The Icon Bar Technology news and views First impressions of the new RaspberryPi http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1303.html A few weeks ago, the RaspberryPi foundation surprised most of us with a new version of the RaspberryPi (creatively named the RaspberryPi 2). So I ordered one from Cjemicros (they have them in stock!) and here are some observations for you on the new device... RISC OS SouthWest Show 2015 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1302.html Saturday the 21st of February, a little under 10 days from now, is the date of this year's SouthWest show, to be held at its usual location of the Webbington Hotel near Weston- super-Mare. Voting open for RISC OS Awards 2014 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1301.html Vince Hudd of RISCOSitory and Soft Rock Software has announced that voting for the 2014 RISC OS Awards is now open. Mysterious new product to be announced at London Show http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1300.html Lots of announcements have been coming in in the past few days in the run-up to this weekend's RISC OS London Show. However I think it's safe to say that the most-talked about news is that of a major new product that's due to be revealed at the show. Said to have been development by a coalition of parties for a year, details of exactly what it is or who is behind it are surprisingly stark. However some sleuths over on the RISC OS Open forums believe they have found the answer, hidden in a series of cryptic messages from R-Comp: A new computer based around the Freescale i.MX6 SoC. VirtualRPC gets a Spring clean http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1299.html There is now an update to VirtualRPC for Mac and Windows (a commercial program which has been around for over a decade now). There is a selection of free and commercial emulators on offer for Windows and Mac to 'upgrade' your machine into a RISCOS machine. So what is on offer in the long-awaited update for this commercial package… RISC OS London Show 2014 [Updated] http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1298.html ***** STOP PRESS ***** You wait ages for ONE browser update for your Raspberry Pi... http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1297.html In my personal computer usage, the web browser has always been the weak link on RISC OS so it is really nice to see an update to Netsurf appearing with NetSurf 3.2 being released at the end of August. It looks like essentially a bug-fix and code tidy release, with some incremental improvements to support for CSS handling, but always welcome features. You can get the RISC OS release from here RISC OS Midsummer MUG Show 2014 - Saturday 12th July http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1296.html The RISC OS Midsummer Mug Show 2014 takes place on Saturday 12th July 11:00am - 16:30pm at St John's Church Hall, 205 Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8 1HY. Getting FAT32FS working on a RiscPC with a Castle USB Card http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1295.html I have a RISC OS 4.39 RiscPC with a Castle USB card and Compact Flash card reader attached. This uses Castle‘s !SoftSCSI to access the flash cards. Latest Archive is dropping onto a door step near you.... http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1294.html It has been a while since we flagged up Archive magazine (which continues to be published regularly and has a very 'retro' website). So the recent arrival of the latest release seems a good excuse to review it...