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You’ve probably seen some horrendous dash cam footage on social media – accidents, bad driving, road rage, the lot. While that’s all entertaining in a slightly uncomfortable voyeuristic kind of way, dash cam footage can also save you money, points and even a spell in prison. We've teamed up with WhatCar? to tell you which dash cam is best if you're buying with a budget of £150.
What's the best car you can buy on a used car forecourt today? With so much choice - and plenty of dodgy motors out there - it can be a difficult decision picking the best one. But a new piece of analysis from What Car? should help. It's designed to solve the problem of finding a superb second-hand car based on a variety of parameters, including reliability and quality of models on the market today. So which one is the best?
Sales of new diesel cars are down by almost a third at the moment - and that means buyers can negotiate big discounts, say expertsThat's because diesel cars are already becoming more expensive to own due to new toxicity taxes, like the London T-Charge, and motorists are worried that the Chancellor is primed to ramp-up taxes in the Budget this week. This doesn't bode well for the future of diesel in the UK, and car dealers know it.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".