Bill Gates

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Lot 191: Giltwood compartmented overmantle €500–€800; Adam’s

Mirrors today are so commonplace we barely give their origins a second thought. In 1999, in a discussion on Edge.org, Bill Gates – founder of the Mic(...)

Tesco Ireland   is selling the vegan burgers at €7 for a pack of two

A plant-based burger that “bleeds” when cooked has gone on sale in Ireland. Tesco Ireland confirmed it is now stocking the Beyond Burger product, de(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Congress Hall during the 49th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph:  EPA/Gian Ehrenzeller

As US president Donald Trump and senior White House officials stayed away from the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week due to a partial government sh(...)

 Preparing for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,  which starts on Tuesday

Rising economic and trade tensions between the world’s major powers top the list of risks facing the globe, according to a report published ahead of t(...)

A Muppet Christmas Carol: What the dickens is going on?

Apparently, as well as shouty Brexit end-times, Christmas is happening. Here are some classic Christmas films to watch, lest you feel insufficiently C(...)

Since 2017, 65 million children in more than 60 countries have been immunised with Gavi-supported vaccines.

What do drones, smart fridges and wearable tech have in common? Apart from perhaps making your Christmas list this year, they are part of a global st(...)

Microsoft’s  Brad Smith: “It’s impossible to uphold the integrity or public confidence in a democracy if people don’t have confidence in the counts of the votes.” Photograph: Reuters

For 25 years Bradford L Smith has been a Microsoft man. As a young lawyer with a particular interest in technology and software, he joined the company(...)

Bill Gates uses a jar of human faeces as a prop at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing: poor sanitation kills half a million children under the age of five annually. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

The week in numbers: Amazonian affairs 240 US cities that initially responded, with much enthusiasm, to Amazon’s 2017 call for pitches for the honou(...)

Bill Gates, former Microsoft CEO and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks as a jar of human feces sits on a podium at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has kicked off a Reinvented Toilet Expo in China by using a jar of human faeces as a sidekick. The former chief(...)

Bill Gates (62) is the world’s second-richest person with a $95 billion fortune. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Billionaires made more money in 2017 than in any year in recorded history, according to a new report. The richest people on Earth increased their wea(...)

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