Finland

Weather issues

Finnish Meteorological Institute Tesbed is an interesting project that shows weather in Helsinki area in great details. Helsinki Testbed project goals broadly consist of mesoscale weather research, forecast and dispersion models development and verification, demonstration of integration of modern technologies with complete weather observation systems, end-user product development and demonstration and data distribution for public

Jolla phone first hands-on

Yesterday I got my hand on friend’s Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone. Jolla smartphone is the first handset that runs Jolla’s Sailfish OS, which is essentially a reworked version of Nokia’s now defunct Meego OS. The Sailfish OS is compatible with Android apps. The general quick fell on the phone is that it is pretty good

Finland Wins Christmas

22 Ways Finland Wins Christmas article shows with pictures that you won’t find anywhere more beautiful at this time of year. Most of those picture descriptions on the article are pretty accurate.

Robots week in Finland and Europe

European Robotics Week 2013 is celebrated from 25 November to 1 December 2013. The Week aims at inspiring technology education in students of all ages to pursue careers in STEM-related fields, i.e. science, technology, engineering and math. At the same time Finnish robot week “Robottiviikko” is celebrated in Finland. I happened to walk by Robots

Slush 2013

I got pretty many Facebook updates related Slush 2013 start-up event that started in Helsinki Finland today. It means that pretty many people I know have something to do with the event. The world’s largest startup event will host over 5,000 participants, and the capital of up to 60 billion euros. The event brings 1200

ELKOM 2013

I visited today ELKOM. There were very many stands there, but what I notices in the morning there were not that much people on the halls. For example on the main hall there were several presentation events going on, and each of them had only very small number of people watching the presentations. I remember

Elkom electronics fair starts tomorrow

Elkom, the leading professional electronics event in Finland is held for the 20th time. Elkom trade show display: Electronics Components, Accessories, Raw materials and semi-finished products, electronics equipment, Tools and equipment, Measurement and test equipment, Contract manufacturing and design, Other products and services. During the trade fair Electronics Engineers EIS to organize a high level

Nokia had a number of Android projects going on

Tietokone magazine writes that Nokia had a number of Android projects – Microsoft was in trouble. That was the final reason for Microsoft to buy Nokia’s phone business. Nokia was running several Android projects on both Lumia models and Asha phones, reveals the New York Times and The Verge sources. So Nokia had already been

Microsoft to buy Nokia's phone business

Stephen Elop’s task on turning Nokia Mobile phones business to Microsoft compatible has come to end: Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license