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Underground data center to help heat Helsinki

Excess heat from hundreds of computer servers to be located in the bedrock beneath one of the city's popular tourist sites will be captured and channeled into a system of water-heated pipes used to warm homes.

By Nov. 29, 2009


Playing video games makes opponents think and feel alike

New research out of Finland suggests that empathy may actually provide a competitive advantage to help anticipate an opponent's next move.

By Nov. 21, 2013


China approves Nokia's sale of phone business to Microsoft

The $7.2 billion acquisition had been delayed by the antitrust review, but China's antitrust regulators have approved the deal.

By Apr. 8, 2014


Nokia approves Microsoft sell-off

Nokia shareholders have approved the sale of the Finnish company's mobile phone division to Microsoft.

By Nov. 19, 2013


Nokia, Microsoft to hold New York event on Sept. 5

Nokia and Microsoft will host a press conference in New York on the same day Nokia World kicks off in Helsinki.

By Aug. 15, 2012


Your sleep patterns, now in soundtrack form

To sleep, perchance to dream -- and have those dreams turned into music by new software out of Finland's University of Helsinki.

By Sep. 12, 2012


Go home at Helsinki's airport

A new lounge at Helsinki's airport offers everything you'd expect at home, including a kitchen, living room, and the opportunity to walk around in socks.

By Jan. 26, 2012


DOJ gives OK to Microsoft-Nokia deal

Microsoft's planned $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business wins approval from the Justice Department, but it still has to face the European Union.

By Dec. 2, 2013


Nokia teases global event for Thursday

The company promises an "exciting global announcement" on Thursday, which people can watch online.

By May. 8, 2013


Fill 'er up -- and pay using facial recognition

A Finnish company claims to be developing an instant checkout system that snaps your mug to access your cloud-based wallet. All you have to do is hit a button confirming the purchase.

By Jul. 24, 2013