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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]
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.
The most impressive thing about Josh Bader’s website that documents the history of the Apple Mouse isn’t how comprehensive it is. After all, you can count the number of major hardware revisions Apple’s made to its mouse since 1983 on two hands. No, what makes Bader’s site particularly wonderful is that all the illustrations have been painstaking created using nothing but HTML CSS.
Laptop trackpads have gotten considerably more capable over the years, but sometimes a mouse in hand is still the better way to go. And if you’re used to carrying a svelte laptop, Logitech’s betting you’ll want a mouse to match with its new Ultrathin T630/631 Touch Mouse that can keep you working for hours, even if you only have minutes to spare for charging.
Back in 1994, Microsoft’s first ergonomic keyboard showed us that the traditional design maybe wasn’t as comfortable as it could have been, and that we didn’t have to deal with a crippling pain in our wrists just to send an email. An age of ergonomic accessories was born, and the piece de resistance of the past 20 or so years would have to be Microsoft’s new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop set, featuring a trio of comfy input options.
When experimenting with laboratory animals, it’s important to completely eliminate any outside factors that could influence the results. So to prevent infection from human handlers, Japan’s Nikkyo Technos and Yaskawa Electric have completely eliminated people from the equation with this robotic system that can autonomously care for up to 30,000 mice at once.