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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.
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  • 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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RISC OS Bits at Wakefield
RISC OS bits sent us a very nice email with their news for Wakefield. Looks like they have put the months delay on the show to good use.
General discussion at Rougol May meeting
There is no official speaker at the May Rougol meeting, but a general discussion online or in person. There should be lots to talk about with the up-coming show, new RISC OS Developments releases, new edition of Archive, to name just a few recent events.
Wakefield Super Prize Draw
As usual, there will be a prize draw with lots of great prizes at the Wakefield Show.
Wakefield-in-Bradford Show 2022 takes place this month
The Wakefield Show is back this year with a new date and venue.
Archive gets a new edition and a new website
Not only is there a new edition of Archive on the way, but the new website is here. First impressions are that it is very green!


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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.
A second great networking opportunity
Following the success of step 1 of the TCP/IP stack overhaul, we’ve been watching with interest as over one hundred community donations have filled our step 2 bounty pot almost to the brim. Today we’re able to announce that the bounty has been claimed and under way.
We're here to guide all RISC OS users
With a little help from our friends at CJE Micro’s we’re now delighted to be able to offer a free download of the User Guide for the latest stable release of RISC OS 5.
London Show gets physical
Saturday 30th October heralds the return of the RISC OS London Show at its usual location in the St Giles Hotel, Feltham, UK. After the previous show moved online due to government restrictions, the situation is looking more favourable this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing users and developers from the RISC OS world.On the standDrop by and ask us anything about what RISC OS Open is doing, we’ll try our best to answer. It’s also an opportunity to add to one of the currently collecting bounties, or take home something tangible like a T-shirt.Or just listenEven if you can’t make it to see us on our stand, please drop into the show theatre for an update on ROOL’s activity with our favourite OS. We’ll take a look at recent changes available to download and try out yourself, status of the bounty projects we’re coordinating, and big topics on the horizon. It’s highly likely the show talks will be streamed online, so follow there if you cannot come along in person.Be preparedAs the venue is an indoor setting a face covering is recommended, and please don’t be offended if we don’t shake your hand. If you decide to buy something from our selected merchandise our preference is contactless payment by card rather than cash.Also take note of any specific advice on the day from the show’s organisers and other relevant sources.

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The Register

US recovers a record $15m from the 3ve ad-fraud crew

Swiss banks cough up around half of the proceeds of crime

The US government has recovered over $15 million in proceeds from the 3ve digital advertising fraud operation that cost businesses more than $29 million for ads that were never viewed.
Lawmakers launch bill to break up tech giants' ad dominance

Running ad auctions while also buying and selling ads may be outlawed for large firms

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has proposed legislation that would likely force Alphabet's Google, Meta's Facebook, and Amazon to divest portions of their ad businesses.
America bucks global smartphone decline with help from Apple

Cupertino's 51% control is why NA market grew while the world shrunk, says Canalys

Smartphone markets the world over are in decline, but that news doesn't appear to have reached North America, where the market grew by 4 percent in the first quarter of 2022.
Export bans prompt Russia to use Chinese x86 CPU replacement

With few options, Russia will look to half-fast chips from Chinese maker

With Russia cut off from foreign processor makers Intel and AMD, the country has been scrambling to switch to more local CPUs and components.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Acer's TravelMate laptops arrive - complete with Microsoft Pluton chips

MS's TPM tip finally gets a grip - but shh - don't mention the Chromebooks

You can imagine the sighs of relief all round in Redmond, Washington this week as Acer launched its new TravelMate range, which has Microsoft's Pluton silicon built-in.

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