It's a remarkably strange experience when you are defeated by a robot. You feel a little foolish or wonder if the world is going to end at some point. For now, a robot can win a game where you tap on the side of a block.
It's a 651-horsepower behemoth, a rocket strapped to sheet metal. The sleek lines, like the sloping hills of a California coastal town, beckon you in their shimmering glory. You stand in front of the car and can open and close the door.
The Google Pixel phone comes with a robotic helper named Google Assistant. I've been using it for a week or more and find that it fits perfectly into my daily routine, even if the bot is not as powerful as Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri quite yet (in my opinion).
It's brand spanking new. The shrinkwrap is freshly crinkled, there's a faint smell of packing peanuts in the air. That's right, you're the proud owner of the Google Pixel or what many pundits are calling the best smartphone ever, or least the best challenger to the throne occupied by the iPhone.
Speaking to robots, asking them for directions, relying on Amazon Alexa to order flowers for our spouse. Those things reveal the current state of artificial intelligence. Soon, it will all seem like the Dark Ages, because Tesla has decided to radically improve how they automate our lives.
Your office is too static. Workers sit stiff-necked on an older "performance chair" then dash off to Starbucks to get some real work done. Everything about the cubicles, the conference rooms, and the decor says "we miss the 90s" and doesn't promote open-minded thinking.
Gamers will be faced with a tough decision soon. On the one hand, there's the graphics realism of Battlefield 1, the incredible WWI first person shooter that puts you in the boots of a soldier on the front lines of combat.
It's tough being a sports fan and a tech follower at the same time. There are instances when you have to pick your true allegiance, and this is one of those instances. First, I should point out that I've always felt Bill Belichick was one of the best coaches in the NFL, and I have a detached appreciation for the New England Patriots.
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 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.
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".