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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.

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David Pilling Treasure Trove
If you are looking to learn about software, there is a treasure trove of source code and resources available on the Internet.
South-West Show Q and A
With the South-West Show a month away, we hunted down the organisers for some more details....
3 key dates for your diary in 2019
While you are still in New Year's resolution mode, there are 3 key dates which should be in your diary for 2019. We are very lucky in the RISC OS World to have 3 Shows spread across the country and they diary. They are where all the big announcements are made, and the chance to meet developers and other RISC OS users. It is worth attending at least one (if not all 3).
December news
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
RISC OS interview with Chris Williams
For your Christmas treat this year, we have an interview with Chris Williams, of Drobe and The Register fame. Enjoy and a very Merry Christmas from Iconbar.

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Another bounty gets under way for 2019
Following the unprecedented pledges made by the community during November and December, we’re able to announce that the bounty to teach the C compiler some new tricks is now under way.
Bounty matching target success!
We are delighted to announce that we reached our £5,000 bounty matching target before the end of 2018! This saw some extremely generous donations from across the community into our open bounties. We have matched each of the donations, up to our total of £5,000.As a special bonus, now we have closed-off the General bounty for 2018, we have re-distributed £3,000 across three of the open bounties (the fourth has already been snapped up!).
Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ on sale now
The latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ has been released – and RISC OS 5.26/5.27 already support the new hardware. If you want to try RISC OS out on this, grab a copy of NOOBS Lite and select RISC OS from the installation menu.This Pi has a clock speed of 1.4GHz, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking and the improved thermal performance of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It also has a smaller form factor and a lower price than the Pi 3 Model B+.
£5,000 of bounty matching goodness
Once more, we at ROOL are going to put our money where our website is and start matching bounty contributions from you good people. For the remainder of 2018, we will match any donations into our bounty scheme (excluding the General bounty and recurring donations) up to a total of £5,000.
RISC OS 5.26 is alive!
The Open Source RISC OS source tree is now live on our site for your delectation. There are some things you need to know…

And maybe of interest....

The Register

DDoS sueball, felonious fonts, leaky Android file manager, blundering building security, etc etc

Plus, Safari security foiled by a finger swipe?

Roundup This week we wrangled with alleged Russian election meddling, hundreds of millions of username-password combos spilled online, Oracle mega-patches, and cliams of RICO swap-gangs.
The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings

Killer jailed for life after fitness kit data tips off plod

Avid runner and hitman Mark Fellows was this week found guilty of murder after being grassed up by his Garmin watch.
Tens to be disappointed as Windows 10 Mobile death date set: Doomed phone OS won't see 2020

Microsoft to hang up support on 10 December

Microsoft has formally set the end date for support of its all-but-forgotten Windows 10 Mobile platform.
IBM HR made me lie to US govt, says axed VP in age-discrim legal row: I was ordered to cover up layoffs of older workers

Big Blue brands claim 'outlandish' in non-denial denial

A former senior executive at IBM has claimed she was ordered to lie to the US government about just how many older workers Big Blue was laying off.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
DNAaaahahaha: Twins' 23andMe, Ancestry, etc genetic tests vary wildly, surprising no one

Identical sisters with same genetic makeup get different results from test kits

Updated Mail-order genetic testing kits, which are all the rage right now, have been put through their paces by identical twins, and the results are a little baffling.

Think Geek

Collectibles : Funko POP! Harry Potter Hermione w/ Time Turner Vinyl Figure
It's FUN-ko POP!, not Fun-KO POP! The little Time Turner around this Hermione figure's neck won't actually turn time back. (Otherwise, we wouldn't be selling it so much as using it ourselves.) But that's okay. It's still an adorable Funko POP!, one which should join your collection today. $9.99
Collectibles : Funko POP! My Hero Academia Shota Aizawa Vinyl Figure
Nothing crueler than letting a dream end midway. Imagine having the hero Eraserhead as your teacher! Well, okay, you've probably never heard of him. But now he's the homeroom teacher for your class of Funko POP! figures, and they'd better live up to his expectations. $9.99
Bags & Backpacks : Apollo 11 Mission Film Reel Lunch Canister
Your lunch has landed. Carry your own thermostabilized cheddar cheese spread (or whatever's for lunch) in this Apollo 11 Mission Film Reel Lunch Canister. With a three-part bento-style design, it looks like it was made to keep some of the film from the mission. $24.99
Pac-Man Lamp with Sound
Pac-Man Lamp with Sound Allow this Pac-Man Lamp to light your way today. When you plug it in, it lights up and greets you with the familiar game start music. It includes sound effects from the game that sound super crisp and sweet like you're standing right next to the machine. $34.99
Home & Office : Aladdin Magic Carpet Rug
Aladdin Magic Carpet Rug Whether you live in a Cave of Wonders or a tiny room, this Aladdin Magic Carpet Rug will make it 17% more magical. Note: Rug does not necessarily enable purchaser to fly. $69.99

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