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Warsaw Rising

by Eric Mietz

When I traveled to Warsaw, Poland for the first time three years ago, I found myself in the middle of a dynamic social and cultural landscape, an environment that was in the midst of a transition. 589 more words

Europe

London must move faster on air pollution

Thanks to European judges, the UK government may be taking a closer interest in Boris Johnson’s strategy for cleaning London’s air. A case wonin the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by environmental group Client Earth has increased the legal pressure for Britain’s big cities to bring down the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) spewed in them by diesel engines and inhaled in them by human beings. 726 more words

Air Quality

A few days in Berlin

A few days in Berlin will probably not be enough to get to know this fascinating city but, it will give enough time to see all the main sights and maybe take a short trip out of town. 1,072 more words

Travel

The Top 10 Eurovision Song Contest Entries From The 1990s

Russell across at theverybesttop10.com has allowed me to do yet another guest post on his amazing site so I thought I would give a rundown of my favourite entries from the 1990s. 746 more words

Music

Recommendations: Kraków

Kraków (pronounced crack-ov), the second largest city in Poland, completely charmed me, retaining a lot of its original, unique Polish aesthetic all throughout the city, and the Old Town is well-preserved, retaining most of the original structures that were built before the 18th century. 811 more words

Europe

Jolla's Open Source iPad Alternative Raises More Than $1M In Two Days' Crowdfunding

Late last week Finnish mobile startup Jolla launched a crowdfunding campaign for a tablet running its open source Sailfish OS, smashing past its initial funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours. 317 more words

TC

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Compatibility across different platforms is without doubt a key consideration for creating seamless handsets if one intends to reach out to a significant portion of users. There certainly appears to be a huge potential for open source software in spite of initial negative propositions against oss. Incredible observations and insights. And what a success story for Jolla!

Barcelona, Spain

In Barcelona we arrived at 9pm and found that our host had ditched us. We decided to go get a hostel. Luckily we were able to get one downtown. 204 more words

Europe