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Tag: Writing

Qualcomm Ultra Sound Tech Copies Writing or Drawing in Real Time: Protocopier

Qualcomm Ultra Sound Tech Copies Writing or Drawing in Real Time: Protocopier
A few months ago we featured iSketchnote, an iPad cover that can record and digitize handwritten or handdrawn notes. If chipmaker Qualcomm has its way, that feature may be integrated into the next wave of tablets.…
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iSketchnote iPad Cover Digitizes Paper Doodles in Real Time

iSketchnote iPad Cover Digitizes Paper Doodles in Real Time
Livescribe pens are popular and powerful recording tools, but they only work with Livescribe’s own notebooks. A new product called the iSketchnote can’t record audio, but it presents a cheaper and more intuitive way of recording…
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Lernstift Vibrating Pen Making a Buzz on Kickstarter

Lernstift Vibrating Pen Making a Buzz on Kickstarter
Earlier this year we heard about Lernstift, a concept for a pen that helps kids spell and write correctly by vibrating to point out mistakes. The folks behind this promising invention have now launched a fundraiser…
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Lernstift Pen Vibrates When You Make Mistakes: Wait, People Still Write by Hand?

Lernstift Pen Vibrates When You Make Mistakes: Wait, People Still Write by Hand?
Inventor Falk Wolsky and his better half Mandy, a child care worker, were inspired to make the Lernstift (“Learning pen” in German) after seeing their son struggle with writing. They came up with a prototype that…
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Livescribe Sky Smartpen Instantly Sends Handwritten Notes to the Web

Livescribe Sky Smartpen Instantly Sends Handwritten Notes to the Web
Livescribe is a been around for a while and can take your handwritten notes and allow you to transfer them to computer as digital files. One limitation up until now is that you had to connect…
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Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy

Japanese Robot Mimics Complex Calligraphy
It takes years for a person to learn how to write Japanese or Chinese characters. There’s good news though. Robots can do it a lot quicker. A research group has developed a ‘bot that can identify…
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Stab-Resistant Prison Pens: So People at the Office Can’t Stab You in the Back

Stab-Resistant Prison Pens: So People at the Office Can’t Stab You in the Back
Almost everything can be turned into a weapon. I think that much is clear if you’ve seen footage of prison brawls, where anything from spoons to toothbrushes can be deadly objects. How much more if prisoners…
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Fading Highlighter Fades Away After One Semester: Yay or Nay?

Fading Highlighter Fades Away After One Semester: Yay or Nay?
I’m not boasting, but most of my college textbooks look pristine. That means that you won’t find any highlights, notes, or markings on any of their pages. Not because I plan to resell them or anything…
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Kickstart Leebre to Get the Social Book Publishing Movement Going

Kickstart Leebre to Get the Social Book Publishing Movement Going
There are a lot of blogging platforms available on the Internet so you can self-publish your thoughts and random ramblings for the whole world to read. That’s great news for people who want to share their…
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Technabob Welcomes Writer Hazel

Technabob Welcomes Writer Hazel
I’d like to take a moment to welcome Hazel as the newest member of Technabob’s lean mean writing machi–er, team. When she’s not busy  spelling her name out in pictures, she enjoys sitting down in front…
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Rubber Bandit Pen is Designed for Office Warfare

Rubber Bandit Pen is Designed for Office Warfare
When I was a kid in school, I could do so many things with a rubber band, a pen and a paperclip that I felt like MacGyver. At least I would have if I’d actually known…
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Statsheet Automated Sports Reports: Blogger 2.0

Statsheet Automated Sports Reports: Blogger 2.0
Until I came across the StatSheet Network, I thought that robots were the only man-made automatons that are taking over human jobs. But just last week,  a network of websites with no human writers was launched.…
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Boogie Board is the $30 Tablet

Boogie Board is the $30 Tablet
This isn’t really a tablet PC per se, but it aims at replacing paper pads efficiently with a special kind of rewriteable LCD display. The Boogie Board Paperless LCD Writing Tablet is made by Improv Electronics…
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Technabob Seeks Gadget Writer

Technabob Seeks Gadget Writer
Every now and then, we here at Technabob decide to expand our horizons and add another brilliant mind to our humble writing crew. That time is once again upon us. This time, we’re looking for something…
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Pew Pew: Comic Book Sound Effect Generator

Pew Pew: Comic Book Sound Effect Generator
Do you think you can be the next Leinil Yu, or the next Steve McNiven, or the next Dave Gibbons?  If you think so, then good luck. I hope you succeed. I have nothing else to…
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Duo: Turn Any Monitor to a Touchscreen

Duo: Turn Any Monitor to a Touchscreen
People who want or need a tablet or touch screen display don’t really have a lot of affordable options. For example, Wacom’s tablets are nice – Penny Arcade’s Gabe uses it – but they’re quite expensive.…
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