The concept of carpooling is by no means a new one. From finding co-workers to commute with via the staff noticeboard, to sharing the school run, the idea of catching communal lifts to save money and ease congestion has been around since long before apps and the sharing economy. Carpooling first emerged in the US at the turn of the 20th century, with the invention of the motor car. But participation rates declined as car prices decreased.
It was witnessing a frantic mum searching for her son two years ago that first gave Colleen Wong the idea of creating a wearable mobile phone for kids. “It just made me think, why are we not more connected to our children?”The Gator Watch has an in-built GPS tracker and SIM card that can both receive and make calls. By pairing it with a smartphone, you can assign what numbers the device is allowed to connect with, and track the location of your child via the app.
British tech raised a record $3.6bn VC investment in 2015, PushDoctor kicks off the year with a $2.8m round and Indiegogo launches ‘enterprise crowdfunding’. Georgie Barrat presents all this and more in your Week in Tech. For those of you that dread the new year’s fitness resolution here’s a handy app to keep that workout to a minimum. The 7 Minute Workout app gives you 12 high-intensity bodyweight exercises. What are you waiting for?
There’s your Amazon Echo, your Google Home, Sonos wireless, Sony Wireless, Bose SoundTouch...the list goes on.... So to help you navigate the world of speakers I’ve put together a few pointers 😎
Good morning! Back in the UK drizzle 😌 What are people’s tricks in combatting blue Monday? I’ve just gone to the gym and now going to meditate...trying to start the week off on the right foot #BlueMonday
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".