Amazon’s smart assistant had its first taste of third-party devices earlier this year with the Huawei Mate 9 and Sonos One smart speaker, and now Alexa is making its way to another non-Amazon device: the Pro Voice, the first Bluetooth wireless headphones with Alexa built-in. The headphones are going to be produced by 66 Audio, a Culver City, California-based audio company that specializes in athlete-friendly headphones.
The urBeats3 is a substantial step-up from the pack-in Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector - they’re well-designed from an aesthetic perspective and sound decent. However, they’re not pitch-perfect when it comes to playback, especially in the highs and mids, and at their $99/£89/AU$129 price point cost too much for what they offer. Removing the 3.5mm jack from the iPhone was one of the most divisive decisions Apple has ever made.
The holidays are here, which means it’s time to shop for goodies and gadgets. If you’re the type of adult who still enjoys toys, then it’s a good time to ask Santa for some tech that can improve your day-to-day life. But with so many inventions to choose from ― and so much knowledge required to sift through them ― how can tech newbies know which items to put on their lists? We asked a handful of tech editors and reporters for the No. 1 gadget that makes their lives better.
@evkmack Be gentle with yourself - it’s OK to shift expectations when circumstances change. It’s OK to not be OK and to do things just for you. Take time to breathe, meditate and slow down. There are no words for your loss, but there are words to help move you through the grief.
@RogueCheddar The dude is nuts. Was in a briefing with him and EA at the time and I asked him if EA had set deadlines for the project. He goes, “Fuck no. I set my own schedule. It will be done when it’s done.”
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".