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Welcome to John's Gossip! Gossip now has a bit of a format change. We have gone away from the once a month column to more of a 'blog' style gossip where you may get treated to new gossip any day of the month! As John hears some new and exciting news in the world of computers he'll post it right here. So come back often!

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2006-08-01 - Lg dumped Hybrid drive
LG HAS SCRAPPED plans for a hybrid Blue-ray/HD-DVD player that was planned for launch at the end of this year. According to Bob Perry, VP of LG sales and channel marketing, hybrid product has been c...
2006-07-27 - Sony will begin selling an after-market Blu-ray Disc
Sony will begin selling an after-market Blu-ray Disc drive next month that can be added to existing desktop computers. The BWU-100A drive supports burning to single and dual-layer BD-R (single use) o...
2006-07-24 - AMD buys ATI Technologies
AMD buys ATI Technologies for $5.4 billion (U.S.)Advanced Micro Devices acquires graphics chipmaker ATI Technologies Inc. with an aim to create a "processing powerhouse" while focused on mobile comput...
2006-07-03 - BenQ releases tri-mode Blu-ray writer
BenQ releases BW1000 tri-mode Blu-ray writer  Source: BenQ Europe News from the BenQ Europe website this morning, indicates that they are officially announcing their BW1...
2006-06-28 - End of support for Windows XP Service Pack 1
End of support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 <http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5110246>If you're running Windows XP Service Pack 1 or a previous version of Windows XP, now is the time to upgrade ...
2006-06-16 - End of 98 and Windows Me
Effective July 11, 2006, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me will transition to a non-supported status. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide any incident support options...
2006-06-12 - SERENE JAPANESE COMPUTER MESSAGES
Here are 14 actual error messages seen on the computer screens in Japan,some are written in Haiku.  Aren't these better than "your computer hasperformed an illegal operation?" The Web site you ...
2006-05-23 - Windows slideshow screensaver
Tips, tricks, and how-to'sCreate a photo screen saverYou can create a custom screen-saver slideshow from a folder of your photos. Here's how:1. Right-click the desktop and click Properties.2. Click th...
2006-05-17 - Intel's new numbering system
Were you confused when Intel changed their numbering system for their cpus? Well it looks like they might have got the message. It is still not as clear as the old - old system but it makes more sense...
2006-04-24 - MICROSOFT PATCH WREAKS HAVOC
One of the 'critical' Windows security patches released about a week and a half ago is crippling some Hewlett-Packard computers. It interferes with HP's Share-to-Web software. This software comes with...