Tag Archive: Essentials


From the Editor’s Desk: The Essentials

Andy Rubin’s new firm needs to act fast, and deliver a great product, if it’s to avoid being squeezed by the competition.

I haven’t written (or, if I’m honest, really thought a whole lot) about the Essential Phone since its announcement. Indeed, most of the hype around the device stems from the fact that it’s the brainchild of Android founder (and namesake) Andy Rubin. It’s obvious, but let’s state it upfront anyway: Tech media and tech enthusiasts probably wouldn’t  [Read More…]

Essential’s uphill battle, and its mixed message on how to fight it

You can do everything ‘right’ in launching a new phone company … and still not make it work.

Andy Rubin’s new consumer electronics brand, Essential, had a pretty well-executed launch last week. There was a little bit of hype ahead of time, but also no real leaks or expectations. So when everyone saw the Essential Phone and Essential Home, and listened to CEO Rubin talk about his plans, people felt generally positively.

But of course, we’ve seen  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin expected to show off Essential’s first phone on May 30

A fresh player in the Android smartphone game.

Essential, the phone brand founded by Andy Rubin, is building up the hype to making an announcement next week. Essential has launched a new Twitter account and is teasing some sort of announcement for May 30

Almost ready to share with you what we’ve been up to. Please follow our new twitter handle @essential and stay updated…

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) May 25, 2017

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Crash Course Coding Bundle teaches coding essentials, only $49

Java, Python, C, Perl… there are a number of of web technologies, coding languages, and platforms to harness. In 2017 it makes sense to learn at least one or two of them if you’re hoping to gain an edge on co-workers. How can each of these work together? Can you learn them with zero experience? […]

Motorola’s new Moto C and Moto C Plus pack all the essentials at a bargain price

Motorola took us by surprise today and unveiled the Moto C and Moto C Plus – the company’s most affordable handsets to date. While the low-end duo has been expected to arrive for a while, we had no actual indications they will be landing today. Anyway, Motorola won’t be launching the Moto C in the […]

Frequent traveler? Save big today on these three essentials travel items

Ever travel internationally? If so, you would know that other countries have different charging standards and rules for how you use your technology. Globally every country decides its own standards, like charging USB tech gadgets with different plugs. Your video subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu and HBO GO are also regionally approved meaning if you go

Back to school essentials: College edition

As summer winds down, young adults are returning or making their first trip to college. It’s a major life event for the kids to leave the nest, and the first time they will be on their own. In this big transition, kids turn into adults and learn independence while getting an education that will help them

10 modern living essentials for the connected home

Our smartphones aren’t the only smart devices we have access to these days. Thermostats, lights, TVs, printers and more are all capable of so much more than they used to be 10 years ago. It’s difficult to change up what works in the home, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Lights can be programmed to

Essentials for successful online meetings

When you’re hosting an online meeting, there are some tools that are indispensible. Communication is one of the most important parts of business today, and there are innumerable options of how to conduct interactions with both clients and staff. Whether you’re working with telecommuters or a long distance client, there are certain rules that every business professional should know about when it comes to online meetings.

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The Right Environment

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