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The annual Consumer Electronics Show is filled with new and proposed products that will fill the shelves of your local electronics shop (or online store) in the next six to 12 months. Some are amazing; some are visionary; some are outlandish; some are all of the above.
One of the products that caught my attention at the 2017 show is a USB storage device that claims to be “the world’s first unlimited capacity USB drive,” called &ldquo…Read More
In a blog post, Google announced that Gmail users can now receive email attachments up to 50MB in size.
By way of an explanation, Google recognizes that, “sometimes you need to receive large files as direct email attachments.” The key phrase here is “direct email attachments.” This cha…Read More
Google has announced that Gmail will stop working on versions of Google’s Chrome browser older than v53 at the end of 2017.
The announcement cited security upgrades in newer versions of the browser as a reason for not supporting versions of Chro…Read More
Every year, barely after the New Year, the consumer technology industry comes together in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES¨) – the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. There they introduce and celebrate the latest products and technological innovations in consumer electronics, including office productivity tools – the gadgets many of us love and can’t manage to work without. This year, the International CES runs from Januar…Read More
By Mark Rosch
One of the questions that we are often asked during our live MCLE seminars and MCLE webinars is whether there is a keyword search available for the billions of Web pages collected by the Archive.org’s Wayback Machine. Since its inception in 2000, Wayback Machine users have been able to browse earlier versions of websites by …Read More
Google has announced yet another new name for its suite of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration software. The product most-recently known as Google Apps for Work in now called “G Suite.”
Anyone using public wi-fi hotspots to connect to the Internet should be concerned about the security and privacy of the information they are sending back and forth over those connections.
There are many security options you can employ to better-insure…Read More
In a letter posted to its Global Public Policy Blog, Yahoo “demands transparency from the Director of National Intelligence” to “provide [US] citizens with clarification around national security orders they issue to internet companies to obtain user data.”Read More
Google is apparently discontinuing the public “Hangouts On Air” feature. Hangouts On Air allowed users to broadcast a video stream (lecture, presentation, performance, or other event) and make it accessible to anyone with the URL. Public streaming of events will still be available via Google’s YouTube Live feature.
Updated January 11, 2017
Updated November 14, 2016
One of our favorite unofficial, free sources for dates of birth, Birthdatabase.com, is
currently once again unavailable is back online. After an absence of approximately three months, the site’s search form is once agai…
Most of you know that when Google detects “spam” messages, Google flags them as “Spam,” and automatically moves them into a separate Spam folder, bypassing your Inbox completely. You may have also noticed that Google displays an “exclamation point: in …Read More
In a verdict handed down Thursday, May 26, 2016, jurors found that Google’s use of basic elements of the Java programming language to build its Android mobile operating system was a fair use under federal copyright law. While this is an important…Read More
Google has completely killed off access to its old BlogSearch database. The integration of Blog results into NewsSearch results continues to be sub-par.Read More
Bench Reporter site offers searchable database of California county courts’ tentative rulings.Read More
TLOxp Investigative Research database’s “Relationship Report,” allows subscribers to simultaneously run one report comparing the assets (typically this refers only to real property and vehicles—not bank accounts or stocks) and showing other connections beRead More
White paper tracks new search features and functions in Casemaker Internet legal research database. We track new developments like these to insure that our in-person CLE seminars on Internet investigative and legal research are as up to date as they can bRead More
Learn how to search caselaw and articles at Google Scholar without leaving the web page your already on – with the Google Scholar Button.Read More
Los Angeles County Civil Court dockets can now be searched by name (party, attorney, and judge) for free, via Plainsite.org.Read More
Casemaker internet legal research database offers many new features that have not yet been added to their official online User Guide.Read More
eBlocker is launching a new Internet surfing cloaking device that promises to hide much of the identifying information your browsing sessions share with the Web sites you visit. It is currently available for pre-order at a 50% discount.Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court does not post its briefs at their site, AND also fails to provide information on where to find Supreme Court briefs for free.Read More
Does Passing the Newly Required TLOxp.com Site Visit Automatically Entitle Users to Full Social Security Numbers and Dates of Birth?Read More
New York Times article details how IRS agent Gary L. Alford used his online searching skills to correctly identify the previously-anonymous, “nearly-mythical leader” of the illicit online marketplace Silk Road – Ross W. Ulbricht.Read More
In September 2015, the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee (Committee) issued Formal Opinion 127 – Use of Social Media for Investigative Purposes – to address the conflicting ethical opinions from various jurisdictions about how to apply the establiRead More
TransUnion’s TLOxp investigative research and public record database is increasing its fees, instituting a minimum monthly spend (akin to a subscription fee), and requiring all subscribers to undergo a site visit of their physical office location.Read More
Harvard Law School teams with Ravel law to digitize Library of case law to make it available to search for free online.Read More
In an interview with the Lawyerist Podcast’s Sam Glover, Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch share some of their favorite Internet search tips and “secret” sources.Read More
Not everything is available for free on the Internet – and sometimes even when it is, that information might be difficult to find or spread over multiple sources. TLOxpRead More
TLOxp to launch Relationship Report comparing assets (real property, vehicles) of two individuals (people).Read More
LexisNexis is offering to match Loislaw customers’ subscription price for “equivalent information” in a Lexis Advance subscription in the wake of Fastcase’s acquisition of Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer.Read More
Fastcase acquires Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer.Read More
Google’s Events from Gmail feature comes to Google Apps for Work accounts.Read More
The contents of journals, magazines, and other periodicals in the ProQuest database are now discoverable in Google Scholar searches.Read More
Ancestry.com is offering free access to a new database U.S. Wills and Probate records.Read More
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers the Nationwide Gravesite Locator a searchable database of the burial locations of “veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military andRead More
Google News documentation is out of date and incorrect – and there is no reliable way to know how far back results will now go for any News search.Read More
Official resources for criminal history and criminal records search resources – from state police agencies, courts, and other law enforcement entities.Read More
NPR creates tool to search crime clearance rates from FBI Uniform Crime Report.Read More
Mapping tool allows you to display a radius around any map point, location, address, or latitude/longitude coordinates.Read More
Author/speaker Carole Levitt has been recognized by the American Bar Association’s Law Technology Today publication as one of the Women You Need to Know: In Law and Technology.Read More
Reports of Judd Nelson and/or Eddie Murphy’s death are incorrect. Neither Judd Nelson nor Eddie Murphy are dead. Updated November 2014 and December 2010. People never learn to check sources.Read More
Lawyers must keep legal ethics concerns (and responsibilities) in mind when considering cloud computing solutions for their law firms’ and clients’ information.Read More
Microsoft has released a free preview version of Office 2016 for Mac.Read More
Google has extended the coverage range of sources returned in Google News search results. Instead of just 30 days, results can date back (at least) to 2004.Read More
Bing has made two significant changes in the way it handles and recognizes search connectors to exclude keywords/phrases or entire domains from search results. The changes also effect Yahoo, because Yahoo Search is powered by Bing.Read More