Chromebook pricing, or specifically Google’s Chromebook pricing, is wildly higher than most of its competition. And, when you look at the PixelBook or Chromebook Pixel before it, it’s hard to fully justify at, or over $1000 for such a simple device. Is Google’s latest Chromebook offering, the PixelBook (which I’ve spent the last two weeks with), really worth its $1000 price tag? If you run through the design checklist, everything say 'yes'.
The Black Friday madness is back again for another fortnight of frenzied shopping. Two products that consumers will be looking to get their hands on in the run up to the holiday season - Amazon Echo and Google Home - are both discounted this year. But which has the best discount and which device is worth your money? Both of Google’s smart speakers have been discounted this Black Friday. Home is getting a $50 discount, dropping the retail price to $79.
The revelations that popular viral campaigns were, in fact, propaganda created by a Russian outfit, with the sole purpose of sowing discord, has one clear takeaway: online activism has been left in ruins. It has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between cynical campaigns that have been set up with the sole purpose of manipulating people - and genuine activism. This is a problem that has existed as long as the web has.
Baffled why there's zero noise cancellation on the Buds, there's too much ambient sound. I can hear every conservation around me on the tube. I can hear the monotonous rumble of the carriage under the music. Who wants that?
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".