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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.

Mozilla Hubs is a super-simple social chat room for robots

The socially networked web is frightening enough, but maybe chatting with some friendly robots will ease the tension. Today, Mozilla showed off a preview of Hubs, a dead-simple social WebVR experience that users can dive into with a couple of clicks, share a URL and meet up with other people across ...

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OpenSignal awards Vodafone Australia on 4G speeds and latency

(Image: OpenSignal) Telecommunications coverage mapping company OpenSignal has released its quarterly State of Mobile Networks report for Australia, awarding multiple network speed, availability, and latency gongs to Vodafone. “In the six months since OpenSignal’s last State of Mobile Networks report for Australia, Vodafone has been quite busy,” the company said. ...

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Microsoft's new open-source tech turns iPads, Surface Pros into big touchscreen

Video: Microsoft hits ‘human milestone’ with Chinese-to-English machine translator. Microsoft has released open-source hardware designs and software for a new semi-rigid modular mobile system called SurfaceConstellations. The designs, developed by engineers at Microsoft Research and University College London, offer a way to tailor multi-screen workspaces using 3D printed brackets, multiple ...

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Snapchat launches AR selfie games called Snappables

Snapchat wants to let you play its augmented reality Lenses, not just play dress-up. Today it launched Snappables — AR games that use your touch, motion and facial expressions to compete for high scores or in literal head-to-head multiplayer match-ups. Snappables live alongside Snapchat’s other Lenses and are rolling out ...

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