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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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Drobe

BBC4's Micro Men: an interview and review
Ahead of tonight's Micro Men programme, which charts the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers in the early 1980s, drobe.co.uk spoke to the film's producer, Andrea Cornwell, to find out more about the show - and now you can read our review of the film
'Threaded' Firefox for RISC OS build released to test
An experimental build of the RISC OS port of Firefox that promises a smoother experience has been released for people to test. You'll need the latest 2.0.0.20 version and then replace its executable with the one from here. The technical bit: developer Peter Naulls has moved the browser's polling for user interaction into a separate thread to aid multitasking with the rest of the RISC OS desktop.
In brief: Acorn World show this weekend
Archive editor Jim Nagel summarises what to expect at the retro-themed show. Official website here [Update 2] A report by iconbar.com's Phil Mellor of the sell-out show is here - with pictures
RISCOScode.com webzine publishes autumn issue
Drobe man Martin Hansen has updated his personal web publishing endeavour, RISCOScode.com, with a new issue for the autumn. It includes interviews with an organiser of the inaugural London RISC OS show, to be held in October 2009, and Richard Hallas, plus more bits and pieces. Go check it out. It's free.
Tanks a lot! Double USB toy driver joy
RISC OS USB guru Dave Higton has released drivers for two remote-controlled gadgets: an 'executive mayhem' tank and a mini car. Get ready to order your armoured, missile-firing kit into position and destroy your office colleagues, or instead swap your computer's circuits for your own race track with a remote-controlled banger. The source code is available and the software should work on Simtec and Castle USB stacks.

IconBar

DDE tools update released
ROOL has released a new update for their toolset, DDE28b. As the name suggests, this is not a major update but incremental tweaks and bug fixes to the tools. Reading through the Changelogs, changes are in !CC, !DDT, !ObjAsm and !ResTest and ddt module has also been updated.
March News Round-up
Some things we noticed in the RISC OS world this month. What did you see?

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RISC OS Open at Wakefield 2018
RISC OS Open look forward to seeing you at the Wakefield RISC OS show, this Saturday 21th April 2018.We’re on stand 15 all day, or come to hear what we’ve doing and how to get involved in the midday theatre slot.New releasesIt’ll be a chance to get hands on with RISC OS 5.24 – the new stable release – making its first public outing, packed with over 650 changes and improvements since the last version in 2015. Newly updated editions of the popular RISC OS Pi and ePic SD cards will also be launched on Saturday.The recently revised Desktop Development Environment (DDE28b) will be on sale for budding developers.And as if that isn’t enough, the brand new edition of the RISC OS 5 User Guide will be available to take away on the day; light reading for the long journey home.Easier ways to buyFollowing feedback at previous shows (we do listen!) we’ll also be able to take payment by card for the first time, including contactless payments. It’s never been easier to buy merchandise or pledge towards one of the open bounties.
Padlock clicks shut on network stack project
We’re excited to be able to reveal two important steps in the overhaul of RISC OS’ creaking network stack today.It’s a lock-in on step 1After a number of briefcases containing keys were exchanged, and several complex meetings concluded in a three way handshake the bounty, which opened in February 2017, has now begun at a top secret location.This particular bounty received a generous sponsorship from equally hush hush RISC OS Developments Ltd as part of their vision to improve that particular area of the OS. We’re very grateful for that, and invite other companies to present giant cardboard cheques to accelerate their favourite bounties towards each target amount too.
RISC OS 5.24 approaches
The latest stable release of RISC OS is now entering its final stages ahead of a planned release date in April 2018. This has been a long, hard slog and represents a significant milestone – it will be the first stable release for the Raspberry Pi.
Desktop development and not a flat pack in sight
If you missed October’s London Show you may also have missed the release of DDE28 too.
USB bounty complete, only 1 finger needed
We can now count on just 1 finger the number of steps remaining to overhaul the aging RISC OS USB stack following the completion today of step 1. This initial bounty was carved off a larger block after recognising that the scale of the task couldn’t reasonably be achieved prior to the next stable release of RISC OS (version 5.24), yet we needed some of the work to help towards the Raspberry Pi port.

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The Register

Kaspersky Lab loses the privilege of giving Twitter ad money

Twitter's loss is the EFF's gain

Twitter says it will no longer run ads from beleaguered security vendor Kaspersky Lab.
No way, RSA! Security conference's mobile app embarrassingly insecure

Sorry about the hard-coded passwords, can we sell you some crypto now?

RSA has copped to a security vulnerability in the mobile app it served to attendees of its annual security conference, held this week in San Francsico.
Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

Scalded smoker wants injury damages, healthcare bills paid

Amazon, LG Electronics and KMG-Imports are being sued by a man in the US State of Rhode Island for selling a vaping box and batteries that allegedly burst into flames and set him on fire.
British Crackas With Attitude chief gets two years in the cooler for CIA spymaster hack

Kane Gamble gambles and loses on hacking skills

The British teenager who was sufficiently talented and stupid to hack the webmail of the head of the CIA was today given a two-year jail sentence.
Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...

Because 10.13.4 is seemingly unstable and performing poorly

An increasing number of Mac loyalists are complaining that the latest desktop operating system update from Apple is killing their computers.[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Think Geek

Clothing : Groot Split T-Shirt
Best of both worlds. This shirt is a mashup of Groot and the Guardians. See, the bottom/right side is a teal tee with the aforementioned baby Groot looking fierce, while the top/left side is a heather charcoal tee with a teal pocket printed with the Guardians' logo. $19.99
Clothing : Marvel Comics Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Pew pew pew! This long-sleeve charcoal grey ringer has a red neck and sleeve cuffs with "Marvel Comics" printed in a pixelated font on the front over a pixel blast. POW! BOOM! Or possibly SNIKT! Who knows!? You can make it up when you're wearing this shirt. $24.99
Clothing : Thanos Split T-Shirt
The Mad Titan. The bottom/right side of the shirt is a black tee with a grey Infinity Gauntlet and the quote "The hardest choices require the str[ongest wills]." The top/left side is a purple tee with a black pocket printed with Thanos's head and the words "Infinite Pow $19.99
Clothing : Captain America Textured Pullover Hoodie
Thumbs up, soldier! This pullover in royal blue with Captain America's logo in a white and blue grid on the front will give you that extra layer of warmth that you need in chilly situations, but still show off your fandom like a t-shirt. $39.99
Clothing : Spider-Man Split T-Shirt
With great power.... This shirt features two things mashed up together. First, we have a maroon tee with a Spider-Man design printed on it in black. Then we have a navy blue tee with a maroon pocket, which features the iconic Great Responsibility quote. $19.99

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