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...


Why did Amazon make an Alexa-controlled microwave? [Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:40:22 GMT]
Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant.
Internet regulator considered for UK [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:27:29 GMT]
The government is considering "all options" to keep UK citizens "safe" online.
GoPro Hero 7 camera films smooth videos without gimbal [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:26:10 GMT]
The latest action cam automatically stabilises footage without separate equipment.
John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:32:14 GMT]
One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will now sell only "interactive" policies that collect health data.
Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:46:10 GMT]
AggregateIQ is appealing against the accusation that it mishandled personal data and broke GDPR rules.
3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:21:40 GMT]
Cody Wilson flew to Taiwan before he could be detained, police in Texas say.
Facebook told to speed up changes or face 'sanctions' [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:30:46 GMT]
Brussels says Facebook must improve its information flow by 31 December or face sanctions.
Equifax fined by ICO over data breach that hit Britons [Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:12:04 GMT]
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office imposes a fine of £500,000 on Equifax.
US judge allows e-voting despite hack fears [Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:12:01 GMT]
The judge, in the state of Georgia, is "gravely concerned" about hacking - but allows e-voting to go ahead.
Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs [Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:13:55 GMT]
The soft-bodied machines are designed to explore fragile marine ecosystems without causing damage.


All the plastic you can and cannot recycle [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:40:35 GMT]
England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this trend to continue, the system needs to change
Earliest animal fossils are identified [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:45:48 GMT]
Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.
Hayabusa-2: Japan's rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:11:52 GMT]
Japan's space agency sets dates for its plan to explore the surface of an asteroid with robots.
Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:20:23 GMT]
Pandas have to be within 20 metres of each other to identify each other's calls in their bamboo forest home.
Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest [Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:21:13 GMT]
It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.
Why do we hate wasps and love bees? [Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:03:45 GMT]
Both are as ecologically useful, say scientists, and the same effort must be made to protect them.
RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets 'space junk' [Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:04:05 GMT]
A British satellite successfully deploys a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris.
Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop' [Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:57:41 GMT]
The first private passenger to fly around the Moon with SpaceX will be a Japanese billionaire.
Solar Orbiter: Spacecraft to leave UK bound for the Sun [Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:19:22 GMT]
UK engineers finish building a satellite that will carry cameras closer to the Sun than ever before.
NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity [Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:43:33 GMT]
The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity.