An interesting article in the UK Guardian newspaper raises the prospect that computers will soon be used to locate and compare research papers on the Web and suggest new hypotheses that human researchers can test.
Two interesting software applications, Prezi and Evernote, are mentioned in the current issue of the Scout Report. Both are aimed at the person needing to give presentations at workshops, meetings and conferences — in fact, for most of us!
A new project to create and enhance community maps – Open MapQuest – has been launched using data provided by the OpenStreetMap community.
Pearltrees (http://www.pearltrees.com) offers an attractive way of mapping sites and creating links between sites that you use and wish to pass on to others.
Foxit Reader is a free alternative to other proprietary software programs.
When searching, you may have been surprised by pop-ups appearing on some sites, informing you that your PC may be infected with a virus and needs scanning. In many (perhaps most) cases, this is part of a scam.
The Search Engine industry does not stay still: there are developments and improvements in existing search engines and the launch of search engines based upon new approaches. The “Developments in search engines” thread will highlight some developments in the searching industry.