Xbox officially unveiled the Xbox One X during E3 2017 in June. But at the time we could only play games on development kits. The internal hardware was nigh-on identical but we didn't, technically, go hands-on with a fully working console. We did, however, at German videogames show Gamescom 2017 in August, with plenty of games running well on actual Xbox One X boxes, so we finally got a chance to play with the correct machine and controller at that time and things are looking good.
Google's rumoured acquisition of HTC's phone business could be made official very soon. HTC has reportedly suspended trading of its shares ahead of a "huge announcement" tomorrow, 21 September. It has also called an employee meeting for tomorrow, with the Google buyout allegedly on the agenda. Serial leakster @evleaks claims to have received a HTC internal memo highlighting the gathering.
Ikea has released its promised augmented reality app, as announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Ikea Place is available in the US now and coming to the UK soon. It is a free iOS app that uses Apple ARKit to show you what Ikea furniture will look like in your own home. After downloading and installing the app, you can hold up your iPhone or iPad and select an item of furniture you like the look of.
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".