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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.

Hawaiki begins laying Pacific subsea cable

TE SubCom’s Responder ship (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has begun being laid, with the 15,000km subsea cable connecting Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States launching from Sydney. TE SubCom’s Responder ship, currently berthed in Sydney, ...

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The iPhone X contains a strange dual-cell battery

A teardown of the iPhone X shows just how creative Apple had to get to squeeze all that new technology into such a small form factor. Must read: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won’t) The teardown of the iPhone X ...

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Apple is getting better at selling iPads and Macs

Apple’s Q4 2017 results are out, and while the iPhone is the device that still pulls in the big bucks, it seems that iPads and Macs are where the real growth is at. Must read : Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost ...

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