In one of its characteristically eccentric and audacious moves, gaming giant Nintendo has announced a range of cardboard toys that interact with its popular Nintendo Switch console. Called Nintendo Labo, the first wave of the buildable ‘Toy-Con’ range from a small remote control car to a wearable robot jet-pack.
Nintendo have unveiled Labo, a fascinating hybrid of buildable cardboard toys, games and experiences that use every inch of the Switch console’s more quirky features. A cardboard remote control car powered entirely by the Joy-Con controller’s precise rumble, a fishing rod complete with extendable line, an interactive doll’s house, even a fully-functioning piano. Even from the short announcement video below, there is a palpable sense of fun, invention and potential in Nintendo Labo.
LA Noire’s VR Case Files proves so entertaining because it understands virtual reality and all the strengths and foibles it entails. It's in the inherent silliness of strapping a hunk of electronics to your face and waving your arms around in the middle of your living room. And it's in the genuine transportive quality of diving into a fully immersive world and interacting with it close up. And my does LA Noire manage to conflate the two.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".