The humble pen is one of our most useful inventions, but in this digital age, it seems like this tool has been put to the wayside.

Livescribe is trying to turn this around by putting out their Sky WiFi Smartpen that allows you to record your written notes and audio into your Evernote account through WiFi.

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The humble light bulb has lighted our world for as long as its creation, providing light to our darkest corners. Every once in a while, this little invention gets a revamp, pinning new ideas to an old device.

This time, with the addition of  Bluetooth 4.0, you’ll be able to control the light bulbs with your a smartphone.

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Advertisements today have to be either very well placed or very interesting to have proper appeal on the masses. Most print advertisements go ignored by readers and of course advertisers are always coming up with new ways to capture audiences.

None more can be said about CW Network‘s live twitter feed in Entertainment Weekly magazine and Lexus‘s animated ad in Sports Illustrated magazine.

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Hand held torchlights and lanterns are useful where you need to shine some light during an emergency, such as a power outage, but these are only as useful as the length of their battery life.

In a category all of its own, Japan’s Green House Co. Ltd. has come up with a lantern that runs solely on salt water. What’s even better, the device also doubles as a USB charger.

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Keyboards are essential in everyday computing, whether it’s for typing a URL, a blog post or an IM message. Although there are other methods of text input in computers today, I believe most will agree with me when I say that the keyboard is still the fastest way to input text into your computer.

When working though, our electronics should be always be kept far away from liquids, but with Logitech’s keyboard all your worries of spillage can be put to rest with their K310 washable keyboard.

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