Nanoleaf, creators of the awesome Aurora modular smart lighting system, has announced possibly the most bonkers new product of this year’s CES: the Nanoleaf Remote. A Bluetooth HomeKit remote might not sound all that bizarre, but that’s because you haven’t yet realised it’s a 12-sided dodecahedron. Designed to not only control your Nanoleaf lights, the funky-looking Remote acts as a regular HomeKit remote too – meaning you can control your other Apple-friendly smart home devices as well.
Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff has hit out at Google-owned Nest Labs, accusing the smart home goliath of copying his company’s key products. Speaking to smart home website The Ambient, Siminoff was referring to Nest’s move into the smart video doorbell arena; Ring is the biggest player in that field with over a million shipments of its range. “It’s embarrassing for a company that spends $800 million a year to be just copying me and be behind me the whole time,” he said.
Christmas is done and dusted and, no doubt, your waistline has taken a hit over the last few days as you crammed in all that extra Holiday food and drink - I know mine has. With 2018 fast approaching it's time to start thinking about new year's resolutions and, chances are, getting fit(ter) is high on your agenda. One of the easiest first steps to getting into better shape is with a fitness tracker.
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".