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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.

Telstra to introduce unlimited NBN data plans

Telstra CEO Andy Penn has said the company will be introducing an unlimited broadband data plan in the coming weeks, alongside a doubling of data for users who pay less than AU$99 per month. “Later this month, we will be introducing unlimited data on our AU$99 and above plans for ...

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus costs $295.44 to make, says IHS Markit

Dissecting Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone X launch Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus has a bill of materials cost of $288, a sum higher than any previous iPhone, according to IHS Market. Toss in $7.36 in manufacturing costs, and the total expense to make the iPhone 8 Plus is $295.44. Don’t cry ...

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How iPhone X melds the best of Apple's past and present

The iPhone X was announced minutes after the iPhone 8, but the products are more like fraternal twins than identical ones. On one hand, the X is an iPhone. It runs virtually all the same software and comes with all of iOS 11’s advantages and limitations. On the other hand, ...

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Google’s Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy

 The Google Pixelbook is a bit of an odd duck among notebooks, or among tablets – or even among notebook/tablet hybrids. It’s a Chromebook, which by now is an established category, though one with very specific appeal; and it runs Android apps, which makes it feel very much like an ...

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G-Ro rolls out four new smart bags

I doubt there has been a time that I’ve scrolled through Facebook and not seen the G-Ro. While this could be part of the magic of retargeting but it could also be fate because the G-Ro has been one of the biggest and most exciting changes in carry-on luggage since ...

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