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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 launches regional mobile booster

(Image: Telstra) Telstra has announced its new intelligent antenna, the Telstra Go Repeater, which it said boosts or provides mobile voice and data services in regional areas and is available as either a stationary or portable solution. The Telstra Go Repeater works on the 3G, 4G, and 4GX networks across ...

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You can now easily buy movie tickets with Google Assistant

Google Assistant is gaining some new capabilities thanks to a deal with Fandango that should make ordering movie tickets a quick and easy process. Simply tell Google Assistant that you want to buy some movie tickets and you’ll see what’s playing nearby; you can dial in the specificity to find ...

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Qualcomm: Meet the new boss of everything mobile

(Image: ZDNet) This week, T-Mobile US and Sprint announced their intention to merge, which — if approved — would create the second largest mobile telecommunications provider in North America behind Verizon Wireless and ahead of AT&T. Must read: What is 5G? Everything you need to know The technical details of ...

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Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

Get ready to shop the ‘Gram. Instagram just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users. It lets you register a debit or credit card as part of a profile, set up a security pin, then start buying things without ever leaving Instagram. Not having to ...

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