Category: Technology

Mystery surrounds two daguerreotype photographs found recently in Usti nad Labem municipal museum’s (Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem’s) collection; photos were probably taken around 1845 but museum doesn’t know where they were taken or who the subjects are (Denik) [Social Media Post] 0

Mystery surrounds two daguerreotype photographs found recently in Usti nad Labem municipal museum’s (Muzeum mesta Usti nad Labem’s) collection; photos were probably taken around 1845 but museum doesn’t know where they were taken or who the subjects are (Denik) [Social Media Post]

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Czechnology: Aerotech Czech begins producing parts for Ariane 6 space rocket’s fuel system at new facility in Klatovy, Plzen Region; European Space Agency launch vehicle will feature Czech flag for first time when Ariane 6 test flights begin late next year (2020) (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Czechnology: Aerotech Czech begins producing parts for Ariane 6 space rocket’s fuel system at new facility in Klatovy, Plzen Region; European Space Agency launch vehicle will feature Czech flag for first time when Ariane 6 test flights begin late next year (2020) (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Switching mobile phone operators to become quicker, cheaper and easier if President Zeman signs new amendment to electronic communications act into law; regulations set to come into effect in April of next year (2020) (Lidovky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Switching mobile phone operators to become quicker, cheaper and easier if President Zeman signs new amendment to electronic communications act into law; regulations set to come into effect in April of next year (2020) (Lidovky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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11 of Prague’s 82 speed cameras out of action for months, including some on city’s busiest roads; cameras out of warranty, making penalties legally unenforceable; city government yet to sign new service contract (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

11 of Prague’s 82 speed cameras out of action for months, including some on city’s busiest roads; cameras out of warranty, making penalties legally unenforceable; city government yet to sign new service contract (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Vaclav Havel Airport Prague excludes Chinese technology firms Huawei and ZTE from hardware tender because of security risk; decision follows last year’s (2018’s) warning from Czech government cyber-security agency NUKIB against using those companies’ products (Denik N) [Social Media Post] 0

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague excludes Chinese technology firms Huawei and ZTE from hardware tender because of security risk; decision follows last year’s (2018’s) warning from Czech government cyber-security agency NUKIB against using those companies’ products (Denik N) [Social Media Post]

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Seznam.cz makes tactile maps for the visually impaired available for free download at hapticke.mapy.cz; downloaded files can be printed on special microcapsule paper, using a “fuser” (heating device) to create relief maps; street maps of the entire world available (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Seznam.cz makes tactile maps for the visually impaired available for free download at hapticke.mapy.cz; downloaded files can be printed on special microcapsule paper, using a “fuser” (heating device) to create relief maps; street maps of the entire world available (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Video: Two giant storage tanks are transported by truck from the MICo factory in Trebic, South Moravia, down the country roads of the southern Czech Republic, towards a waiting ship on the Danube in Bratislava; final destination: a power station in the UK (Nova) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Video: Two giant storage tanks are transported by truck from the MICo factory in Trebic, South Moravia, down the country roads of the southern Czech Republic, towards a waiting ship on the Danube in Bratislava; final destination: a power station in the UK (Nova) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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Elderly Japanese woman starts fire in Wencelsas Square hotel after trying to make tea by putting plastic electric kettle on hotplate; no injuries; damage estimated at a thousand crowns (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Elderly Japanese woman starts fire in Wencelsas Square hotel after trying to make tea by putting plastic electric kettle on hotplate; no injuries; damage estimated at a thousand crowns (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Contactless card payments of up to 500 Kc could be rejected at some Czech terminals from Saturday (14 September) as new EU-driven “two-factor authentication” law comes into effect; Czech National Bank warns that many businesses are unprepared for the change; contactless payments for public transport tickets may be affected (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited* 0

Contactless card payments of up to 500 Kc could be rejected at some Czech terminals from Saturday (14 September) as new EU-driven “two-factor authentication” law comes into effect; Czech National Bank warns that many businesses are unprepared for the change; contactless payments for public transport tickets may be affected (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited*

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Cops from Pribram, Central Bohemia, using drones fitted with thermal imaging cameras to stop people camping illegally in environmentally protected CHKO Brdy area (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Cops from Pribram, Central Bohemia, using drones fitted with thermal imaging cameras to stop people camping illegally in environmentally protected CHKO Brdy area (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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