Finland

Telephone cables start to dissappear

Old telephone cables are being pulled from the ground to make room for new fiber optic cables in Helsinki Finland. Bye bye PSTN. According to plans they will be gone in few years. Here they are pulling out the old telephone cable. Freshly pulled out “filled liquorice”. Old telephone wires to carry PSTN, ADSL and

Wooden satellite from Finland

World’s first wooden satellite slated for launch in Finland. UPM Plywood, Arctic Astronautics and Huld announce today a joint mission to launch the first ever wooden satellite, WISA Woodsat, into Earth’s orbit by the end of 2021. The satellite electronics is mostly based on Kitsat that is a fully functional one unit CubeSat (roughly 10

Electronics shops in Helsinki and near Helsinki in Finland

Electronics component shop are dying. My nearest electronics component shop Yleiselektroniikka in Espoo Finland at Luomannotko 6 just closed it’s shop few weeks ago. They still sells online. The remaining shops are much smaller and much farther away on other nearby cities (Helsinki and Espoo). The way seems to be now to return to mail

Vastaamo breach is horrible

Bombshell data breach ransom incident exploded in Finland. Psychotherapy center Vastaamo patient records were breached and ransom demands for not publishing data was sent to both company and patients. Patient data of 300 were already published on-line. Vastaamo, which has branches throughout the Nordic country of 5.5 million and operates as a sub-contractor for Finland’s

Koronavilkku Finnish COVID-19 exposure tracking app

Finnish corona-virus tracing app is named Koronavilkku. The Koronavilkku smartphone app is published to help break infection chains. Users in Finland can download Koronavilkku to a smart phone (iOS or Android) free of charge from the most popular app stores and the app can be instantaneously downloaded via the links on the koronavilkku.fi website. Koronavilkku

Uusiteknologia 1/2020 magazine published

Uusiteknologia.fi is a Finnish language electronics and technology professionals magazine published on-line. In the newest issue have written articles on many high tech topics (text in Finnish with short introduction in English). Earlier issues have been published as an electronic magazine that looks like a regular printed magazine, but this newest issue is published in

Emergency over coronavirus

I am living in the middle of the emergency over coronavirus in Finland. Due this reason the update cycle to make posting to this blog could be slowed down. The Finnish government announced on Monday nationwide school closures in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Read more on the following aricles: Finland closes

Finland promises to offers free AI education to every EU citizen

https://www.reaktor.com/blog/democratizing-ai-finland-offers-free-ai-education-to-every-eu-citizen/ Finland has promised to provide European citizens with free access to the Elements of AI, the groundbreaking online course made by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki. The course will be made available in all the official EU languages. This initiative by the Finnish Presidency aims to respond to the challenges posed by the