European automobile manufacturers Audi and Volvo are taking Android Auto a step further with the Audi Q8 Sport and the Volvo XC60. Announced today, these two auto makers will be building Android into their next-generation of vehicles, and they will be showcasing these at Google I/O later this week in Mountain View. Audi, Volvo and of course Google, are hoping that navigation from your smartphone on the big screen will become the norm, rather than the exception.
The HTC Vive might be available for more than a year already, but this VR (virtual reality) headset is still considered to be a luxury purchase compared to an essential item. The cost of entry could be equal to that of a flagship Android smartphone, but here is an opportunity for those who are interested to own one for just £35 per month for 24 months, the total cost of the Vive would be £840.
The Sony Xperia X Concept program will call it a day with the release of its final bonus update, carrying the version number 38.4.A.0.45. The software package ships with the newest version of the Xperia Home launcher, build 10.2.A.3.0, which will allow users to take advantage of a redesigned wallpaper picker. As a parting gift, the developers at Sony apparently included a hidden Easter egg within the last software package.
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".