Traveling is stressful. You're constantly worried you forgot something at home, constantly annoyed you have to take off your shoes at the security checkpoint, and constantly afraid you'll be late to boarding the aircraft and have to make the walk of shame through a full airplane of angry people. Not to mention the now-added anxiety of literally being dragged off a plane. That's why, while traveling recently, I was reminded of our own tips for holidaying with wearable technology.
If you haven't already noticed, Amazon is dedicated to putting its Alexa AI assistant in almost every device possible - from speakers to refrigerators to cars. It also also reportedly has plans to put them in smartglasses, though that might be a little further away. Or is it? LET Labs is looking to beat Amazon to the punch with its new pair of LET Glasses featuring Alexa, available on Indiegogo now for $119.
Post Black Friday, it feels like everything is starting to calm down. All the big products are out and about and ready to purchase for filing under those trees and in those stockings. And then we got a host of product announcements. We learned about the Go2Sleep Ring, which wants to tackle sleep apnea, the Aura smart band, which tracks body composition, and a brand new Oura Ring, which comes with a new look and the ability to help sync your life to your circadian rhythm.
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".