The best news of 2014 you never heard about

There have been a lot of bad news this year. And a lot of good ones too. Sadly, many of the good ones never get the proper coverage they need and they get lost in the storm of crap that we have to suffer every day. Luckily, Bill Gates has highlighted the best five news of 2014 that you probably missed. » 12/17/14 9:43pm 12/17/14 9:43pm

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2014 are the smart gifts for the holidays

Watch Bill Gates—in Lego form no less!—tell you about his favorite books of 2014, an impeccable list that has a little bit of everything for everyone. I've included all his recommendations and short reviews below so you can easily buy any of them (I recommend getting all of them for yourself too. Good stuff.) » 12/09/14 3:16pm 12/09/14 3:16pm

1987 Predictions From Bill Gates: "Siri, Show Me Da Vinci Stuff"

In 1987, Bill Gates became the world's youngest self-made billionaire, making the Forbes 400 Richest People in America list with a net worth of $1.25 billion, up from a measly $900 million the year before. Gates was just 32 years old and Microsoft Windows was still very much in its infancy, the operating system having… » 8/26/14 4:13pm 8/26/14 4:13pm

Bill Gates Unveiled Windows 30 Years Ago Today

No matter what you think of Windows 8, it's certain that Windows is both iconic and significant in the evolution of personal computing. It's a series of operating systems, of course, but it's also been a concept, a way of thinking, an influencer, and a touchstone for 30 years since Bill Gates introduced it on November… » 11/10/13 11:38am 11/10/13 11:38am

Forget Jobs, Here's the Movie Trailer for the Epic Gates Biopic

Unless you've been locked in a basement rooting your Android device for the past three months, you're probably aware that Ashton Kutcher's big, blockbuster debut as Steve Jobs is, for better or worse, just around the corner. But Steve isn't the only great media mogul of yore—Bill Gates played just as big of a role in… » 8/14/13 1:29pm 8/14/13 1:29pm

Virtual Reality Was In, Sony Was Out: Trends From USA Today in 1995

Remember 1995? Yeah, me neither. But to refresh our memories, we've got an "In and Out" list from the December 20, 1995 edition of USA Today. This strange artifact (found in the University of California-San Francisco tobacco document archives) gives a peek at how mainstream America was thinking about shifting trends… » 7/03/13 6:11pm 7/03/13 6:11pm

Bill Gates and Paul Allen Recreate Iconic 1981 Microsoft Photo

Back in 1981, Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pulled of an audacious feat: they licensed MS-DOS to IBM, but in a deal that saw them retain entire control of the software. To mark the occasion, the pair were photographed amid a sea of contemporary computers—and now they've recreated the image. » 4/04/13 5:25am 4/04/13 5:25am

Bill Gates Has $100,000 For Anyone Who Can Invent a High-Tech, Next-Gen…

Condoms are a life-saving piece of tech, and for being little more than uninflated latex balloons, they do their job pretty well if you wear them. That's the part that Bill Gates is working on. No, he's not going around as a one-man condom-police army, but he is offering $100,000 to anyone who can make a condom less… » 3/23/13 10:00am 3/23/13 10:00am

When Microsoft Threatened to Sue Us Over the Letter “E”

By 1997 E.piphany was a fast growing startup with customers, revenue and something approaching a repeatable business model. Somewhere that year we decided to professionalize our logo (you should have seen the first one.) With a massive leap of creativity we decided that it should it should have our company name and… » 8/20/12 3:40pm 8/20/12 3:40pm