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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.

Robo Wunderkind wants to build the Lego Mindstorms for everyone

Lego Mindstorms have paved the way for many programmable toys. And Austrian startup Robo Wunderkind is building a new kind of Lego-like programmable kit. The startup first launched on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage and just raised $1.2 million (€1 million) from SOSV, Austrian Federal Promotional Bank and multiple business angels. ...

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3 tests show Facebook is determined to make Stories the default

Facebook isn’t backing down from Stories despite criticism that it copied Snapchat and that Instagram Stories is enough. Instead, it’s committed to figuring out how to adapt the slideshow format into the successor to the status update. That’s why today the company is launching three significant tests that make Facebook ...

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Robo Wunderkind wants to build the Lego Mindstorms for everyone

Lego Mindstorms have paved the way for many programmable toys. And Austrian startup Robo Wunderkind is building a new kind of Lego-like programmable kit. The startup first launched on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage and just raised $1.2 million (€1 million) from SOSV, Austrian Federal Promotional Bank and multiple business angels. ...

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NBN launches FttC network

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has launched its new fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) network, with the service bringing fibre closer to the home for 1 million premises by installing it in pits at the end of customers’ driveways. Switching the network on in Miranda, New South Wales, on ...

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Microsoft's Edge browser app now available for iPad, Android tablets

Video: Microsoft hits “human milestone” with Chinese-to-English machine translator Microsoft is continuing to try to seed its Edge browser beyond Windows. On March 26, Microsoft announced that its Edge browser apps are now generally available for iPads and Android tablets. The Edge apps already are available for iOS and Android ...

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