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Bill Gates bullish on robots and speech, has WinFS regrets

In his first AMA on Reddit, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates calls WinFS the Microsoft product he most wished had made it to market.

By February 11, 2013


Bill Gates talks tech with Rolling Stone

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Microsoft founder Bill Gates dropped a few tech tidbits, including that Microsoft "was willing to buy" WhatsApp. He's also no Edward Snowden fan (no surprise).

By March 13, 2014


Microsoft is cooler than it used to be, say half of those polled

Half of the people between 18 and 29 polled by Reuters/Ipsos say the software giant is cooler now.

By February 21, 2013


Bill Gates defends Bing and Windows 8

Not surprisingly, the Microsoft chairman says Bing and Windows 8 are great products. He also talks about Steve Jobs, Spinal Tap, and polio during a Reddit "ask me anything" session.

By February 11, 2013


Windows 8 beta could debut as early as February

Microsoft will release a public beta of its next operating system in late February of 2012, according to The Next Web.

By December 2, 2011


Microsoft researcher stores digital life

q&a Senior Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell has been recording his life for a decade. Now he wants a database.

By February 12, 2009


Microsoft taking a sip of Midori

The software maker has an "incubation project" that is exploring what an all-new operating system might look like. But it's too soon to say that the company has found Windows' replacement.

By August 5, 2008


Find the files you're looking for by using virtual folders

Instead of scrolling through Windows Explorer's folder tree for the file you need, save your search results as a virtual folder that you can return to anytime.

By March 13, 2008


Windows Vista: One year on

Craig Simms wades through the mess that is still Windows Vista.

By January 29, 2008


Microsoft doesn't want Longhorn reloaded

The software maker has put a halt to an effort by a group of developers that wanted to build an operating system on top of an early test version of the Vista predecessor.

By June 22, 2007