SpaceX is going to Mars. Not immediately, and many things are still uncertain, but the company sure has grand plans - from the initial flights with the Dragon, to send colonists to the red planet in a huge rocket - and all that within a decade or so.
LG's other, non-modular flagship, the LG V20, will start shipping in South Korea this week, the company has announced. The launch in "key countries" in North America, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East will commence "over the course of the next several weeks." Europe is not mentioned in LG's amazingly vague press release.
It's the end of an era: Canada's BlackBerry has announced it will stop building hardware altogether, focusing instead on its software and services business. "The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners," Blackberry CEO John Chen said in the company's latest financial statement.
Google turns eighteen today. The internet giant, which has been gigantic for the majority of those 18 years, has put up a celebratory doodle on its home page, as it has done nearly every year since its humble beginnings in a garage in Menlo Park, California.
Xiaomi, the Chinese company that makes phones with specs that top Samsung and Apple flagships, and then sells them at half the price, is at it again. The company just launched two new phones in China: The Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus.
Google's upcoming Pixel phone won't look extraordinary on the outside, but it will have plenty of new software tricks. Some of these can be seen in a leaked press render of the device, courtesy of leaker of all things tech, Evan Blass and VentureBeat , which first shared the photo online.
Media player/server Plex is one of the most versatile independent solutions for folks with a big multimedia collection, but it has so far required users to run server software to power client apps on TVs and other gadgets. With today's launch of Plex Cloud, the server part of that equation is no longer necessary.
When Tesla announced its acquisition plans for SolarCity in August, Elon Musk's strategy for the two companies included providing solar roofs to customers that integrate with Tesla's Powerwall home batteries. These would ultimately power not only the user's home, but also her electric car.
Well, that's a relief. Samsung's initial pleas for customers to stop using and return their Galaxy Note7 devices with faulty batteries weren't particularly fruitful, but now that the recall is official and replacement devices are arriving en masse, the plan is working. Approximately half of recalled Note7 devices have already been exchanged, Samsung announced Thursday.
The Hollywood version of legendary anime/manga series Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, is coming, whether you like it or not. Now, we can get an idea of what it will actually look like, courtesy of five painfully short teasers launched on YouTube on Wednesday.
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
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".