While Tesla and Panasonic are making batteries and battery packs at the Gigafactory in Storey County, the lithium still has to go to Asia for cathode production, first. The growth in Nevada tech companies is still good for the mining industry, which accounts for 28,927 jobs in the the Silver State, with an average annual salary of $96,998. The Silver Peak Mine employs 80 full-time workers, and about 20 more contractors.
When George Zhao took the stage at CES this week, the president of Huawei’s trying-to-be-hip Honor brand did everything short of ollie in on a skateboard. He offered a laundry list of reasons The Kids will love the impressive new Honor 6X smartphone, from the camera to the processor to something about it being smooth like a baby’s skin. “We know young people like to have everything,” Zhao said. “Today, we gave them double.”
Diners these days expect more from restaurants, and the proof is that digital amenities have gone from futuristic novelties to modern necessities in just a few short years. Chicago-based market research firm Technomic Inc. reported in a recent white paper that several smartphone-enabled conveniences have become important to restaurant consumers. While digital pioneers like national pizza chains are recognized for well-integrated technology, relatively few consumers strongly agreed that a restaurant they recently visited used technology to improve their experience, indicating a big opportunity across the industry.