The geography around us hasn't changed much, but technology is always changing. I learned that lesson recently when I biked over the Golden Gate Bridge. I used an iZIP E3 Path Plus electric model that had no problems propelling me up the winding paths, across the bridge, and up even more winding paths to see a stellar view of the ocean, a few whales, and the route I had just taken.
This summer, France made a big, bold step top combat work addiction. As reported by multiple outlets, there's new legislation that makes it illegal to work on email if your company has over 50 employees on weekends. It sounds a bit crazy, but there's a way for U.S.
SkyGiraffe, the development platform that lets you deploy highly connected apps, has announced a new funding round of $6 million to help them expand their offerings. The startup, based in San Francisco, has also made their single REST endpoint for Slack and other third-party apps available to developers, and has open-sourced its code to help anyone create powerful Slackbots without as much effort.
If you could name a product of the year in the middle of summer, this might be it. I've been testing the Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 (or as I like to call them, a laplet--a laptop that works as a tablet) for a few days now.
A familiar logo flashed on the screen. I pressed a button on my PlayStation remote and held back a yawn. I won't tell you which game I was testing, but there have been so many versions of this football simulator for the PS4 and Xbox One, it is now older than one of my kids.
There's a sinking feeling you get in No Man's Sky, the procedurally generated space exploration game for PS4 and PC. It's when you suddenly realize there is a fatal flaw, one that makes you not want to play anymore. You realize the "game of the year" is barely the game of the week.
I first noticed the difference when tiny white flakes floated across the screen. I was using an Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, one of the first 4K home projectors (it costs a cool $2,999).
Dropping a child off at college is a stressful experience. I should know -- I dropped off one last week and another today. It's confusing because everything is so new, your child (who is actually a young adult, how did that happen?) is anxious, and you usually have to settle up on your finances.
The dog ate my homework doesn't work anymore. Employees, even the good ones, have come up with countless excuses for why they are not finishing that spreadsheet that's due in an hour or writing up a new sales proposal that could make the difference in your bottom line.
Artificial intelligence is mostly a reaction-based technology. If the A.I. routines in a bot are not that smart, the bot doesn't react appropriately (or very quickly). If a bot knows how to respond correctly, and with urgency, it's due to those reactions being programmed into an interface in the best way possible.
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.