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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.

Twitch announces reality show for up-and-coming streamers

Twitch is planning to highlight some of its most promising users in a reality show called Stream On. The Amazon-owned video game streaming service says the show is for participants who are “right on the cusp of making streaming full-time a possibility.” More concretely, it’s holding auditions for users who ...

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PayPal backs pan-European savings deposit marketplace Raisin

Raisin, the savings deposit marketplace that lets you shop for a better interest rate across Europe, has picked up backing from PayPal. Described as a “strategic investment,” the new funding round remains undisclosed. The Berlin-based company had previously raised a total of €60 million from various backers, including Thrive Capital, ...

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TPG refunding 8,000 NBN customers for slow speeds

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that TPG will join Telstra and Optus in refunding National Broadband Network (NBN) customers after not providing them with the speeds they were paying for. According to the watchdog, TPG “misled” customers about the maximum speeds ...

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Stitch Fix is crashing after its first-ever earnings report

Stitch Fix’s first earnings report is not going well for the company, as its shares went into a tailspin after a significant run up over the past month following its IPO when it delivered its results its most recent fiscal quarter. Stitch Fix, a personalized apparel company that ships a ...

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