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Crime

Calif. considers becoming sanctuary state

California state legislators on Tuesday advanced a bill that would make the entire state a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, in defiance of …

Immigration

'The outlier thing didn't work out' — Biotech CEOs reflect on Theranos' impact on the industry

The blood-testing company once carried a $9 billion valuation and the promise of running multiple tests on just a single drop of blood.<p>But, starting in October 2015, cracks began to show, calling into question its science and its transparency. By the end of last year, a northern California lab was …

Biotechnology

Intel Stock Hits 16-Year High On Q4 Beat And Raise

<b>Intel</b> (INTC) shares hit a 16-year high on Friday, a day after the world's top chipmaker posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and guided …

Investing

Trump's education nominee is a Theranos investor

Business<p>Another name emerges as a Theranos investor: Trump education nominee Betsy DeVos<p>B<p>illionaire Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s …

Theranos’ downfall due to elaborate $4M conspiracy, investor says | Ars Technica

Last remaining defender goes to bat for company as more blunders come to light.<p>It’s been a rough couple of years for Elizabeth Holmes, CEO and …

Venture Capital

Intel's Sandra Lopez on Why Women Don't Need to Be "Empowered"

"Empowerment is to give the power to someone else—I have the power within myself to live my life and my dreams."<p>The most intriguing stories of womanhood are ones that involve change, where the main character develops and grows, reacting to her experiences and challenges (plus, being the same all …

Theranos closed its last remaining blood-testing lab after it reportedly failed an inspection

Theranos closed its last remaining blood-testing facility after the lab reportedly failed a regulatory inspection, according to a Wall Street Journal report.<p>The company, once valued at $9 billion, is shifting its focus to a portable ‘lab on chip’ virus-detection box after its blood-testing …

Genetic Engineering

Here's What We Learned From a Confidential Theranos Pitch Deck

Theranos began just like any other startup: with PowerPoints asking for money.<p>Before the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> feature that portrayed its technology as …

Theranos

Theranos could face new sanctions after failures at second lab

Theranos Inc. failed a second major U.S. regulatory inspection of its laboratory facilities, people familiar with the situation said, a setback the …

Theranos

Intel wants to change the way you shop in stores

The chipmaker plans to invest $100 million to bring internet-of-things tech to the retail industry.<p>Intel wants to use the internet of things to improve the experience of shopping in stores. You know, actual brick-and-mortar stores. Remember those?<p>Intel plans to invest more than $100 million over …

Internet of Things

Theranos just made another major leadership change

The embattled blood-testing company recruited a technology advisory board, which will serve alongside Theranos' existing scientific and medical advisory board. Theranos also recently revamped its boards of directors and counselors, and notable names including Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, and …

Genetic Engineering

Mark Zuckerberg will testify in a $2 billion lawsuit that claims the VR startup he bought was based on stolen tech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in court on Tuesday, January 17 for a potentially explosive lawsuit that claims the Oculus VR startup he acquired for $2 billion was based on stolen technology.<p>The more than two-year-old suit against Facebook by game maker Zenimax has culminated with a …

Virtual Reality

Report: Arizona prepares to sue blood-testing company Theranos for fraud

PHOENIX — Arizona is making steps to sue the blood-testing company Theranos Inc. for fraud, which could make it the first government agency to do so, …

The Clinton Foundation Shuts Down Clinton Global Initiative

On January 12, a WARN notice was filed with the New York Department of Labor—the main office of the Clinton Global Initiative would be closing<p>The …

South Korea

Arizona plans to sue Theranos over faulty blood tests

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is soliciting outside legal counsel to pursue a consumer fraud lawsuit against the beleaguered blood testing startup Theranos, according to a document posted on the state’s procurement website.<p>Brnovich has so far declined to comment on any action, but the …

Genetic Engineering

Theranos fires 41% of staffers

Troubled blood testing startup Theranos is downsizing yet again.<p>Theranos said on Friday it has fired 155 employees -- about 41% of its current workforce.<p>In October, it laid off 340 employees across Arizona, California and Pennsylvania when it closed its clinical labs and Theranos Wellness …

Genetic Engineering

Porn is back at CES, but good luck finding it

In the far reaches of the Las Vegas Convention Center's South Hall, beyond booths full of off-brand robots, massage chairs, power strips and hoverboards (presumably not the exploding kind), is a row of conference rooms, marked only by white placards with red numerals signifying you're in the right …

Flight Attendants Reveal All The Places You Don’t Want to Touch on a Plane

<i>This article originally appeared on travelandleisure.com.</i><p>When you work in an industry everybody uses, you learn a lot of information the general …

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) touts VR at CES - Portland Business Journal

By Malia Spencer <br>– Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal<p>Jan 4, 2017, 7:12pm PST<p>Intel makes chips and sells those chips to other technology …

It’s Still a Mad, Mad California | National Review

Coastal elites set rules for others, exempt themselves, and tolerate rampant lawlessness from illegal aliens.<p>One reason for the emergence of outsider …

Jerry Brown

14 charts that will remind you — no matter how you felt about 2016 — that the world is getting better every day

Over at the site Our World in Data, economist Max Roser has been putting together a compendium of charts and briefs that reveal the state of our world.<p>Roser's data tell an uplifting story. The world is the safest, richest, most connected, and most highly-educated it's ever been.<p>Here are some of the …

Steven Pinker

When city retirement pays better than the job - Los Angeles Times

One in four El Monte residents lives in poverty. Yet taxpayers pay a steep price to fund bonus pensions and other perks for city workers.<p>James Mussenden doesn’t bring up his pension in casual conversation. No point getting his golf partners’ blood boiling.<p>The retired city manager of El Monte …

The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

If Drone Swarms Are the Future, China May Be Winning

Why use one drone when you can use one hundred?<p>Although large Predator and Reaper drones are the face of modern militaries, drone swarms—dozens of fixed-wing drones flying in coordinated formation— could be the future of unmanned combat. And if these aerobatic flock of drones are in our future, …

Atherton, Palo Alto crack Top 10 priciest ZIP codes in nation

The 25 priciest ZIP codes in the country are top-heavy with Bay Area addresses: Nine of the glitziest concentrations of residential real estate are …

Silicon Valley

Trump hates wind turbines even more than he hates women he deems unattractive.

Or so a new cache of letters reveals. Earlier this year, Alex Salmond, who was Scottish First Minister from 2007 to 2014, told Huffington Post U.K. …

Wind Power
Donald Trump

8 things happy couples do every day

Care and maintenance make a relationship stronger — and better in every way.<p>A close, loving relationship with a partner is something most people look …

Relationships