• Why Your Mouse Cursor Is Slanted Instead Of Straight

    Why Your Mouse Cursor Is Slanted Instead Of Straight

    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…

  • Swarm Of Dummy Cursors Hides Your Laptop Password In Public

    If you’re particularly paranoid about someone peeping your computer’s password while working in a public place, Japanese researchers have come up with a clever solution to the problem. Instead of using your laptop’s keyboard, you use an on-screen pin pad to type your password. But the cursor movement is completely obfuscated by a swarm of…

  • The Origins Of The Cursor

    Before man pointed a cursor at the world, he held a dagger or a sword. But what’s the mightiest of all? [I Love Charts via F Yeah Computer Science via Technabob via LikeCool]