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01.29.18
“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
Albert Einstein



 

Grammys 2018 Winners: The Full List  This year’s Grammys are hosted by James Corden. JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Lorde, and Childish Gambino lead the nominations. JAY-Z garnered the most nods with eight in total. His 4:44 album is up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is also up for the same categories; Kendrick has seven nominations.  - Pitchfork

Nine intriguing facts about Ingvar Kamprad and his IKEA empire   Ingvar Kamprad, the entrepreneur who created IKEA, died on Saturday. Here are some surprising facts about the quirky Swedish tycoon and the low-cost furniture revolution he began.   - Quartz

Who said what at Davos 2018  From comments on global trade, the depreciation of the dollar and women's rights, the World Economic Forum has made headlines once again. CNBC takes a look at the most memorable quotes over the past few days from the snowy Swiss Alpine resort of Davos.  - CNBC

Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Call for More Regulation  At 2:57 a.m. on Friday morning in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. Three days later, the theft of nearly $500 million in digital tokens is still reverberating through cryptocurrency markets and policy circles around the world.  - Bloomberg

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company. The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to record their exercise and share it with others.  - The Guardian

ATM makers warn of 'jackpotting' hacks on U.S. machines  Diebold Nixdorf Inc and NCR Corp, two of the world’s largest ATM makers, have warned that cyber criminals are targeting U.S. cash machines with tools that force them to spit out cash in hacking schemes known as “jackpotting.”  - Reuters

Amateur astronomer discovers a revived NASA satellite  WAfter years in darkness, a NASA satellite is phoning home. Some 12 years since it was thought lost because of a systems failure, NASA’s Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) has been discovered, still broadcasting, by an amateur astronomer.  - Science

 
   My Year of Living Ignorantly: I Entered a News Blackout The Day Trump Was Elected
"Being a news junkie made me simmering with rage. Unplugging from the media made me feel better, but is it a cop out?"
  Most of What You're Going to Read Today is Pointless
We spend hours consuming news because we want to be well informed. But is that time well spent? News is by definition something that doesn’t last. And as news has become easier to distribute and cheaper to produce, the quality has decreased.
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