I too, miss the simplicity and reliability of the Palm input. I found an acceptable replacement with a Lenovo Yoga 13, OneNote and using a Wacom Bamboo stylus on the pen input mode of Windows 8. The Win 8 handwriting recognition needs some work to be as robust and reliable as the Palm was, but it gets the job done. I just flip the Yoga open to tablet mode and use it in meetings and walk around tours to take notes in real time.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.