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Not content with his work at Microsoft, Bill Gates has decided to step away from the day-to-day operations at Microsoft, and devote more time to his charitable foundations. He will still hold a part-time job at Microsoft, but will work full time for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "I believe with great wealth comes great responsibility - the responsibility to give back to society and make sure those resources are given back in the best possible way, to those in need," he said. Gates added, "It's not a retirement, it's a reordering of my priorities."  ... Read more...
The Register has dissected (and translated) information from a post on the Japanese website PC Watch that seems to indicate that Intel might be dropping the name "Pentium" from its future products. Although it seems crazy to throw away one of the most recognized brand names on the face of the earth, Intel might be making a wise decision if they want to lose some of the negative stigma (power consumption, excessive heat, etc.) they've experienced in the press the last year or two.The new architecture, with is focus on performance per Watt, rather than raw horsepower, warrants new, distinct branding, and 'Intel Core' is it, the report suggests. Merom and Conroe are both likely to be made... Read more...
The launch of ATI's Radeon X1K family of graphics cards last month served multiple purposes. First, it allowed ATI to showcase their next-generation graphics hardware, well before the start of the holiday buying season. Something ATI needed to do after suffering from multiple delays. But it also served another purpose, one that wasn't quite so beneficial to ATI. The launch of ATI's Radeon X1K family of products also seems to have served as motivation to the folks at NVIDIA. Since the introduction of the Radeon X1K family of products, NVIDIA has released a series of new products, fleshing out various price points. Over the last couple of weeks, NVIDIA introduced the new, budget-priced GeForce... Read more...
Good afternoon, and welcome back HotHardware fans!  There has been a good amount of activity today, so we'll have a sampling of news posted for you shortly, but we also want to let you know about a new feature we've just enabled.  You should now see a new "Submit News" link at the bottom of the "Hot Headline News" section at the top of the page, and in the right margin. Click on "Submit News" and you can now send in links to news stories, or post your own news stories, along with a description. This should be a great tool for getting information that you think is relevant to a much larger audience. Check it out, and let us know what you think!  And... Read more...
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