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Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen hands-on: any object a stylus

Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen hands-on: any object a stylus

This week we're having a look at a whole bunch of Lenovo devices at CES 2015, one of the strangest being this Yoga Tablet 2. This device has an 8-inch display, Windows 8.1, and the ability to work with any metal object as a stylus pen. This device works with the same basic hardware as the Yoga Tablet 2 series we reviewed in late 2014, but here it's rolling with features that no other tablet in the world has come to market with.

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Apple stylus patent boasts swappable tips, sensors

Apple stylus patent boasts swappable tips, sensors

Apple has just been awarded a patent that could revive the long-toothed stylus market. Though nearly five years old, the patent mentions a range of use-cases for the new stylus, even taking it off the screen and onto paper. That’s nothing new, but what is interesting is how Apple plans to get there. By switching out your stylus tip and relying on accelerometers, Apple wants to make your writing come to life on and off screen, and could even lead to more artistic digital creations than ever before.

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Never have to borrow a charger or a pen with Power Pen

Never have to borrow a charger or a pen with Power Pen

Oddity gift shop Firebox says that there are two most borrowed items today: your pen and your phone charger. If so, wouldn't it be nice if you were never to be put in that situation that you'd need to borrow one or the other or, worse, both? That certainly seems to be the thinking behind the design of the Power Pen, a multi-talented instrument that acts as a pen, an emergency power reserve, and a digital writing instrument as well.

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LG G Pen trademark leaks smart Note-taking future

LG G Pen trademark leaks smart Note-taking future

Samsung does it, NVIDIA does it, and LG does it - they use stylus pens in their smart devices. Back with the LG G3 Stylus we saw a relatively run-of-the-mill stick embedded in the modified G3. Back with the LG Intuition we had an even bleaker preposition - a stylus without a holder. Now it might be time LG upped their game, ready for a new generation of smart stylus power prepared to work with any device - not just embedded in one smartphone.

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Microsoft research could yield best stylus ever

Microsoft research could yield best stylus ever

How you hold a pen for writing versus how you place it in your hand for drawing might be different. It might also be slightly different for erasing things you’ve scribbled down on paper. To have that make sense in a digital world, Microsoft is researching how we hold writing utensils for various purposes, and could end up building the best stylus ever because of it.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet LTE Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet LTE Review

Welcome back to what I consider the world’s most versatile tablet. When I reviewed the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet just a few weeks ago in its Wi-Fi edition, it became immediately clear what NVIDIA was aiming for - a tablet that’s made for gamers, but rolls with the punches for anyone else that might want to take a stab at it. With the LTE version of this slate, I honestly can’t think of a tablet better suited to be my one companion for travel, at-home entertainment, and gaming.

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Mozbii color-picking stylus targets kids

Mozbii color-picking stylus targets kids

Sliding in to fill the gap left by the shamed Scribble Pen is the Mozbii, a color-picking stylus designed with children in mind. With the Mozbii, users can hold the stylus up to any object to scan its color, then use the stylus in the related app to draw in that shade.

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Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2 brings 2k pressure levels

Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2 brings 2k pressure levels

Wacom has rolled out the red carpet for some new styluses today, among them being the new Intuos Creative Stylus 2. Aimed at professionals and artists, the newest offering brings with it 2,048 pressure levels, about twice what is offered by its new Bamboo Stylus fineline.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active: 8-inches with a C Pen

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active: 8-inches with a C Pen

This morning Samsung sprang a surprise on the world - the same world that expected Samsung’s announcements for IFA 2014 to be over. No way, says Samsung, bringing on another device that won’t be overshadowed by the likes of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy VR. Not if a splash of "Active" has anything to say about it.

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Wacom Bamboo Stylus fineline: a thin-tip tool for the iPad

Wacom Bamboo Stylus fineline: a thin-tip tool for the iPad

Ahead of its upcoming showcase at IFA 2014, Wacom has introduced its new finely tuned stylus for the iPad, the Bamboo Stylus fineline. The so-called smart stylus offers a thin-tip design that aims to make digital writing and similar activities precise and "fluid".

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Moleskine adds Livescribe digital pen support

Moleskine adds Livescribe digital pen support

Paper notebooks show no signs of dying off, and so Moleskine is partnering up with Livescribe to make new pads that will work with the digital pen company, pushing handwritten notes up into the cloud. The new Moleskine Notebooks look at first glance to be just the same as their regular counterparts, but have been given the unique printed patterns that the Livescribe pen range can track and thus digitize.

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Galaxy Note 4 appetizers: ads extolling the S Pen

Galaxy Note 4 appetizers: ads extolling the S Pen

Just 9 days or so to go, so naturally Samsung is trying to build up the hype surrounding its next stylus-toting phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. And it is doing so by trying remind us, or convince most, that smartphones haven't killed off the need for a writing instrument and that the S Pen might just be the perfect tool to bridge the analog and digital divide.

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