Ultimate Ears has joined the smart speaker frey, unveiling its humongous, Alexa-powered Megablast and Blast speakers. The Megablast replaces the Megaboom as the largest product in UE’s current lineup, while the Blast hits the same size bracket as the mid-sized UE Boom 2. The speakers’ headline feature is the addition of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant, which has made its way onto numerous speakers since it launched on the Amazon Echo many moons ago.
Microsoft arguably created the convertible laptop-tablet hybrid when it released its first Surface Pro many moons ago. But since then we’ve seen a growing number of competitors rise. Traditionally these have been clone devices from other PC OEMs, like the Lenovo Miix 510 and Asus Transformer 3 Pro. But more recently we’ve seen big-name players with alternative ecosystems join the fray, like Apple with its shiny iPad Pro line.
Asus has revealed the price and release date of its latest smartphones, the Zenfone 4 and Zenfone Max. The Zenfone 4 is a mid-range Android Nougat handset designed to take on the likes of the OnePlus 5. With pricing starting at a modest £450, its headline feature is a super swish dual-camera system that combines a 12-megapixel Sony IMX362 image sensor with a secondary 8-megapixel, 120-degree wide-angle lens.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".