Category Archives: Search engines

Default to Google: it’s a hard habit to break

From time to time SearchEngineWatch produces useful reviews of search engines other than Google. Recently DuckDuckGo has been in spotlight. This was a useful article because the author really tried hard to give DuckDuckGo a proper trial and with some … Continue reading

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Tip of the day: a neat ebook on Google search tips and tricks

Gizmag, which itself is an interesting read for anyone of techy-mindedness, is currently offering a free download to A Guide to Google Tools, Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without You can fill in a form to download the book … Continue reading

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Google news manoeuvers with a European flavour

News is a ubiquitous free and fee-based commodity on the web. There’s always a lot of it out there, with many duplicate and similar versions of the same story doing the rounds giving the appearance of even more news than … Continue reading

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Will Virtual Reality one day be the new way to search?

If you want to understand the virtual reality “landscape”, you could hardly do better than have a read of  a very interesting (and quite long) feature in The Verge which takes a look at the many worlds of virtual reality, … Continue reading

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Google progresses its mission to digitise libraries and make them searchable

A Happy New Year to you. Here’s to 2015, may the search continue! Oooh, that sounds a bit Star Wars-like, but there we are. As a friend once quoted Yoda to me: “do or do not, there is no try”, … Continue reading

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What’s happening to the way we search for news?

In short, it’s changed and still changing. The excellent and informative haven for enthusiastic information professionals, otherwise known as FreePint, is busy investigating this topic at present. I’m delighted to be involved with this and hope to have an article … Continue reading

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An interview with the Google founders – worth a read

Disruptive Searcher’s in the middle of many things at the moment, but I’d like to pause for a brief moment from the frenetic world of work to slurp tea and highlight this article from The Guardian: Google’s founders on the future of … Continue reading

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“Pearls” of wisdom from Phil: take a break from Google

I’ve mentioned before that there are other search engines apart from Google, which most everyone knows anyway. But that doesn’t mean that we actually bother to try them very often. Well, we should be bothering. Save time, find more of what you … Continue reading

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Oy, don’t make my life so searchable! Who said that? Um, I’ve forgotten

Disruptive Searcher’s been rather too quiet. Odd, since there are so many topics she could/should be covering at present. To start with there’s the high profile more-than-somewhat disruptive debate around the recent “right to be forgotten”  ruling and what Google … Continue reading

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Useful beginner’s guide to patent searching

Patents are useful documents and there are lots of free sources out there that you can use to search them. A recent article in Sensors Magazine by a European Patent Office (EPO) patent examiner, provides a good introduction to using … Continue reading

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