Welcome to Argalax


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...


Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action [Mon, 21 May 2018 14:21:50 GMT]
A group claims that the headphones' battery life is not as strong as advertised.
Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label [Tue, 22 May 2018 02:47:30 GMT]
If approved, the $2.3bn deal will see Sony indirectly own about 90% of the record label.
U-turn over Facebook chief's EU meeting [Mon, 21 May 2018 10:26:08 GMT]
Mark Zuckerberg agrees to allow his session with European politicians to be broadcast on the web.
Greenwich University fined £120,000 for data breach [Mon, 21 May 2018 12:20:35 GMT]
The Information Commissioner said the data breach, which included students' health problems, was serious.
'Sharenting' puts young at risk of online fraud [Mon, 21 May 2018 02:12:20 GMT]
Parents are compromising their children's future financial security with online sharing, warns Barclays.
Tomorrow's cities: Park with four seasons under one roof [Sun, 20 May 2018 02:13:35 GMT]
Four seasons park explores need for greener cities and looks at how climate change affects urban spaces.
Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say [Sun, 20 May 2018 21:36:53 GMT]
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.
US mugshot website owners face criminal charges [Fri, 18 May 2018 11:41:47 GMT]
The site published images of people taken by police after arrest and asked for cash to remove them.
UK net laws pledged as firms snub talks [Sun, 20 May 2018 14:26:16 GMT]
Only four of 14 firms invited for talks turned up, culture secretary admits, as he pledges new laws.
Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules [Fri, 18 May 2018 12:19:10 GMT]
Two firms have closed this month, citing changes in airline policies on carrying batteries.


Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly [Tue, 22 May 2018 00:20:37 GMT]
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans.
Clean air plan 'ambitious but vague' [Tue, 22 May 2018 00:21:52 GMT]
Plan promises much cleaner air for many, but it's accused of ducking difficult issues
'Living fossil' heading for extinction [Tue, 22 May 2018 00:21:26 GMT]
The world's largest amphibian is in "catastrophic" decline, with probably only a handful left in the wild.
PM will pay to have 'full association' with EU research [Mon, 21 May 2018 15:55:31 GMT]
The Prime Minister makes the strongest commitment yet to "fully associate" the UK with the EU's £24bn research programme post-Brexit.
'Permanent' interstellar visitor found [Mon, 21 May 2018 12:11:13 GMT]
An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say.
China launch will prep for Moon landing [Mon, 21 May 2018 13:12:59 GMT]
China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a Moon rover mission planned for later in the year.
Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps [Sun, 20 May 2018 23:27:02 GMT]
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.
UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough' [Sun, 20 May 2018 23:07:55 GMT]
An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.
'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas [Thu, 17 May 2018 18:12:14 GMT]
One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.
Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot [Thu, 17 May 2018 16:42:26 GMT]
The endangered whale shark has been hiding in plain sight off Madagascar, say scientists.