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    News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    The pen is mightier.
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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    That is awesome. Every minute of that video showed yet another function that absolutely melted my mind.

    But the thing i really want to know is, do you need to feed the magic fairies that live inside it and how many are there? As that's clearly how it works, there is no other explanation. Your not fooling me with this special paper business.


    I don't know what i'd use it for but i definitely want one.

    At the start it did look a little cumbersome and bulky, but then when i saw what it could do i'm not surprised.
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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    That was frikkin' cool! If only I had one at university

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Absolutely Awesome. Tempting to buy one for uni, just write the heading for each new subject, then let the lecturer speak.

    Would require me to sit at the front for the mic to pick it up though.

    I'll spend the rest of the day deciding whether to buy this or not.

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Now that's what I call a notebook computer!
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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Wow!

    Have to admit, when the video started I was thinking "right, a pen that records sound... my life has changed", but it was genuinely amazing.

    How does it actually work? Is it recognising the structure of the dots around the pen marks or something and thus sussing out where it is on the page?

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Wow that was fantastic. If only it had come out at the start of university, not the end. Very useful little gadget


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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    errr, that is brill, i have no need for one what so ever ... but i really want one anyway ....................

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    How does it actually work? Is it recognising the structure of the dots around the pen marks or something and thus sussing out where it is on the page?
    I'm guessing by looking at the weave of the paper, thus requiring special paper.

    The genius of Mr Gillet was realising that people will buy a razor at £5 only to there after spent £5 a month on a little piece of sharpened metal.

    But also these things aren't that new are they? I Swear i've seen them in shops for well over a year?
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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I'm guessing by looking at the weave of the paper, thus requiring special paper.

    The genius of Mr Gillet was realising that people will buy a razor at £5 only to there after spent £5 a month on a little piece of sharpened metal.

    But also these things aren't that new are they? I Swear i've seen them in shops for well over a year?
    According to the video if you've got a laser printer you can just print on the microdots that enable it to work, thus making your own homemade "special paper". It seems so odd though... presumably the dots must have a unique pattern at each point on the page that indicates to the pen where it is on the page, so it can then memorise the pen strokes at each location and recognise them. But you can write over the top of them and it still works, so that doesn't quite make sense.

    Confused

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    I take it there is some sort of camera under the nib right?

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    That is quite something!

    If the PR is true and the compatible notepads are going to be the same price as "normal" notepads, I'll be getting myself one.

    Any ideas just how much audio can be stored on a 4gb one?

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Wow thats mad. Love the translator functionality!!

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Seems like a LeapPad for grownups. Anyone else got kids with LeapPads and see the similarity?

    I love LeapPads, I always think they're really cool when ever my daughter gets her's out - clever stuff.

    The SmartPen looks like a clever application of the same kind of idea, using a different form of the technology.

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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    Wow, awesome idea and I am sure that the video only shows the tip of the iceberg in terms of what people will end up using them for!
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    Re: News - Livescribe demos the Pulse SmartPen, blows our minds

    I'm already sold after seeing this I could definitely use this as a designer when you have group team meetings and brainstorms to associate a word with peoples comments would be great!

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