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...
TechnologyTrump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data [Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:55:11 GMT]
A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.
Biohacker fined for travel card implant [Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:55 GMT]
Australian biohacker fined for fare evasion despite having his travel card inside his hand.
US punishes 19 Russians over vote meddling and cyber-attacks [Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:27:07 GMT]
The moves are an attempt to stop "nefarious attacks emanating from Russia", officials say.
Virtual cash helps cyber-thieves launder money, research suggests [Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:21:48 GMT]
Virtual cash and digital payment systems are becoming embedded in cyber-crime, suggests research.
London wheelchair travellers get Google Maps help [Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:46:35 GMT]
Users will be able to filter for "wheelchair accessible" advice when planning journeys in the capital.
Omega Labyrinth Z anime game banned in the UK [Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:40:15 GMT]
A PlayStation game which "promotes the sexualisation of children" is banned in the UK.
Rihanna: Snapchat guilty of 'shaming' domestic violence victims [Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:54:02 GMT]
The singer says Snapchat "let us down" over an advert that asked users if they would slap her.
Fortnite: Drake and Ninja's Twitch battle gets huge crowd [Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:24:02 GMT]
More than 600,000 people watched rapper Drake and top player Ninja play the co-op shooting game.
YouTube prankster jailed for shooting boyfriend dead [Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:07:35 GMT]
Monalisa Perez shot her boyfriend through a thick book, which failed to stop the bullet last June.
Google bans crypto-currency adverts [Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:33:32 GMT]
The search giant follows Facebook in censoring ads for initial coin offerings and trading services.
ScienceChanging environment influenced human evolution [Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:11:39 GMT]
New evidence from Kenya suggests that local climate change drove early human innovation.
Stephen Hawking: Tributes pour in for 'inspirational' physicist [Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:39:22 GMT]
Scientists, politicians and celebrities say the physicist's death leaves an "intellectual vacuum".
MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing ¬£20bn a year [Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:02:14 GMT]
Petrol and diesel cars must be phased out earlier than the 2040 target, Commons committees say.
War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank [Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:16:45 GMT]
A think tank warns of the risk of unintended consequences from the current concern over plastics.
Rising carbon dioxide levels impair coral growth [Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:02:51 GMT]
A new study shows that the atmospheric carbon levels projected by 2060 will affect coral reefs.
Humans 'thrived' after historic Mount Toba eruption [Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:00:51 GMT]
Early humans may have flourished after the largest volcanic eruption in history, according to new research.
Why sharks like it hot - but not too hot [Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:17:12 GMT]
Scientists have calculated the water temperature at which tiger sharks are most active and abundant.
Microplastics are 'littering' riverbeds [Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:21:09 GMT]
Microplastic particles contaminate the riverbeds throughout the UK, research suggests.
UK 'space drones' look to Proton rocket ride [Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:19:36 GMT]
UK-headquartered start-up Effective Space aims to put up its first satellite servicing "drones" in 2020.
Feed the birds, but be aware of risks, say wildlife experts [Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:01:24 GMT]
Wild birds may catch and spread diseases as they gather to feed in gardens, say scientists.