Google Wi-Fi takes the form of little white disks that you place around your home to get a consistent Wi-Fi signal. It’s finally been released in Australia. Google uses a newer type of networking called “wireless mesh”, which intelligently manages how data is routed around a home. If you have, say, three of these devices — three nodes — they will collectively decide which way data will be relayed to you via the nodes. Mesh networks also decide which of the nodes you connect to around a home.
Google Wi-Fi represents a big change for the typical home network where you have a black box for a modem and a second black box for a router, or maybe one box for both, and they sit in the corner. The problem is, the further away you go from them, the weaker the signal becomes. Google’s approach is to put little discs in different parts of your home, and they work together to intelligently route traffic to deliver more even coverage, it says.
Nest Labs was formed in 2010 by two Apple engineers and was an early entrant in the home automation market. It offered internet connected security and safety devices. Nest became best known for its self-learning thermostat system which uses machine learning to work out what temperatures home users prefer based on the climate settings they select. It factors in when family members are home and adjusts temperature settings automatically.
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".