I am an analyst, writer and a road warrior. This is my experience with the gear that worked for me over the past year. When I say this equipment “worked” for me, I mean that this gear made my life more productive and pleasant in 2017 by enabling me to work more effectively. The list includes:A good technology product should get out of its own way and let you do what you need to do. Tech gear should work for you, not against you. In 2017, I found 5 tech products that worked for me.
chose to ship its new POWER9 processor into the market this week by launching a single platform intended for AI applications, the IBM Power System AC922, instead of making a lot of noise about the POWER9 chip itself. Was it a good decision for IBM to launch POWER9 this way? IBM introduced its “Minsky” IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing (HPC) in 2016.
and its customer made a big EPYC cloud datacenter announcement this week. Microsoft’s new Azure L-Series EPYC storage instance should deliver a lot more performance and storage per dollar to Azure customers, at lower cost per instance to Microsoft. This is due to a combination of AMD EPYC performance and cost structure plus Microsoft’s Project Olympus system architecture and specifications. also foreshadowed more announcements in the pipeline before the end of the year.
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".