Watch This Hilarious Argument Over the Legal Definition of Photocopier

You know what a photocopying machine is, I know what a photocopying machine is, but this IT guy has decided he does not. This very real transcript from the Ohio Supreme Court follows seven minutes of absurd yet somehow perfectly logical arguments over what a photocopying machine really is—in legal terms. » 4/29/14 2:01pm 4/29/14 2:01pm

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

Xerox's New Grading Copiers Will Finally Make Scantron Obsolete

Not content with having them only print, copy, collate, and staple, Xerox is adding a new trick to its photocopiers that promises to give teachers more time with their students. Custom software will actually let a school's photocopier not only grade papers, but also keep tabs on which students are struggling in… » 5/08/13 11:13am 5/08/13 11:13am

Windows 8's Great Great Grandfather Was a Real Jerq

Why Xerox never chose to capitalize on the groundbreaking GUI developments made at its Palo Alto Research Center may never fully be understood. But other companies certainly saw the value, and in addition to Microsoft and Apple creating their own graphical computer interfaces, Bell Labs created the Blit in 1982 » 8/28/12 7:00pm 8/28/12 7:00pm

Xerox Predicted and Built Today's Desktop PC Way Back In 1972

It's widely assumed that the ideas for both Apple's and Microsoft's GUI-based operating systems were heavily lifted from research done at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC. And this clip from 1972, showing off Xerox's Alto desktop computer, all but proves the company was years ahead of its time. » 4/26/12 2:40pm 4/26/12 2:40pm

Writeable, Color e-paper ReKindles Our Interest

Fuji Xerox has just demonstrated what may be the Holy Grail of e-paper—probably not the "E-Ink" technology found inside the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, but something similar—a prototype display that a user and write on. Three layers of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals are used (red, green and blue), meaning the… » 12/07/07 9:05am 12/07/07 9:05am

Palm, Xerox Settle Graffiti Dispute, Nobody Remembers What Graffiti is

Well, it only took nine years and a now dwindling technology to settle this dispute over the patent of the PDA keystroke technology that Palm called Graffiti and Xerox called Unistrokes. Palm began incorporating this Graffiti keystroke technology in their PDAs way back in the day while Xerox believed they owned the… » 6/29/06 12:56pm 6/29/06 12:56pm