Bill Gates: Digital Currency Can Help the Poor, But Not Bitcoin

Bill Gates has high hopes for digital currency as an important banking tool for the poor. But Bitcoin isn't one of those currencies, he said in a Reddit AMA today. At least not in its current form. » 1/28/15 3:40pm 1/28/15 3:40pm

Bill Gates shows us the future drinking a glass of water made from poop

Bill Gates loves the Janicki Omniprocessor, an amazing machine that turns human waste into electricity and drinkable water. He saw it and he is extremely impressed. So impressed in fact that he drank from a glass of water that was human poop only five minutes earlier. "It's water," he said, obviously relieved. » 1/07/15 11:50am 1/07/15 11:50am

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

One in four self-made American billionaires dropped out of college

Bloomberg crunched the numbers on "self-made" billionaires in the U.S. and found that about a quarter of them were college dropouts. Ten of America's 43 self-made billionaires dropped out. One, Harold Hamm, never even attended college. » 11/10/14 2:54pm 11/10/14 2:54pm

7 Famous Quotes About the Future That Are Actually Fake

Here at Paleofuture, we love failed predictions. It's kind of our bread and butter. But shockingly, some of the failed predictions being passed around on the internet are often misleading, frequently taken out of context, or sometimes completely fabricated. » 9/08/14 2:39pm 9/08/14 2:39pm

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

Behold the All Time Best/Worst Movie About the Internet

There are many movies about the internet. Some are good. Some are bad. And now comedian Nathan Fielder has made a movie about the internet so bad that it is the best. Unfortunately, it's not quite real. But the part of it that exists is great. » 7/11/14 2:00pm 7/11/14 2:00pm

Watch an Embarrased Jimmy Fallon Hide His MacBook from Bill Gates

Bill Gates's Microsoft-running days are behind him. He's moved on to toilets and condoms and general philanthropy. Still, Windows is his baby, so no wonder Jimmy Fallon felt the need to hide his MacBook during an interview on Late Night. Awkwardly. » 1/22/14 1:20pm 1/22/14 1:20pm

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

Bill Gates Shows Off Sense of Humor, Come-Hither Eyes in Reddit AMA

In Bill Gates' closing remarks on his Reddit AMA earlier today, he left the Internet with the following message and this image: » 2/11/13 3:57pm 2/11/13 3:57pm

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

The First Ever IBM PC Game, Now Available on Your iPhone

The first game to ever feature on a PC, co-written by Bill Gates, was Donkey, a driving game in which you had to avoid donkeys. For years, it's been missing from your life, but don't worry: now you can get it on iOS. » 2/10/12 6:15am 2/10/12 6:15am

Bill Gates Building Nuke Plant for China

What do you do when you've run out of things to spend money on, and everyone already uses your software? How about developing a nuclear plant with China? Sure! Bill Gates is doing just that, the AP reports. For science? » 12/08/11 8:57am 12/08/11 8:57am

Bill Gates: Being a Billionaire Is Overrated

That Bill Gates, he's such a joker. Apparently you shouldn't bother attempting to be a billionaire like him; after a million, it's pretty much the same. I think Roman Abramovich might disagree, what with his frigate-sized yachts, but we get you Bill. [GeekWire via Gizmodo UK] » 10/28/11 7:40am 10/28/11 7:40am