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Hi, my name is Alexander and this is my website.

I live in Toronto, Canada, and work as a Senior IT Professional.

In spare time I enjoy writing some code, developing web applications, working on my robot, reading sci-fi, finance and technical books, visiting my cabin in the wilderness and travel when I can.

Here are some technical news to read...


Tinder to add panic button and anti-catfishing tech [Fri, 24 Jan 2020 04:52:16 GMT]
The move comes after criticism over the lack of safety issues offered by dating apps.
Sonos CEO says speakers will work "as long as possible" [Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:26:11 GMT]
The company said it was sorry for the confusion caused by plans to stop sending updates to legacy speakers.
Apple says losing Lightning port will create waste [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:01:27 GMT]
Some members of the European Parliament want all phone-makers to adopt a universal port.
Twitter demands AI company stops 'collecting faces' [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:41:08 GMT]
Clearview's database is used by more than 600 world law-enforcement agencies to identify suspects.
Killer plague game tops charts amid coronavirus [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:01:50 GMT]
Strategy game Plague Inc has become the bestselling app in China, eight years after its release.
Amazon battles Microsoft over military cloud [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:47:46 GMT]
It wants to pause a contract awarded by the Pentagon to Microsoft until a court rules on its appeal.
Burnout: 'Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired' [Wed, 22 Jan 2020 01:15:57 GMT]
Amber Coster's physical symptoms baffled doctors - until a psychiatrist examined her way of working.
Sonos speaker update sparks anger [Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:06:03 GMT]
The firm will end updates for four of its older models, sold between 2006 and 2015.
Swiss hospital drones to take off again [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:19:55 GMT]
Two crashes prompted an investigation into safety standards, which is now complete.
Deepfakes: A threat to democracy or just a bit of fun? [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:17:26 GMT]
Deepfakes, or computer-generated images of people, can be dangerous for democracy, warn experts.


Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:20:29 GMT]
Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.
Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass' [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:04:11 GMT]
Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat.
Wanted - volunteers to monitor Britain's growing slug population [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:53:16 GMT]
The first survey in decades will look at the 40 or more species thought to be living in Britain.
Cut meat and dairy intake 'by a fifth', report urges [Thu, 23 Jan 2020 01:01:52 GMT]
Taxes may be needed to curb eating meat and dairy in the effort to combat climate change.
Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white' [Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:36:26 GMT]
Acute stress damages stem cells that control hair and skin colour, a study suggests.
Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change [Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:02:22 GMT]
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.
Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age' [Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:24:59 GMT]
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.
Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg [Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:21:31 GMT]
The heir to the throne calls for a "paradigm shift" in the way the world deals with climate change.
Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife [Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:12:03 GMT]
EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.
New UK housing 'dominated by roads' [Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:17:24 GMT]
Roads are dominating new housing developments, a report says, despite more people wanting to drive less.