Ben Benavides gave us a sneak-peek at his newest manual, which is always a hot item among the government OSINT types.
Search Engine Optimization’s “Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines” may not live up to its promises but it does list some search alternatives — often in niche areas — that not everyone has heard of. https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/02/25/say-goodbye-to-google-14-alternative-search-engines/?utm_source=Search+Engine+Watch&utm_campaign=0df608dc4c-26_02_2016_NL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e118661359-0df608dc4c-16884857
How well is the law profession using new research techniques to benefit clients? Lawyer’s Weekly deals with digital disruption and how it affects both research and intra-firm cooperation. There is one view at http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/sponsored-features/17973-digital-disruption-and-its-impact-on-legal-research
For those who sometimes, or often, use a smartphone for research the New York Times’ Tips and Myths about Extending Battery Life can be a useful read. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/technology/personaltech/tips-and-myths-about-extending-smartphone-battery-life.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=mini-moth®ion=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below
Thermal Imaging Phone Camera
Yep, there are significant “open source” things you can do with thermal imaging — extending the human eye and observation. It’s not for everyone, but the $600 Cat S60 smartphone with thermal imaging capabilities may have applications for some researchers. http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/02/25/technology/25reuters-telecoms-mobileworld-thermalimaging.html?ref=technology
The “Hottest Phones You’ve Never Heard of _ Same Bang, Less Buck” deals with inexpensive Android phones that have some hot features. But remember, there’s a lot about price and phone makers stealing customers but no mention of backdoors or anyone stealing data or looking at your research. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/02/23/technology/ap-as-tec-wireless-show-beyond-apple-and-samsung-.html?ref=technology