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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.

The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones

Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced” user experiences. It’s also predicting that, by 2022, a full 80 ...

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Verizon acquires Niddel for threat detection with machine learning

Verizon on Friday said it acquired privately-held company Niddel to boost its security detection and response for enterprise customers. Founded in 2014, Niddel hunts threats with machine learning, identifying potentially infected or compromised machines in an organization’s network. Verizon didn’t disclose terms of the deal. The carrier said Niddel’s technology ...

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App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017

Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. However, Apple is the one pulling in the most ...

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2018 is the year ICO companies become investors too

The rise of ICOs surprised many in the tech industry, helping blockchain companies raise close to $4 billion in 2017, and that’s all set to continue with a twist in 2018. Beyond continued momentum for ICOs, also known as token sales, leading ICO companies themselves are set to start investing. ...

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