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Will These Genius Condom Ideas be the Next 'Big' Thing?

Bill Gates: computer genius, incredible philanthropist...condom afficionado? Indeed, the man who brought you MS-DOS is now looking to create a revolution in an entirely new industry -- and one in dire need of innovation. Read More >>

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Hats Off to Bill Gates: A Polio-Free India is £137 Million Well Spent

India is now officially polio free according to the country's health officials, and that's in no small part due to the philanthropic work of Bill Gates. He and his wife's charity donated $225 million (£137,340,000) to the cause, with the disease's eradication now the ex-Microsoft man's proudest achievement. Read More >>

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Use Guns and Swords to Get an Xbox One Urges a South Park-ified Bill Gates

In the US, Black Friday makes the Harrods Boxing Day sale look like a village fete, with shoppers tearing each other to pieces in order to bag a bargain. This year's "festivities" could be the most vicious yet thanks to the recent launches of the next-generation games consoles -- something the creators of South Park know all too well. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Unveiled Windows 30 Years Ago Today

No matter what you think of Windows 8, it's completely certain that Windows is both iconic and significant in the evolution of personal computing. It's a series of operating systems, of course, but has also been a concept, a way of thinking, an influencer, and a touchstone for 30 years since Bill Gates introduced it on November 10, 1983. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Thinks Zuckerberg's Philanthropic Connected World Goal is Rubbish

When you've got as much cash as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have stockpiled, you've got to give a little back (or a lot) before you end up drowning in gold coins Scrooge McDuck style. But not all philanthropic pursuits are created equal in Gates's eyes, with the ex-Microsoft boss going on the offensive in relation to the Facebook head-honcho's charitable interests. Read More >>

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Bill Gates to Get the Boot? Pressure Mounts on Him to Step Down as Microsoft Chairman

Ballmer's on his way out of the company, and another Microsoft heavyweight may soon be set to join him. Investors are calling on Bill Gates to step down from his position as chairman of the £170 billion company he co-founded 38 years ago. Show some appreciation, eh? Read More >>

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Bill Gates Hates Control-Alt-Delete Just as Much as You Do

Control-Alt-Delete, the keyboard shortcut so synonymous with computer rage that even your Nan's heard of it. And now, despite it being a recurring feature of the Windows platform for near 30 years, even Bill Gates himself has admitted he hates it. Read More >>

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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 bringing quality computing to the world. Here's a peek at what a movie about the man who revolutionised spreadsheeting just might look like — and it's fantastic. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Suffers Unfortunate Trouser Incident in South Korea

No one's actually suggesting Bill Gates was gently fondling himself while shaking hands with South Korea's lady president Geun Hye Park, but his hand-in-pocket stance has caused massive offence due to breaking politeness rules in the country. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Has £65k For Anyone Who Can Invent a High-Tech, Next-Gen Condom

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 of a bummer to wear. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Shows Off Sense of Humour and 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: Read More >>

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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 professionalise 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 the letter "E" with a swoop over it. Read More >>

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Oracle CEO Ellison Buys Hawaiian Island; James Bond Gets Nervous

Larry Ellison, the sixth richest man in the world, has just bought 98 per cent of Lanai, the sixth largest island in Hawaii. All the other kids at the billionaires club must have been bullying Ellison over his private island credentials, because his newly purchased chunk of America is 1000 times bigger than Branson's puny piece of off-shore real estate, that'll show 'em. Read More >>

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The First Ever 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. Read More >>

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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? Read More >>

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