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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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 23, 2016) A cyber security firm looking to better patrol wireless traffic has uncovered a flaw that could potentially allow hackers to attack and take over computers using a wireless mouse connection. Ben ... watch video
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
AP (Oct. 1, 2014) They can't all read yet, but soon kindergarteners may be able to create basic computer code. Researchers in Massachusetts developed an app that teaches young kids a simple computer programming ... watch video
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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Oct. 20, 2016 Scientists have demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying. The breakthrough could in theory allow flying drones ... read more
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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
Oct. 17, 2011 OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms and legs into graphical, interactive surfaces. OmniTouch ... read more