Daily Archives: October 29, 2012

Chris Nuttall

New smartpen connects to a wireless network

Livescribe’s digital pen has finally been set free from the need to tether it to a computer to synchronise its text and audio capture, with the release of a Wi-Fi model that saves documents in the cloud.

Its Sky Wi-Fi smartpen, launched on Monday, connects to a wireless network and automatically uploads the pen’s sessions to the Evernote note-capturing service. Read more

Apple’s final launch event of the year was jam packed with updates to the Macbook, Mac Mini and iMac line of computers. But above all, the unveiling of the iPad Mini and the new generation iPad created much of the commotion this week.

The introduction of a smaller version of the iPad didn’t go over so well with many tech commentators. At 7.9 inches, they thought the $329 price would push shoppers toward cheaper alternatives, such as Amazon’s $159 Kindle Fire and Google’s $199 Nexus 7. Read more