Tech billionaires these days are offering up money to incite innovation in things like space travel, electric vehicles and robotics, but Bill Gates is putting a bit of his money into condoms. He’s offering a $100,000 prize to the person who can come up with the condom of the future that is easy to use and easy and comfortable to wear.
Way back in 1981, when Bill Gates was just a sprightly thing, he and Neil Konzen wrote Donkey.Bas for the IBM PC. And now the original game has been re-released for iOS. If you think it’s odd that this game would be for iOS, remember that Microsoft has recently released Kinectimals and the Xbox 360 hub app for iOS as well.
Steve Jobs was often referred to as “changing the world”, and Bill Gates as well has changed the world. But now that he’s no longer chairman of Microsoft, Gates is out changing the world in many more ways than through computer operating systems, by saving millions of lives by delivering vaccines around the world.
When Microsoft unveiled a concept for a dual-screen tablet called Courier a couple years ago, the tech world went the kind of ga-ga that is often reserved for new iProducts. And then as quickly as it came, the project was killed off, and it appears Bill Gates is the one to blame for that.
Now that Bill Gates has revolutionized the world of computer crashes and has cured malaria— almost— he and his wife Melinda are now turning their attention to toilets. What kind of toilets? Magic toilets of the future. They’re sponsoring a global contest to see who can invent a toilet that’s cheap to use and that can convert poo water into clean drinking water. He gave the world crap and now he wants to help flush it down.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett convince 38 other billionaires to give half of their wealth to charity
Ever since Bill Gates left Microsoft, him and his wife Melinda have quickly become the most generous philanthropists in history, contributing billions to things like malaria research and prevention. Warren Buffett has always been big on charity and now Buffett and Gates have teamed up to convince a whopping 38 other billionaires (40 total) to give 50% or more of their wealth away.