Office Gear That's Smarter Than You Are

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A Pen That Can Spell

Lernstift, which translates to "learning pen" in German, attempts to revive two lost arts: handwriting and spelling. The computerized pen is said to recognize misspelled words or illegible characters--and vibrate to alert you. The pen also connects wirelessly to your mobile device or tablet. Lernstift, which is based in Munich, plans to incorporate grammar-checking in future models.