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Will a 'Lithium Rush' From California's Salton Sea Fund Its Environmental Remediation?

There's a polluted 343-square-mile lake known as "the Salton Sea," about 150 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times calls it California's "largest and most troubled lake," after a recent visit with biogeochemist Timothy Lyons. But is it about to experience a change of fortune? "The big problem at the Salton Sea is intermingled with that organic brown layer on top — and to be honest, it's scary," said Lyons, 63. "It's loaded with pesticides and heavy metals — molybdenum, cadmium...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tech, Earth, Times, San Andreas Fault, Los Angeles Times, Lyons, Ruiz, Salton Sea, Frank Ruiz, Timothy Lyons, Lithium Valley Commission


California Port Truckers 'Drowning' in Supply Chain Inefficiencies

Despite recent reports that congestion issues are easing on the water at California's major ports, drayage truckers claim this isn't the case for them -- as long wait times, a flawed appointment system and other efficiency issues continue to plague marine terminal operators in the state. From a report: As Port of Oakland officials are urging ocean carriers to add direct services to their port to help relieve supply chain bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, truckers whose live...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tech, Long Beach, Oakland, Southern California, Oakland All, Bill Aboudi, AB Trucking, Aboudi


Roblox Sues YouTuber For $1.6 Million Over Terrorizing Kids Platform

Roblox is taking notorious YouTuber Benjamin "Ruben Sim" Simon to court over his alleged attacks on the gaming social media platform and its young fans. A lawsuit filed in California court on Tuesday wants the longtime banned player to pay $1.6 million in damages and stop harassing Roblox employees and players. From a report: First reported by Polygon, the lawsuit contains a number of allegations against Simon, who has been making and profiting from Roblox videos since 2010. Those videos run the...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Tech, Simon, Roblox, YouTuber Benjamin Ruben Sim Simon


Apple, Nordstrom stores hit in latest smash-and-grab robberies

An Apple and Nordstrom were robbed on Wednesday in California, the latest in a string of smash-and-grab robberies that have spurred an increasingly hard-line response from officials. #nordstrom #robberies
Tags: Apple, Nordstrom, California, Apple Nordstrom


Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas, Elon Musk's new home base

Construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.Mike Blake/Reuters Construction for Tesla's new factory in Austin, Texas, began in the summer of last year. Filings with Texas authorities showed the electric vehicle company will spend over $1 billion on the project. The project is expected to create 10,000 jobs. Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.Construction filings with the Texas ...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Musk, San Francisco Bay Area, Gigafactory


Watch NASA Crash a Spacecraft Into An Asteroid

If all goes as planned, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will launch early Wednesday morning "to test whether slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid can nudge it into a different trajectory," reports The New York Times. "Results from the test, if successful, will come in handy if NASA and other space agencies ever need to deflect an asteroid to save Earth and avert a catastrophic impact." From the report: The DART spacecraft is scheduled to lift off a...
Tags: Dart, California, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Vandenberg, SpaceX Falcon, Dimorphos, Vandenberg Space Force Base, New York Times Results


California Moves To Recommend Delaying Algebra To 9th Grade Statewide

California is in the process of approving new guidelines for math education in public schools that "pushes Algebra 1 back to 9th grade, de-emphasizes calculus, and applies social justice principles to math lessons," writes Joe Hong via the San Francisco Standard. The new approach would have been approved earlier this month but has been delayed due to the attention and controversy it has received. Here's an excerpt from the report: When Rebecca Pariso agreed to join a team of educators tasked in ...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Tech, California Department of Education, San Francisco Unified School District, Joe Hong, Rebecca Pariso, Dianne Wilson


Apple is suing a company that makes iPhone-hacking software and notifying a 'small number of users that it discovered may have been targeted'

An Israeli woman uses her iPhone in front of the building housing the Israeli NSO group, on August 28, 2016, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images Apple filed a lawsuit against NSO and its parent company Q Cyber Technologies. The iPhone maker says that the software company's Pegasus tool was used against Apple customers. Earlier this month, the US Commerce Department blacklisted NSO for "malicious cyber activities." Apple filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the spyware fir...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Trends, Cybersecurity, Spyware, Lawsuits, Pegasus, University of Toronto, Herzliya, US Commerce Department, Craig Federighi, NSO, Citizen Lab, Tech Insider, Getty Images Apple


Apple told the SEC it doesn't silence employees regarding workplace harassment or discrimination. New whistleblower documents show that isn't true.

Apple whistleblower Cher Scarlett.With permission from Cher Scarlett A whistleblower's nondisclosure agreement with Apple brings new scrutiny to SEC proposal.  The document demonstrates the lengths Apple will go to silence former employees.  "If we can't hold the biggest company in the world accountable, who can we?" Lawyers for Apple spelled out precisely what they wanted engineer Cher Scarlett to say following her recent departure from the company, limiting her words to only: "After...
Tags: Apple, Pinterest, California, Trends, Tech, SEC, Silicon Valley, Hull, National Labor Relations Board, Whistleblower, NIA, Scarlett, NDA, Matt Drange, Apple Insider, Ifeoma Ozoma


SCOTT GALLOWAY: Higher education in the US has become un-American

Galloway says the rising costs of higher education is disastrous for lower- and middle-income Americans.Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway discussed how inflation impacts access to colleges and universities.  In 1980 a gallon of gasoline cost $1.19. Today it's $3.41, a 2.7% annual in...
Tags: Google, Utah, Texas, California, Massachusetts, US, America, Trends, Yale, Ncaa, University of Florida, UC, Usc, Black, Ucla, Andy


The Amazon Lobbyists Who Kill US Consumer Privacy Protections

In recent years, Amazon has killed or undermined privacy protections in more than three dozen bills across 25 states, as the e-commerce giant amassed a lucrative trove of personal data on millions of American consumers. From a report: Amazon executives and staffers detail these lobbying victories in confidential documents reviewed by Reuters. In Virginia, the company boosted political donations tenfold over four years before persuading lawmakers this year to pass an industry-friendly privacy bil...
Tags: Amazon, California, Virginia, India, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, Carney, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Alexa, Reuters, Jay Carney, Washington Amazon


Former Biden aide helped Amazon kill off dozens of privacy laws nationwide, leaked documents show

Jay Carney, former White House press secretary, has worked for Amazon since 2015.AP Leaked documents reveal how a former US press secretary helped Amazon kill privacy regulations. Jay Carney's lobbying division has swelled to more than 250 staff members since 2015.  Reuters reported that Amazon killed or undermined protections in over 36 bills across 25 states. A trove of leaked internal documents has revealed how a former aide to US President Joe Biden helped Amazon stave off the threat ...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, California, Washington, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Carney, Biden, Lobbying, Alexa, Reuters, Obama White House


These Googlers stepped it up for Walktober

Yousuf Fauzan’s mother knew she’d be on the phone a lot this October. Every day during the month, she’d talk to her son for hours as he paced around his home in California. “She would get irritated, she would disconnect the call, then I’d call again 15 minutes later.”Calling his mom — and pretty much everyone he knows — was how Yousuf, a YouTube software engineer, passed the time while getting his steps in for “Walktober,” Google’s annual employee walking competition. “I don’t talk to people on ...
Tags: Google, California, San Francisco, Middle East, Mountain View, Googlers, Greg, Tiffany, Cambridge Massachusetts, Ziad, Yousuf, Ziad Reslan, Michelle Budzyna, Yousuf Fauzan, Tiffany Bartish Katz, Walktober


Progressive Insurance Reviews, Coverage, & More (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Progressive Auto Insurance In Our Opinion: As a household name, Progressive offers auto, motorcycle, and recreational vehicle insurance in all 50 states. The company sells unique coverage options in addition to its standard suite of products, but price inconsistencies and negative customer service reviews may deter drivers. We’ve named Progressive “Best for High-Risk Drivers” bec...
Tags: Google, Utah, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Car Insurance, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts


CarShield Reviews: Cost, Coverage & More (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. CarShield Extended Warranty Review In Our Opinion: In its 16 years of business, CarShield has covered over 1 million vehicles and its administrators have paid out over $1 billion in claims. What makes CarShield such a popular provider? We think it's the company's below-average prices and flexible month-to-month coverage plans. Industry Standing ...
Tags: Google, California, Research, Best, Diamond, Autos, Tbs, Platinum, Warranty, Don, Mary, Lee, BBB, Endurance, Better Business Bureau BBB, American Auto Shield


CARCHEX: Reviews, Costs, & Coverage (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. CARCHEX Review In Our Opinion: CARCHEX is an industry leader that has over 20 years of experience. We've named this company Best for Used Cars because of its many plans geared toward high-mileage vehicles. In addition, CARCHEX will cover many cars up to 250,000 odometer miles. Industry Standing ...
Tags: Google, California, Research, Best, Autos, Honda, Mercedes, Better Business Bureau, Edmunds, Warranty, BBB, Raleigh North Carolina, Carfax, Gerald, Baltimore Maryland, Brian H


The 50 best brands, according to millennials

Uniqlo.AP Images Comparably identified millennials' best brands based on ratings from customers aged 25 to 40. The final list includes tech companies, fast-food chains, retail stores, and others. Peloton, Amazon, and Google top the list. Millennials' best 50 brands include social media companies, fast-food chains, and streaming services. Netflix.Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images Comparably identified millennials' favorite brands based on ratings from cu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, New York City, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Nike, Adidas, Tesla, Features, Chicago


10 things in tech you need to know today

Hello. We've got an update on the ongoing turmoil at Activision Blizzard. Plus, after years of making earbuds smaller and less conspicuous, wired headphones are cool again.Let's get to it.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Drew Angerer/Getty Images 1. Activision's CEO reportedly knew about sexual-misconduct allegations for years. According to a bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal, Activision Bl...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, London, Microsoft, California, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Yale, Gm, Patagonia


Revealed: the software that studies your Facebook friends to predict who may commit a crime

Voyager, which pitches its tech to police, has suggested indicators such as Instagram usernames that show Arab pride can signal inclination towards extremismExclusive: LAPD partnered with tech firm that enables secretive online spyingWhat do your Facebook posts, who you follow on Instagram and who you interact with the most on social media say about you? According to the tech startup Voyager Labs, that information could help police figure out if you have committed or plan to commit a crime.Voyag...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, California, US, Los Angeles, US news, Surveillance, US policing, Lapd


10 Things in Politics: Dems wants DOJ to be more aggressive

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go — click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Democrats are frustrated with Merrick Garland's judge-like apolitical style as Biden's attorney generalThe FDA seems ready to OK a booster shot for all adults this weekRepublicans mock Democrats' plans to fight critical-race-theory claim...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, US, San Francisco, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, David, Democrats, Gop


Lucid Air Named MotorTrend Car of the Year

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The Lucid Air, the first model from California-based electric car start-up company Lucid Motors, has been named MotorTrend's 2022 Car of the Year. It's the first time any automaker has won the award with its first car. MotorTrend's panel of judges lauded the Lucid Air for its extraordinary range and efficiency -- some versions can go up to 520 miles on a single charge -- as well as its performance and luxurious interior. In its announcement, MotorTre...
Tags: California, America, Tech, Tesla, Cnn, Epa, Air, Lucid, Lucid Motors, Lucid Air, Peter Rawlinson


Supply Chain Shortages: 10 Things You May Have Trouble Finding In The 2021 Holiday Season

This  2021 holiday season , there’s no shortage of warnings about, well,  shortages . With  several links  in the  supply chain  compromised, consumers are  advised by CEOs on down to shop early  for Christmas and the winter holidays — the better, it is said, to avoid being shut out of everything from tech to turkey. But what specifically should you be on the lookout for? Here’s an overview of 10 products and categories that are said to be feeling the effects of the domestic labor shortage, the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Asia, Nordstrom, Toys, Thanksgiving, Shopping, Microsoft, California, Ebay, Cbs News, Supply Chain, Nike, Walmart, Turkey


Elon Musk is close to selling his final California mansion. Take a look at the $100 million real estate portfolio he's been offloading since vowing to 'own no house.'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images In May 2020, Elon Musk vowed to sell "almost all physical possessions," including his homes. Musk owned at least seven houses worth a combined $100 million, including six mansions in Bel Air. Here's a look at all the homes he's owned and sold, including the final mansion in his portfolio. Elon Musk has built a $279 billion fortune as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and is currently the richest person in the wo...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, California, Life, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Features, Getty Images, Billionaires, Getty


Increasingly Popular Ghost Guns Fuel an 'Epidemic of Violence', says NYT

Untraceable "ghost guns" assembled from parts bought online "can be ordered by gang members, felons and even children," writes the New York Times. They call the guns "increasingly the lethal weapon of easy access around the U.S., but especially California," based on interviews with law enforcement officials in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego and San Francisco: Over the past 18 months, the officials said, ghost guns accounted for 25 to 50 percent of firearms recovered at crime scenes. The vast...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Stockton, Nevada, West Coast, San Diego Police Department, Paul Phillips, Los Angeles Oakland San Diego, Mike Feuer Brian Muhammad


Los Angeles wants to ban iBuying

Amid an ongoing housing shortage and rapid price appreciation, Los Angeles city lawmakers are now searching for ways to thwart iBuyers in their city.
Tags: Technology, California, La, Los Angeles, Regulations, Regulation, Radio, Zillow, Redfin, Industry News, Phoenix, Housing Shortage, Select, Opendoor, Nury Martinez, iBuyer


Apple-1 Computer Fetches $400,000 At US Auction

The Apple-1, one of Apple's first computers, fetched $400,000 at auction in the U.S. earlier this week. Slashdot reader schwit1 first shared the news with us. The BBC reports: The rare Hawaiian koa wood-cased Apple-1 -- still functioning -- is one of only 200 made and sold in kit form. The computer has only had two owners, a college professor and his student to whom he sold the machine for $650, said John Moran Auctioneers in California. The sale included user manuals and Apple software on two c...
Tags: Apple, New York, California, US, Tech, Bbc, Slashdot, Wozniak, Bonhams, John Moran


MoviePass Might Return In 2022

MoviePass co-founder Stacy Spikes successfully bought back the company out of bankruptcy and wants to relaunch it next year. Insider reports: Spikes had placed a bid of an undisclosed amount to the trustee handling the bankruptcy of Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY), the former parent company of MoviePass. "I can confirm that we acquired MoviePass out of bankruptcy on Wednesday," Spikes said in a statement to Insider. "We are thrilled to have it back and are exploring the possibility of relau...
Tags: New York, California, Tech, Ftc, Helios, Lowe, Spikes, Stacy Spikes, Matheson Analytics HMNY, HMNY HMNY, Hamet Watt, FTC SEC, June Farnsworth


A "Duty" to Minimize Taxes?

Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the “duty” of CEOs to minimize corporate taxes: CNBC’s Jim Cramer came to the defense of Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday, arguing that Apple’s CEO has a duty to minimize the company’s corporate tax liabilities. Cramer said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street”: “One of the things I did take seriously when I was in law school was taxes. The main thing you learn is that tax avoidance is everybody’s . . . duty. You’re supposed to try to avoid.” Cramer graduated fr...
Tags: Apple, Law, California, Court, Tim Cook, Ohio, Dodge, Seinfeld, Delaware, Cnbc, Sutherland, Gregory, Adams, Harvard Law School, Potter, Hughes


Links: Field tripping in Nevada, mostly along I-80 and Highway 50

A River Runs through It [link to download], ESW 2016, E-59 NBMG: Truckee River Reno to Pyramid Lake1915 Pleasant Valley earthquake centennial field trip guidebook: A public field trip to visit the largest earthquake in Nevada's history [link to download] E-58 NBMG: 50 miles south of WinnemuccaFire and Ice—Geology of the Mount Rose quadrangle, Lake Tahoe, and the Carson Range [link to download pdf], ESW 2015, E-57 NBMG: Galena Creek Visitor Center to Incline VillageCarson Rocks! A Sesquicentennia...
Tags: Google, California, Earthquake, America, Links, Earth, Mining, Geology, Volcanoes, Trinity, Nevada, Highway 50, Fossils, Reno, Roadside, Faults


How To Spy On Your Competitors

Hey guys, Matt the Intern here! Today I’m going to explain how to spy on your competitors. This is the legal style of monitoring marketing activities, not the illegal spying you see in movies. Here are three websites that we used for a client when they wanted to know what a competitor in California did for their online advertising: Compete.com semrush SpyFu First we entered the competitor's website address into Compete.com, this showed us a 24 month history of how many u...
Tags: Google, California, Marketing, Matt, Jay Berkowitz, TenGoldenRules.com



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