Sweden is rapidly ridding itself of cash, according to industrial technologists at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Currently seeking asylum in London, Assange has reportedly filed papers to run as the WikiLeaks Party's lead candidate in Australia.
The Swedish-based Pirate Bay could soon be hosted in the Swedish parliament, with the country's Pirate Party offering to use a Swedish law which would give the site immunity from prosecution.
In terms of the top tech use of citizens, the UK trails behind the world leader, Sweden, according to the latest chart.
Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have created a rechargeable battery made from cellulose, similar to that in normal paper.
PaidContent.co.uk has had confirmation from Apple that the Spotify iPhone app has been approved and will be available to download 'very soon'.
The Swedish Pirate Party is set to gain a seat in the EU Parliament, according to a recent poll by a Swedish newspaper.
The Pirate Bay founders may be looking at a long appeals process if they're to avoid serving jail time after last week's verdict, but that doesn't seem to have dented support for their cause in Sweden.