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Even Bill Gates couldn’t afford his own Death Star

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If you have ever pondered after watching a Star Wars film  ‘I wonder how much it would cost to build my own Death Star!?’ – we now have the answer. British party site Twizzle has created a demographic that explains just how much it would cost to create the incredible …

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Gates, Zuckerberg stand with FBI in Apple phone hack case

More tech firms are picking sides in the ongoing battle between Tim Cook’s Apple and the FBI over cracking iPhone security for the handset of one of the San Bernardino attackers. This time around though they’re siding with the FBI, with both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill …

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Bill Gates praises overseas vaccine production

Bill Gates has been one of the world’s biggest game changers in the past thirty years: from helping to revolutionise PC computing, right through to his philanthropy and helping to eliminate polio around the world. In a recent address in his annual letter from his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, …

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Microsoft investors want to oust Bill Gates

You’d think they’d be grateful to the man that helped the long term ones build their fortunes, but it looks like some of the biggest investors in Microsoft don’t want just Steve Ballmer to step down, but his pal and the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates himself. While it seems …

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How Microsoft ‘missed’ the tablet market

If you ever wondered why Microsoft have been so weak in the tablet sector then the the inside story has been published on CNET – it is called ‘The Inside Story of How Microsoft Killed Its Courier Tablet’. It makes for interesting reading. In 2010, Microsoft apparently had two teams …

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Gates claims Zuckerberg is engaged

Bill Gates was interviewed recently by the Daily Mail and he let a interesting tidbit of information slip. His friend Mark Zuckerberg has gotten engaged to his long term girlfriend Priscilla Chan. Gates may have revealed his friends secret by referring to Chan as Zuckerberg’s ‘fiancee’. Gates and Zuckerberg have …

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Microsoft quarterly earnings rise 31 percent to $5.2 billion

Microsoft announced a very healthy quarterly earning report which show a 31 percent increase to $5.2 billion. This fiscal third quarter report has exceeded analyst estimates. While the figure is very positive for Microsoft, there is a rather negative aspect to the report, this is the second straight quarter that …

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Microsoft reissue Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft have re-released the update for Windows Phone 7, after an initial problem which caused some phones to brick. The update has fixed a plethora of back end issues and was originally released last month. It all seemed to be fine until reports started filtering in that Samsung phones were …

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Bill Gates says its easy to kill the net

Bill Gates was interviewed by US TV anchor Katie Couric, and when he was asked if he was surprised that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could take action in killing the entire Egyptian internet he replied with ‘no’. “It’s not that hard to shut the Internet down if you have military …

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Windows 8 to run on ARM

Microsoft are due to revamp Windows 8 to support ARM processors, the leading hardware platform for mobile computer on tablets and smartphones. Windows 8 however is probably not due until 2012, or possibly 2013. ‘Windows 8’ isn’t the final release name of the upcoming operating system, but when we use …

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a flop, so far

Microsoft have been pumping a lot of money into Windows Phone 7, but unfortunately it hasn’t yet proved to be the resounding success they needed. While 1.5 million phones have been shipped during the first six weeks this isn’t reflective of actual sales. Microsoft have been stating that 1.5 million …

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Is Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a sales disaster?

Microsoft have put a lot of faith into their Windows Phone 7 platform to revitalise their flagging mobile percentages. MS executive Joe Belfiore was speaking at the Dive Into Mobile conference, but was not willing to be draw into any discussions at all on sales figures. Joe Belfiore is Microsoft’s …

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Microsoft proud of Windows Phone 7 UI – more productive

Microsoft are proud to announce that the Windows Phone 7 smartphones can help users get more done in fewer steps than their rivals. Microsoft say that their Windows Phone 7 products deliver greater efficiency, requiring up to 20% less steps to perform common tasks. What is this based on you …

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Microsoft to launch new online PC game store

In November Microsoft are planning to open an online games marketplace that will mean people can download titles such as Halo and Gears Of War. Additionally, Microsoft are going to offer titles such as Grand Theft Auto from Rockstar and Fable: The Lost Chapters. The plan so far is to …

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Gates kids not allowed Apple, iPods – Zune only

Melinda Gates was recently interviewed by the New York Times and she confirmed once again that no Apple devices are allowed inside the homes or lives of Microsofts ‘first’ family. Deborah Solomon interviewed Melinda and asked her “What if one of your children says, ‘Mom, I have to have an …

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Windows 7 sales hit 240,000,000 – breaks records

Microsoft have announced that over 240 million copies of Windows 7 have been sold since releasing the operating system over a year ago. This is now officially the fastest selling OS in their history. Vista was never warmly received, although at KitGuru we think some of the uneducated press damaged …

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Bill Gates and the $20 million handout

Microsoft get a lot of bad press so it is always nice to hear that EX CEO Bill Gates is handing out more money for charitable causes. This time Bill and his wife Melinda are spearheading a college based inititive to help improve education. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation …

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