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Why Everyone Wants To Kill The Mouse And Keyboard

In the past few decades, everything about our computers have changed. The screens. The guts. The size, weight and materials. The software itself, of course. But one thing has stayed exactly the same, frozen in time from the early days: The tools we use to tell them what to do. So it’s odd that we’re so desperate to throw them out the window.


Get The Edge: Gaming Mice, Keyboards And Headsets

Gizmodo Video Guide: The great thing about gaming peripherals is that a few hundred dollars or less can really help change the game in your favour. Here are some ideas for beginners.


13 Of The Weirdest Computer Mice We've Ever Seen

Not too long ago, we dived into the world of unconventional, strange and often horrible computer pointing devices. Some of them have very specialised purposes. Some of them are just dumb. Here are 13 of the weirdest.


The ISS Is Getting An X-Ray Machine That Works In Space

Human bodies are of course not built for microgravity. We’ve long known that astronauts lose bone mass, but studying the process in space is tricky. The International Space Station is getting its first medical X-ray to examine on-board lab mice and rats. But making a space X-ray machine was no easy task.


This Wireless Keyboard Contraption Brings Your Desktop To Your Lap

Anyone who tries to play PC games on their TV inevitably runs into the same problem: What do you do with that damn keyboard and mouse? Roccat has a clever if not super-elegant solution. Just put an entire desktop on your lap.


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.


SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Mouse: Australian Review

Some people don’t mind spending a few hundred dollars on a mouse. These are the same people who have the latest and greatest motherboards, graphics cards and CPUs in their PCs, super-high resolution LCDs with super-fast refresh rates, and copious amounts of Doritos and Mountain Dew on hand (not). The SteelSeries Sensei Wireless takes a tried and tested competition-grade mouse and makes it wireless.


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.


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? These agile holiday mice? They have made you weep tears of Christmas joy. [Laughing Squid]


Resurrect Your Wireless Mouse As A DIY Powerglove

Touchpads? Meh. Touchscreens? Bleh. Powergloves? Oh hell yes. Unfortunately/Obviously no one is in the business of making powerglove pointer devices for your computer right now, but don’t let that stop you from hacking together your own, you wonderful psycho.