Best Buy Bucks the Trend That’s Crushing Other Retailers

Best Buy Bucks the Trend That’s Crushing Other Retailers

Holiday season may be full of cheer, but it’s also a time of intense pressure for retailers, especially in electronics. More than 20 percent of annual sales for things such as televisions, phones, cameras, and games occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas. One likely beneficiary is a company that most assumed would be long gone by…

13 Awesome Gift Ideas for Board Game Lovers (2019)

13 Awesome Gift Ideas for Board Game Lovers (2019)

We are living in the golden age of TV. (Have you seen The Mandalorian yet?) But we’re also living in the golden age of board and tabletop games. More people than ever before are flocking to local game shops to pick up obscure board games or check out the latest Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks.Still, even…

Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security

Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security

Monday’s split-screen drama, as the House Judiciary Committee weighed impeachment charges against President Trump and as the Justice Department’s inspector general released a 476-page report on the FBI’s handling of its 2016 investigation into Trump’s campaign, made one truth of the modern world inescapable: The lies and obfuscations forwarded ad infinitum on Fox News pose…

Harry Potter and the Curse of Technology

Harry Potter and the Curse of Technology

More foreigners. Here! In fairest San Francisco. They’re nothing like us. They dress funny. They talk funny. They are, these fresh invaders, thoroughly technophobic. They are the witches and wizards of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, now playing at the Curran Theatre off Union Square. Picture black capes everywhere, billowing.Do they love us? Help…

The Gospel of Wealth According to Marc Benioff

The Gospel of Wealth According to Marc Benioff

Maybe every period seems dark from a certain angle; maybe the autumn of 2018 was extra murky. Mark Zuckerberg was answering for Facebook’s latest security breach, CBS chief Les Moonves had recently resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had been disputing the EU’s record $5 billion fine for antitrust violations. The righteousness…

This Alleged Bitcoin Scam Looked a Lot Like a Pyramid Scheme

This Alleged Bitcoin Scam Looked a Lot Like a Pyramid Scheme

The world of cryptocurrency has no shortage of imaginary investment products. Fake coins. Fake blockchain services. Fake cryptocurrency exchanges. Now five men behind a company called BitClub Network are accused of a $722 million scam that allegedly preyed on victims who thought they were investing in a pool of bitcoin mining equipment.Federal prosecutors call the…