Hey, looking for an excuse to pick up some cool smart tech this Friday? How about grabbing some of the new devices that work with your Vivint Smart Home system (and, yeah, does a lot of other stuff too)? In just the past couple of months, Vivint finally integrated with Google Home so that you can control your system from the device. Setup takes about thirty seconds and is so simple, you’ll assume you skipped something.
Back at GenCon, Wyrmwood Gaming unveiled the Prophecy–an amazing gaming table with unique features (like a mechanism that raises and lowers the play surface) and sporting the high-quality craftsmanship that’s ensured Wyrmwood’s continued success. It’s been a couple of months and I started to wonder how things were coming along.
There’s a newcomer to the cold brew game. ATMOS Cold Drip Coffee out of Australia is looking to raise enough capital on Indigogo to bring their simplified cold brew system to market. I raised a skeptical eyebrow when ATMOS hit my Inbox, after all, I’ve seen dozens of crowdfunded kitchen gadgets and the number of them that actually have ended up in my kitchen is exactly zero. So I reached out to the developer with one question – Why is this any better than the Bruer system that I currently use?
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".