from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Computer Science Using a stylus to input or retrieve data.


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  • We created the pen-based computer, the silicon chip and the Internet itself, now the vehicle for every nation, every city, and every community worldwide to compete with every other.

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  • A couple of years later, LeapFrog came upon a pen-based reading technology created by a Swedish company called Anoto.

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  • And if you buy the $749 1000 S version, you can make pen-based notes directly on the device, transfer the page back to a PC (but not a Mac) and then convert the handwriting to text.

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  • Three major shifts are important: pen-based computing, voice recognition and the wearable computer.

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  • At this week's massive Comdex computer show in Las Vegas, which traditionally attracts 100,000 people, some 15 companies will introduce similar pen-based machines; one, a California start-up called Momenta, will let users choose between an electronic pen or a keyboard.

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  • The EliteBook 2530p, weighs just over 3 pounds and the EliteBook 2730p is an ultra-thin computer that converts to a touch-screen pen-based tablet computer with a twist of its screen and weighs 3.7 pounds.

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  • Jim Macgraff, founder of Livescribe, demonstrated the $149 pen-based computer that his startup will soon launch.

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  • Fujitsu thinks it has a head start because its current pen-based devices are already popular among salespeople in the field.

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  • The new Tablet PC is a pen-based computer that uses special software cooked up by the brainiacs in Redmond.

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  • With their paper-based multimedia technology products featuring an electronic pen-based system, children touch the stylus to words in a book that rests upon a plastic pad fitted with tiny circuits that emit radio-frequency signals that radiate through the paper.

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