Android creator Andy Rubin unveiled the first smartphone from his new company called Essential on Tuesday. The first Essential-made smartphone, the PH-1 (as in PH-ONE, get it? ), runs on a stock version of Android and has some pretty solid features, like fast processors, a giant screen, and a premium titanium-ceramic build. But there's one glaring issue that I just can't stop staring at, and I suspect it might be a dealbreaker for some folks. Don't see it?
When I got into work this morning, there was a surprise sitting on my desk: The iPhone 3G, Apple's second-ever iPhone, and the first to support both 3G and GPS. Holding it in my hand, and comparing it to my current iPhone 7, really illustrates how much the iPhone has changed over the years — even though there's a great deal of consistency, too. And... what is that on the iPhone 3G? A headphone jack? Weird!
I have always had a healthy respect for lightning. Growing up in the mountains of Arizona where the monsoons always brought a chance of some intense damn electrical storms, my first reflex as a kid was to run for the trees. Standing under a beautiful Ponderosa Pine that reached for the sky seemed like the safest refuge a young lad might find … until … one of my classmates' dads who was a forest ranger spoke at career day and, luckily, decided to expound on the dangers of lightning in the forest.
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".