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Microsoft has patented a special kind of stylus, or pen, that could not only detect and reproduce the colors found in the real world but also detect an object's texture and surface.
Microsoft has tons of devices to announce at its hardware event on 6th October including the Lumia flagships, the Surface Pro 4 and an update to the Band wearable. But fret not, we have you covered!
Microsoft has posted a new Surface 3 commercial to its YouTube account and this time around the advertisement focuses on the pen, office and does so in a 15 second spot.
If you want to add a bit of color to your Surface pen, Microsoft will be releasing new pen color options and the accessory will work with both the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3.
Today is Patch Tuesday, and Microsoft has released an update for the Surface Pen on the SP3, while the older Surface RT is getting some love this time around with a new driver too.
Microsoft is reportedly buying N-trig, the company behind the pen technology that shipped as part of Surface Pro 3. The deal is above $200 million and shows the company's interest in this field.
HP's new business-focused Windows tablet includes stylus and 3G support, 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 2GB RAM, up to 64GB storage, and the option to pre-install Windows 8.1 Pro.
For the pen to ever have mainstream adoption, it should be used consistently no matter where you are, like the mouse or keyboard. Ideally, you should be able to write, draw and mark-up with the pen...
If you are a graphic artist using the Surface Pro 3, you will soon be able to adjust the sensitivity curves of the pen which will be a seriously welcomed feature for its users.
LG has announced the G3 Stylus, a "G3 variant" that includes a pen, but which has far less impressive specs than the flagship - offering a 1.3GHz CPU, 960x540px display, 1GB RAM and no 4G LTE support.
Microsoft's Pro 3 comes with a pen inside the box, but this is not an ordinary stylus.. as it features 3 buttons and a software suite that enhances the peripheral to new levels of usability.
Microsoft makes a big deal about the inclusion of a pen on its Surface Pro 3 and rightfully so - it's a great tool. But why is there not a dedicated garage to store the pen safely when travelling?
Details emerge of a 'One Microsoft Ink' strategy to improve support for digital ink and pen input across Microsoft products, including Windows, Office, Surface and Perceptive Pixel touchscreens.