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Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Real World Color Sampling

Apple Pencil Patent Hints at Real World Color Sampling
Since it first landed on the scene back in 2014, the Apple Pencil and its successor Apple Pencil 2 have brought a tremendous amount of creative freedom and expression to the iPad. Now, it appears that a future Apple Pencil might add a great new feature, the ability to sample colors from the real world.

Chemistry Crayon Labels: Writin’ Nerdy

Chemistry Crayon Labels: Writin’ Nerdy
Crayon labels are kept pretty basic for a good reason. The colors really don’t need much of a description. Besides, kids don’t know what Periwinkle, Scarlet, or Aquamarine are. They just want to color between the lines in their book.
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These Rainbow Pencils Make the Coolest Shavings

These Rainbow Pencils Make the Coolest Shavings
Between my electronic gadgets and pens, it’s pretty rare that I use a pencil. Sure, I’ll use colored ones to fill in the occasional cool coloring book, but for the most part, the old #2 kind gets little use around here.

This 1000 Piece Color-changing Jigsaw Puzzle Will Drive You Crazy

This 1000 Piece Color-changing Jigsaw Puzzle Will Drive You Crazy
This unique jigsaw puzzle is not for those who get frustrated with ordinary puzzles. Designed by artist Clemens Habicht, the 1000-piece Changing Colors jigsaw puzzle is printed with a lenticular lens to create an eye-catching iridescent sheen.

AI Invents Paint Colors: Stanky Bean Anyone?

AI Invents Paint Colors: Stanky Bean Anyone?
Research scientist Janelle Shane has been working with artificial intelligence and neural network software and decided to ask it do something different – create its own paint colors. The AI went to work and came up with some odd colors with really, really weird names.

Crayola to Retire and Replace One Color from Its 24-color Box

Crayola to Retire and Replace One Color from Its 24-color Box
Back in grade school, we judged how well off you were by the size of the box of crayons you brought to class. If you had that giant 64-color box with the built in sharpener, your family clearly was rolling in dough.

This Chameleon Robot Blends in With Its Background

This Chameleon Robot Blends in With Its Background
Check out this short video from engineers at Wuhan University in China, showing off a special robot they developed. Its unique capability ensures that you can never hide from their robots, while they can hide from you.

DIY Color-sensing Nerf Turret Sees Red, Green, Blue…

DIY Color-sensing Nerf Turret Sees Red, Green, Blue…
A couple of years ago, we featured the Pixy, a compact image sensor that can tag hundreds of objects based on their color. Electronics company RobotGeek combined Pixy with a couple of its robot kits to create a small turret that automatically follows and shoots at its targets.

Scribble Pen & Stylus: Copy and Paste Colors from Actual Objects

Scribble Pen & Stylus: Copy and Paste Colors from Actual Objects
It looks like Jinsu Park’s color-copying pen concept is going to have a real-life counterpart, thanks to inventors Mark Barker and Robert Hoffman. Their Scribble Pen and Scribble Stylus use a color sensor and an ARM 9 processor to copy and save colors from the real world.

TapPainter: See What Your Room Looks Life Before You Paint It

TapPainter: See What Your Room Looks Life Before You Paint It
Choosing the right paint color for rooms in your pad isn’t always easy, because colors do look slightly different when they are actually on walls, and it’s especially hard to get an idea from a few little paint swatches.

Nissan Skyline Covered with Heat-Sensitive Paint Changes Color When Wet

Nissan Skyline Covered with Heat-Sensitive Paint Changes Color When Wet
Criminals are gonna love this Nissan Skyline R33 that was coated with heat-sensitive paint by UK bodyshop Auto Kandy. Imagine robbing a bank and then driving under a waterfall to change the color of your car.

Nix Color Sensor Copies Colors from Physical Objects: Real Life Eyedropper Tool

Nix Color Sensor Copies Colors from Physical Objects: Real Life Eyedropper Tool
One of my earliest posts here was about the Color Picker, a concept for a pen that let you copy colors from your surroundings and then doodle with that color. Matthew Sheridan brings us a step closer to that magical device with the Nix Color Sensor.

Pixy Open Source Camera Recognizes Objects by Color: Smart Sight

Pixy Open Source Camera Recognizes Objects by Color: Smart Sight
Computers and sensors are quickly decreasing in cost and size, making it easier than ever before to build smart gadgets or robots. From accelerometers to thermal sensors, electronics nowadays can detect and record a variety of events and objects in their surroundings.

HTC One Sees Red at Sprint

HTC One Sees Red at Sprint
I’m a big fan of the HTC One. It’s one of the best Android smartphones made to date, combining an awesome display, great camera, a fast CPU and GPU, and excellent build quality. But if you buy one, you’ve been able to get it in bare aluminum (or a hard to find black).

MoodLights LED Outdoor Lights Add a Splash of Color to Your Garden

MoodLights LED Outdoor Lights Add a Splash of Color to Your Garden
Those little LED garden lights are a nice way to add a little illumination to your outdoor paths and walkways. However, most of them emit the same boring white light. Not the LED lights from MoodLights.

PS3 Slim Blue and Red Editions Heading to Japan This Month

PS3 Slim Blue and Red Editions Heading to Japan This Month
The first Sony PS3 was a fat, glossy black fingerprint magnet and it was glorious. When my original PS3 finally died, I ended up buying when the new slimmer PS3’s with a matte black case. If you’ve been itching for a more colorful PS3 that is even thinner – and happen to live in Japan, you will get your wish this month.
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