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Universal Stylus Initiative launches certification program (open standard for digital pens)

It’s been five years since the Universal Stylus Initiative first launched as an effort to standardize digital pen technology with a new open standard that could be adopted by a wide range of stylus and device makers. But it’s taken a little while for things to take off — version 1.0 of the USI specification […]

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Most Windows 8.1 devices will have Bluetooth (and other updated hardware requirements)

Microsoft is starting to layout its hardware certification requirements for devices running Windows 8.1 and later. Starting in early 2014, for instance, every Windows devices that features WiFi will also be required to support Bluetooth. That’s not a huge shift — Bluetooth is already pretty common in Windows laptops and tablets. But it hasn’t been […]