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OnePlus 'perfect' smartphone pricing announced

The team creating the OnePlus "perfect" smartphone has ended the speculation on how much the device will cost by releasing base prices for the unit in key territories at launch.
In the Media by James Walker - 1 comment

Dave Tippett to coach Team Canada at IIHF hockey championships

Hockey Canada named Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett as the coach of Team Canada for the 2014 IIHF World Hockey championships to take place in Minsk, Belarus on May 9-25. They made the announcement on Wednesday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

S&P downgrades Finland outlook to 'negative'

Helsinki - Standard and Poor's on Friday downgraded Finland's outlook to "negative," putting a crack in the credit image of one of the few countries to hold the top-notch "AAA" rating.
In the Media by AFP

IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries

Helsinki - British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland. "Prof.
In the Media by AFP

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Russians step up spying in Sweden, war plans in the works?

Sweden’s security agency is warning that Russia has drastically stepped up its espionage efforts in that country, raising disturbing suspicions of a future attack.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Proposed Finnish diamond mine would be Europe’s first

A Finnish mining company has filed the necessary papers seeking government approval to open a diamond mine in that country. If approved, it would become the first diamond mine on the European continent
In the Media by Martin Laine

'Mr. Hockey' Gordie Howe to release autobiography on Oct. 14

The player reputed to have owned the most active elbows in the history of the NHL, and one of hockey's greatest goal scorers, will release his memoir Oct. 14. G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin, made the announcement today.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Former Putin adviser warns his ex-boss has desires on Finland

Stockholm - A former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West is failing to understand Putin’s world view and that the ambitions of Russia’s head of state extend far beyond Crimea.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Finnair may shed hundreds of jobs to cut losses

Helsinki - Finnish national carrier Finnair said Thursday that negotiations were underway with staff that could lead to the loss of 680 jobs.
In the Media by AFP

Nokia says handset sale to Microsoft delayed to April

Helsinki - Finnish telecom company Nokia on Monday said the sale of its handset business to US technology giant Microsoft would be delayed by a few weeks until April 2014.Nokia said that it continued to make progress with Microsoft in the closing conditions and t...
In the Media by AFP

What makes for a good musician's ear?

Helsinki - New studies have delved into humans’ creation and perception of music with interesting results. Is musical ability genetic or does the environment play a part?
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Animal rights campaigners angered as fur comes back into fashion

Millions of fur coats and pelts will be sold for record high prices this March as supermodels begin wearing fur on the catwalk again. The revitalized fashion statement has not gone down too well among animal rights campaigners.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 8 comments

Canada whips Sweden 3-0, takes Sochi Olympic hockey gold

Sidney Crosby scored his first of the tournie and Team Canada outplayed an undermanned Swedish team to win gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Sunday. It was the final day of the Sochi games and Canada's 3-0 win made them its first star.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Finnish reindeer glow at night to prevent accidents

Helsinki - Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said Tuesday."We are hoping that it is so useful that we can use the spray in th...
In the Media by AFP

Team Canada play Latvia Wednesday in quarter-finals hockey game

Latvia scored twice in the first and went on to surprise Switzerland, 3-1 on Tuesday in Sochi and now get the task of taking on Team Canada. The two will meet for the second time ever Wednesday, with the winner moving on to the semi-finals.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Team Canada to play Wednesday vs. winner of Swiss, Latvia game

Canada's 2-1 overtime win over Finland in men's hockey Sunday hands them an easier quarter-final game than a loss would have. Drew Doughty, who scored both goals and has four now, will lead his team against Latvia or Switzerland on Wednesday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Concerted action will secure future of Scotland’s national tree

Forres - Amid much fanfare the native Scots pine was declared Scotland’s national tree, end January, but a leading conservation charity is calling for concerted action to ensure the iconic species has a secure future.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Finnish start-up Supercell reports stellar game rise

Helsinki - Finnish computer game maker Supercell reported on Wednesday a huge leap in sales in 2013, multiplying its annual revenue by eight, thanks to two best-selling games.Founded in 2010, the start-up said in a statement that its revenue in 2013 amounted to 6...
In the Media by AFP

Finnish execs ask for cool cash - from hole in the ice

- Gasping and shivering, entrepreneurs from 26 Finnish startups jumped into near zero-temperature water Friday in one of the most unusual pitches ever for funding.
In the Media by AFP
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