In Oct. 2015, we wrote about USB Killer - a seemingly innocuous USB stick that fries nearly any device it's inserted into with a bolt of electricity. Back then, it was a proof of concept, interesting mostly to security researchers and folks who work on USB standards.
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was recently injured in a serious bike accident while cycling on Virgin Gorda, an island in the British Virgin Islands. Branson shared images of his injuries after the accident and described what had happened in a blog post Friday.
It's telling that, days before the expected launch of iPhone 7, we're seeing more rumors about the next year's iPhone. The consensus among the reporters and leakers who follow Apple is that the iPhone 7 will only bring minor upgrades compared to last year's model, while the iPhone that comes in 2017 will be a far more revolutionary upgrade.
Uber users in London can now request a ride hours, days or weeks in advance, the company announced Thursday. London is the first European city to get the "Scheduled Rides" feature. It goes live at 4 p.m.
When you start up Pokémon Go, you get a warning that you should always be aware of your surroundings while playing the game. Ignoring this warning, especially if you're behind the wheel, can have dire consequences, as shown by the case of a Japanese truck driver who hit two women, killing one and injuring another.
Xiaomi has launched the newest addition to its Redmi Note line, and as expected, it's a large, powerful smartphone sold at a ridiculously low price. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a 5.5-inch phone with a 10-core Helio X20 processor, 3GB of RAM, a full HD screen, 16/64GB of storage memory (expandable via microSD cards), a 13-megapixel back camera, a 5-megapixel selfie cam, a fingerprint scanner and a 4,100mAh battery.
At Google's annual I/O developer conference in May, the company announced Daydream, an Android-based, virtual reality development platform. Daydream will offer users a VR experience with just a smartphone, some apps, a headset and a controller. However, none of that actually launched at the conference.
One of the (many, many) questions Pokémon Go players face in their adventures is: How powerful is this or that Pokémon? There are online tools to find this out, but unless you're a seasoned gamer, the game so far hasn't been very helpful with this regard.
Prisma, the app that lets you turn regular photos into beautiful artworks with a single tap, now works offline. Since the app uses neural network-based tech to apply its photo filters, it has so far required an internet connection. The required computing power was simply too great.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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.