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CES 2014: Sharp Shows Off an 8K Display

CES 2014: Sharp Shows Off an 8K Display

By Sean Patterson January 7, 2014

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is here and the buzzwords of the show are “ultra HD” and “4K.” As TV manufacturers concede that 3D TV was generally a dumb idea many of them are now turning toward 4K as the …

Apple TV LCDs Headed To Foxconn Next Quarter? Apple TV LCDs Headed To Foxconn Next Quarter?

Production of Apple’s long-rumored HDTV could begin as early as next quarter, according to recent reports. The television’s LCD displays are rumored to be headed to Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn from Sharp sometime during the third quarter of this year, …

Foxconn Investing In Sharp Again, Stoking iTV Rumors Foxconn Investing In Sharp Again, Stoking iTV Rumors

Back in March we brought you news that Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry had made a $1.6 billion investment in Sharp in an effort to save the struggling company from potentially massive quarterly losses. The deal also prompted speculation about …

Apple iTV Confirmed by Foxconn CEO Apple iTV Confirmed by Foxconn CEO

It turns out the rumors are (finally) true: Apple will be selling a television set in the near future. Terry Gou, Foxconn’s chairman and president, gave an interview with China Daily in which he confirmed that the company, which manufactures …

iPad 3 Displays To Be Supplied By Samsung And LG iPad 3 Displays To Be Supplied By Samsung And LG

Among the many swirling iPad 3 rumors, one thing has remained fairly constant: the (retina) displays for the new tablet will be manufactured by Sharp. Now, however, it looks as though that isn’t going to be the case after all. …

CES 2012: Sharp Aquos 80″ Touchscreen Set To Retire Whiteboards CES 2012: Sharp Aquos 80″ Touchscreen Set To Retire Whiteboards
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Sharp’s Aquos line of TVs are well-known. But the Aquos Board is now set to take over the boardroom. No more whiteboards and huffable markers. The up-to-80″ (available in 60″-70″-80″) Aquos Boards have the same display technology as their at-home …

Apple iTV Rumor: Sharp Prepping For Television Display Production Apple iTV Rumor: Sharp Prepping For Television Display Production
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Rumor has it that Apple’s relationship with Samsung is on the outs, and they could be getting cozier with Sharp. The new power couple are rumored to be working on displays for future iPhones, iPads, and possibly the long rumored …

Netflix Button Coming To New Remote Controls

Netflix said today it is working with major consumer electronics makers to develop  a Netflix-branded one-click buttons on remotes that operate Internet connected TVs, Blu-ray disc players and other devices.

Sharp Launching Android Tablets, E-Bookstore

Sharp announced today that it is developing a new cloud-based media service business called Galapagos. The company will start by releasing two tablets and an e-bookstore. Sharp says the tablets are developed specifically as e-book readers. They will reportedly run Android as the OS. 

The initiative is aimed at the Japanese market. 

IBM Looks Into Accessible Mobile Interfaces, Google Giving up on Wave?
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IBM has partnered with the Industrial Design Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on mobile web research. The initiative will focus on development of new designs of mobile device interfaces that can be used by people who are semiliterate or illiterate, as well as individuals who have limited or no access to information technology.

Netflix-Ready Devices Coming From More Big Brands

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Netflix announced agreements with five global consumer electronics companies, to introduce Netflix-ready devices later in the year. These companies are Funai, which distributes the Philips, Magnavox, Sylvania and Emerson brands in the United States, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp and Toshiba.