The spam to end all spam

MAY 25, 2018 will forever be the day that people got the most spam, ever. It all started a few days earlier but came to a head on the last Friday of May, when we started receiving dozens upon dozens of emails informing us in a variety of shapes and forms about the new data protection laws, known by ...

TECH Gadgets to watch: The Magic Carpet

Polish company Funtronic, launched in 2014, is the producer and distributor of The Magic Carpet, an innovative teaching aid in the form of interactive projection system that can be used on the floor and on tables. The Magic Carpet incorporates a set of multimedia exercises, games and physical activi...

YouTube CEO visits Poland. Gets Polish passport

Susan Wójcicki, CEO of YouTube, visited Poland and renewed her Polish passport. Wójcicki is the daughter of Polish-American physics professor Stanley Wójcicki, and granddaughter of Franciszek Wójcicki who was a Polish MP between 1947-52. Her grandmother Janina, moved to the US in 1949, while her the...

Penderecki wins Grammy

Polish contemporary composer, Krzysztof Penderecki has won the Grammy award for the best choral performance with his Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1, recorded by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. This is his fifth Grammy, having previously won in 1988,1999, 2001 and 2013.

Polish automotive icon cherished by Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is, apparently, is a fan of a Polish creation that is well-known and loved by automobile aficionados – the famous Maluch (small Fiat) vehicle. The city of Bielsko-Biała ordered a 43-year-old Fiat 126p, to be delivered as a gift to the two-time Oscar winner, according to city spokesperson M...

Łodz got Poland’s first electric trams 118 years ago

On December 23, 1898 the city of Łodz put the first trams in Poland into service, and they were not pulled by horses. The 350 electric trams operating each day transported people, coal and other goods from train stations to factories, as well as around the city, according to a historical report from...

Witcher composer tops Spotify list

Music streaming service Spotify has released the list of the most streamed Polish artists abroad. First place went to Marcin Przybyłowicz who created the soundtrack for the Polish video game blockbuster The Witcher 3. Second are metal giants Behemoth, while third spot is occupied by movie soundtrack...

PKP Intercity promoting Senior’s Day

On Monday, November 14, anyone over the age of 60 is eligible to receive a 30 percent discount on all Intercity trains. The reduced fare applies to both 1st and 2nd class tickets and is available online as well as at ticket kiosks in rail stations. Additionally, a discount of 37 percent is now avail...