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Essential wants your attention as much as your money (for now)

Essential isn’t even trying to compete with Samsung or even LG with their first phone. You’ve probably read at least one “first look” at the Essential Phone. They all have a few things in common, and mostly leave us with the impression that it’s an interesting first try from a new company. It’s definitely an ambitious device in some ways, especially in the looks department. What you’re probably not going to see is the Essential Phone at the top of any “must buy” lists beside the Samsung Galaxy S8 or…

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Virginia Clashes Draw Attention to Anti-fascist Movement

The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose black-clad, bandana-wearing members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year.   Members of the “antifa” movement were among those protesting the Charlottesville rally last weekend. During a combative news conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump did not mention antifa by name but said there was blame “on both sides” for the violence. He said the counter-demonstrators charged at white nationalists with clubs and suggested they also had a…

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