HTC will partner with Qualcomm to create a virtual reality headset specifically just for the Chinese market. Called the Vive Standalone, HTC plans to bill it as a premium device that can run apps from the Viveport platform. The collaboration with Qualcomm lends the device a Snapdragon 835 chip, based on Qualcomm's all-in-one reference design.
Sony has just announced next month's free games lineup for PlayStation Plus members. As usual, players can download six free games starting next week, with the titles split evenly across the PS4, PS3, and the Vita. Read on to find out the free games you can download next month, provided you're a PlayStation Plus member, of course. • Just Cause 3: PS4 players will get Just Cause 3, an open-world action-adventure title from Avalanche Studios and Square Enix, released in late 2015.
Facebook has surpassed Wall Street's estimates for its Q2 earnings this year, recording a revenue of $9.3 billion — thanks in large part to mobile advertisements. Facebook, the largest social network and currently one of the most significant tech firms in the world, managed to maintain its 17 percent year-over-year user growth, with a huge chunk — 66 percent — of its 2 billion user base using Facebook each day.
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".