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For startups in Vietnam, independence has its challenges

Road Trip 2015: The second half of a two-part series about Vietnam's startup scene takes a deeper look at some rare success stories and how the country is fostering -- and hindering -- its homegrown tech community.

By July 27, 2015

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Bill and Melinda Gates keep a straight face, while trying to be funny

Technically Incorrect: The Microsoft co-founder and his wife help a good cause, Red Nose Day, by keeping cool while all around them is TV drama.

By May 24, 2015

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Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans

The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife donated $2.65 billion last year in an effort to combat deadly diseases around the world.

By October 4, 2014

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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

By August 27, 2014

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Melinda Gates says family has no interest in Apple Watch

Technically Incorrect: The Microsoft co-founder's wife says that she is not swayed by the Apple Watch. Her family only uses Microsoft products.

By March 12, 2015

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Ban autonomous weapons, urge AI experts including Hawking, Musk and Wozniak

Over 1,000 experts in robotics have signed an open letter in a bid to prevent a "global AI arms race".

By July 27, 2015

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Microsoft at 40: Read Bill Gates' anniversary email to employees

The world's largest software maker hits a milestone Saturday. Read its co-founder and former CEO's letter to employees asking them to remember the transformative properties of technology.

By April 3, 2015

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Here's what Bill Gates thinks it means to be human

In a video for the Big History Project video contest, Gates shares his insights on how humanity is unique from all other life on Earth.

By June 9, 2015

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Forget Windows 10: Remember when Windows 95 was new?

As Microsoft introduces its newest operating system, we venture back 20 years in the CNET Vault to find our video coverage of its ancestor, Windows 95. Let new features like the recycle bin, MSN and long file names amaze you.

By July 29, 2015

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Bill Gates is worried about artificial intelligence too

Microsoft's co-founder and former CEO is the latest luminary from the world of technology and science to warn against the threat of smart machines.

By January 28, 2015