Internet all the things! That’s the idea behind the Sense Peanut line of smart home sensors. Right now you can buy versions of these adorable little buttons to:All of them work by connecting to the SensePeanut app for iOS & Android. At just $29, I’m particularly interested in the SleepPeanut – it even has a built-in speaker to wake you up without bugging your spouse.
Because who doesn’t need to carry a printer with them everyday? Okay, I kid, I kid. I actually love the design of this little wonder, even if it does remind me of a modern take on a fax machine. Memobird would be right at home on the kitchen counter, and I could see it being useful for printing off grocery lists and other notes. Sending messages via Memobird sounds interesting as well.Memobird comes in green, pink & gray, and it sells for $80.
We’re tracking all kinds of health data these days — workouts, steps, weight, sleep, water… you get the idea. I’ll go ahead and credit Fitbit for starting this craze. Fitbit’s premise was simple: clip a little gadget on your belt or wear it on your wrist and suddenly you have easy access to basic data about the way you’re moving (or not) throughout the day. I’m an Apple Watch wearer these days, but I’ll credit my original Fitbit Flex with getting me thinking about all this stuff.
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".