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Wacom Cintiq Pro hits back at Surface Studio with better pens

Wacom Cintiq Pro hits back at Surface Studio with better pens

Microsoft’s unveiling of the Surface Studio undoubtedly made an impression on Wacom, and maybe not in a good way. Microsoft has clearly been aiming at Wacom’s target audience ever since the Surface Pro tablets, but using N-Trig, a rival technology that Microsoft now owns. Still, Wacom has had a long head start in this market and is the household name when it comes to creativity devices. Now it wants to remind everyone about that with its new Cintiq Pro line, bringing pen and display in a somewhat more portable package.

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How Surface Studio takes on iMac in 5 steps

How Surface Studio takes on iMac in 5 steps

The Microsoft Surface Studio was revealed this morning in a presentation that may be making Apple apprehensive. You see, Apple has an event taking place tomorrow, and they'll be revealing their own machines. It's likely Apple will have a set of new MacBook Pro units ready for the public then. But for now, Microsoft is attempting to get in while the getting is good.

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Surface Studio pricing info and release date detailed

Surface Studio pricing info and release date detailed

The Microsoft Surface Studio was revealed today as a direct competitor to Apple's iMac. Of course there's a secret inside the Surface Studio, making it slightly more unique than the iMac - it has a lot to do with Windows 10 Creative Update. "Surface has always been about more," said Corporate VP of Devices at Microsoft Panos Panay. "It was never as simple as a desktop, Pro was more than a tablet, Book was so much more than a laptop. Why would Studio be different?"

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Verizon Stylo 2 V is the LG Stylo 2, with a V

Verizon Stylo 2 V is the LG Stylo 2, with a V

f you thought that carriers putting obtrusive, even obnoxious, branding on smartphones was a thing of the past, Verizon has just proven you wrong. The carrier has just announced the addition of the LG Stylo 2 V to its roster, and if the name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the very same LG Stylo 2 that was announced just last April. Except with a “V”, presumably for “Verizon”. That, however, isn’t the only thing Verizon has added, as it has also slapped on a slightly higher price tag as well.

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Samsung patent shows a stylus that’s also the smartphone speaker

Samsung patent shows a stylus that’s also the smartphone speaker

Samsung apparently isn’t done innovating with the stylus. Or at least isn’t done having crazy ideas about them. A patent filed in March this year reveals its idea of a stylus that doubles as a smartphone speaker. But before you think it’s something as odd as ASUS’ Stylus Headset, it is both less and at the same time even more insane. In Samsung’s patent, the stylus is the smartphone speaker, though through some technological marvel, the smartphone would continue to output sound even without the speaker stylus inside.

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Wacom introduces Bamboo Slate and Folio smartpads, Bamboo Omni stylus

Wacom introduces Bamboo Slate and Folio smartpads, Bamboo Omni stylus

Wacom has announced a slew of new devices at IFA 2016, attempting to bridge the gap between taking notes on physical paper and storing them in the digital space. This new product line includes two new smartpads - the Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Folio - and a new stylus dubbed the Bamboo Omni. As if that weren't enough, the company is also launching refreshes of its existing Bamboo Solo and Bamboo Duo styli.

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Samsung SM-P580 tablet with S Pen inbound

Samsung SM-P580 tablet with S Pen inbound

It seems that Samsung might not yet be totally done with putting an S Pen inside tablets after all, though it might indeed be done calling them Galaxy Note as well. The user manual for a certain tablet with a model number of SM-P580 was just spotted on the company’s Korean website. And while the tablet’s specs seem to share much in common with the recently launched Galaxy Tab A 10.1, the manual clearly shows that this variant will, like some Galaxy Tab A’s before it, also get an S Pen.

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7 Must have apps for Galaxy Note 7 & S Pen

7 Must have apps for Galaxy Note 7 & S Pen

The Galaxy Note 7 cat is finally out of the bag and, for whatever reason, you've set your heart and mind to get one as soon as they hit the shelves. Whether you're a new convert or a returning believer to the church of stylus, you will most likely be curious about the apps that will best utilize that oh so slim stylus. And there are quite a few out there but not all of them are created equal. To help break you in or re-orient you to the joys of the pointy stick, here are our top seven picks for your soon to be Galaxy Note 7.

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Wacom Cintiq 27 QHD Touch Review

Wacom Cintiq 27 QHD Touch Review

The Wacom Cintiq 27 QHD Touch is what I expected the high end of the digital illustration device world to be. It doesn't feel as "magical" as the iPad Pro, but it's a whole lot more powerful - and professional. It feels like a real professional piece of equipment, something that's been perfected over several iterations - a tool that a top artist would buy again and again. While (as always) there are some changes I might make if I wanted the ideal touch- and pen-friendly display/tablet, at the moment, this is as good as it gets.

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Galaxy Note 7 new S Pen Air Commands get leaked

Galaxy Note 7 new S Pen Air Commands get leaked

While there has been no shortage of discussions and leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 7's hardware and design, what really separates this phablet from its kin is the S Pen and related features. Sadly, details those have actually been considerably fewer, that is until now. A new leak has shown at least one new aspect S Pen wielders can look forward to, with three new capabilities being added to the Galaxy Note 7's Air Command roster, such as Translate, Magnify, and a rather odd Glance.

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Beyond Ink Pen Review: Stylus, storage, and battery in one

Beyond Ink Pen Review: Stylus, storage, and battery in one

Is there a reviled-to-riches story quite like that of the stylus? Once a mainstay of smartphones, only to be made a laughing-stock by Steve Jobs and then, ironically, rebooted as the Apple Pencil, the humble pen has been on a peripheral rollercoaster. Enter, then, Beyond Ink's take on the stylus, part smartphone peripheral, part James Bond-esque gadget.

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HP Elite X3 to have gold version, optional passive stylus

HP Elite X3 to have gold version, optional passive stylus

In the absence of a still much desired Surface Phone this year, the HP Elite X3 is set to become the most interesting Windows 10 Mobile smartphone for 2016. And it may have just gotten slightly more interesting, and maybe premium looking, with the revelation of a gold color option for some markets as well as an optional stylus accessory. It's not all good news, however, as that stylus is, in fact, a passive one. Plus, there are some whispers that the business class smartphone might hit a few snags when it comes to supporting Verizon's LTE network.

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