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How thrifting at one of these Salt Lake City stores can be good for the environment

How thrifting at one of these Salt Lake City stores can be good for the environment

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:01am

Thrifting has long been championed by both the money-conscious and the vintage fashion-oriented, but repurposed clothing has also become popular among environmentalists seeking to reduce waste in the fashion industry.
Here's a look at some of the COVID-19 related tech showcased at CES 2021

Here's a look at some of the COVID-19 related tech showcased at CES 2021

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 14th - 1:51pm

The ongoing pandemic not only forced the conference to move online, it also inspired many coronavirus-themed tech gadgets. Here's a look at a few.
Identical twins aren't always genetically identical, new study finds

Identical twins aren't always genetically identical, new study finds

Lianne Kolirin, CNN  |  Posted Jan 13th - 7:35pm

Identical twins may not be quite as identical as we thought; researchers in Iceland have discovered genetic differences that begin at the early stages of embryonic development.
Here are some of the weirdest and handiest tech gadgets from CES 2021

Here are some of the weirdest and handiest tech gadgets from CES 2021

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 13th - 2:43pm

This year's CES is completely virtual but that didn't stop exhibitors from showcasing some of their handy tech and. in some cases, weird gadgets.
Signal sees "unprecedented" growth after WhatsApp controversy

Signal sees "unprecedented" growth after WhatsApp controversy

Munsif Vengattil and Eva Mathews, Reuters  |  Updated Jan 13th - 12:18pm

Messaging app Signal has seen "unprecedented" growth following a controversial change in rival WhatsApp's privacy terms and is looking to hire more staff as it seeks to bolster the service and supporting infrastructure, the head of its controlling foundation said on Wednesday.
U.S. safety board urges automakers to improve EV fire response guides

U.S. safety board urges automakers to improve EV fire response guides

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Updated Jan 13th - 9:45am

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) urged automakers on Wednesday to improve electric vehicle emergency response guides that lack clear information and hamper efforts to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires.
Tech giants banished Trump. Now things get complicated

Tech giants banished Trump. Now things get complicated

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 13th - 8:17am

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects freedom of expression from government interference, although not from corporate policy on privately owned communication platforms.
Latest unicorn: $300M funding round gives Utah-based fintech company MX $1.9B valuation

Latest unicorn: $300M funding round gives Utah-based fintech company MX $1.9B valuation

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 13th - 7:45am

The fintech giant's latest $300 million funding round breaks records as the largest ever raised by any Utah-based tech company.
Consumers don't want pandemic-adapted business tools to leave after COVID-19, Podium survey finds

Consumers don't want pandemic-adapted business tools to leave after COVID-19, Podium survey finds

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 12th - 2:33pm

The pandemic might have changed the way business is done permanently, with 85.5% of survey respondents saying COVID-19 has changed their expectations of local businesses.
Does shutting down controversial apps keep kids safe online?

Does shutting down controversial apps keep kids safe online?

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 11th - 8:01pm

When a controversial app known for its anonymity and popularity for sexual content shuts down, its users simply find an alternative platform to use, data shows.
State creates new treatment for COVID-19 in long-term care centers

State creates new treatment for COVID-19 in long-term care centers

Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jan 10th - 7:29am

Along with the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Cox says there's a new treatment the state has to keep people from becoming extremely sick from the virus.
Subject of '127 Hours' movie shares harrowing experience through virtual canyoneering series on Utah-based fitness app

Subject of '127 Hours' movie shares harrowing experience through virtual canyoneering series on Utah-based fitness app

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 9th - 4:13pm

Eighteen years after Aron Ralston amputated his own arm to free himself from a boulder, he is sharing the harrowing experience with people through a fitness app that allows them to walk where he walked — all without leaving their home.
Vivint to pay $3.2M in settlement with US Department of Justice

Vivint to pay $3.2M in settlement with US Department of Justice

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 8th - 7:11pm

Provo-based tech giant Vivint will soon pay $3.2 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle allegations that the company's employees made false statements to a federally insured bank.
CEO of med-tech company Byte says $1.04B acquisition will bring new jobs to Utah

CEO of med-tech company Byte says $1.04B acquisition will bring new jobs to Utah

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 7th - 2:57pm

Even in a pandemic, Utah's tech sector remains strong and will play an important role in the state's economic future, director of Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute says.
If I've already had the coronavirus, can I get it again?

If I've already had the coronavirus, can I get it again?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 6th - 6:20am

It's not unusual to develop some immunity to a virus after an infection, since our bodies are generally better at recognizing and fighting off bugs they've encountered before.
Fauci: US could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day

Fauci: US could soon give 1 million vaccinations a day

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 5th - 6:19pm

The U.S. could soon be giving at least a million COVID-19 vaccinations a day despite the sluggish start, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday, even as he warned of a dangerous next few weeks as the coronavirus surges.
Utah financial tech company Divvy valued at $1.6B after raising $165M in latest funding round

Utah financial tech company Divvy valued at $1.6B after raising $165M in latest funding round

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 5th - 8:01am

Divvy announced Tuesday it is valued at $1.6 billion after its recent round of funding — making it one of the highest valued venture-backed startups in Utah.
'That's real': Fauci rejects claim that US coronavirus deaths overcounted

'That's real': Fauci rejects claim that US coronavirus deaths overcounted

Jonathan Landay, Reuters  |  Posted Jan 4th - 8:33pm

More than 20 million people have been infected in the United States and nearly 347,000 have died — or one out of every 950 U.S. residents — since the virus first emerged in late 2019, according to the CDC.
Google workers form new labor union, a tech industry rarity

Google workers form new labor union, a tech industry rarity

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 4th - 2:34pm

A group of Google engineers and other workers announced Monday they have formed a union, creating a rare foothold for the labor movement in the tech industry.