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The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Show 2010

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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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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!
RISC OS Developments releases their new TCP/IP stack
RISC OS Developments have been open about working on a new modern TCP/IP stack (funded by a commercial user) over the last 18 months for RISC OS 5. We are really excited that this has now resulted in a release for the general RISC OS Community!
April 2022 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?


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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

Bosses using AI to hire candidates risk discriminating against disabled applicants

US publishes technical guide to help organizations avoid violating Americans with Disabilities Act

The Biden administration and Department of Justice have warned employers using AI software for recruitment purposes to take extra steps to support disabled job applicants or they risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).[an error occurred while processing this directive]
How ICE became a $2.8b domestic surveillance agency

Your US tax dollars at work

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has spent about $2.8 billion over the past 14 years on a massive surveillance "dragnet" that uses big data and facial-recognition technology to secretly spy on most Americans, according to a report from Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.
Fully automated AI networks less than 5 years away, reckons Juniper CEO

You robot kids, get off my LAN

AI will completely automate the network within five years, Juniper CEO Rami Rahim boasted during the company's Global Summit this week.
Pictured: Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way

We speak to scientists involved in historic first snap - and no, this isn't the M87*

Astronomers have captured a clear image of the gigantic supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy for the first time.
Shopping for malware: $260 gets you a password stealer. $90 for a crypto-miner...

We take a look at low, low subscription prices - not that we want to give anyone any ideas

A Tor-hidden website dubbed the Eternity Project is offering a toolkit of malware, including ransomware, worms, and - coming soon - distributed denial-of-service programs, at low prices.

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