Atari arcade games inspired the original Apple mouse

It's hard to say if the Macintosh would've been so successful if it hadn't had such a revolutionary interface—namely, the mouse. While Apple didn't invent the mouse, it did commission the now legendary engineer Jim Yurchenco to make it viable. And he looked to Steve Jobs' former employer for inspiration. » 8/18/14 5:41pm 8/18/14 5:41pm

Scientists Made This Entire Mouse Transparent Using Detergent

Last year, scientists did the wacky and cool thing of making a mouse brain transparent. Now they've gone and done it to an entire mouse by pumping detergent through its veins. The transparent mouse looks like gross rodent jello (yes, there is a photo), but it's also an incredible new way to study what intact organs… » 7/31/14 5:19pm 7/31/14 5:19pm

Why Your Mouse Cursor Is Slanted Instead of Straight

Have you ever wondered why your mouse cursor rests ever so slightly to the left? Chances are, that little arrow on an incline is so ubiquitous that you've never even thought twice about its 45-degree angle. As it turns out, there's a very good reason for it. Or was, anyway, back in a more pixelated age. » 2/17/14 12:00pm 2/17/14 12:00pm

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