Apple delayed plans to start selling its HomePod smart speaker to early next year, per a statement. The company introduced the device in June at its annual WWDC developer conference, and had said it would be available for $349 by the end of 2017, Venturebeat reported. The HomePod will be powered by Siri, Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant that has been on iPhones since 2011.
Disney next week will start its “25 Days of Christmas” countdown with a TV special that lets viewers participate in a light show that is synchronized with specially equipped mouse ears hats. "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" will air on Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. eastern time on ABC, per a statement. Viewers will be able to “Glow with the Show” during parts of the holiday special that signal when the new Made with Magic 3.0 Connected Ear Hats light up.
The Mr. Mucus chatbot is somewhat limited in that it doesn’t actually engage in conversations with users, and instead provides a menu of suggested queries, such as: “How can I get rid of my nighttime cough?” or “Are cold and flu levels high in my area?” The chatbot follows WebMD’s addition of artificial-intelligence (AI) features to its publishing platform, such as voice-activated apps for Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers.
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".