The canaries in a coal mine

I’ve seen startups come and go over the years and I was particularly interested to see what happened to August Home today. The company originally tapped Yves Behar to make a better smart lock,

It’s just gotten a lot easier to reprint keys from photographs

If you’re in the business of opening locked doors for business or pleasure, it just got a little easier. Using a parametric file for SCAD, you can easily recreate a Kwikset key with a few keystr

Bill Gates Explains His New Role At Microsoft, Says Nadella Asked Him To “Pitch In”

Last week Microsoft announced that its new CEO is Satya Nadella, and that its first CEO, Bill Gates, would be spending time at the company helping with product decisions. It was the culmination of a l

Who Honestly Wants Bill Gates To Come Back And Run Microsoft?

Bill Gates is not coming back to Microsoft as its CEO. He’s not. He’s said so again and again. And yet, today, some unsourced rumors began to circulate that the man was coming back to manage the c

Gates has a plan to destroy all hurricanes

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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 Window

Crazy Bill Gates says Windows 7 coming next year, Microsoft wipes his chin and sets the record straight

Here’s the thing. Bill Gates doesn’t really do anything at Microsoft anymore except stir the pot once in awhile. He’s basically retired and bored, so in order to liven things up he&#

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 manage

He Said, She Said, Vista Style

So like Bill and Jim were emailing each other and Jim was all like “I got a new girlfriend,” and Bill is all like “No you didn’t.” And Jim was like “Yeah, it’

CrunchGear, Zune Contest Winners Hit The Seattle Zune Launch Party

When you win a CrunchGear contest, you get treated right. We went with our two winners Hana and Alka to breakfast with the Secret Machines, Cesar from Zune Insider and a host of other media-types (and