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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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Scribble pen Kickstarter cancellation stokes scam concerns

Scribble pen Kickstarter cancellation stokes scam concerns

The Scribble pen/stylus is a device that recently launched in a Kickstarter campaign, promising to bring the dream of a color-switching pen to reality. The campaign saw wild success, exceeding its goal thrice over -- only to be pulled by Kickstarter, stoking concerns that it is a scam.

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LG G3 Stylus leaks paint a disappointing picture

LG G3 Stylus leaks paint a disappointing picture

LG "accidentally" leaked the existence of, or at least plans for, a stylus-wielding G3 Stylus. Naturally, everyone immediately started to note, no pun intended, its supposed rivalry with Samsung's Galaxy Note family. If you have been keeping your hopes up that this would be the case, you might unfortunately find the latest leaks discouraging, portraying a smartphone that won't really be able to stand up to Samsung's equivalent.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet DirectStylus 2 Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet DirectStylus 2 Review

With all its gaming prowess, you could quite forget that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet has a second personality. Taking the clever Tegra-accelerated stylus technology of NVIDIA’s Note 7, and supercharging it with more sensitivity, less latency, and custom-created apps to show it off at its best, the DirectStylus 2 system promises the best of a digital pen with neither cost nor complexity in the way of compromises. We thought it was worthy of some time by itself in the spotlight.

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Wacom Bamboo Paper now available on Android, Windows 8

Wacom Bamboo Paper now available on Android, Windows 8

Wacom is taking on Paper, 53's highly popular iPad app, by taking its own drawing-based software where Paper dare not tread. Wacom is expanding the scope of its Bamboo Paper app beyond iOS, making it available on Windows 8 and Android, both of the Google kind and the Amazon flavor. What's more, to celebrate the milestone, Wacom is offering many of its tools, features, and brushes for free for a limited time only.

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