Audiophile or not, with music easily (in some cases freely) available online, tuning into your favourite beats is as simple as clicking a button (on your tablet, smartphone or laptop). So, it is only natural to invest in a pair of snazzy earphones. No wonder the subcontinent is flooded with both new brands and novel styles of headphones every month. RHA (a builder from Scotland) is trying to carve its niche here.
Ever wanted to clone of yourself and make it do household chores instead? While that tech is still a pipe dream, there are a few devices that will help you with basic tasks like answering queries, solving complex mathematical equations, playing music and switching on/off the lights. One such assistant (Amazon Alexa) driven speaker (now available in the Indian market) is Amazon Echo Plus.
We came across a very interestingreleased by Time Doctor that shows how people waste time in the office. Number one time waster in the office is chatter. Number 2 is non-work related internet surfing, which if you ask us should be the first one in India. A lot of time is wasted on social networks, e-mails and online games. Yes some of it is required if research is being done, rest can be cut down upon. Another office time water is doing and attending useless meetings.
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".