Search Engines Come and Go…

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.


Drop a Dime…A Trio of Articles Dealing with Smartphones

Battery Bane
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.

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.

Hot Shots…
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.