HOUSTON - The FIXD device (2nd generation) is described as a mechanic in your pocket. It says it can take the guessing out of what’s wrong with your car. So, let’s see if it works. We met up with our coworker Michele Scarantino. Her “service engine soon” light is on in her truck. She’s interested in trying FIXD. "Something that could really hone in on it and tell me straight up tell me what it is, what it affects and what that means down the line," she said.
If you crave fried food but not the fat and calories, you might be interested in the Copper Crisper. It’s an elevated basket and tray that transform your oven-cooked food into an air fryer. We tested out this product with Apna Bhakta. "This is a lot healthier if you look at it," she said. The directions on the Copper Crisper called for no oil or butter, but we did add cooking oil spray to our cookie sheet. Our first test was with tater tots. The cookie sheet tots had a nice crunch.
The Guac-Lock is supposed to keep your guacamole from going brown. It’s a container that’s easy to use and can double as a serving bowl. So, is it worth it? We started by scooping guacamole into the gadget and making sure it was even all the way around. The idea is to make sure there are no air holes. Then, we put the lid on and locked it in place. Finally, we squeezed out the air by pushing up the Guac-Lock elevator.
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".