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01.09.18
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
-Alvin Toffler, 1970
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A Legend Is Born: Alabama Freshman Tua Tagovailoa Leads Epic Title-Game Comeback  Tua Tagovailoa will always be a fixture of Alabama lore. His final throw will be embedded in the back of Alabama fans' brains—a 41-yard touchdown strike that landed perfectly in the outstretched arms of wideout DeVonta Smith in overtime over Georgia, giving Alabama a walk-off 26-23 victory in the national championship. - Bleacher Report

Historic Korea Meeting Makes Olympic Progress, but North Balks at Nuclear Talk  South and North Korea started their first official face-to-face talks in two years on Tuesday, with hopes that discussions could ease tensions on the peninsula stemming from Pyongyang’s nuclear-weapons program. - Wall Street Journal

GoPro has hired JP Morgan to put itself up for sale  No sale is assured, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private, and GoPro is not in any active talks with a buyer. It's unclear if there is an interested acquiror for the company. GoPro declined to comment. - CNBC

Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination  A former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views. - Reuters

U.S. Spy Satellite Believed Lost After SpaceX Mission Fails  An expensive, highly classified U.S. spy satellite is presumed to be a total loss after it failed to reach orbit atop a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. rocket on Sunday, according to industry and government officials. - Wall Street Journal

ony’s $30,000 4K projector is its crowning CES achievement  If your home theater setup is so advanced and pricey that you scoff at the thought of buying a high-end OLED TV, Sony has the perfect thing for you. Tonight at CES, the company announced the 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector (LSPX-A1). It ships this spring for $30,000. - The Verge

China plans to kill most of the world’s bitcoin mining operations  The Chinese government will end bitcoin mining operations in the coming months, Bloomberg reported over the weekend, a move that could have a massive impact on the price of the world’s biggest digital currency. - VICE

Amazon wants you to talk to Alexa in your car, even when you're not online  On Monday, Amazon introduced Alexa Onboard technology, which lets users access the Alexa voice assistant through their car's infotainment system. That means drivers or passengers can play music, ask for directions or get other information simply by speaking to the car's audio system. - Alexa
 
  The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the Future in 2018.
by Paul Collins
Some of the predictions were spot on, and some were so wildly off as to be fairly hilarious.  "Manmade hurricanes launched at enemy fleets." "A data bank that can be queried at any time..." It's the future, man.
 Face Mask of the Future? This Gadget Promises Less Goo, More Tech
by Rina Raphael
< That was one of the most obvious GIF choices we've had to make in a storied career of GIF choosing.
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