Can You Improve on a Pen? Livescribe Sure Thinks So

January 28, 2008 — Yahoo! Tech “Jim Marggraff, the CEO of Livescribe, creators of the newest digital pen, called Smartpen, is a pen evangelist. He has a passion for turning a pen into the ultimate computing input device. His last job at LeapFrog culminated in the creation of the FlyPen, LeapFrog’s technically impressive but commercially…

Top 10 Gadgets for College Students

December 14, 2007 — Sports Illustrated “So if you often find yourself too busy copying down diagrams to actually listen to your professors, fret no more. Go to your notes, and tap your pen twice. You’ll hear an audio recording of what went on exactly at the time you were frantically trying to catch up.…

Computing on Paper

Computing on Paper December 13, 2007 — Technology Review “A new smartpen could change the way people practice mobile computing by bringing processing power to traditional pen and paper. Made by Livescribe, of Oakland, CA, the smartpen is designed to digitize the words and drawings that a user puts down on paper and bring them…

Smartpen aids blind engineering students

Smartpen aids blind engineering students December 5, 2007 — EE Times “Engineering and science classes, which depend heavily on diagrams, graphs, charts and other figures, ordinarily put students with visual disabilities at a significant disadvantage,” said Andrew VanSchaack, Livescribe’s (Oakland, Calif.) senior science adviser and a professor at Vanderbilt. “We plan to use Livescribe’s Smartpen…

Livescribe ready to ink January launch

November 15, 2007 — CNET “Livescribe is one of a handful of companies hoping there is still some ink in the well when it comes to the notion of pen computing. Hoping to keep the buzz going until the product itself is ready, the company launched a new blog, posted additional technical details and kicked…

Livescribe Smartpen

May 30, 2007 — All Things Digital, CA “A student sitting in a classroom taking notes can download them into a desktop computer and manipulate them in many ways. (“So one student in a class of 150 could come take notes and sell them to 150?” Walt asked. “What a country.”) That same student can…