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Forbes Releases 2012 Rich List! Who Is At The Top With $69 BILLION?!

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The same person who has been for the past three years - Carlos Slim!

According to the Forbes Rich List for 2012, the Mexican tycoon has once again held onto the number one position, with an estimated worth of $69 billion!

Meanwhile, Microsoft's Bill Gates came in second place with $61 billion, while Warren Buffet had the third spot with $44 billion!

Other notable money bags this year include the youngest billionaire to make the list, 'Spanx' founder Sarah Blakely, Facebook's Mark Zuckberg in the 35 spot with a net worth of $17.5 billion, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling dropping off the list as she's fallen below the $1 billion mark, due to Britain's high taxes, and her donation of $150 million to charity!

Wow! So selfless!

Can't fault her for that!

Check out the top 50 on the Forbes 2012 Rich ListAFTER THE JUMP!

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Whole Foods Likes You Lazy, Unveils Kinect Powered Shopping Cart

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Who wouldn't want a shopping cart to follow you around and tell you when you're done with your list??

Oh, people who think that it's unnecessary?

Pretty much everyone? Ha!

Check out this video of a Kinect powered shopping cart from Whole Foods. It lets you scan and complete you check out there while it follows you around the store.

It totally doesn't show what it'd be like with the other 200 people in the store, with Kinect powered carts. Sounds like a cluster of terrible to us.

Still, pretty neat in concept!

Watch above!

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Digital Mall Kiosks Will Scan Shoppers For A More Personalized Experience

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Earlier this week, Microsoft presented a new point of sale software at National Retail Federation Conference in New York City that is borderline creepy.

The Windows Embedded POSReady 7 program will use motion capture technology, just like the Kinect for Xbox 360, to scan live data ti estimate gender, height, weight, ethnicity, and age as shoppers walk past store windows.

Based on all those characteristics, retailers can then create personalized live ads for each shopper on the spot.

It has the potential to be cool, but at the same time we can't help but get the heebie-jeebies.

What do U think about this new technology???

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Nobody Uses Internet Explorer 6. Nobody

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Internet Explorer may finally bite the dust.

Reportedly, only one percent of PC owners use the archaic browser. Even Microsoft doesn't people using IE6.

When IE7 was introduced, IE6 was used by 80% of PC'ers. Now with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE10, it might be time to put IE6 in the nursing home.

But there are still folks out there using IE6, with 8% of non United States users on IE6.

Somebody please put the old browser out of it misery.

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Smart Move! Microsoft Working On Office Software For APPLE's iPad!

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If U can't beat 'em, join 'em!

Sources are saying that Microsoft is currently working on creating an Office business app, which would be compatible with Apple's iPad.

No word yet on a release date or price, but we're hearing that the app will probably cost around $10, and it is likely to be released sometime next year!

Ten bucks for full compatibility with Office files? Sounds like a pret-ty decent deal to us!

What do U think? Would U like a Microsoft Office app on UR iPad???

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Microsoft Envisions Wasteless Future With Translating Eyeglasses

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With everyone talking about Siri, robotic take-over, iThis and iThat, it's hard not to wonder where the future will take us.

And while none of us can ever really know for sure until it happens, we definitely know what Microsoft is dreaming up.

They envision a world full of technological productivity. No need for a lot of paper, more efficient computing, and eyeglasses that translate the foreign voices around you!

It's futuristic fashion, and we love it.

Watch this inventive little film above and enjoy!

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Facebook To Launch Skype Video Chat This Week!

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No more perusing Facebook in your underwear.

The site will be launching Skype video chat later this week. Calling the launch "something awesome," CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted that this new integration would be added to Facebook chat.

There will now be an in-browser video chat that is actually powered by Skype, but it's not clear whether or not you will need to download the Skype program itself.

This announcement comes just two months after Microsoft announced they were buying Skype for $8.5 million. And with Facebook and Microsoft being friendly partners, this could be a lucrative business deal for both companies.

We're excited for the new video chat. What do U think of the new service?

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