The Intel Compute Card is tiny. It 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.
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Video: 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 $1 knife bought from a dollar store into a beast of a blade that destroys everything as if it were descended from the Damascus, Ulfberht and Valyrian steel gods.
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.
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.
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 unveiled 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).