Website visitors do gravitate to “best-of” lists. And writers of said lists do love pot-boiling a world of possibilities down to just a few essentials. But when it comes to covering the giant tech show CES, any news analyst who claims to have found the five or ten best things in even just one product category is likely to wake up with a nose as long as Pinnochio’s.
For the third year in a row, we’re choosing an LG Television as the best in the show, in large part because it will be more affordable than some of the behemoths we’ve seen on display. While not cheap (I’m guessing $3,500), my heart belongs to LG’s new generation, 65 inch OLED 65E8PUA TV. This 4K, UHD-TV boasts a new artificial intelligence engine dubbed ThinQ and a brawny new microprocessor called a9.
The show floor of this gargantuan trade show doesn’t officially open until Tuesday, but for journalists, the festivities began Sunday night with an event called “CES Unveiled” at which scores of companies presented their current and future (sometimes wishful thinking) products to hundreds, perhaps thousands of journalists in a room that never has enough room. Many of the products I saw will be available later this year. Some are still trying to get funding and may never get off the ground.
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".