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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 lean. As it turns out, there's a very good reason for it. Or was, anyway, back in a more pixelated age.

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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.

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Lab rats have a new companion, but it's not friendly. Researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, have developed a robotic rat called WR-3, whose job is to induce stress and depression in lab animals, creating models of psychological conditions on which new drugs can be tested.

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Microsoft has promised us that the Surface tablet, coupled with Windows 8 will change the way we use tablets. That boldness is now translating into the company's designs. Whether it's the gorgeous Windows Phone 8 UI, the UI formerly known as Metro and the crazy keyboard case accessory for the Surface. So how are we meant to interact with all this new Redmond tech? With the new Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse, of course.

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Creating a wiring diagram of the human brain's neurons is an oft-discussed idea that remains in the realms of science fiction. Scale that problem down to tackling a mouse brain, however, and you're in the realms of what science can just about manage — with your help.