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Apple Patents iPad Stylus With Fancy Retractable Nib

A new Apple patent has been uncovered, one that was originally filed in September of 2012, that sees the tech giant filing details of an interactive stylus with multiple nib settings to cater for different uses. A pen and a paintbrush, for example, popping out of the same hole. Read More >>

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The Classic Bic Pen Now Works on Your Smartphone Display Too

Writing implements aren't going to be supplanted by touchscreen devices anytime soon. But that isn't stopping Bic from hedging its bets and ensuring its classic see-through plastic pens remain relevant. Read More >>

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Wacom Cintiq Companion Review: A Dream for Drawing, Otherwise Awkward

If you're a tablet user who likes to draw, you know that the experience offered by an iPad or other consumer-oriented tablet is pretty limited. Wacom, maker of drawing-specific digital interfaces, now has a portable and powerful solution in the Cintiq Companion. It's great at one thing, but sometimes that's just not enough. Read More >>

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Adobe’s Experimental Stylus Just Got Real, And Is Coming Within a Year

When Adobe unveiled its first attempt at building hardware tools—a stylus called Project Mighty and a digital ruler called Project Napoleon—last April, the company was careful to describe the devices as experimental projects, dancing around whether we’d ever be able to, you know, buy them. But today, Mighty and Napoleon are real: Adobe has announced that both devices will likely ship in early 2014. Read More >>

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Wacom Bamboo Pad: A Touchpad Enhanced for Sketching and Writing

Wacom is covering all grounds lately with new products. Their latest is the Bamboo Pad, a touch surface with the gesture control the likes of an Apple Magic Trackpad, with some added functionality for drawing and jotting down notes. Read More >>

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Redesigned Wacom Intuos Tablets: A New Look for Budding Artists

On the heels of its Windows 8 and Android tablets, Wacom just announced a new sleeker and brighter Intuos. The new models are geared less toward professionals, and more toward everyday folk looking to draw and sketch on their computer. Read More >>

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Wacom Cintiq Companion: Windows 8 and Android Tablets For Artists Only

Artists, illustrators, and designers of all kinds rely on Wacom's line of drawing tablets. Up until now, the devices only worked as peripherals. But Wacom's new line of fully self-contained tablets are the only devices you need to make art just about anywhere. Read More >>

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It Seems You Really Can Use Pretty Much Anything to Write on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra

When we had a brief play with the mahoosive Xperia Z Ultra, Sony showed off its impressive screen-writing tech using a ballpoint pen. It's meant to be able to detect anything from pens and pencils to keys and nails forgoing a real stylus, and it seems that's not just marketing bluster. You really can use anything including coins and a Stanley knife. Ouch. Read More >>

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HTC Has a Six-Incher to Slap Around Samsung's Face

Rumours suggest HTC is about to join Samsung, ZTE, Huawei and other mobile makers in launching what we must sadly refer to as a "phablet," with a device allegedly known under the development name T6 set to offer us a phone with six inches of screen size. Read More >>

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How Adobe Built a Stylus Fit For the Cloud

The other day we learned that Adobe is abandoning Creative Suite for the cloud. But at the tail end of its announcement, the company also revealed a surprising little hardware project that shows how it plans to augment Creative Cloud: a pressure-sensitive iPad stylus called Project Mighty and its ruler cousin, Napoleon. Read More >>

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A Tiny Wacom Stylus Is a Perfect Phone Companion (If You Don't Lose It)

This stubby little stylus might look more like a crayon than something you'd usually use with your tablet, but it could be just the thing if you only occasionally need to ditch your digits for something more precise. Read More >>

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Pogo Connect Stylus Review: Pressure Sensitivity for iPad, But Only Half-Baked

Despite the myriad uses an iPad can serve up, one area where it falls short is artistic creation. Sure, there are tons of sketching and painting apps, but they are hampered by one shortcoming of the iPad's display: lack of pressure sensitivity. The Pogo Connect Stylus tries to mend this gap and open the doors to a more complete artistic experience on the iPad. Read More >>

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Samsung Slotting an 8" Galaxy Note Into Its Enormous Android Range

Those of you still counting Samsung phone and tablet models have a new one for the long, long list, with leaks suggesting it's preparing an 8" Galaxy Note to sit between the 5.5" Note II and the larger 10" version of the stylus-based tablet. Read More >>

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Mixing Sharpies and Touchscreen Devices Seems Really Dangerous

Repurposing one of the myriad of writing implements on your desk as a stylus for a touchscreen device shows some clever MacGyver-like adaptability. But bringing an indelible permanent marker like a Sharpie anywhere near your tablet or smartphone's screen is downright cringe-worthy—even if the business end is covered with one of these Stylus Caps. Read More >>

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Dual-Tipped Stylus Helps Kids Make Shoddy Drawings in 3D

The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means: you don't have a lot of time left to find some way to distract annoying kids that could be visiting. Thankfully Griffin's got you covered with a new Crayola dual-tipped stylus for creating anaglyph 3D images on a touchscreen device. Read More >>

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Samsung's Got Something Else With a Stylus Coming

Samsung's sent out a cryptic event teaser for October 24th, because apparently "the next big thing is here". The picture of one of Samsung's new S-Pen styluses confuses things a bit; we've already seen the 5.5-inch Note 2 and Note 10.1. So, what's next? A 7-inch Note, or maybe a smaller phablet? [AllThingsD via TechRadar] Read More >>

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