Now you can mine Ethereum from the comfort of your home

You’ve probably read a fair amount about cryptocurrency mining but have never thought about doing it. I, for one, would not know where to begin. The process is highly technical–and, for popular coins, it requires spending more on computing energy than what you actually mine. And who even has access to such heavyweight computing hardware? …

Inspired by the White House, I, too, now have Policy Time and these other Times

The secret to parenting is structure. I only know this anecdotally, as I remain blissfully childless, but when I think about how I would raise a child, I can’t help being reminded of the job White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is doing with the president. Part of Kelly’s job, it seems, is micromanaging …

The world's biggest shopping holiday is this month–and it's not Black Friday

We’re talking about Singles’ Day, which takes place this Sunday, November 11. Singles’ Day is (also known as “Double 11” because it takes place on November 11, or 11/11 every year) is a Chinese holiday that began in 1993 and celebrates the pride in being alone, or single. Matter of fact, the reason Singles’ Day …

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog just brutally roasted Ted Cruz–right to his face

Lat week, we established that it’s odd for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz to try to be in on the joke that people suspect he’s the Zodiac Killer. Do you know who is more than capable of building on that joke, though? Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. The fuzzy, felt-skinned creation of veteran comedy writer Robert …

Trump just used a “Game of Thrones” meme to dictate policy and HBO is not amused

What: A political tweet aping HBO’s Game of Thrones. Who: The actual President of the United States. Why we care: Less than a week after the #MAGAbomber was caught and an anti-Semitic gunman shot up a synagogue, the president continues to signal that he does not take politics seriously at all. Any other president might have …

Report: Apple is considering taking a stake in radio giant iHeartMedia

The iPhone-maker has held preliminary discussions with iHeartMedia about taking an equity stake in the company, according to the Financial Times. The FT says a source has told them iHeartMedia is hoping Apple will take a stake in the company worth tens of millions. However, another source said that any tie-up would likely result in a …

At Amazon, it's Black Friday already. Next stop, complete holiday domination

It’s only November 1, but the company has already launched its opening salvo in an attempt to dominate this holiday shopping season. The company has officially launched its 2018 Black Friday Deals Store highlighting millions of products already on sale this holiday season. For the record, 2018’s Black Friday is still three weeks away–on November …

With its new flavor, Ben & Jerry's wants you to stress-eat about the midterms

Every day, it seems, we’re confronted by reminders that we’re living through times of unprecedented conflict, division, and threat to our future in the U.S., and on this planet. Just last week, leaders on the political left were mailed bomb-laden packages, and a man killed 11 people, including a Holocaust survivor, during services at a …