Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the early computer mouse and a web pioneer, has passed away aged 88. Englebart's early mouse was made of a wooden shell housing two metal wheels, patenting it so early in the 1960's that the patent…
In a dark castle, somewhere in deepest Transylvania, HP’s bosses squint into a crystal ball. “What do you see?” says one. “Everyone’s in Barcelona at MWC” comes the reply. “Ah! So the last thing anyone would expect is for us to release five different mice and a webcam, with some targeted towards women!”.
Joking aside, here we’ve got four mice, a mouse-and-keyboard combo, and a webcam. They run the gamut of target audiences, from gamers to girls (not that two audiences can’t overlap) and they all look pretty, so I’ve stuck them in the gallery. Click on the flowery number below to begin.
Lazy bastards and fatties rejoice – scientists in California have gone and created a pill that does all the hard work of exercise for you, helping you lose weight AND get fitter. Great news, yeah? Well, no.. Because before you get all excited and go mad ordering an extra large stuff-crust pizza in celebration – you should probably note that the pill only works on mice.
Just to clarify: that’s not one individual mouse – such as a cheeky, fun-loving rodent inhabiting said analyst’s house, much to the annoyance of his hapless, accident-prone cat. No he’s talking about the humble computer mouse, invented back in 1963 by Douglas Engelbart and probably now attached to over a billion personal computers even as I type this. No matter; Garter analyst Steve Prentice reckons that their final days will come in the next 3-5 years.
IceRage is a company that isn’t shy with its adjectives. Their press kits use word like ‘Fashioneering’, and ‘Magnificent’ – really not bad for a company that makes mice. And the first of these has been christened ‘The Ultimate Pocket Mouse’. What could possibly have earned it this accolade? Well, it certainly tries to pile in as many conceivable mouse functions on to a single object as humanly possible.
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