The inventor of the computer mouse, and many of the other basics of modern desktop computing, has died aged 88. Archive footage shows Dr. Douglas Engelbart demonstrating an early mouse and some of his other graphical user interface innovations in 1968.
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 7, 2015) A simplified computer model of a mouse brain is created by neurorobotics engineers to demonstrate how the body and brain interact with each other. They mapped 200,000 neurons in the virtual mouse ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 29, 2014) A dynamic desk chair that turns the human body into a computer mouse aims to cut down the time office workers spend sitting still. Matthew Stock reports.
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AP (Nov. 1, 2012) Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has opened the Living Computer Museum, with displays of old machines _ all in working order _ along with wish list items he'd like to add, just in case anybody has an ... watch video
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Washington Post (May 18, 2015) The FBI is investigating Chris Roberts, a computer security expert, who told the agency he hacked into a plane's in-flight entertainment system while on board and managed to move the plane sideways. ... watch video
AP (Sep. 11, 2013) South African carpenter-turned-inventor Richard Van As has developed the 'Robohand' to help others who have lost their hands. At $500, the 'Robohand' is significantly cheaper than a conventional ... watch video
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Dec. 19, 2013 People who use computers regularly are constantly mapping the movements of their hand and computer mouse to the cursor on the screen. Now, researchers have shown that all that pointing and clicking ... read more
Sep. 30, 2013 A computer scientist has developed software which assists users in identifying and learning shortcuts so that they can become as fast as expert users. This new interface mechanism is easy to ... read more
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