If you're curious about the Google Home connected device but its price tag is outside of your budget, here's a spot of good news for you! According to a few reliable sources, Google will soon be launching a miniature version of its device for a mere $49! Alongside the upcoming launch of the imminent second generation Pixel phones, Google could be preparing a few other surprises. And one of these may just be the launch of a mini version of its Google Home device.
The world of cars and high-tech are closing in on each other with every passing day. The latest edition from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (also called IAA) attests to this. While I was at the event, I took the opportunity to speak with BMW Senior Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles, Elmar Frickenstein. I took the opportunity to discuss the future of cars, and the introduction of autonomous cars into the market. For BMW, the self-driving car is the future.
Over the past few days, we've been covering a lot of news from IFA in Berlin, including the recent launch of Motorola's new phone, the Moto X4. One of the key features boasted by the Moto X4 is its ability to connect to up to four Bluetooth-connected devices simultaneously. Unbeknownst to most though, behind this neat feature hides a start-up company that's aiming to revolutionize the Bluetooth market. Although it's always been on our smartphones, Bluetooth hasn't had it easy over the years.
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
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".