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Stabilo Digipen makes handwritten notes digital

German pen maker Stabilo wants to launch a smart pen that can translate you handwritten notes into digital text. Write words on a notepad and they’ll show up on you phone, tablet, or PC screen. Shapes like squares and circles can also be recognized. The company is showing off a prototype at CES, plans to […]

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OneNote will soon recognize shapes as well as handwriting

Microsoft’s OneNote apps can convert handwritten notes to printed text. This makes it easy to clean up messy handwriting, but also makes your scribbled notes searchable, since OneNote can index text after it’s been converted. But handwriting recognition is old news: soon OneNote will also be able to recognize shapes. Microsoft calls the feature Ink Shape […]

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Google Handwriting Input keyboard for Android recognizes chicken scratch in 82 languages

Prefer jotting notes in your own handwriting to tapping away on an on-screen keyboard? Google’s got a new text input method that might be up your alley: Google Handwriting Input is a new app for Android which lets you scrawl handwritten notes. The free app recognizes print and cursive text written in 82 different languages. […]

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Google brings handwriting recognition to Chrome OS

There are a handful of Chromebooks with touchscreen displays and at least one model that you can even use as a tablet. So it’s no surprise that Google’s Chrome Operating system now features an on-screen keyboard for the times when you might not want to use a physical keyboard. Now there’s another way to enter […]

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Handwriting recognition broken on latest Galaxy Note models, here’s how to fix it (maybe)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition owners may have noticed that one of the more useful features available on these devices doesn’t work. The default Samsung keyboard includes multiple input options, including one that takes handwritten input. Samsung’s been offering handwriting recognition since before the company released the first Galaxy Note […]

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New game brings handwriting support to the Kindle Touch

The Amazon Kindle Touch is a $99 eBook Reader with an E Ink display and support for touch input. For the most part you use touch to flip pages in books, type on an on-screen keyboard, or navigate through menus or web pages. But game developer Puzzazz has another idea. The company has developed a […]

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Experimental handwriting support added to Chromium OS

The first notebooks running Google Chrome OS will go on sale next month, and Google says right now its targeting the operating system at notebook and desktop computers, not tablets. But behind the scenes we’ve seen plenty of evidence that Google is also considering how to make Chrome OS tablet-friendly. The latest clue comes from […]

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Asus adds handwriting pad to the Eee lineup for some reason

I’m starting to suspect that Asus will never release another new product that doesn’t bear the Eee PC name. Take the company’s new handwriting pad, designed for use with the Eee PC. It looks like the pad is almost the same size as an Eee PC, which sort of defeats the purpose of carrying an […]