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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.

Brilliant makes your smart home more manageable

Controlling your smart home gadgets from your phone or by voice isn’t exactly a chore, but after setting up a bunch of smart lights, a Wi-Fi lock, thermostat and a few more smart devices, I came to miss the ability to control at least some of them with a physical ...

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Daily Crunch: Mobile World Congress is canceled

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. GSMA cancels Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus concerns “The GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 ...

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Cisco beats Q2 expectations with growth in services

Cisco managed to beat second quarter market expectations on Wednesday, with Q2 results driven by software and subscription growth. However, its product revenue was down due to declines in infrastructure and application sales.  Second quarter non-GAAP net income came to $3.3 billion, or 77 cents per share. Total revenue was ...

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Why your next TV needs ‘filmmaker mode’

Why your next TV needs ‘filmmaker mode’ – TechCrunch Devin Coldewey @techcrunch / 4 days TVs this year will ship with a new feature called “filmmaker mode,” but unlike the last dozen things the display industry has tried to foist on consumers, this one actually matters. It doesn’t magically turn ...

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