A roundup of the week’s technology news including Java EE’s rename, Apple Watch sales, and robotic Winter Olympics. Apple source spillage; ask and ye shall receiveThe recent leak of source code for Apple’s iBoot code for iOS 9 was all down to a ‘low level’ worker egged on by friends. According to Motherboard, a “low-level Apple employee with friends in the jailbreaking community” took the code in 2016 while working at the company’s Cupertino headquarters.
It’s a well-used adage that ‘software is eating the world’. And one of the realms where this is very much coming true is in automobiles. But how did cars go from four wheels and a manually-cranked engine to a rolling data center complete with internet connectivity and voice assistants? The first chips in cars were introduced in the late 1960s and early 1970s to manage simple functions such as fuel injection and transmission shifting.
Self-driving cars are the ones that grab all the headlines. But there’s more to autonomous than your standard four-seater from the likes of Waymo and Tesla. Every mode of transportation – from buses to trains and submarines to tractors – are becoming autonomous. About the only vehicles where autonomous features aren’t being introduced are ambulances, fire trucks, and hovercrafts. Even jet skis can now be controlled remotely by the person water-skiiing.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".