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The Citrix X1 Mouse

Rodent rescue reckoned as remedy for cursor crisis cruelling BYOD

Citrix will next week release a mouse. The company floated the idea back in January when it released a “limited edition” X1 Mouse. The thinking behind the mouse, then and now, is that lots of organisations want to pipe Windows apps into iPads and the like, but it's hard to use a GUI designed for a mouse with your finger. …

Shields up! Shields up! ASTRONAUTS flying to MARS will arrive BRAIN DAMAGED, boffins claim

A NASA-funded study into the effects of long-term space travel has a troubling conclusion: astronauts going to Mars could arrive with brain damage. The research, conducted by the University of California Irvine and published in the Science Advances journal, involved bombarding mice with ionised oxygen and titanium nuclei for …
Iain Thomson, 2 May 2015
Citrix X1 mouse

Citrix goes into the mouse business

Citrix is getting into the mouse business. The company threw a Summit this week where it shoved new versions of XenServer and XenMobile out the door. It also revealed the “X1”, a mouse that works with its Citrix Receiver app. Receiver is the client needed to access applications and/or desktops groomed by XenApp or XenDesktop …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jan 2015

SpaceX blasts a mischief of mice, a 3D printer and a cuddly toy* into SPAAAACE

Vid Elon Musk's private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully launched its unmanned, mouse-laden Dragon 'craft in the early hours of this morning. The commercial cargo ship is carrying 2.5 tons of supplies destined for the International Space Station, NASA said. SpaceX rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral. Image credit: NASA …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Sep 2014
Mouse eats scorpion = still of video

Hard-as-woodpecker-lips MOUSE GOBBLES live scorpion, LAUGHS off stings to face

Video Top scientists have discovered grasshopper mice feel no pain when they are stung in the face by scorpions: they simply carry on gobbling up the fearsome poisonous arachnids. Youtube Video CONTENDERS!! ARE YOU REEEEADY?! The mighty mouse, native to the southwestern US, has managed to take the toxin, which is lethal to other …
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ISPs scramble to explain mouse-sniffing tool

Sky Broadband has been caught using JavaScript to track every click and shuffle on its support pages, but it's not alone: other ISPs have also admitted recording every frustrated wobble of the mouse on their support pages. Readers at ISP Review spotted Sky using a JavaScript tool called SessionCam to record rodent tracks on …
Bill Ray, 27 Aug 2013
The true purpose of the CERN mouse shelter revealed

CERN re-opens 'Animal Shelter for Computer Mice'

CERN has re-opened its “Animal Shelter for Computer Mice”, a place where CERN staff can take mice experiencing ill health and offers a warm and stimulating environment in which they can return to health. As you'll see from the screen shot below, the Shelter is really an initiative of CERN's security team, which uses it to …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Mar 2013
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Serenading mice can sing along if you hum a few bars

Neuroboffins are claiming that mice can not only sing, serenading at ultrasonic melodies high above soprano, but they can also change their tune. Remy from Ratatouille The study has found certain brain features, associated with human and song-learning birds' brains, that show they may be able to learn new songs from each …
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Mobile phones cause ADHD in rodents

Last year mobile phone radiation was elevated by the WHO to a “possible” cause of cancer (in line with other carcinogens like pickled vegetables and coffee), frightening easily panicked punters everywhere... Now there's some more cheery news – it also induces hyperactivity in unborn rodents. The Yale study published in Nature’ …

Wi-Fi desk rodents break free from oppressive cabling

A reference design for a wireless mouse has received Wi-Fi Direct certification, making it the first rodent to achieve such fame, though not, perhaps, the very first to ditch the wire. The design comes from Ozmo, a company which has spent the last four years burning through $40m in VC cash trying to prove that Wi-Fi can do …
Bill Ray, 28 Dec 2011
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Programmers urged to code with their tootsies

You can now employ two woefully underutilized parts of your body to speed your PC workflow: your tootsies. Keith McMillen Instruments of Berkeley, California, has released the SoftStep KeyWorx, a USB foot-operated input device that combines the company's SoftStep USB/MIDI foot controller – a musician's stomp-pad – with KeyWorx …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Jun 2011
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Deep-space travel bad for astronauts' tickers, say boffins

Deep-space travel could be bad for the heart, report boffins. This has been established by blasting mice with an ion beam from a powerful atom-smasher, causing the luckless murines to develop artery damage of the sort that might result from exposure to powerful cosmic space radiation. "Cosmic radiation is very different from X …
Lewis Page, 8 Apr 2011

Apple seeks touchscreen display mouse patent

Apple has filed a patent application for a mouse with a context-aware, configurable display perched on its back. As described in a US Patent and Trademark Office filing entitled Computer Input Device Including a Display Device, the mouse would have an LED, LCD, OLED, or TFT display inside that would project its contents …
Rik Myslewski, 20 Jan 2011
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US forces drop dead drug-poison killer mice from helicopters

The United States military is waging war in the Pacific on invading jungle snakes - by dropping dead mice stuffed with household headache remedies on them from helicopters. Zombie mouse paratrooper in the War On Snakes. Credit: Peter Savarie/USGS In you go, Fluffy Stars and Stripes reports on the airborne murine drug- …
Lewis Page, 23 Sep 2010
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Doc develops RSI-reducing rolling mouse

Could this mouse reduce your risk of developing repetitive strain injury? Creator SmartFish thinks so. SmartFish ErgoMotion Mouse SmartFish's ErgoMotion Mouse is essentially a standard mouse mounted on top of a tilt-and-pivot joint and a baseplate. The idea: as you steer the rodent around, your hand rolls and pitches rather …
Tony Smith, 27 Aug 2010
Razer Mamba

Ten Essential... Gaming Mice

Product Round-up Many gamers make do with an ordinary mouse, but there are dozens of the devices designed specifically with gameplay in mind. Some are pricey, others almost as cheap as a standard mouse, but whether you’re happy paying through the nose, or trying to stick to a budget, it’s always good to know if you’re getting your money’s worth …
Lucy Orr, 24 May 2010
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Man sets mice on musophobic ex-missus

A Swedish man was arrested yesterday on "suspicion of unlawful threats and animal welfare offences", after shoving 19 mice through the letterbox of his musophobic ex-missus's Stockholm flat. The unnamed 59-year-old decided to "wreak cruel revenge" on his 37-year-old former other half, who woke up yesterday to find the flat …
Lester Haines, 1 Feb 2010
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Mouse nest found in London copper's paperwork

A South London copper has been described as "a little embarrassed" after discovering mice had taken up residence in paperwork on his Kennington desk. The rodent hideaway was exposed when pest control operatives were called in after staff "came across a number of mice at a police building", as an internal police report explains …
Lester Haines, 5 Jan 2010

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