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I'm a 50 year old PLC programmer from Burnley, UK. I severed my time as an electrician in the baking industry and soon got involved with the up and coming technology of PLC's. Initially this was all based in the Uk but as the years went by I have gradually worked my way around the globe. At first it was mainly Mitsubishi with a bit of Modicon thrown in but these days the industry leaders seem to be the Allen Bradley range of PLC and HMI’s.

PAX Labs brings on Bharat Vasan as new CEO

PAX Labs has a new CEO. The company, which makes loose-leaf vaporizers, has brought on Bharat Vasan as Chief Executive Officer. Vasan has spent the last 15 years in consumer hardware, serving as the President and COO of August Home, which was acquired by Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy in ...

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Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments

How can Facebook promote meaningful interaction between users? By letting them downvote inappropriate comments to hide them. Facebook is now testing a downvote button on a limited set of public Page post comment reels, the company confirms to TechCrunch. But what Facebook does with signals about problematic comments could raise ...

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Akamai cuts 5 percent of workforce as Q4 tops expectations

Akamai said that it is has cut about 5 percent of its workforce in “targeted areas” of its business, notably its media unit. The restructuring was outlined on a conference call following Akamai’s fourth quarter earnings report. Leighton said: As part of our effort to improve operational efficiency, we reduced ...

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Huawei announces £3b UK procurement plan

Huawei chair Sun Yafang with UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Image: Huawei) Huawei has committed to £3 billion in procurement over the next five years in the United Kingdom, saying it will assist local companies increase their exports to China. According to Huawei, the deal, announced by Huawei chair Sun ...

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Latest iOS 11.3 beta adds battery health settings

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Apple on Tuesday released the second developer beta of iOS 11.3, including battery health monitoring features and recommendation if a battery needs to be replaced. The new update, promised by Apple, falls after criticism over its revelation it slows down older iPhones to prolong battery life without ...

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