By 2020, we can say farewell to Flash. Software maker Adobe says it will stop distributing and updating its Flash Player in three years, ending the era of the popular plugin used regularly to play videos or other content in web browsers. Adobe cites maturing open standards including HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly capable of performing the job of plugins as a reason for charting Flash's end. Adobe is encouraging content creators to migrate anything running Flash to one of these open standards.
This might be the closest thing we have to a tech beef. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been vocal about his concerns over the rise in artificial intelligence. Musk worries AI could be used in a way that threatens humanity. Recently, he implored governments to start enacting laws to regulate how AI is built and used. On Saturday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a live chat from his backyard (while grilling, of course). A viewer asked him about Musk's concerns and how he felt about AI.
After 32 years, the classic software Microsoft Paint might fade away. A creators update arriving this fall for PC operating system Windows 10 will shift Paint to "deprecated" status, which means the app isn't under active development and may be removed in a future release. Details of Paint's status were revealed in a support page on Microsoft's website. The original Microsoft Paint launched in 1985 with the original version of Windows.
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".