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...


Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues [Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:46:49 GMT]
The supermarket chain had issued a lawsuit against Tesla over a series of solar panel fires.
Android ditches desserts as Q becomes 10 [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:56:52 GMT]
The next version of the Android operating system (OS) will not be named after a dessert.
Nintendo Switch: Exchange deal is fake news [Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:50:57 GMT]
Rumours online that gamers could swap their Switch for an updated version turns out to be untrue
Apple Card can be damaged by wallets and jeans [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:36:21 GMT]
Apple advises owners of its new credit card to keep it away from leather and denim.
Bionic seagull takes flight in Beijing [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:43:29 GMT]
A robot bird is one of the innovations on show at the World Robot Conference in Beijing.
Spotify sued over 'billions of Eminem streams' [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:23:07 GMT]
Eight Mile Style is seeking £30m from the music streaming service.
Fake news is 'reinforced by false memories' [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:07:22 GMT]
Research during Ireland's abortion referendum highlights risks for social networks.
Microsoft halts listening in to Xbox gamers [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:18:57 GMT]
The firm said it would no longer listen in to players using the console.
Facial recognition technology aims to cut passport queue times [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:14:41 GMT]
The UK Home Office is considering a system which would let you walk through immigration without showing your passport.
Pigs' emotions could be read by new farming technology [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:18:24 GMT]
New technology has been developed to detect how happy the animals are.


Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans' [Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:10:16 GMT]
Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.
Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space [Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:06:20 GMT]
The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.
Amazon fires: Brazil sends army to help tackle blazes [Sat, 24 Aug 2019 16:21:38 GMT]
President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.
Giraffes given greater protection from unregulated trade as numbers fall [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:53:14 GMT]
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.
Fake news is 'reinforced by false memories' [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:07:22 GMT]
Research during Ireland's abortion referendum highlights risks for social networks.
Rivers used as 'open sewers', says WWF charity [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:54:35 GMT]
The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.
Kenya northern white rhinos: Vets harvest eggs from last two females [Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:21:01 GMT]
It is hoped the unprecedented procedure will prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino.
Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs [Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:01:08 GMT]
MPs say people will have to stop driving if the UK is to meet its Zero Carbon goals by 2050.
What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology? [Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:24:10 GMT]
Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology
Microplastics in water pose ‘no apparent health risk’ [Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:01:41 GMT]
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.