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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...


How market research reveals what you really think [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:37:38 GMT]
By sifting and analysing huge amounts of data, market researchers say they can find out what's on your mind.
Chloe Khan and Jodie Marsh rapped by watchdog [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:51:33 GMT]
Lucy Mecklenburgh and Chloe Ferry were also named by the Advertising Standards Authority for failing to disclose ads.
The relatives frozen in time on Google Street View [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:59:55 GMT]
People are sharing ways in which the mapping tool has accidentally connected them with dead relatives.
Chip shortage addressed by US-EU tech alliance [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:09:01 GMT]
The partnership will also see working groups looking at emerging technologies such as AI.
Pornhub videos: Women sue, alleging lack of consent [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 21:58:16 GMT]
More than 30 women say private or non-consensual videos of them were uploaded to the site.
Nuclear energy: Fusion plant backed by Jeff Bezos to be built in UK [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:48:32 GMT]
Canadian company General Fusion is set to build a $400m fusion demonstrator near Oxford.
Food-delivery apps up to 44% more expensive, survey finds [Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:58:32 GMT]
A Which? survey comparing costs of takeaways found delivery apps up to 44% pricier.
Why cyber gangs won't worry about US-Russia talks [Wed, 16 Jun 2021 20:53:18 GMT]
Plans to tackle ransomware hackers starts on shaky ground with a disagreement over who is responsible.
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi faces probe ahead of market debut, says report [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 06:15:31 GMT]
A watchdog is reported to be investigating whether Didi has been unfairly squeezing out smaller rivals.
World Bank rejects El Salvador request for Bitcoin help [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 03:43:55 GMT]
This month the country announced plans to become the first nation to make the cryptocurrency legal tender.


Giant rhino fossils in China show new species was 'taller than giraffe' [Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:08:43 GMT]
The Paraceratherium linxiaense was taller than a giraffe and weighed as much as four large African elephants.
'Living fossil' fish may live for up to a century [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:27:41 GMT]
The coelacanth was thought to live for about 20 years, but a new study suggests it's nearer 100.
Nuclear energy: Fusion plant backed by Jeff Bezos to be built in UK [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:48:32 GMT]
Canadian company General Fusion is set to build a $400m fusion demonstrator near Oxford.
China space station: Shenzhou-12 delivers first crew to Tianhe module [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 09:07:08 GMT]
Three astronauts successfully take off for China's longest ever human spaceflight mission.
Thousandth dormouse brought back to the wild [Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:50:32 GMT]
The captive-bred hazel dormouse is now settling into its new woodland home in Lancashire.
UK warned it is unprepared for climate chaos [Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:17:08 GMT]
Homes need to be more resilient and the government is in a worse position than five years ago, report says.
Drone cameras record social lives of killer whales [Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:00:26 GMT]
A new study suggests killer whales may socialise with each other based on age and gender.
Secrets of tiny diving mammals revealed [Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:44:12 GMT]
Biologists have uncovered the genetic secrets of water shrews, the world's smallest diving mammals.
UK could be left behind in the electric car race, warns report [Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:27:04 GMT]
The UK might soon be reliant on electric vehicles imported from abroad, warns an influential group.
Nato and climate change: How big is the problem? [Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:32:37 GMT]
Allied members have agreed to "significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from military activities".