Speaking at the 2010 Techonomy conference, Bill Gates let the crowd in on his vision of the future of higher education: The need for self-motivated young adults to attend a traditional university will gradually diminish. He believes students will be able to get all the knowledge they need from the 'Net. And he's not talking about the University of Phoenix. "Five years from now on the web for free you'll be able to find the best lectures in the world," he said. "It will be better than any single university." Sallie Mae must be shaking in her boots.[Tech Crunch]

Sharpie is trying to make your Dixon Ticonderoga obsolete. [Gadget Lab]

BlackBerry drops another new model. [Engadget]

Minority Report-like murder prediction is almost a reality. [DVICE]

Bing introduced a cab fare calculator before Google. Pretty nifty. [Ars Technica]

Want Need Flash on your iPhone? Follow these steps. [Gizmodo]