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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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WROCC July Meeting - Chris Hughes looks at Impact database
In the WROCC July meeting tomorrow night, Chris Hughes will be looking at the Impact Database and its helper applications.
Midlands Virtual Midsummer MUG Show 2022 Report
The first Midlands Virtual Midsummer MUG Show was on Saturday 2nd July from 11am to 4pm.
Midlands Virtual Midsummer MUG Show 2022 Talks
Here are my note from the live talks I attended at Midlands Virtual Midsummer MUG Show. As usual all omissions, errors and mistakes are mine.
June 2022 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
Updated RiscFF GUI front end for FFmpeg
If you have not come across RiscFF before it is a RISC OS GUI Front end for the RISC OS version of FFmpeg - a set of command line tools for handing video and audio files.

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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.
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.

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US expands efforts to hamstring China's chipmaking mojo

Beijing can't get next-gen lithography gear, America now trying to block sales of older machines

The US government is reportedly stepping up efforts to hamper China's ability to grow its semiconductor manufacturing capabilities by pressing for a wider ban on key chipmaking gear.
Pentagon: We'll pay you if you can find a way to hack us

DoD puts money behind bug bounty program after reward-free pilot

The US Department of Defense has created a broad but short bug bounty program for reports of vulnerabilities in public-facing systems and applications.
If you can find and fix this subtle Chromium bug that breaks some extensions, there's $8k waiting for you

Unlucky few percent of netizens affected by weird timing issue

For the past three months, an elusive bug in Google's open-source Chromium project has been causing a small percentage of Chrome extensions to silently fail.
Bank of Google? Not exactly. But fintech's future is in Big Tech's ecosystems

Silicon Valley and financial institutions may be increasingly inseparable

Comment For all their differences, the biggest tech companies share one thing in common: They don't like to stay in their lane. 
Calls for bans on Chinese CCTV makers Hikvision, Dahua expand

UK wants to follow US move to stop sales from equipment manufacturers

A group of politicians and lawmakers in the UK have backed a campaign to ban the sale of CCTV systems made by companies alleged to introduce potential security issues as well as being linked to human rights abuses in China.[an error occurred while processing this directive]

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