You could be forgiven for cheering draft regulations issued by Icasa this week. The telecommunications regulator issued a detailed set of rules for how mobile network operators will be required to carry over data bundles, and deal with out-of-bundle charges. For the first time, the operators will be barred from "expiring" data for a specified period. Until now, unused data bought as part of a bundle has expired at the end of the month of its validity.
It's the biggest smartphone charger I've ever used. It's called the Audi A5 coupe, and, to most people, it looks like a mere two-door car. But it has one feature I hadn't seen before in a car: a plug-free pad for charging phones that use the Qi wireless charging standard. These include the Samsung Galaxy S6, S7 and S8 models. In truth, it's not a big deal, and will soon be standard. But it symbolises the extent to which the automotive industry is waking up to a future that has already arrived.
The massive growth in electric car sales in the past two years represents one of the great new industry booms. According to the International Energy Agency, battery-powered vehicles took 10 years to pass the one million mark in 2015, but just a year on from then to rise to the two million mark by the end of last year. In Norway, a third of new cars sold are electric.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".