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An insider's cultural guide to Tartu: Estonia's intellectual heart

Film buffs, jazz and post-soviet femininity are top of the agenda in the country’s second largest city

Tiny Baltic state Estonia plans big plunge into wind power

The North Sea may be a prime spot for wind parks, but Estonia is betting it can build and maintain turbines for less. The small nation is pushing …

Renewable Energy

Estonia Embraces Uber and Taxify As First European Country To Legalize And Regulate Ride-Sharing

It would be fair to say that traditional London and Parisian taxi drivers are not particular fans of the sharing economy. There have been violent protests in both cities to protect their vocations against the disruption of Uber to their business.<p>In London, Black Cab drivers have to endure at least …

Top ten things to do in Estonia | Travel Feature

<i>From the cultured capital of Tallinn to the winter-playground that is Otepää, here are ten of our favourite things to do in Estonia.</i><p>Admire the beauty …

Watch how quick it is to vote in the most advanced democracy on earth, Estonia

In Estonia, it takes voters less than a few minutes to vote for president on their mobile phones. The technology for super-quick electronic voting exists, but its available in only a few countries around in the world.<p>Estonia’s Prime Minister explained in a YouTube video how easy it is to …

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A one-day sightseeing guide to Tallinn in Estonia

<i>If you are visiting Tallinn for a short time or perhaps as part of a cruise excursion, you’ll want to use your limited time to make the most of the</i> …

Picture of the Day: The Oldest Tree in Estonia

Seen here is the famous Tamme-Lauri oak, the thickest and oldest tree in Estonia, located in Urvaste Parish, Võru County. The height of the tree is …

In case of a Russian invasion, Estonia is uploading its government to the cloud

As anybody who has ever had a computer virus or hard drive crash knows, the best defense for online attacks is a good back-up. Or lots and lots of back-ups, stashed in several different locations.<p>That’s essentially the plan that Estonia is contemplating for its entire digital infrastructure. The …

Russia

Is Estonia really the least religious country in the world?

Estonia and the Czech Republic are the two nations that often claim to be the least religious in Europe. And they seem to be proud of their unbelief. According to the census of 2000, 29% of the total population considered themselves as adherents of some religion. Almost 14% of them were Lutherans …

Estonia’s lessons for Europe | Financial Times

The view from Toompea hill over Tallinn bay and the Old Town of Estonia’s capital is justly considered one of the glories of the Baltic region. …

Tallinn, Estonia Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions

Five Reasons Why Big Data Isn't Enough

Here are 5 reasons why Big Data no longer can stand alone, and why the future is likely to always include Small Data:<p>Big Data analyzes the past – and …

9 must watch big data technologies along with Hadoop!

Today emerging big data technology firm focused on helping enterprises build breakthrough software solutions powered by disruptive enterprise …

Big Data

Apple Watch sequel reportedly includes cellular data

One of the biggest gripes with the now year-old Apple Watch is that it's not very useful away from your iPhone. You can keep track of a run and do a few things on WiFi, but not much more than that. However, that could all change when the sequel rolls around. <i>Wall Street Journal</i> sources hear that the …

30 companies are now making self-driving cars

There are now 30 companies involved in the development of autonomous vehicles, according to research from analyst firm CB Insights.<p>The companies were identified using CB Insights' investment, acquisition, and partnership data.<p>Apple, Google, and Uber are among the tech heavyweights looking to cash …

Autonomous Cars

The Apple Watch is winning in the battle of fitness trackers

Consumers are ditching their fitness trackers for the added functionality of smartwatches. And as smartwatches become increasingly easy to use and affordable, they will capture an even greater share of the wearables market, driving down demand for fitness- and activity-tracking bands, like the …

Smartwatches

How different networking standards are competing to connect the Internet of Things

BI Intelligence's new IoT Networks Report examines these different networking technologies, their pros and cons, and how well they are positioned for future growth in the IoT market. We also outline how different networks are best suited for connecting specific types of IoT devices, including …

Internet of Things

Report: the iPhone 6s will get 'always-on' Siri mode

As usual before an Apple event (which is today, in case you've been cave-bound), the rumor mill is churning out new information. We're now hearing that Apple TV will run an all-new operating system called osTV, based on iOS 9, according to <i>9 to 5 Mac</i>. It'll reportedly carry a similar interface to …

Are You Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term used to describe an environment in which billions of objects, such as mechanical devices, refrigerators, washers, air conditioners and even industrial production machines, can sense, predict, communicate and share information with each other automatically. …

How the Internet of Things is becoming the 'Internet of Commerce’

The 29th Mobile World Congress is in full swing, and amid the flurry of new device announcements, the main conversation piece in Barcelona has been …

This startup plans to protect airports by taking over rogue drones in midair

Legislators are considering new rules that would explicitly allow such technology<p>After graduating from MIT with a degree in computer science, Grant Jordan spent four years at the United States Air Force acquiring a particular set of skills, skills that make him very dangerous to drones like this. …

In pictures: Your spring travels on Instagram

Spring has sprung (a few snow showers notwithstanding), so we asked our Instagram followers to post their best photos of the season with the hashtag …

A map of the world's currencies, and how they compare to the USD

The value of currency differs across the world and often change over time. The currency exchange rate converts the value of one form of currency into another.<p>Knowledge of this rate is especially useful when traveling to different countries. In a recent article released by Reuters, currency market …

Great Britain

The Power of Train Travel

I blame luggage for all my troubles on trains — whether I’m whizzing down to Washington, D.C. or wending my way through Wallonia. I try to avoid clunking other passengers in the head with my elbow as I navigate tight aisles and haul my wheeled carry on over my head, but it’s not easy.<p>Despite these …

15 Last-Minute Spring Break Deals You Can Book on Your Phone

‘Yes, I’m hitting you. So what?’

DELAYS are frustrating for any air traveller. But some passengers at this airport responded to the news so badly they ended up in handcuffs.

Travelers

Holiday travel secrets of the pros

If you’re panicked about traveling over the next couple months, you’re in good company.<p>That’s because Thanksgiving. Christmas and New Year's are …

How Not to be Stupid While Traveling

After dinner my first night in Split, Croatia, I started back to my hotel only to realize I had no idea what the name of it was or where it was located. It was one of those moments that was hilarious at first, but quickly became a "situation" I had to deal with if I ever wanted to be reunited with …

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