Samsung is betting on improvements instead of revamps with the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. In fact a quick glance might leave you thinking the S9 is an S8. Is it worth an upgrade? I took the S9 and S9+ for a test over the past week. The only significant external difference with the new S9 from the previous Galaxy is that Samsung moved the fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone from next to the camera to below the camera. This makes sense, it’s now easier to reach.
In the world of drones there are now A LOT of options. Prices ranges from $20 into the thousands. Spend too little and you’ll just get annoyed, spend too much and you’ll wonder why it cost you $2,000 to shoot video of your kids in the backyard. Where is the sweet spot? The DJI Spark might just be that sweet spot with some pretty cool features that let you fly it without touching the controller at a price that won’t break the bank. The DJI Spark is surprisingly small.
Amazon Alexa in your car… who needs that? That was my first thought. Then I installed it and started to realize, it actually makes sense! The new Garmin Speak Plus with Amazon Alexa puts the power of Alexa, Garmin navigation and a dash camera on your windshield. Best of all, it’s in a tiny little package that most people may not even notice in your car. I put the Garmin Speak to the test.
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".