Category Archives: Technology

Secrets of Finding Family Through DNA

You’ve gotten your DNA results, but something’s missing. Where is your family tree? Where is the list of your famous relatives, proven by science? That’s gonna take some work. Yes, my friend, genealogical research is the first secret of finding … Continue reading

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The Science of DNA Heritage

You’ve sent in your spit or your swab, and now you’re waiting on the DNA company to send you your results, to tell you who your family is and where you came from. When the results come in, you’ll get … Continue reading

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Not Again! Credit card info stolen for the third time!

UPDATE: Who’d’ve thought Navy Federal Credit Union would be so stupid?! I realized tonight that my new, more secure chip-and-pin card that I started using in February had the same account number as they issued me in October. So, whereas … Continue reading

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Using Twitter for News

Digital Trends posted some tips on how to use Twitter to get your daily news. Their article left out one good idea: Use lists to help you find the headlines you’re looking for. I have lists for local media, national … Continue reading

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Choosing a Blu-ray Player

I have to have a Blu-ray player so I can get the newest release of Star Wars. We’ve been putting off investing in Blu-ray (well, in the beginning it was because of the format war). Now, though, prices are coming … Continue reading

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I’m really angry at Sony

First, unidentified hackers stole the database of Playstation members. I don’t have a Playstation. That didn’t affect me. Then, the hackers stole — and posted online — email addresses and passwords for people who’d entered a particular sweepstakes. Or maybe … Continue reading

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Now I Want a Kinect

A few days ago, I watched the Star Wars Kinect demonstration at E4 (?) on Spike TV. Someone had it on in the kitchen when I went to heat up my lunch, and the timing was perfect! Just the idea … Continue reading

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