Last week ended with a mid-level internet catastrophe. You may have noticed that for most of Friday popular sites like Netflix, Twitter, Spotify (and yes, WIRED) were inaccessible across the East Coast and beyond. It's still unknown who caused it, but by now we certainly know what: An army of internet-connected devices, conscripted into a botnet of unimaginable size.
As extensive and damaging emails continue to drip out of WikiLeaks, the Ecuadorean embassy in London cut off Internet access for the group's leader, Julian Assange, who has been living there since 2012. That's going to make his endgame of disrupting communications among secretive organizations only a smidge harder.
There are as many types of Nerf darts as there are arrows in Hawkeye's quiver. There are darts for distance and darts for quick-loading. There are suction darts and darts that glow in the dark. There's even a dart that whistles, for when you want your opponent to both feel and hear their fate.
Last night's third and final (can you believe it?) debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump featured the most substantive policy exchange yet between the two presidential candidates. It also featured one candidate not necessarily accepting the results of the election, an act that would threaten the foundation of our democracy.
If you've heard of LeEco, it's either because you've lived in China, or you vaguely recall that it bought up US television manufacturer Vizio a few months ago. That's about to change, because LeEco is making a play for entire US market. What are they selling? Everything.
Third time's the charm. Wednesday night's presidential debate will be the last such contest between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, which means the actual election is deliciously close. They square off at 9 pm Eastern at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Third time's the charm. Wednesday night's presidential debate will be the last such contest between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, which means the actual election is deliciously close. They square off at 9pm Eastern at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Can't be there? No problem.
The Lenovo Yoga Book is a credit to its namesake, both in that it celebrates flexibility and leaves me feeling a little out of sorts. It's hard to describe what the Yoga Book exactly is, because it wants to be many things.
The hacks keep on coming. Even as reporters were still poring through a Wikileaks dump of emails stolen from the accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign staff earlier this year, the Twitter account of her campaign chair, John Podesta, was hacked.
Thanks to a series of unfortunate fires, millions of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners need to return their phones immediately. In some cases, for the second time. Since the Galaxy Note 7 is officially out of circulation, never to return, you may be wondering what would best fill that smartphone-sized hole in your heart.
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
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".