For the first time since even before Facebook acquired it in a whopping $19 billion acquisition two years ago, WhatsApp has changed its terms of service. This time, you'll want to read them very closely.
Stop me if you've heard this one: A fan, a heater, and an air purifier all walk into a bar. No wait, a Dyson. Sorry. Also, there's no punchline. For several years, Dyson has sold a stylish, bladeless fan. For slightly fewer years, it has sold a fan that also heats.
There's something special about typing on a mechanical keyboard. Each press yields a satisfying clack, a tactile confirmation that your keystroke is done. And with a little bit of trickeration, Razer has brought that same sensation to the iPad Pro. The Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case may have a straightforward name, but its internals are anything but.
Today, Sprint and T-Mobile both announced the return of what had once been a mainstay of the mobile industry: unlimited data plans. That's good! But don't get too excited just yet. While the two plans-T-Mobile One and Sprint Unlimited Freedom-do remove traditional tiered data buckets, there are, well, limits to what you can actually download.
Twitter is still actively combating terrorism on its platform, and it wants you to know so. In a blog post published today, the social network announced it would double down on combating terrorism on its platform. Really and truly, the company says, it is making progress.
America's voting machines are a patchwork of systems spread across thousands of districts, with widely varying degrees of accountability. It's a mess. One that the Department of Homeland Security has finally committed to helping clean up.
A giant conglomerate released a new phone this week. It has outrageous specs, nice design, some funky new camera tech, and a bunch of bizarre ideas about software. So far, there are two companies that fit the description-Samsung and Huawei. Here's where the narratives differ: The one we're talking about only costs $400.
In the annals of great underdogs, a Canadian subsidiary of a Japanese mega-retailer makes for an unlikely entrant. And yet here's Kobo, again, with a new e-reader that could give Kindle owners some serious second thoughts. The new Kobo Aura One is literally big, a 7.8-inch behemoth in a world of standard 6-inch displays.
This spring, an appeals court ruled that Baltimore police systemically misused "stingray," a powerful surveillance device that spoofs cell sites to track cellphones. Last week, the Department of Justice issued a damning report detailing Baltimore PD's history of racial discrimination. As it turns out, those two issues aren't just related; they're intertwined.
In the beginning, there was Frinkiac, and it was good. Actually, it was pretty great. The Simpsons search engine, which launched in February, matches up your favorite quote with the right still image (or GIF) from the most cromulent animated series of all time. Now? There's a matching Futurama version.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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
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.