Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, dies aged 88
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…
Logitech unveil massive PC 2013 gaming range: Mice, keyboards and headsets
Logitech have lifted the covers on a wide range of new PC peripherals aimed at the hardcore gaming crowd. Expanding the company's G range of products, there are gaming mice, keyboards and headsets to suit all wallet sizes and pro-gaming…
Logitech get touchy-feely with Windows 8 T620, T400 Mice and Touchpad T650
With the touch-friendly Windows 8 OS launch just weeks away, hardware manufacturers are now ramping up production of tie-in peripherals. Logitech are the latest gang to do so, today revealing a pair of mice and a touchpad built specifically with…
CES 2010: Final Thoughts
The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…
CES 2010: Day 3 Round-Up
Another day, another Tech Digest CES 2010 round-up. Fancy Tweeting hands-free in your car or controlling your PC by breathing? Check today's top stories below and find out how. Twitter coming to Ford cars The digital equivalent of drink-driving? Motorola…
CES 2010: Razer and Sixense bring motion gaming to the PC
If you're a PC gamer feeling a bit left out by all this buzz surrounding motion control, relax; Razer and Sixense have you covered. The two peripheral manufactures have teamed up to bring motion sensing controllers to your Counter Strike…
GALLERY: HP bosses to product team: "Release the mice!"
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.
A bitter pill to swallow: Scientists give mice effort-free exercise
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.
Idiot analyst predicts death of mouse by 2013
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.
CES 2008: IceRage reveals its pair of “magnificent” mice
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.