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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

!Organizer updated to 2.28a
A surprise release at Wakefield 2018 was an updated version of !Organizer (2.28a). As the number suggests, this is an incremental update to fix bugs and also add minor improvements to the ToDo Section and the interaction with RiscOSM. According to the change log there are 30 changes in the code from v2.
Getting started with Bash on RISC OS
There are lots of hidden treasures to try for free in PackMan (see our review from 2017). In this article we are going to go into more depth with Bash. Bash is a freely available on many systems (I use it all the time at work on Macs and Linux systems). It also provides the basis for running many other tools and automating things by writing short Bash scripts.
A new monitor for my RISC OS and Mac systems
Recently I decided to upgrade my monitors. I have a MacBook Pro laptop and I have 2 monitors - one at work which runs my laptop (replacing a 27 inch 10 year old Apple work monitor) and one for home also hosts my RaspberryPi and Titanium. I wanted a high resolution (3840 x 2160 for work) monitor which would also play nicely with my other machines.
May news round-up
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?

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RISC OS Open

Fruit of community effort ready to pick
Updating the User Guide from the parrot’s previous outing in 1996 has been a huge task. We’ve incorporated some of the introductory chapters about using RISC OS from the Welcome Guide (your supplier should still give you specific instructions about plugging the computer together), plus adding new chapters to cover the extra bundled applications and features in RISC OS 5.A total of 62 chapters and over 900 images were brought together, with contributions and reviewing from the community. There’s now also some tutorial material included in the latest HardDisc4 to accompany the text.In light of the community input we’ve squeezed the price down to just £20.00 (plus delivery, cost depends on destination) with an electronic copy following shortly for those who prefer to read on screen.
ROOL goes dutch at RISC OS eXperience 2018
Saturday 12th May sees the Big Ben Club hosting this year’s international RISC OS eXperience show. We look forward to seeing you there!
RISC OS 5.24 stable is now available
After a long run up RISC OS Open Limited (ROOL) are pleased to announce the much anticipated latest stable RISC OS release for many of the computers your favourite OS currently runs on.
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.

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The Register

The week that QoS in networking, aka WAN, RAN, thank you ma'am

Aruba gets the SD-WAN bug, Huawei patches slowly and so much more

Roundup Nokia has claimed a first by demonstrating a cloud-based radio access network (RAN) running on an operational carrier network.
Something to fire up PyTorch fans, Facebook emits code for analyzing human poses, and more

Including: Microsoft hoovers up Bonsai startup

Roundup Hi, here are a few announcements in the AI world from this week. Read on to find out what's happening with PyTorch, which startup Microsoft just bought, and who won OpenAI's Sonic challenge.
The strife of Brian: Why doomed Intel boss's ex86 may not be the real reason for his hasty exit

Had the board just had enough of Krzanich?

Comment The sudden and shocking resignation of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich this week over a long-ago affair with a subordinate - banned under company rules - has led to much mirth among Register readers.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Hardened Azure logins, softened containers, leaky encrypted images on Macs - and more

Plus: Crypto-cash and keeping up with McAfee

Roundup This week you had to deal with AI security panic, fake Fortnite, and, if you use OpenBSD, the end of Intel HyperThread support
At last! Apple admits its MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards utterly suck, offers free replacements

FYI: This article was typed o a roken Apple quirky keyoard - ad it loody well shows

Apple has finally admitted the utterfly-mechanism keyoards in its Macook ad Macook Pro laptops are diaolical, and has offered free repairs and replacemets.

Think Geek

Collectibles : Modern Icons #4 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Female Dragonborn Statue
Blood of the Dragon. We bring you the first ever licensed statue representation of the Dragonborn as a woman. Standing over 9" tall, this figure looks like her blades are ready for battle. Which is good, because there appears to be a dragon's tail around her feet. $49.99
Clothing : Rick and Morty The Flesh Curtains T-Shirt
Hello Planet Squanch! How ya feelin' tonight!? Take home a band tee featuring The Flesh Curtains from their Interdimensional Tour! $19.99
Toys & Games : Stranger Things Dart Nesting Plush
Dart has a surprise for you! This Dart from Stranger Things is full of himself. The back of the head on the 9" demodog version of Dart opens up to reveal a 3" tall slug version of Dart which opens up to reveal the 1" tall pollywog version like the one that slipped down the drain. $24.99
Accessories : Crit Success d20 Banded Trilby
+1 to CHA. Let this Crit Success D20 Banded Trilby reinforce your confidence. After all, dashing hats are the world of Indiana Jones. Carmen Sandiego. Paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant. Rorschach from Watchmen. Inspector Gadget. And Finn and Jake's dad in Adventure Time $29.99
Accessories : Toy Story Arch Enemies Light-Up Heels
Shouldn't your shoe closet go to infinity... and beyond? We predict you will fall (with style) for these Toy Story Arch Enemies Light-Up Heels. Just don't fall IN them, k? Reach for the sky in these platform heels from the mad geniuses at Irregular Choice. $329.99

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