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'You have to be active, that's the whole point'
Magnus Melander and Linda Krondahl of THINGS. Photo: The Local

'You have to be active, that's the whole point'

What if you took a bunch of exciting start-ups and some of Sweden's biggest companies and put them all in the same place? You would get THINGS, a brand new hub designed to fuse software and hardware and creativity with experience. The Local got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour ahead of its launch on Thursday evening. READ  

Swedish pop star pushes for more girls in tech
Robyn (centre) and the other Tekla organizers. Photo: KTH

Swedish pop star pushes for more girls in tech

One of Sweden's most famous pop exports, Robyn, is launching a brand new festival, designed to get more Swedish school girls interested in technology. READ  

New police screening device to spot 'dirty' cars
Best make sure your car is in good standing. Photo: TT

New police screening device to spot 'dirty' cars

Stolen, untaxed, and otherwise banned vehicles can now quickly be spotted by Swedish police, with one hundred police cars around the country newly equipped with high-tech camera devices that automatically scan and identify rogue license plates. READ  

Swedish app teaches children to empathize
An image from Peppy Pals Beach. Photo: Peppy Pals

Swedish app teaches children to empathize

Can empathy be taught? One passionate Iranian-Swedish woman says yes – and she’s proving it with a children’s app full of farm animals. READ  

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'Swedish women are strong and ambitious'

'Swedish women are strong and ambitious'

The second annual Women in Technology conference took place on Friday. The Local spoke to the founder and participants about why such an event is both necessary and popular – even in gender-equal Sweden. READ  

Alfred Nobel's will on display for first time
Alfred Nobel (right). Photo: TT

Alfred Nobel's will on display for first time

Alfred Nobel's will creating the prestigious awards that bear his name will go on public display for the first time in Stockholm next week, a spokeswoman has revealed. READ  

159 miners rescued from fire in central Sweden
Emergency services outside the mine on Tuesday morning. Photo: TT

159 miners rescued from fire in central Sweden

A fire broke out at a mine in Garpenberg in central Sweden at around 9am on Tuesday morning, with 159 people rescued by 10.30am. READ  

Ikea turns furniture into wireless phone chargers
Ikea's design centre in Älmhult. Photo: TT

Ikea turns furniture into wireless phone chargers

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has become the first global budget retailer to launch a set of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices. READ  

Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent spat
Photo: TT

Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent spat

Swedish telecoms group Ericsson announced Friday a lawsuit against US tech giant Apple claiming that its technology was used in iPhones and other wireless devices despite a lapsed licencing agreement. READ  

Escalator return stalled in Swedish capital
Commuters using some of the stationary escalators in Stockholm. Photo: TT

Escalator return stalled in Swedish capital

Commuters in Stockholm are set for more frustration next week, with 39 escalators set to remain switched off at some of the city's busiest underground stations, following an accident a fortnight ago. READ  

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Ten tips for succeeding as a start-up in Sweden

Ten tips for succeeding as a start-up in Sweden

Swedish start-ups seem to be all the rage these days. As the country’s ranks of entrepreneurs continue to grow, The Local offers some tips for establishing a successful Swedish start-up from a company that’s been in the game for decades. READ  

Sweden is second most 'digital' nation in EU
A Swedish father and daughter look at a computer. Photo: Kristin Lidell/Image Bank Sweden

Sweden is second most 'digital' nation in EU

While neighbouring Denmark took the top spot, Sweden was dubbed the second best country in the EU for 'digital performance' on Tuesday as a new Digital Economy and Society index was unveiled. READ  

Self-driving cars on Swedish roads 'by 2017'
You won't have to drive a car like this in the future. Photo: Eric Lund/TT

Self-driving cars on Swedish roads 'by 2017'

Could cars drive themselves in the future? In tech savvy Sweden, this could soon become a reality. Volvo has completed designs for self-driving motors which it plans to put on the road in two years. READ  

Sweden 'behind' in passenger data sharing
Passengers at Stockholm's Arlanda airport following a 2009 bomb scare. Photo: TT

Sweden 'behind' in passenger data sharing

Sweden is in the spotlight for failing to introduce a digital database to help airlines share passenger lists with police, despite EU regulations dating back to 2004, which call for the automatic transfer of customer information. READ  

Broken leg causes 39 escalator meltdown
Some escalators at Stockholm's Central Station have been turned off. Photo: TT

Broken leg causes 39 escalator meltdown

Dozens of escalators remained out of action across the Swedish capital during the Monday evening rush hour after some subway stations decided to take extra precautions following an accident on Saturday. READ  

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