Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 326 for a fun and fresh look at the latest tech newsStart your weekend with Episode 326 of Two Blokes Talking Tech with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long to hear informed opinions about the biggest tech stories and products. On this week’s show, we talk about the Star Wars movie, the huge range of toys and merch and the new Samsung Gear Star Wars VR game Droid Repair Bay.
How you can be a Star Wars tourist and visit The Last Jedi filming locationsOne of the most interesting things about any Star Wars film, including the latest movie The Last Jedi, are the amazing environments and locations. The good news is they’re not in a galaxy far, far away – you can be a Star Wars tourist and visit them. Travel site Skyscanner has not only found the locations uses for filming in The Last Jedi – it has even worked out how much it will cost to get you there.
Christmas is only a week and a half away so you will need to get moving to complete your shopping. Tech Guide’ 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas is here to help you find the perfect present to put under the tree for your family and friends. Today were looking at appliances that have a level of tech under the hood. Here is the full list of Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas. Be sure to check back every day to see all the categories and gift suggestions.
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".