When Logitech first contacted me about potentially stress testing a selection of their products, I was excited to say the least. This is what I do for a living and not only that, it is my passion in life so I jumped at the chance. Fast forward a couple of months and I finally got the go ahead from Logitech to have some fun with 3 of their main products, the G430 gaming headset, the G602 gaming mouse and the beastly G19s gaming keyboard.
I’m not even going to entertain one of my normal introductions today as the new “Maxwell” architecture is here! NVIDIA have of course launched their latest range of graphics cards “GTX 970/980” to the world and I have one from MSI here today; the MSI GTX 970 Gaming OC 4GB version to be exact.
Taking a look at what’s currently on offer to gamers, enthusiasts and general users, there is no shortage of designs, colours and shapes of gaming peripherals to choose from. Choosing the right gaming gear can be a tedious task at the best of times with a huge selection available and it can take a pretty eye catching design to get noticed from pedigree crop, but how do you choose your weapon? Well I would like to talk about one brand in particular, QPAD.
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".