If you're a tech critic like me, you discover one thing about technology fans right away. They can be fairly militant in their allegiance to one tech company or another. As you read readers' objections to a review you've written, you encounter one particular argument amazingly often: "[Name of disliked tech company] stole that idea from [name of preferred company]!"
If you have a Samsung TV made in the past couple of years - hey, it could happen! - You know that every time you turn it on - every ding-dong time - you get this stupid frame. And you have to find the remote and press Enter to make the screen full of video.
Aug. 25: When Steve Jobs resigned as the chief executive of Apple yesterday, his note to the public and the Apple board was short and classy. The gist was this: "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know.
Three things make these 5.5-inch Android smartphones radical, innovative, and risky. Its sibling, the Moto Z Force (Verizon [VZ] only), costs $20 more and gets you a higher-resolution camera and longer battery life-yet it's still thinner than a Samsung Galaxy S7. The Z Force (top) is a tiny bit thicker
New York Times columnist David Pogue takes aim at technology's worst interface-design offenders, and provides encouraging examples of products that get it right. To funny things up, he bursts into song.
Word has it that Snap, the company that makes Snapchat, is planning to go public. If so, it'll be the biggest initial public offering by a tech company in two years. At the same time, I've been dying to understand Snapchat. First, you need to know that Snapchat is really three apps crammed in one.
This month, my Scientific American column addressed the growing frequency and intensity of online shamings-massive outpourings of threats and vicious hate showered on people whose judgment lapses make them internet targets. Often the victims pay for their mistakes in horrific, life-shattering ways, far out of proportion for the crimes-losing their jobs, homes, marriages and any shred of self-worth.
Wow. The drone world just changed in a blazing flash. There are all kinds of drones. There are cheap toy ones. There are compact ones with limited intelligence. And there the big nice ones that professionals use, like the DJI Phantom 4 -with 4K video capture, 25-minute battery life, 3-mile range, object avoidance, stabilized video, tilting camera, optical sensors so they can fly indoors without GPS, and four-digit price tags.
We sent the Yahoo flag into space - and nearly lost it forever This is the story of an amateur space-balloon launch that became a success-and the landing that was a disaster. It's a long story, but a good one.
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".