Welcome to another entry of the First 48. You may have seen a few of these around the site here and there, but now it will become a little more official. The First 48 is a quick mini review of devices prior to their more fully reviews later on. As to truly decide if we like a product we may need a little more time, but usually within that first 48 hours we can tell you if we like it and a few reasons why. For this entry, I’ll be talking about the new Google Pixel 2 XL.
Say what you want, but Forza is the best racing simulation game there is. It’s Microsoft’s premier racing game and arguably the best racing game there is and it’s no wonder why there is always heavy anticipation when a new Forza comes on the scene. I got a copy of the Ultimate Edition of the game and right away every good feeling I had about playing Forza had come back to me and I was ready to race.
Everyone knows that during the summer when it is hot, you want to roll around with the top down. When you own a convertible, this is pretty much a requisite. This past August we did just that for a week with the 2017 Buick Cascada. The Buick brand to me represents an older crowd, but they have done a good jump in appealing to a younger crowd lately. We took a week to check out this summer worthy convertible. Was we won over? Let’s dig in! The Buick Cascada is a decent looking car.
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".