What's the Weirdest Computer Mouse You've Ever Seen?

Touchpads suck. They are obviously and infinitely inferior to the glory of the mouse. But that doesn't mean there's not any room for innovation in mouse-world. Plenty of folks have tried to improve on perfection with ergonomic-y joystick-like tricks and other strange tweaks. What's the weirdest one you've ever come… » 6/24/14 12:20pm 6/24/14 12:20pm

Lab Mice Got Really Unhealthy When They Only Ate Powdered Food

With Soylent to eat (or I guess drink) and Palcohol to drink (or maybe eat), it seems the kitchen of the future will just be a blender. But don't haul your stove to the curb just yet: an admittedly small study says that mice who ate nothing but powdered nutrient ended up more sickly than their friends who had to chew. » 5/24/14 1:00pm 5/24/14 1:00pm

Scientists Cured Paralysis in Mice with Stem Cells and Lasers

This is wild. Chasing the elusive dream of curing paralysis, a team of scientists used stem cells and optogenetics to circumvent the central motor system of lab mice whose nerves had been cut. This enabled them to blast individual motor neurons with a laser, triggering movement in the legs of the mice. » 4/03/14 6:45pm 4/03/14 6:45pm

Here Is a Video of Tiny Mice Decorating a Tiny Christmas Tree

Cancel your Christmas photoshoot because nothing is going to beat this video of little tiny mice decorating a little tiny tree with their little tiny mice hands. Your baby niece can't string lights on a Balsam Fir. Your dog dressed in a holiday bandana has done nothing to fill you with holiday cheer. But these mice?… » 12/25/13 10:00am 12/25/13 10:00am

A History of the Apple Mouse Created Exclusively With CSS

The most impressive thing about Josh Bader's website that documents the history of the Apple Mouse isn't how comprehensive it is. After all, you can count the number of major hardware revisions Apple's made to its mouse since 1983 on two hands. No, what makes Bader's site particularly wonderful is that all the… » 10/30/13 9:40am 10/30/13 9:40am

A Minute's Charge Keeps Logitech's Ultrathin Mouse Running For an Hour

Laptop trackpads have gotten considerably more capable over the years, but sometimes a mouse in hand is still the better way to go. And if you're used to carrying a svelte laptop, Logitech's betting you'll want a mouse to match with its new Ultrathin T630/631 Touch Mouse that can keep you working for hours, even if… » 8/28/13 9:20am 8/28/13 9:20am

Microsoft's Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Is Easy on Wrists and Eyes Alike

Back in 1994, Microsoft's first ergonomic keyboard showed us that the traditional design maybe wasn't as comfortable as it could've been, and that we didn't have to deal with a crippling pain in our wrists just to send an email. An age of ergonomic accessories was born, and the piece de resistance of the past 20 or so… » 8/13/13 1:07pm 8/13/13 1:07pm

This Robot Arm Is Den Mother To 30,000 Lab Mice

When experimenting with laboratory animals, it's important to completely eliminate any outside factors that could influence the results. So to prevent infection from human handlers, Japan's Nikkyo Technos and Yaskawa Electric have completely eliminated people from the equation with this robotic system that can… » 7/17/13 8:37am 7/17/13 8:37am

Gigabyte's Aivia Uranium Gaming Mouse Comes With Its Own Tiny Monitor

A beefed up computer ensures you can actually play the latest and greatest PC gaming titles, but if you want to compete online with even a marginal level of success, you're going to need to get yourself a kick-ass mouse as well. Gigabyte's new Aivia Uranium seems to fit the bill, particularly if you want to go… » 4/17/13 10:20am 4/17/13 10:20am