There's no shortage of drones to choose from. What's weird, though, is that the drones available to us normal people tend to fall into two categories. With its new Breeze drone, Yuneec has attempted to create a drone for the rest of us.
Brian Williams. Anthony Weiner. Social media mogul Sean Parker. Plagiarist Jonah Lehrer. Walter Palmer, the dentist who shot Cecil the lion. The woman who sued her nephew in Connecticut for knocking her down with a hug at his eighth birthday party. The tourist who gave the finger to a "Silence and Respect" sign at Arlington National Cemetery.
Every fall, Mac fans receive a gift from Apple ( AAPL): a new, free version of the Mac operating system and its apps. This year, it has a new name: macOS Sierra. ("macOS" will be the replacement for the now-retired name OS X. Well, good; that always sounded like you were saying something about sex.)
It's official now: There's no 3.5-millimeter headphone jack on the latest iPhones. Or the latest Motorola phones. Or LeEco phones in China. And it will be disappearing from other brands, too. "WHY!?" scream the masses. "WHY!?" Actually, that's not the masses' only question.
Today, for the tenth consecutive year, Apple unveiled a new iPhone. This time, it's called the iPhone 7. After the presentation, the 500 invited journalists crammed into a hands-on room, where we got to spend about an hour with the new phones.
Every now and then the public rises up to make an industry clean up its environmental act. As a result, car companies now offer hybrids, electrics and alternative-fuel cars. Beverage companies are making their bottles with a lot less plastic. New laws have reduced the chemicals that cause acid rain by 76 percent since 1980.
Wednesday morning, Apple ( APPL) will unveil the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. As you've probably heard, they won't have headphone jacks. Yes, that's right: The headphone jack is going away, starting now. And not just on the iPhone. In fact, Apple's not even first.
In my Scientific American column this month I mused on the increasing urgency of our need, as a species, to rescue everything we've ever recorded on magnetic tape. All those billions of hours of VHS tape, camcorder tape and audio tape are slowly rotting in our basements and attics.
You'd swear that the Faraday Porteur is some European-designed import: Light and small, and with minimal clutter, no visible motor, bamboo fenders, classic steel frame, leather handgrips and seat. There's a nice chain guard to keep the smudges off your pants, and a shock absorber in the front fork.
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".