First Ring Daily 547: Pens, Photos, and Paul’s Big Knife

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, First Ring Daily with 8 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Paul has a giant knife, Brad has boxes in his basement, and Microsoft has a new pen.

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8 responses to “First Ring Daily 547: Pens, Photos, and Paul’s Big Knife”

  1. harmjr

    Paul, Yes I am able to use a Surface Pro 4 pen on an HP spectre x360 2017 and then I can do the reverse and use the HP pen on the Surface pro 4.

    The only issue is the Surface Pen the eraser button will not work on the HP.

  2. jww

    Listening to your pen discussion - my Sony 'Digitizer Stylus' that came with my 2013 Sony Vaio Fit 13A works OK with my Surface Laptop

  3. cadrethree

    What's the skinny on the Lenovo 300e? I cringe every time I see that #2 pencil being draw across the screen in that video. Is it special glass or just the normal gorilla glass?

  4. timo47

    I vaguely remembered there being an announced from Microsoft regarding the pen stuff, so I looked it up and indeed there was one at Build 2016 about a partnership with Wacom. It's also mentioned in a Windows blog post entitled "The Future of Pen: Windows Ink". (For some reason I can't put the URL for it in this post without getting a "Something went wrong" error.)

    There exists something called the Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP). Any hardware vendor that implements it should have a Surface / Windows 10 compatible pen.

    There is a Wacom Bamboo Ink pen in the store that's MPP compatible according to one of the reviews.

  5. StevenLayton

    Paul "Crocodile Dundee" Thurrott

    "That's not a knife, THIS is a knife!"


  6. cybrtitan