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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...


Child safety smartwatches ‘easy’ to hack, watchdog says [Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:32 GMT]
A watchdog finds that hackers can track, eavesdrop or even communicate with children.
Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps [Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:08:47 GMT]
Feature showed users how many calories they would burn if they walked to destination.
Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can [Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:38:27 GMT]
Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing.
'First 5G mobile net connection' claimed by Qualcomm [Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:13:07 GMT]
Qualcomm says it has achieved 1Gbps internet speeds using a 5G chip on a mobile device.
Patent battle pits iPod father v Android creator [Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:01:25 GMT]
A start-up funded by Tony Fadell is suing a smartphone-maker led by Andy Rubin.
Social media data shared by spy agencies [Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:23:17 GMT]
Details about the data being collected by GCHQ have emerged at a tribunal about surveillance legality.
Adobe patches Flash bug used for planting spying tools [Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:42:36 GMT]
Kaspersky discovered that Flash files were being embedded in Word documents to deliver spyware.
AI used to detect breast cancer risk [Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:42:30 GMT]
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.
UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack [Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:20:18 GMT]
The TV series Opposite Number was cancelled following a cyber-attack in 2014.
High speed camera uses 1,000 frames per second [Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:21:12 GMT]
The camera that can process images faster than the eye can see.


Photo of butchered rhino wins top award [Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:14:57 GMT]
A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists [Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:35:49 GMT]
New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.
1,000mph 'Bloodhound' rocket car fires up [Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:36:23 GMT]
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.
Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season [Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:36:16 GMT]
Only two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.
Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe' [Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:01:24 GMT]
A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.
How do you build the next-generation internet? [Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:01:37 GMT]
What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?
DNA study provides insight into how to live longer [Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:59:53 GMT]
A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.
UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air quality [Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:06:04 GMT]
Sentinel-5P lifts off from Russia to make 20 million daily observations of pollution across the globe.
Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years [Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:00:21 GMT]
Rising global emissions of some chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.
Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeowners [Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:30:43 GMT]
The changes are part of the Clean Growth Plan to reduce the UK's greenhouse emissions.