The Internet Archive is a show stopper

Internet Archive is a nonprofit digital library with the goal of backing up the entire internet. And if that wasn’t ambitious enough, they also archive TV news programs that are searchable via their closed captioning transcripts. Lord love a duck!

Syntax: !archivetv keyword or phrase (using quotes may help narrow down results)

Example: !archivetv “Lord love a duck”


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File under technostalgia

As time and innovation accelerates, it leaves behind a slew of dead media platforms and technologies. To find older versions of useful, popular software for Windows, Mac and Linux, visit the digital preservationists at OldApps.com.

Syntax: !oldapps os software

Example: !oldapps windows 7 winamp


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Android Police: To serve and inspect

If you own an Android smartphone, do yourself a favour and visit Android Police. This busy blog has hardware reviews, deal alerts, software leaks and more. Here’s a speedy way to get the news without a speeding ticket:

Syntax: !andpol (keywords are not operable)

Usage: !andpol


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Buy your next book with a bang

Regardless of the e-reader you own, DuckDuckGo bangs can help you find your next ebook. Use !a for the Amazon Kindle, !bn for the Barnes & Noble Nook or !kobo for your Kobo eReader.

Syntax: !a “title of the book” (quotes optional) | !bn title of the book (no quotes) | !kobo title of the book (no quotes)

Examples: !a “docbook definitive guide” | !bn philosophy bites again | !kobo moby duck


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Duck Go Bang has it’s own bang! Use !gobang to search the growing list of bang posts. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let Cheeky Duck know via the contact form.

 

Discover alternatives to popular software

AlternativeTo is a useful and oddly addictive website which lists alternatives to software and mobile apps. You can search the site instantly with the !alt bang.

Syntax: !alt name_of_software (platform and license modifiers can be added but are optional)

Example with target platform: !alt evernote linux

Example with license: !alt skype opensource

Example with platform, license: !alt itunes linux opensource


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