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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 188.8.131.52 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.
What is apache?
With RISC OS switching to the Apache licence, here is your brief intro to the world of Apache....
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
PackMan in practice, part 2
As mentioned at the end of part one, this article about creating PackMan packages is going to look at what's necessary to generate distribution index files, ROOL pointer files, and how these tasks can be automated. Towards the end I'll also be taking a look at some options for automating the uploading of the files to your website.
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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…
At last! RISC OS is back on NOOBS
Great news! RISC OS is back in the list of Operating Systems supplied as a part of the Raspberry Pi NOOBS – New Out Of the Box Software. It dropped off the list a couple of years ago when our support for the Pi 3 took longer to appear than we’d hoped, but now it’s back!
RISC OS is open for business!
RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) are hugely proud to announce that we will be working with RISC OS Developments (ROD), following their recent acquisition of the RISC OS intellectual property through the purchase of Castle Technology Ltd (Castle), in the next phase of the mission to reinvigorate the RISC OS market.
And maybe of interest....
Amazon's creepy facial recog doorbell, Facebook open sources machine learning code and much more
Plus: Listen to some new classical piano generated by an algorithmRoundup welcome to the last AI round up of the year; thank you for reading.
Brazil bested by hackers, Virgin plugs hub bugs, and France surrenders records
Plus, Talos critical of flawed message appsIt was pretty hectic security week, between the Sharpshooter malware attack, a massive Patch Tuesday, and yet another Facebook privacy fail.
Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says
Complaint argues false pixels, notch, and measurements don't fit with ad claimsTwo iPhone owners sued Apple on Friday claiming that company misrepresents the screen resolution and screen size of its recent model iPhones.
'Bomb threat' scammers linked to earlier sextortion campaign
Scare tactic efforts may be the work of a single groupYesterday's 'bomb scare' spam campaign may have been a follow-up to another infamous email extortion effort.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Vitamin Water gets massive publicity for new flavor: Utter BS
Says it will give people $100,000 to ditch their smartphone. It won'tIt's your lucky day: sugary soft drink maker Vitamin Water has said it will give you $100,000 if you are able to give up your smartphone for a year.
Home & Office : Hello Kitty Fairy String Lights
Red bow radiance Hello Kitty wants to join you this holiday in the form of these Hello Kitty Fairy String Lights. Including 20 LED lights of her adorable, friendly face, this strand can light up any room, and your kids' (or your partner's) faces. $6.99
Home & Office : Wonder Woman Fairy String Lights
Bring light to man's world this holiday season. With the Wonder Woman Fairy String Light set, you can add a little more light to your bedroom, locker, cubicle, or Christmas tree, and help dispel the darkness. $6.99
Home & Office : Star Wars Stormtrooper Fairy String Lights
Lights that don't miss the mark. Make sure your path to take down the Rebel scum is well lit. Don't want to bonk your helmet on a door as it's opening or something. $6.99
Home & Office : Star Wars Darth Vader Fairy String Lights
This time he has the high ground. Let everyone know that any lack of faith in the Force is disturbing with these fairy string lights featuring Darth Vader's iconic helmet. $6.99
Home & Office : Star Wars Death Star String Lights
That's no string light. Light up your living quarters with string lights that look like a small moon. $13.99
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