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Sometimes writers take the long way around. PragueLife contributor Andrew Giarelli did just that with his new literary thriller The Talking Statues, published by Vienna’s danzig&unfried.   Giarelli, a journalism and literature professor at Prague’s Anglo-American University, had been researching a book on Rome’s “talking statues” since 2002. The 500-year-old tradition of anonymous satires on the news, posted on six different statues, led him down one path and then another, and another…. “It felt like I would never finish,” Giarelli recalls. “I went to Rome almost every summer for a month, first from my home in Portland, Oregon and then from Prague when I moved here to teach.” He gave conference papers and public lectures on how street poets fromRead more.

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Tech start-up Nimble Energy introduces Nimbee, an electricity-on-demand service for out-of-home EV charging. Pilot operations will start in the first EU city, Prague, this summer. Prague, February 8, 2021 – The Czech tech start-up Nimble Energy aims to simplify the life of electric vehicle owners by bringing charging-electricity to wherever they need it. Focusing on high-capacity mobile storage and charging stations in the last three years, Nimble Energy is introducing an industry-first on-demand electricity delivery service. Nimbee, the first customer-centric system, is based on a 50 cm small, 40 kW charging power mobile battery developed by the Czech and Swiss experts. It can fully charge a medium-size car with European CCS connectors or Asian CHAdeMO within an hour. The officialRead more.

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Reading to kids has always been an incredibly important activity both for children and adults. A Czech startup Readmio wants to elevate this experience by bringing fairytales to life with sounds and music that respond directly to the parent’s voice. With this mobile application, they want to help parents read to their kids and instill love of reading. Using modern speech recognition technology, Readmio has been able to create a new and unique bonding experience. As the stories are read, the application follows along and plays sounds and music at exactly the right time in the story. With a collection of over 150 stories from around the world, Readmio currently offers stories in English, Czech and Slovak. The application, whichRead more.