DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!
   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
May 25, 2019 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 156 people online.


Latest Reviews
Ewin Racing Flash gaming chair
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset

Follow us

Apple files patent for motion-control Mac mice and wind power storage

Posted on Friday, December 28 2012 @ 17:07:12 CET by

Apple logo
TechCrunch reports Apple filed a patent for a new Mac mouse that would turn the device into a light version of the Wii Remote. The patent describes tilting, tilt-sliding, lifting and other gestures that would be supported by the mouse. It's unknown if Apple plans to use this patent for an upcoming product.
In a second filing published today, Apple is back on track with its more consumer-oriented patents, this time detailing an evolution of the mouse that would bring more gesture controls to the input device. The additions would allow a mouse to detect tilting, tilt-sliding, lifting and other gestures to add additional command capabilities to the mouse’s basic clicking, movement and scrolling. It’s sort of a Wii Remote-lite, which is likely an easier control paradigm for traditional desktop computer users to adopt than anything more drastic.
In a second filing published yesterday, Apple detailed a concept for gathering electricity from a wind turbine and converting it to heat energy stored in a "low-heat capacity fluid". This would make wind power available on a more "on-demand" basis.



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2019 DM Media Group bvba