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Bill Gates thinks iPad owners are frustrated without keyboard, Office

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Bill Gates Disses iPad

Former Microsoft CEO, current mosquito-wrangler and public donator of his vast wealth, Bill Gates, was talking on CNBC about how he feels iPad users are frustrated about not having a physical keyboard and the lack of Microsoft Office. Curious among many where he is getting his data. Bill didn't waste any time proposing the Microsoft Surface tablet, which has Microsoft Office, as a better alternative, despite sales indicating the contrary. Perhaps, it might behoove Microsoft to go to its roots and start selling software instead of trying to sell an ecosystem. After all, we're in the 'Post PC-era' as coined by the late Steve Jobs. On the other hand, Bill is saying tablets are growing in popularity, and that, eventually, they'll be hard to distinguish between them and PCs. Catch the video after the break.

"With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain share in what has been dominated by the iPad type device. A lot of those users are frustrated. They can't type. They can't create documents. They don't have Office there. So we're providing them something with the benefits they've seen that have made that a big category but without giving up what they expect in a PC." - Bill Gates

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Bleeding Edge TV 479: Nick Cannon talks NCredible headphones, fashion

We catch up with Nick Cannon in this episode, and talk to him about his Ncredible headphone line, a collaboration with Monster. In addition, we talk about how headphones have become a fashion accessory, and how he sees the Ncredible headphone line providing good sound coupled with a good price, as well as a good look. You can pick up a pair of NCredible headphones now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 478: Sensus Touch Case for iPhone

We got a look at the Canopy Sensus Touch Case, and walked away impressed. The Sensus Touch Case gives iPhone users 10-point touch input along the back and sides of the device, which means you can do things like play games by swiping along the back of the iPhone, leaving the display free and clear of your fingers. You can also do things like snap images by tapping the side of the phone, or zoom in and out of objects with a slide of your finger. Expect to see the case launch later this summer, priced somewhere between $59 and $99.

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Bleeding Edge TV 477: LG 84LM9600 4K Ultra HDTV

We chat with LG about its new 4K Ultra HD television, the 84LM9600. Retailing for $19,999, the 85LM9600 sports amazing detail, bringing you content upscaled to 4K on its massive 84-inch 3840 x 2160 display. It also boasts LG Cinema 3D, Smart TV, and LED Plus with local dimming.

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Bleeding Edge TV 476: FreedomPop offers free 4G data plans

Did you know that you can get free 4G data over WiMAX (and, eventually, LTE) for use with your iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, and tablet? It's true, and the company that's bringing to you is called FreedomPop. Currently, FreedomPop offera 500 MB of free WiMAX data to customers per month, and you can earn even more monthly free data by referring friends to the service. If you run out and need more during a month, you can buy more. Get a look at how it all works in this episode!

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Bleeding Edge TV 475: Sheila E on Monster Diamond Tears headphones

Monster Diamond Tears headphones are definitely a fashion statement, and we talk with recording artist Sheila E in this episode about how music accessories are becoming fashion pieces just as much as they are listening devices. You may remember Sheila as the drummer for Price, or from one of her many solo albums. She is now a Monster Ambassador for the Diamond Tears headphones, a partnership with JYP Entertainment. Don't forget, we're giving away a pair of Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones.

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Bleeding Edge TV 472: Belkin Thunderstorm

The Belkin Thunderstorm is the first full-range portable speaker system for the Apple iPad. After you get your iPad hooked up, you get cinematic sound (with some nice bass!) that's calibrated for games and movies. We chat with Belkin at CES 2013 about the Thunderstorm ad get all the details. The 30-pin model has just started shipping, with the Lightning model launching in the Spring.

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Bleeding Edge TV 470: Lytro light field camera

Lytro is an amazing camera that allows you to take pictures that can be refocused after the fact, as it captures the light field within the image. We talk with Eric Cheng of Lytro and get information on how it all works, giving you a look at the images that this light field camera can take, as well as the actual camera itself! You can pick up a Lytro camera on Amazon.

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Bleeding Edge TV 468: Ubuntu for smartphones preview

Did you know that Linux Ubuntu is coming to smartphones to take on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry? It's true - and we bring you a first look at the Linux Ubuntu smartphone OS in this video as we interview Canonical's Richard Collins. What do you think of the all gesture-based interface with no hardware buttons? The demo was run on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Check it out!

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Nick Cannon interview: NCredible headphone line, fashion

Nick Cannon NCredible headphones

We got the opportunity to chat with Nick Cannon about the NCredible line of Monster headphones in the video below. The NCredible line includes a pair of over-ear DJ headphones called NPulse, on-ear headphones called NTune, and in-ear earbuds called NErgy. As you look at the cost of the various models, you quickly see that these are some of the most inexpensive headphones offered by Monster, which is important to Cannon, as he wants kids to be able to get headphones that are cool without breaking the bank. Find out more about the NCredible philosophy, as well as headphone fashion, in this video.

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