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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 Newsletter Volume 40:10 reviewed
The latest copy of the monthly WROCC newsletter arrived very promptly this month(and is also on the WROCC website).
WROCC returns on Wednesday night with AGM
WROCC's February talk is on wednesday night (back to its usual slot)..
WROCC Newsletter Volume 40:9 reviewed
The latest copy of the monthly WROCC newsletter arrived in my inbox recently (and is also on the WROCC website).
January 2023 News Summary
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
Rougol January 2023 meeting - RISC OS Developments
The January ROUGOL meeting was a hybrid event with RISC OS Developments (Richard Brown was in person and Andrew Rawnsley was online). About a quarter of the audience was in the pub and the rest online.

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Clock ticks towards 5:30 finishing time
Every eighteen months or so the hands on the clock point at stable-o-clock, the time when we assess all the platforms on which RISC OS runs and determine which are polished enough to meet the unchanging stable release criteria. In addition, new features and any particularly irksome faults are added to the mix.
Lost for something to do this summer?
If you’re still circling the A642 for the Wakefield show or snoozing in the deck chair after the MUG midsummer event then unfortunately you missed both of them now. However, you can still catch the highlights of the RISC OS Open talk on YouTube.
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.

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Google works on Blink-based iOS browser contrary to Apple's WebKit rule

Chocolate Factory insists project is an internal testing tool, isn't extending middle finger at Cupertino

Google's Chromium developers have begun work on an experimental web browser for Apple's iOS using the search giant's Blink engine.
Microsoft swears it's not coming for your data with scan for old Office versions

Don't mind us, we'll just have a quick look for unsupported installs and then disappear, we pwoooomise

Microsoft wants everyone to know that it isn't looking to invade their privacy while looking through their Windows PCs to find out-of-date versions of Office software.
Fast-evolving Prilex POS malware can block contactless payments

... forcing users to insert their cards into less-secure PIN systems

The reasons businesses and consumers like contactless payment transactions - high security and speed - are what make those systems bad for cybercriminals.
Guy accused of wrecking crypto exchange now hauled into court

Mango Markets still offline for now ... but v4 comeback release looms

The man accused of bringing down decentralized crypto exchange Mango Markets through market manipulation has made his first appearance in court in connection with the theft of millions in cryptocurrency.
It's your human hubris holding back AI acceptance, mmkay

Boffins find Dunning-Kruger effect makes us think we know better

Human psychology may prevent people from realizing the benefits of artificial intelligence, according to a trio of boffins based in the Netherlands.[an error occurred while processing this directive]

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