Remember the iPad Air ad featuring the pencil? That's just the starting point for another new Samsung ad that laughs at Apple.
Pencil artist Cerkahegyzo has taken on Alien, with a xenomorphic larva exploding from a pencil tip.
The handwriting recognition is excellent in MyScript Calculator, making it easy to write in expressions for immediate solutions to math problems.
MIT boffins create a new type of pencil lead that can draw hazardous-gas-detecting sensors on paper. Just don't bring it to the SAT.
When is a pencil not just a pencil? When it's also a plant. Sprout pencils each contain a seed that will grow into a plant. Just add water (and soil).
Trust a guy who makes things like slingshots designed to kill zombies to come up with a way to weaponize pencils. Meet Jorg Sprave and his pump-action pencil launcher.
CNET's Ina Fried offers a hands-on look at an innovation that blurs the once immutable boundary between pen and pencil. The $2 scribe accessory uses liquid graphite to write like a pen, yet still erase as a pencil.
CNET's Ina Fried has been playing around with the novel writing instrument and offers a look at its finer points.
Sharpie's new writing implement bridges the once sacrosanct divide between pen and pencil.
The classic permanent-ink marker gets a new twist as a utensil that writes like a pen but erases like a pencil.