Bill Gates

  • All Aboard the ROFLCOPTER: Bill Gates using Chrome

    All Aboard the ROFLCOPTER: Bill Gates using Chrome

    Here’s a cartoon from’s Joy of Tech series. Enjoy. The Joy of Tech [] Read More

  • Slow news day: Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates This is probably old, but it’s really, really slow today, so I’ve been playing this for the last 30 minutes. Thanks to the fine folks at Super News. Read More

  • Silicon Apartment: It's funny because it could be true

    Silicon Apartment: It's funny because it could be true

    As we learned from Zero Punctuation, web comics are very easy to make. They involve a few basic things: a knowledge of the CE industry, an appreciation for its many absurdities, and the inability to draw. The results are somehting like SiliconApartment which has a basic premise: what if Steve and Bill had to live together. The resulting hilarity is fairly limited but it’s always nice to… Read More

  • Exit Gates

    Exit Gates

    As I’m sure you’ve heard, today was Bill Gates’ last day working at Microsoft. I won’t eulogize much here other than to say that whatever qualms you have with Microsoft’s code, business strategies, or design decisions, you have to admit that things wouldn’t be the way they are today in the computing world without the influence of this nerdy guy right here. Read More

  • Gates sends angry e-mail, sounds just like a customer

    Gates sends angry e-mail, sounds just like a customer

    The Seattle P-I has tracked down an old e-mail from 2003 that Bill Gates sent out to members of the Windows Usability team. The pages-long e-mail message chronicles Gates’ attempt to download Windows Movie Maker. Here are some especially tantalizing tidbits, with the full e-mail message to be found after the jump. “I tried scoping to Media stuff. Still no moviemaker. I typed in movie. Read More

  • Bill Gates and Co. in 1978 looked groovy

    Bill Gates and Co. in 1978 looked groovy

    Bill Gates leaves Microsoft on June 27, and every news outlet is now running their own version of “What happens now?” Newsweek’s is among the least annoying, comparing a photo taken in 1978 at a mall in Albuquerque to one taken a few weeks ago. All the big players are there, from Gates himself to friend and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to a then-programmer who’s now… Read More

  • Bill Gates wants you to lose your mouse

    Bill Gates wants you to lose your mouse

    I don’t use a mouse. I use the trackpad on my MacBook or a trackball when I’m at the desktop, but Bill Gates thinks all these things are going they way of DOS. He sees a future where waving ones hands over a sensor is the way to interface with your computer. He stops short of saying the keyboard is going away — that’s a Jobs thing — but he claims the days of the… Read More

  • What's going on at D6 so far

    What's going on at D6 so far

    Bill Gates finally admits at D6 what Mac users have been saying for years, “all Microsoft products are disappointing.” What is not disappointing is Sony’s announcement of a 27-inch 0.3mm Thin OLED Screen, but the pricing leaves much to be desired. Amazon is also launching a video streaming service to compete with iTunes. Maybe this will breathe some life into… Read More

  • "Peace" offering from Gates to Korean president

    "Peace" offering from Gates to Korean president

    During Bill Gates’ recent trip to Korea he not only inked a deal for Sync to make it’s way into Korean autos, but he also extended a very special Xbox 360 to Korean president Lee, Myung-bak with a pearl inlaid Xbox 360. Artist Kim, Young-jun adorned the game console with ume flowers, butterflies and a black lacquer finish. The end product is being dubbed Peace as the flowers… Read More

  • Bill Gates: Keyboards are going to lose out to speech

    [photopress:keyboard.jpg,full,center] Bill Gates was recently giving a speech at Canegie Mellon and said the following: “We say that there’ll be more searches done through speech than through the keyboard five years from now.” That’s five years from now. 2013. We’ll have jet packs and flying cars and push-button girlfriends by then, too. At least I will. Bill… Read More

  • Email Bill G, get a new Xbox 360

    [photopress:bill_gates_xbox_360_221105.jpg,full,center] I’m all about “Takin’ it to the top” to get your stuff fixed. If I have a problem with customer service, I have no compunction against asking for a supervisor. Jon, writing to Consumerist, had no scruples about this either. When his Xbox 360 started acting up, he wrote to Kathleen Hogan, VP of Customer Service, as… Read More

  • Microsoft held talks with Blu-ray about possible Xbox 360 use

    AP image Intrigue! It looks like Microsoft was hedging its high-def disc bets with the revelation that it was in talks with the Blu-ray folks “all along.” Even though it currently backs HD DVD, the truth of the matter is that the Xbox 360’s high-def disc playback is largely a matter of built-in software. The implication is that with… Read More

  • CES 2008: Bill Gates keynote liveblog replay, now with tons of photos!

    CES 2008: Bill Gates keynote liveblog replay, now with tons of photos!

    While our liveblogging software worked wonders, our wireless connection did not. Thanks, CES, for repeatedly holding the keynotes in places surrounded by electronic interference and wall after wall of signal-reducing crap. Anyway, here are the photos we couldn’t get to you live, and we’re sorry we could not. Also is the replay, so you can follow along step-by-step, like you were there! Read More

  • CG Live at CES 2008: Bill Gates Keynote

    Click through to see the full liveblog replay. Read More

  • Rumor: Gates to announce next Xbox at CES

    Rumor: Gates to announce next Xbox at CES

    This will truly be a sad and momentous CES for many. I’m not looking forward to my excursion in the desert and this will be my first CES. I may throw my glamorous career and life in the trash if nothing groundbreaking is announced or unveiled. Failing that, I may end up in a ditch or roaming the desert hopped up on peyote. I haven’t decided yet. It’s also Bill Gates’… Read More

  • Bill Gates invests in Mexican brewery

    Bill Gates invests in Mexican brewery

      Bill Gates now owns 3-percent of the world’s second-largest Coke bottler and Mexico’s second-largest brewery. I say good for you, Mr. Gates. Cascade Investment LLC, the asset management firm that Gates owns, recently purchased almost 11 million shares of Monterrey, Mexico’s Femsa. Femsa has a soft drink unit (Coca-Cola Femsa), a beer subsidiary, and a retail unit… Read More

  • Bill Gates says "Get you an education"

    Bill Gates says "Get you an education"

    Not sure what this has to do with anything, but Flamin’ Bill Gates just wrote what I would call an op-ed for BBC news regarding the future of IT. Like his speech on the Internet, this seems a bit like the guy who just discovered the White Stripes and is now telling his buddies about it. If you look at the most interesting things that have emerged in the last decade – whether it is… Read More

  • Video: Bill Gates explains why the Zune 2 is ::thumbs up::

    Hey, you know what’d be great? If Bill Gates told us why the Zune 2 is good. I gotta say, that Wi-Fi music sync features is pretty clutch. Hopefully this will force other companies to get on board the Wi-Fi Express. Video: Bill Gates talks about Zune 2 [] Read More

  • Probo: 'The Intelligent, Autonomous Huggy Robot'

    Probo: 'The Intelligent, Autonomous Huggy Robot'

    Picture this. A child is in a hospital room, away from home and scared by his or her surroundings. Everything smells different, everything looks different, all the people are different. Where are mom and dad? When is it time to go home? Suddenly, in marches a robotic monster with green fur asking for hugs. Read More

  • In Da Club: Bill Gates

    In Da Club: Bill Gates

    In Sarajevo, Bill Gates is the next best thing to diamonds apparently. So it makes perfect sense why Club Bill Gates exists. Looks actually kind of crowded and more like a restaurant than a club. I wonder how the “Blue Spaghetti of Death” is… Flickr Page Read More