The Pixel 2 XL has garnered a wave of bad press in the week since reviews first rolled out. The main issues at hand revolve around the screen, which is viewed by many as dull, and has shown symptoms of burn-in for several users. The controversy has been reminiscent of the Note 7 fiasco of last summer, albeit at a far smaller scale and far less dangerous.
October 4 was supposed to be the start of something special. Google, with a year under its belt, was going to prove that not only was its hardware endeavors more than a hobby, but that the company was damn good at it. Expectations were high for the follow-up to the Pixel and Pixel XL which, despite pedestrian designs, quickly became the preeminent Android phones on the market a year ago. On announcement day, the reaction was largely positive.
Google announced a slew of new devices last week, including two new additions to its Home line, the Mini and Max. A handful of new features for the connected speakers were made public alongside the new hardware, some announced directly by Google on stage and others that were expertly sleuthed by the folks at Android Police and elsewhere. Not all the new features are game changers, but many are seriously handy and show a nice progression for the Google Home, now in its second year on the market.
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".