It’s that time of year again, when we see Las Vegas fill up with techies and media from around the world. We are here and hope to capture some of the new and exciting products and services for you. So let me start by showing you a few photos from the newest Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen on the strip. While we were heading to pick up tickets for Absinthe (a show we really enjoyed), we just happened to come upon this new restaurant by chance and so glad we did.
Christmas season is now officially underway! So today is the perfect time to pull together some affiliate reviews we feel contain some great Christmas ideas to help you along. But first, I want to share my funny story from Ellen yesterday. As you all know, we are fortunate enough to review HyperX products, but can not (I promise you) take credit for this. She is showing her Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways… so of course, since I can’t be there I watch from the comfort of my livingroom.
Are you like me and don’t mind crowds, lines and actually like the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping? I purposely leave my stocking stuffers until the 23rd of December just so I can be a part of the craziness. I will attest that I do not like the parking lots, it’s a good time to use a taxi, bus or Uber. The craziest shopping thing I ever made my husband do was go to New York City for the Thanksgiving Day parade and Black Friday. Rest assured he will probably not do that again.
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".