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Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint brings pressure-sensing pen to iPad

Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint brings pressure-sensing pen to iPad

Adobe isn't the only company with a new iPad stylus today, with Adonit's Jot Touch with Pixelpoint based on the same technology as the Adobe Ink and promising to deliver 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity in a new breed of iOS art apps. Jot Touch hooks up to the iPad via Bluetooth LE, communicating pressure as well as signals from the two barrel buttons, into new apps like Adobe Line and Adobe Sketch.

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Adobe Ink & Slide Review: The iPad stylus grows up

Adobe Ink & Slide Review: The iPad stylus grows up

Adobe got tired of waiting for a great stylus for the iPad, and so it took on the challenge itself, coming up with Adobe Ink and its companion ruler, Slide. Pens for the iPad aren’t new, but neither have they been especially proficient, but Adobe is aiming to change all that with slickly designed hardware and tightly-integrated software. I’ve been using Adobe Ink & Slide with the iPad Air for the past few weeks; read on for my full verdict.

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Pencil iPad stylus adding pressure sensitivity with iOS 8

Pencil iPad stylus adding pressure sensitivity with iOS 8

iPad stylus Pencil will gain pressure support with the arrival of iOS 8 in the fall, with creators FiftyThree cooking up a new system for adjusting line thickness by how much of the rubbery tip is in contact with the display. Pencil, launched back in late 2013, took a natural approach to its hardware, with a wooden barrel, and instead focused on building the stylus' smarts into the companion apps.

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Equil Smartpen now available, digitizing your notes in real-time

Equil Smartpen now available, digitizing your notes in real-time

Truly mobile note taking can be possible without your device camera. While some simply take a photo of their notes and save to the cloud, the Equil Smartpen aims to digitize your notes as you write them. Even better, you get advanced editing features, making it useful in all kinds of circumstances. A device we saw at CES, the Equil is now available for purchase.

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ASUS teases something “incredible” in new video

ASUS teases something “incredible” in new video

ASUS is teasing something “incredible”, but offer little in the way of an actual look at what the device is. Their teaser video, which you can see below, also shows off some low-tech stuff, at least until the end. With Computex around the corner, it seems the Taiwanese company may have something small up their sleeves.

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Surface Pro 3 pen clicks for instant note-taking and saves

Surface Pro 3 pen clicks for instant note-taking and saves

With the "lowest latency in the industry," according to Corporate vice president of Surface Computing at Microsoft Panos Panay, Surface Pro 3 can take notes quickly. Better than that, clicking the back and of the pen included with the Surface Pro 3 launches Microsoft OneNote in an instant, even if the device is "off."

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Tegra NOTE 7 and DirectStylus bring artistic ambitions to life

Tegra NOTE 7 and DirectStylus bring artistic ambitions to life

Drawing on a tablet is a novel idea, but lacks a lot of the nuance we get when putting a pen to paper. In many ways, the action of taking a stylus to screen is still foreign to us. NVIDIA is attempting to change all that with their DirectStylus, and from the looks of it, they’re succeeding.

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Surface mini details hit the rumor mill

Surface mini details hit the rumor mill

It’s almost time for another Microsoft Surface tablet, and that means the tips are flowing inward. This device is ready to take on the likes of the iPad mini, Acer Iconia A1-830, and Tegra Note 7, not to mention the LG G Pad 8.3 or the Galaxy Note 8.0 from Samsung. Will it be able to stand up to the Android and iOS pressure?

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Apple patent reveals multi-talented extendable stylus

Apple patent reveals multi-talented extendable stylus

It seems that Apple might be seriously mulling over backtracking on its anti-stylus stance, at least in theory. But the Cupertino-based tech company isn't just going for a run of the mill nib but is envisioning an input device that sounds like a dream come true, or even too good to be true.

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Wacom WILL wants a standard language for digital ink

Wacom WILL wants a standard language for digital ink

Wacom is aiming to make its digital ink the common standard with the launch of WILL, the Wacom Ink Layer Language, inviting software and hardware partners to get onboard with a single standard irregardless of OS, device, or cloud. "WILL is the initiative to create a seamless digital inking experience across every mobile device and ecosystem" Wacom said today of the project, which will consist of an SDK that allows all platforms to to speak the same ink language.

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Galaxy Note 3 Neo vs Galaxy Note 3 2013: release imminent

Galaxy Note 3 Neo vs Galaxy Note 3 2013: release imminent

Right on top of the release of the Rose Gold color for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Verizon comes word that the Galaxy Note 3 "Neo" will be appearing on the market soon. This Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo device will work with an Exynos 5260 processor with 6x CPU cores, four clocked at 1.3Ghz and another two at 1.7Ghz. The display of this device is 5.5-inches with a resolution at 720 x 1280, coming in just under the size of the original Galaxy Note 3.

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Galaxy Note 3 mini (or Neo) brings line back a couple steps

Galaxy Note 3 mini (or Neo) brings line back a couple steps

A device with the (code) name Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo has appeared this week with specifications and a look that suggest Samsung is going back to basics. It’s like a combination of the Galaxy Note 3’s pen and back panel and he rest coming from the original Galaxy Note - even the camera and the LED flash are in the same place. Inspect these leaked images while you can.

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