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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.

Myriota brings satellite IoT to regional Australia

(Image: Ben McPherson/Myriota) Internet of Things (IoT) technology startup Myriota claims to have solved the satellite connectivity challenges of access, scale, battery life, and cost to provide links for devices in regional areas of Australia. Based in South Australia, Myriota spent seven years on research and development for a transmitter ...

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Ex-NSA hacker drops macOS High Sierra zero-day hours before launch

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Just hours before Apple is expected to roll out the new version of its desktop and notebook operating system, macOS High Sierra, a security researcher dropped a zero-day. Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker who now serves as chief security researcher at ‎Synack, posted a video of ...

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First impressions of Apple's iPhone X

Video: iPhone X review — Face ID, the notch, and a new screen It’s here. The iPhone X has arrived and is a vast departure from what iPhone users are accustomed to — as the home button is gone, and with it, the ability to unlock the phone with a ...

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Why Intel built a neuromorphic chip

Intel has made several acquisitions and revamped its roadmap for deep learning. The new portfolio extends from Knights Mill and Lake Crest (Nervana) for training neural networks to Xeons, Altera FPGAs and Movidius vision processors for running these models. (I wrote about several of these in a post last week.) ...

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StarCraft II will be free to play starting November 14

It was only in April that Blizzard made the original StarCraft free to play, and now the company has done the same for its sequel. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, which is certainly the most-played real-time strategy game ever made, will be free for anyone to play starting on November ...

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