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Tag: Sharp

Tiny Axe-Throwing Game Played with Real, Miniature Axes

Tiny Axe-Throwing Game Played with Real, Miniature Axes
Because danger comes in all shapes and sizes (including miniature), this is the Small Viking Axe Game available from Firebox for $116. It’s a real axe-throwing game played with tiny, but still very sharp, axes. I can already close my eyes and see myself wrapping my bloody hand in a t-shirt and yelling for my wife.

Sharp RoBoHoN is a Walking, Talking Robot Phone

Sharp RoBoHoN is a Walking, Talking Robot Phone
I’ve seen some strange gadgets out of Japan over the years, and the latest oddity is the Sharp RoBoHoN. It’s a robot that has a phone built in. It has the ability to make calls and check email over a LTE/3G connection.

Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod

Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod
Instructables member Mister M loves to convert old gadgets into their newer incarnations. For his latest project, he turned a 1981 Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR into a media center powered by the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to its tall boombox-like shape, Mister M was able to add a 15″ HD screen on the back of the VCR.

Sharp Free-Form Displays Mean no More Rectangles

Sharp Free-Form Displays Mean no More Rectangles
Sharp has unveiled a slick bit of display tech that will free us all from the tyranny of the rectangle. It doesn’t matter where you find a display these days be it in your car, phone, or a TV, they are all rectangles.

Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta to Get Low-Power IGZO Display

Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta to Get Low-Power IGZO Display
While a new crop of smartphones has just been released in the U.S., the Japanese aren’t going to fall behind anytime soon. They just upped the ante with the new Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which is the first production smartphone with an IGZO display.

Calculator with Built-in Abacus: Double-Check, Double Solve, Double Nerd

Calculator with Built-in Abacus: Double-Check, Double Solve, Double Nerd
The 2012 Mobile World Congress kicked off today, and that means new smartphones and other cutting edge mobile technology. But here at Technabob we’re more about cutting strange, so instead of looking at the future today let’s take a look at the past.

Toshiba Shows 6-inch Display with 2560×1600 Resolution, Beats Apple’s Retina Display

Toshiba Shows 6-inch Display with 2560×1600 Resolution, Beats Apple’s Retina Display
I have a 27-inch iMac sitting on my desk in the office, and I can’t get enough of its gorgeously sharp 2560 x 1440 resolution display on that machine. Well, pretty soon, you might be able to enjoy a similar resolution on a small tablet, if you can believe it.

Sharp AQUOS IS11H Phone: For Ultimate Girly Girls

Sharp AQUOS IS11H Phone: For Ultimate Girly Girls
Sometimes, all it takes to size an object up is one look. It doesn’t have to be a very long gaze or detailed inspection. And in the case of Sharp’s new AQUOS IS11H Phone, it just takes a second or two to glance at the images and know that these phones are geared towards Japanese women.

Sharp Creates Awesome Video Room for Theme Park

Sharp Creates Awesome Video Room for Theme Park
The first time I ever saw a 3D movie was at a theme park. Each time we go to the beach we end up having to take the kids over to the IMAX theater that is nearby too so we can see something on the giant screen.

Sharp LED LCD 70-Inch Aquos HDTV: Bigger Than Your Friends’ TVs

Sharp LED LCD 70-Inch Aquos HDTV: Bigger Than Your Friends’ TVs
You got to admit that a 70-inch HDTV is pretty big. Prices have come down significantly for big screens, and the Sharp Aquos brand is no different. Their biggest LED LCD HDTV is probably bigger than a lot of your friends, at 5’10” diagonal.

Computer Parts Robot Has Intel and AMD in Its Bloodstream

Computer Parts Robot Has Intel and AMD in Its Bloodstream
I always wonder what to do with all the bits and pieces of obsolete technology I have lying around. Sure, I donate what I can to schools, but I’ve even been turned down there when the tech is too old or unwieldy.

Sharp to License Pioneer Elite Brand for TVs in US and Canada

Sharp to License Pioneer Elite Brand for TVs in US and Canada
Pioneer Electronics has a line of high-end gear that it sells under its Elite brand. That gear has Blu-ray players and AV receivers among other things and all of the gear is high-end and expensive. The line at one point had produced TVs as well, but those were discontinued.

Gundam Robot Phone: Only in Japan?

Gundam Robot Phone: Only in Japan?
If you don’t have an iPhone or an Android phone yet, why not get a Gundam Robot Phone instead? This phone will be released by Japan’s third biggest mobile phone carrier, SoftBank Mobile, who has 25 million subscribers.

Sharp’S New 3d-HD Camera for Your Phone: Film Your Own Low-Budget Avatar

Sharp’S New 3d-HD Camera for Your Phone: Film Your Own Low-Budget Avatar
3D is going to be everywhere this year, thanks to James Cameron’s Avatar. I recently read that even Mars would be filmed in 3D on those Pathfinder drones. Now, it looks like Sharp came up with a new and cute little add-on that will allow you to film 3D with your phone!

Sharp Intros 4-Color 3d Television Tech

Sharp Intros 4-Color 3d Television Tech
Now that you just ditched your new flat-panel for one that supports 3D, Sharp has one-upped the competition with the announcement of the first 3D sets that use 4 pixel colors (RGBY) instead of just 3 (RGB).

Sharp’S New Cordless Phone has an LCD Touchscreen Sidekick

Sharp’S New Cordless Phone has an LCD Touchscreen Sidekick
The recently introduced Sharp JD-7C1CL/CW cordless phone may have a pretty vanilla handset, but it joins the touchscreen bandwagon with its companion 7″ LCD (800 x 480 resolution) touchscreen panel. According to Akihabara News, the panel has various integrated functions like a calendar, a clock, and a phone book app that allows users to store pictures with the numbers.