Bill Gates and others invest in revolutionary gene-editing technology
August 12, 2015, 12:58 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Big money is being poured into a technology that could make it possible to modify your DNA.
Microsoft Office coming to the iPad on March 27
March 18, 2014, 9:34 a.m. by Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP
Like with its Office for iPhone app, Microsoft will likely charge users a monthly subscription fee to use the app.
Kvetchtown, USA: Mapping NYC's most complain-y neighborhoods
March 12, 2014, 7 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The Big Apple's complaining culture gets its very own interactive website that spotlights the top issues (noise! vermin! dog poop!) reported within 42 different neighborhoods on a daily basis.
6 things Microsoft's Nadella must do to save Windows
February 5, 2014, 9:58 a.m. by Avram Piltch, LAPTOP
Microsoft faces strong competition on both desktop and mobile fronts. What can the new CEO do to ensure the company's success?
Bill Gates predicts there will be few poor countries in 6 years
January 22, 2014, 9:55 a.m. by Laura Moss
Video: In their 2014 annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates outline three global-aid myths: that poor countries will always be poor, that foreign aid is a waste, and that saving lives will lead to overpopulation.
Is Windows RT dead?
November 26, 2013, 9:20 a.m. by Lisa Eadicicco, LAPTOP
Microsoft as struggled to properly differentiate between Windows 8 and Windows RT, to the point that tablet makers are halting development on RT-based devices.
Watch the Skype ad that is making people cry
November 6, 2013, 12:43 p.m.
Video: Meet Sarah and Paige. These special girls have been best friends since they were 8 years old. But the crazy part is they've never met in person. Until now.
Bill Gates confesses Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake
September 27, 2013, 11:11 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
The Microsoft founder admits that the cumbersome combination should have been made easier.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months
August 26, 2013, 9:42 a.m. by Anna Attkisson, LAPTOP
Ballmer's retirement announcement highlighted the company's need for a new CEO as Microsoft expands its focus beyond PCs.
Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth's history
In memory of species declared extinct in 2018 — plus one we've already lost in 2019
This puppy literally fell from the sky
What to do with the stuff that doesn't spark joy
Romeo, one of the last of his species, will finally meet his Juliet
Magnetic north shifting by 30 miles a year, might signal pole reversal