Google’s smartwatch platform – Android Wear – is no more. In its place is the all new Wear OS by Google – or just Wear OS to its friends. The new naming convention is just that however – this isn’t Android Wear 3.0 with a shiny new name badge. Features and apps remain the same. People with an existing Android Wear smartwatch will see their wearables updated over the coming weeks, bringing the new logo and name to their wrists.
The Fitbit Versa has gone live, the second smartwatch from the fitness tracking expert - following the Fitbit Ionic that went on sale in September 2017. The Versa differs quite dramatically from the Ionic - it's a much more Pebble-like design; don't forget that Fitbit acquired Pebble at the tail-end of 2016. The big news is that it comes in at $100 cheaper than its big smartwatch brother, at $199.95. But it does sacrifice a GPS radio for that saving.
Paul's smart home diary, the internet sensation of late February to early July 2016 is making a comeback. Yes, I know in the headline I specifically state, "Don't call it a comeback," but, let's face it - it's been away for a while and now it's returning... it can't really be described as anything else.
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".