Soggy

As Moe the Bartender proudly reveals his new restaurant’s Navy surplus deep fryer that can flash fry a buffalo in 40 seconds, Homer laments: “Forty seconds? But I want it now!” He was right. In a time when instant messages and same day shipping are the norm, waiting for food to cook feels like an inconvenience. But a countertop oven that uses superheated steam to speed up cook times could be the appliance all of us impatient types have been waiting for. Read More >>

technology
A First Look at the Incredible Future of 8K TVs

Do you remember back in the '90s, when high-definition TVs first started to become popular? Seeing that HD for the first time, the sharpness seemed almost impossible compared to existing technology. But this year, several top tech companies showed off 8K screens with 16-times as many pixels as those old 1080p HD TVs. For me, seeing these new super sharp TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) felt like the first time all over again. Read More >>

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Sharp’s Got Lots of New Appliances it Hopes People Will Buy

When we think of events like IFA and the technology that comes along for the ride, most people tend to think of the fancy gadgets like phones, laptops, and TVs we'll never be able to afford. But the regular home appliance stuff is often there too. It's easy to scoff at them getting launched in a similar manner to flagship smartphones, we need it all in our homes. Or most of it anyway. Nobody needs a washing machine or a dishwasher, but life is much more convenient with them both. Read More >>

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Intel’s Incredibly Tiny Compute Card Could Soon Run Your Entire Life

The Intel Compute Card is tiny. It’s has a motherboard, memory, storage, wi-fi radio, and can even pack Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processor. Yet it’s only about with size and thickness of a few credit cards. You insert it into any dumb monitor and instantly have a computer as powerful as your laptop. Read More >>

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Sharpening a Pound Shop Knife Turns It Into a Killer Blade That Easily Slices Everything

I know that it’s pretty darn obvious that if you sharpen a knife over and over again, you’ll eventually get a razor sharp edge to slice things with. But that doesn’t make it any less fun to transform a dirt cheap knife bought from a pound shop into a beast of a blade that destroys everything as if it were descended from the Damascus, Ulfberht, and Valyrian steel gods. Read More >>

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The Next iPhone Will Probably Have a Beautiful, Curved OLED Display

The next iPhone will reportedly have a beautiful OLED display. Sharp executive Tai Jeng-wu essentially confirmed the next iPhone’s hardware upgrade in a recent trip to his alma mater, Tatung University in Taiwan, according to Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review. Read More >>

home appliances
Sharp Sees a Fridge-Freezer as the Smart Centrepiece of Your Home

Smartphones, smart TVs, smart light bulbs, smart bloody everything. Smart home technology is so hot right now, with this year’s IFA bash absolutely full of the stuff. Even wigs will be connected to the internet. Probably. Hopefully. Read More >>

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Wait a Sec, Foxconn’s Massive Sharp Takeover Has Been Put on Hold

Hold your horses, that massive deal between Foxconn and Sharp doesn’t seem to have gone through yet. According to new reports, the Taiwanese firm is delaying the completion of the takeover, due to fresh information regarding Sharp’s future financial risk. While the Japanese outfit’s annual report flags up ¥17.2 billion (£109 million) in contingent liabilities -- costs it may face in the future, depending on lawsuits, contracts and other variables -- the figure may in fact lie at the ¥350 billion (£2.2 billion) mark. Read More >>

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Report: Major Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Has Bought Sharp For £4.4 Billion

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. Read More >>

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Sharp Will Sell This Mini Robot as a Smartphone. Would You Use It?

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 in your front pocket. Read More >>

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The World’s First 8K TV Will Cost £85,000

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 £85,000. Read More >>

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Sharp’s Super Slim 4K TV is Like Whoa Skinny

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). Read More >>

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Sharp’s 80-Inch Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV is Overstuffed With Pixels

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. Read More >>

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Rumour Says Nintendo’s Next Hardware is Built Around a “Free-Form Display”

The display-making division of Sharp is said to be preparing to supply Nintendo with screens for its next gaming hardware launch, with the Free-Form Display tech coming with a bendy bezel that can be formed into curves. Read More >>