Latest Trackball Stories

2011-04-09 04:15:55

The hand moves the computer mouse, but the cursor doesn't comply. The cursor doesn't go where told. The hand tries again. The cursor shoots past the intended target. The hand tries a third time "“ and the cursor loops farther from the target than where it started. And the user is frustrated. So it often goes for computer users whose motor disabilities prevent them from easily using a mouse. As the population ages, more people are having trouble with motor control, but a University of...

2010-03-09 08:53:00

GENEVA, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading developer of semiconductors for mobile devices, has introduced an ultra-low-power IC containing all the functions necessary to control an Optical Finger Navigation (OFN) module or optical joystick. The VD5376 optical joystick controller helps users interact with the increasingly sophisticated features of portable electronic products, such as smartphones, laptop PCs, netbooks, media players, GPS devices and...

2009-10-06 07:10:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Kempler & Strauss(TM), a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative mobile devices and wireless technology products, today announced the launch of Billionair 6, the first GSM quad-band 3G phone based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile Platform that provides both a touchscreen interface and trackball for fast, easy, intuitive control. The new Billionair 6 is making its debut this week at International CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment...

Latest Trackball Reference Libraries

2010-09-13 11:21:26

In relation to computing, a mouse is a pointing device that operates by detecting two-dimensional motion that is relative to the surface that supports it. Typically a mouse is an object held under the user's hand. It may have one or more buttons or wheels which allow the user to perform operations or other features that provide more control or dimensional input. The mouse's motion generally translates into the motion of a cursor on a display. The first mouse prototype was invented in 1963...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.