The new 3 from Mazda is one of the sweetest drives on the road, thanks to the union of human and hatchbackWhat can the teachings of the Japanese elders show us about the mythical union between driver and car? Quite a lot, actually, if you believe what Mazda has to say. It calls the force underpinning the design of each model: “Kodo, Soul of Motion”. It’s about creating an emotional bond between you and your vehicle – a spirit of togetherness.
Glenmorangie owes much of its famously smooth drinking style to the years it spends maturing in casks of American oak. Now an Oregon bike company, Renovo, has found a way of harnessing some of the whisky’s complex character by turning its old casks into beautifully polished bicycles. Renovo has been building wooden bikes for the past decade because, as its founder Ken Wheeler says: ‘Wood’s superior abilities creates a much smoother ride.’ So this one really is going to slip down a treat.
Price: £21,065Top speed: 118mph0-62mph: 10.9 secondsMPG: up to 74.3CO2: from 87g/kmGerry from Slough wrote to me last week and asked why we constantly bang on about top speeds and 0-62 times when few of us can ever legally or safely reach these figures. On top of that, he added that “dieselgate” proves emissions and economy figures can be fudged. So what’s the point of them? He’s right. It’s time we invented some far more relevant methods of comparison.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".