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There's a new search engine on the block, IceRocket.com. It has some cool Google-like features, and there's a nice one for gadget folks that caught our eye and that we hope all search engines will adopt. It's called a "Search Relay":

Email a Search

This is for PDA users in particular and is unique to Icerocket.com. It's a pain in the butt to go to a search site,  whether it's icerocket, Google, Yahoo, or wherever and input a search term. However, most PDAs are very email efficient. So we have created a "Search Relay". All you have to do is send an email with the search terms as the subject to search@icerocket.com and it will return the results to you via email. You can do the same with pics@icerocket.com or news@icerocket.com

We tried this (pictured above) and it worked nicely.

On a side note, could all the search engines please make some AIM bots, so we can add a "Search Buddy" to our AIM list? We use Instant Messaging more than anything else, so how about it? We have ones on IRC already.

P.S. - There are sites offering "Google by Email", but it's being done by third-parties, not by Google themselves.

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