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New York’s governor signs a weakened right-to-repair bill

Hi, Welcome Welcome back New York’s governor signs watered-down right-to-repair bill   Kris Holt @krisholt Almost seven months after the state legislature overwhelmingly passed a right-to-repair bill, New York governor Kathy Hochul has signed it into law. But Hochul only greenlit the bill after the legislature agreed to some changes. Hochul wrote in a memo … Continue reading New York’s governor signs a weakened right-to-repair bill

Why you should focus on habits instead of resolutions this New Year

  By Stephanie Vozza January 01, 2023 If you’re considering making a New Year’s resolution for 2023, you should know that your brain is working against you. That’s because we have reptilian brains that want to protect us, which includes a “fight or flight” reaction to change, says Jeremy Campbell CEO of Black Isle Group, … Continue reading Why you should focus on habits instead of resolutions this New Year

Samsung taps a former Mercedes-Benz designer to lead its mobile design team

Motorola DROID review   Joshua Topolsky   While the camera certainly seems capable of taking great looking photos, getting everything to play nice isn’t as easy as it should be. First off, the camera is painfully slow to focus and snap pictures — and when it does, the results can be unpredictable. Strangely, the lens … Continue reading Samsung taps a former Mercedes-Benz designer to lead its mobile design team

NLRB says Tesla violated the law by telling employees not to talk about pay

Tesla hit with unfair labor complaint from US watchdog Steve Dent @stevetdent The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed a complaint against Tesla after investigating workers’ complaints over unfair labor practices. Workers said Tesla “coerces and intimidates” them via a confidentiality agreement that illegally prevents them from discussing labor conditions and unionization. Workers … Continue reading NLRB says Tesla violated the law by telling employees not to talk about pay

Google will pay $9.5 million to settle Washington DC AG’s location-tracking lawsuit

Google will pay $9.5 million to settle Washington DC AG’s location-tracking lawsuit   Kris Holt @krisholt Google has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Washington DC Attorney General Karl Racine, who accused the company earlier this year of “deceiving users and invading their privacy.” Google has also agreed to change … Continue reading Google will pay $9.5 million to settle Washington DC AG’s location-tracking lawsuit

What business leaders are spending more on in 2023—and where they are cutting back

  By Megan Morrone December 30, 2022 With a slumping economy and a brutal slew of tech layoffs in 2022, many executives are looking to tighten spending in 2023, while others are spending money to scoop up all the great talent now flooding the market and looking for work. As next year’s budgets take shape, … Continue reading What business leaders are spending more on in 2023—and where they are cutting back

TikTok will be banned on most US federal government devices

TikTok will be banned on most US federal government devices   Kris Holt @krisholt   TikTok will be outlawed on almost all devices issued by the federal government after lawmakers passed a $1.7 trillion spending bill. Officials crammed the No TikTok on Government Devices Act, which the Senate unanimously approved in mid-December, into the mammoth … Continue reading TikTok will be banned on most US federal government devices