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Artist of the week (Video): Ewert and the Two Dragons

Ewert and The Two Dragons is an Estonian indie-rock band whose line-up consists of vocalist Ewert Sundja, guitarist Erki Pärnoja, drummer Kristjan Kallas, and bassist Ivo Etti. Their distinctive name came from a movie that Sundja was a fan of and although the name states that there are three people …

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Estonia sends Toomas Hussar’s debut film Mushrooming to Oscars 2013 (Video)

Toomas Hussar’s film Mushrooming will compete for an Academy Award in Best Foreign Film category at Oscars in 2013. The debut feature premiered at Karlovy Vary film festival, before also showing in Toronto International Film Festival. The story follows a politician who tries to take a break from work by mushroom …

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Francis Maude: The cyber-attack against Estonia was a big wake-up call for the world

The British minister in charge of cyber-security, Mr Francis Maude, thinks that the cyber-attack against Estonia in 2007 was a big wake-up call for the world, adding that a balance should be struck between cyber-security and personal freedoms. This article was first published by the Estonian foreign policy magazine Diplomaatia. Interview by …

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Every Estonian schoolchild will soon be able to write their own code and produce software

Estonian Tiger Leap Foundation has launched a program called “ProgeTiiger”, through which Estonian students in grades 1 to 12 will be introduced computer programming and creating web and mobile applications. ProgeTiiger program will start with students in the first grade, which starts around the age of 7 for Estonians. The …

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Tallinn University of Technology establishes Prototron Fund with the aim of supporting innovative ideas

Start-up fund Prototron was established on August 14 with the aim of supporting innovative ideas in making the first finished product or prototype. The fund was established by the Tallinn University of Technology, Swedbank and Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol. Swedbank supports the fund with 120,000 euros during the first three …

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Rise of The Machines – Skype’s co-founder Jaan Tallinn on why we need to give a serious consideration

One of the founding engineers of Skype and Kazaa recently visited Australia to sound a warning to the human race: fasten your seatbelts, as machines are becoming so intelligent that they could pose an existential threat. Jaan Tallinn (40) argues that human-driven technological progress has largely replaced evolution as the dominant force shaping …

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