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Laser Pen Menaces Face New Government Crackdown

People who like pointing laser pens at things other than bullet points about cost savings in meeting rooms are the target of a new government crackdown, which will make it much easier for the law to punish people caught waving their magic red dot pens at aeroplanes, buses and trains. Read More >>

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Learn Three Magic Tricks You Can Easily Do With a Pen

Magic is mostly just how good you are with your hands. Here are three really easy magic tricks that you can pull with just a pen: making it disappear, making it appear out of nowhere, and making it look super small. Read More >>

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This Herb-Grinding, Weed-Dispensing Pen is Perfect for Lazy Stoners

The next time you find yourself at the end of a long, exhausting day at the office, what would you rather find in your jacket pocket? A fancy Montblanc writing instrument, or a herb-grinding, weed-dispensing pen that guarantees a super-relaxed evening? The answer is obviously the latter. Read More >>

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This Vibrating Pen Would Be Great for Prison Tattoos 

When artist Georges-Pierre Seurat painted his famous A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, he painstakingly added every dot of paint, one by one, until his masterpiece was complete. It was a technique that’s come to be known as pointillism, and thanks to this vibrating electronic pen, the process is now far less excruciating. Read More >>

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It’s OK to Put Star Wars Toys on Your Desk When They’re Fancy £1,350 Pens

Unless you work at a startup that’s trying desperately to be hip, adorning your desk with mountains of Star Wars toys probably isn’t encouraged. But when you pay over £1,350 for a fancy pen from S.T. Dupont Paris that just happens to look like a spaceship, you can display it wherever you want. Read More >>

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Even Dyson’s Office Pens are Beautifully Engineered

It’s really no surprise that the company that raised the vacuum from a lowly appliance to a lust-worthy gadget puts a strong focus on design. But a recent visit to Dyson’s US headquarters revealed that design ethos extends all the way down to the pens used around the office. Read More >>

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Glass-Nibbed Eco-Pen Writes With Wine, Tea, Coffee, Blood etc

A designer looking into the sustainability of modern printer inks has decided that what we really need is a pen that can write on things in wine or tea or the tears of your enemy -- and created a pen that can be loaded with any staining liquid to use as your own, personal ink. Read More >>

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A 3D Printing Pen That Uses UV Light Instead of Dangerous Heat

If you've ever used a hot glue gun for a craft project, you already know how tricky and messy they can be to work with. And this is partly why the handful of 3D printing pens already on the market aren't the easiest tools to use. So maybe the CreoPop pen, which instead uses UV light to cure a liquid resin, might be a better solution. Read More >>

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A One-String Pen-Sized Guitar That Almost Plays Like the Real Thing

They're not as awkward to transport as a piano or a cello, but guitars are far from being the easiest instrument to travel with. And if air guitar never really satisfies your desire to play while away from your instrument, this pen-sized single-string playable guitar might be a better travelling companion. Read More >>

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Apple Patents iPad Stylus With Fancy Retractable Nib

A new Apple patent has been uncovered, one that was originally filed in September of 2012, that sees the tech giant filing details of an interactive stylus with multiple nib settings to cater for different uses. A pen and a paintbrush, for example, popping out of the same hole. Read More >>

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Pen Shortage Causing Slagging Matches at Irish Police Station

It has been kicking off in the Henry Street garda station in Limerick, where a shortage of pens behind the counter has led to angry encounters with members of the public. Local police are turning people away and asking them to return with their own pens to sign paperwork, which is causing angry low-grade criminals to get even angrier. Read More >>

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The Classic Bic Pen Now Works on Your Smartphone Display Too

Writing implements aren't going to be supplanted by touchscreen devices anytime soon. But that isn't stopping Bic from hedging its bets and ensuring its classic see-through plastic pens remain relevant. Read More >>

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What’s the Ink in a Standard Rollerball Pen Made Of?

You probably have no idea where the ink in your pen comes from, much less whether it's a simple factory process or demanding of more expertise. Josh Velson, a chemical engineering consultant for bio and petrochemicals, has your answer. Read More >>

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Livescribe Smartpen 3: Note Taking Magic in a Luxury Package

So you want to take hand-written notes but you don't want to transcribe them onto your computer? No problem. Livescribe's new Smartpen 3 is a magic note-taking tool that automatically translates your scratches and scrawls through an iPad or iPhone app. Read More >>