Loz has been one of Gizmag's most versatile contributors since 2007. Joining the team as a motorcycle specialist, he has since covered everything from medical and military technology to aeronautics, music gear and historical artefacts. Since 2010 he's branched out into photography, video and audi...
Its key draw in this market seems to be its gigantic, boxy, brash shape. That, and the stuck-on technical looking bits and exposed hinges and rain gutters all over it, evoke some of its early utility as a military vehicle. It's well known for its excellent off-road capabilities, although the luxury set rarely use it as such, and for having the highway aerodynamics of a small apartment block in a hurricane.
Last year, we reviewed the Moza Air stabilizing gimbal from Chinese company Gudsen, one of several new lightweight, low-cost gimbal options that are popping up to give low-budget filmmakers a steadicam-like experience. Now, Gudsen has released a new, smaller gimbal aimed solely at mirrorless camera users. Where the Moza Air can handle full-sized DSLR cameras up to 2.5 kg (5.5 lb), the new Moza AirCross is smaller and lighter, and can stabilize up to 1.8 kg (4 lb).
The folks at Howe & Howe are in love with tank tracks. They'll stick 'em on anything, from a wheelchair to a giant fighting robot to their breakfast tray (maybe). But their favorite thing to do is make vastly overpowered "extreme luxury tanks." Starting at half a million US dollars and heading upward from there, Howe & Howe's Ripsaw series tanks were never for the shy. But the new performance king of the crop takes things to new heights of silliness.
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".