Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is a staff writer at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

LDS Church Announces Major Temple Renovation

While the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral cools down, another religious organization is turning the attention on itself as it announces a major renovation plan for its most iconic building. The LDS temple in Salt Lake City, Utah has been a longtime symbol of the LDS Church since its early days in pioneer Utah. Now, the building aims to close its doors by the end of the year. It will be reopened by 2024 after major renovations, according to the LDS church in a statement that was released on...

In The World Of Facebook, Self Policing Is Key

When the New Zealand shooter opened fire in a Christchurch mosque just last month, it was live streamed on Facebook where it was seen by as many as 200 people before being taken down by a moderator. Meanwhile in upstate New York, a man posted violent threats against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Facebook. The posts and profile have now been removed, but only after the FBI got involved in the case. In an online community consisting of over one billion active users, Facebook is finding it...

Intel Has Stopped Making 5G Chips

Apple and Qualcomm settled a years-old battle over royalties this week, opening up the conversation about whether or not consumers will see a 5G iPhone in the near future. On the same day that Apple and Qualcomm settled their disputes with one another, Intel announced that it will no longer be making a line of 5G capable chips that were slated for release in 2020. The race to 5G has made its way onto headlines quite a lot recently. So Intel’s decision to opt-out comes as a surprise....

Asbestos Is Nearly Completely Banned, Says EPA

This article contains no “as best as” puns. Asbestos is nearly a thing of the past with new regulations on importing and manufacturing, according to the Environmental Protections Agency. The EPA announced on Wednesday that new regulations passed in Washington DC take the United States one step closer to nearly eradicating the issue completely. Now, loop-holes are closing on regulations surrounding manufacturing and other products that would previously be at risk of containing the...

Retail Isn’t Dying, Brands Just Can’t Keep Up

American retailers have announced more store closures in 2019 than ever before. Thanks to the ever-expanding retail apocalypse that’s been on the rise in recent years. Companies like Victoria’s Secret, Gymboree, Charlotte Russe, and Brookstone have announced that they’re either cutting back their number of brick and mortar shops or closing up altogether. In total, around 6,000 retailers have announced closures in 2019. With e-commerce ruling the way consumers shop, will...