AT&T's $85 billion bid to acquire Time Warner is a big moment. Following the playbook of the Comcast-NBC and Verizon-AOL/ Yahoo deals, it marks the point in history when service providers acquiring content companies graduated from a growing trend to simply "the norm."
In a call with reporters to announce that Tesla will build advanced driverless technology into all its future vehicles, CEO Elon Musk told the media that if it contributes to dissuading people from buying self-driving cars, "You're killing people." Musk made the statement early in the call in response to one of the first questions.
HOLD UNTIL INVITES ARE OUT!!!]]] Get ready for another October surprise. For MacBook users, it'll probably be a pleasant surprise, since Apple just sent invitations to an event on Oct. 27. Although, per usual, the invites didn't specify what the company has planned, all rumors point to a refresh of most of Apple's MacBook computers.
LAS VEGAS - If you've ever argued over who watches what in your house, has Samsung got a TV for you. The company's 55-inch "Real" OLED TV is the first consumer television that literally lets two people watch two different shows simultaneously. How does it do such a thing?
Due to ongoing concerns about safety, Mashable is retracting its recommendation of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and revoking its Mashable Choice award. We do not take this action lightly, but what's happened to the Samsung Galaxy Note7 in the last six weeks is unprecedented in mobile.
Many manufacturers have tried to create a "productivity" solution for Android tablets. Samsung does a decent job with its stylus-focused Note line, but manufacturers that build hybrids - tablets that become laptops with a keyboard dock - often come up short. Hewlett-Packard is betting that it's finally cracked the Android hybrid with its Slatebook x2.
It's not just the computers on Star Trek that Google wants to build for real. The company is also working on a device similar to the show's universal translator - a mythical device on the show that lets everybody speak any language and still be perfectly understood.
Quick, what's the coolest product Google has ever unveiled? Oh, and software doesn't count. Right, exactly - there isn't one. Google's software services are immensely popular and permeate our daily lives. It's hard to imagine the world before Gmail or Google Maps, but on hardware it's usually the same story: a swing and a miss.
Streaming devices - boxes, dongles and more - are everywhere, now in more than half of American households. From Apple to Google to Amazon, virtually all the major tech companies offer a device for streaming video to a TV. Now add to that list Xiaomi, China's fast-rising smartphone manufacturer with global ambitions.
If you've been seeing a strip of thumbnails along the bottom of YouTube videos lately, you're not seeing things. The site has been quietly rolling out a feature that automatically generates thumbnails of every moment in a video, laying them all out the way a video-editing app like iMovie would.
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
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".