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  • NEW! [27th Oct 2008] Latest Intel chips still can't match ARM for power saving - Intel issued a "correction" Thursday regarding comments one of its executives made earlier this week slamming the iPhone as incapable of working correctly with the internet.
    Among other things, the executives accused ARM chips of being unable to "handle the internet" and singled out the iPhone as an example of a smart phone that could be really great if it used one of Intel's low-power x86 architecture processors, known as Atom.
    More Info: Silicon.com
  • NEW! [12th Oct 2008] Major new RISC OS application in development - Long-term RISC OS devotee Paul Vigay has recently announced a new application he's currently working on. With a development version to be demonstrated at the forthcoming RISC OS SE Show, WebAnim8r is a powerful and comprehensive application for creating animations and graphics suitable for including on websites and presentations.
    A flexible built-in scripting language allows the user to create complex designs with the aid of simple keywords, or fall back on the intuitive user interface.
    More Info: WebAnim8r homepage
  • [27th Sep 2008] End of the line for Iyonix - From 30th September it will no longer be possible to purchase an Iyonix computer. After 15 years of business, Jack Lillingston and John Ballance would like to thank all their customers for their support. There are still limited supplies of Iyonix computers available, so order one now as remaining stock is available on a first come, first served basis. From 1st October, support for the Iyonix will continue through the Iyonix dealer network, website and email.
    More Info: Full press release

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New Venue for the London 2022 Show
If you follow Show news, you will have noticed that the London Show is scheduled for Saturday 29th October, but venue is now TBC.
WROCC August Meeting Report - AMCOG games
This month's WROCC club meeting was a mixed session (most attendees were on Zoom). It was free to all Club members to attend. We welcomed back Anthony Bartram of AMCOG games.
WROCC August Meeting - Tony Bartram and AMCOG games
In the WROCC August meeting tomorrow night, Tony Bartram will talking about games.
July 2022 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
WROCC Newsletters Volume 40:1
Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club is catching-up with its delayed Newsletters, and the April and May editions landed in my inbox recently.

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Lost for something to do this summer?
If you’re still circling the A642 for the Wakefield show or snoozing in the deck chair after the MUG midsummer event then unfortunately you missed both of them now. However, you can still catch the highlights of the RISC OS Open talk on YouTube.
Virtually the MUG midsummer event
Get ready today, Saturday 2nd July 2022, for the Midland User Group (MUG) online show.
I'm floatin' around in ABC
Find yourself writing programs in BBC BASIC? Do your programs ever involve floating point maths? Well we’ve got some good news for you!The Archimedes BASIC Compiler (ABC) 5.00 has been extended with a new option to directly output Vector Floating Point maths instructions which then run on the hardware floating point unit built into many recent Arm processors. This gives a considerable speed increase compared with its predecessor the Floating Point Accelerator which is often emulated now.
Wakefield show ups sticks to Bradford
Celebrating its 25th anniversary outing this year is the popular WROCC show on the 21st of May.
Big Ben eXperience rings again
RISC OS fans in mainland Europe will have been missing the regular chiming of the Big Ben Club’s annual gathering, having been cancelled twice due to Coronavirus restrictions. The good news is it’s confirmed as going ahead this time round – on 14th May 2022.

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The Register

UK wants criminal migrants to scan their faces up to five times a day using a watch

Plus: Meta launches prototype AI chatbot, and cities reverse facial recognition bans

In brief The UK's Home Office and Ministry of Justice want migrants with criminal convictions to scan their faces up to five times a day using a smartwatch kitted out with facial-recognition software.
DuckDuckGo says Hell, Hell, No to those Microsoft trackers after web revolt

Plus: That Twitter privacy leak, scammers send Ubers for victims, critical flaw in Cisco gear, and more

In brief DuckDuckGo has finally mostly cracked down on the third-party Microsoft tracking scripts that got the alternative search engine into hot water earlier this year.
FauxPilot: It's like GitHub Copilot but doesn't phone home to Microsoft

And if you train your own AI model for it, you can worry less about licensing

Updated GitHub Copilot, one of several recent tools for generating programming code suggestions with the help of AI models, remains problematic for some users due to licensing concerns and to the telemetry the software sends back to the Microsoft-owned company.
Hi, I'll be your ransomware negotiator today - but don't tell the crooks that

What it's like bargaining with criminals ... and advising clients suffering their worst day yet

Interview The first rule of being a ransomware negotiator is that you don't admit you're a ransomware negotiator - at least not to LockBit or another cybercrime gang. [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Remember the humanoid Tesla robot? It's ready for September reveal, says Musk

Find it next to the Cybertruck, Boring tunnel maps, Twitter acquisition and my sense of commitment

If Elon Musk's claims made during Tesla's shareholder meeting this week are accurate, get ready for that humanoid robot he promised, some self-driving software update, and an overhauled Cybertruck. Then again, this is Elon we're talking about.

Think Geek

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