The Icon Bar Technology news and views 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... The Icon Bar needs YOU http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1293.html Are you tired of looking at the front page and seeing those same old articles from over a year ago?Have you noticed we haven't done anything new for April Fools day for several years?Have you noticed how most of our show announcements are dangerously close to being made too late?Do you have a keen interest in RISC OS?Are you capable of forming basic sentences?Do you enjoy working long hours for no pay and little reward?If you answered YES to all of the above, then good news! We're looking for new writing staff to supplement the current lot, most of whom left the RISC OS scene behind a long time ago, or are far too busy with other things to update the site on a regular schedule. Chris Jordan, Music500, ArcElite @ ROUGOL on 21 Apr 2014 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1292.html At the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London on 21st April 2014 we are very pleased to have Chris Jordan as our guest speaker. Chris had a long involvement with Acorn, all the way through the Beeb and Archimedes era. Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Show, 26th April 2014 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1291.html This year’s Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show will be taking place on Saturday 26th April 2014, at its familiar home of the Cedar Court Hotel near Wakefield. Organised by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, the north’s premier RISC OS event is now in its nineteenth year.