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With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories Are Rewritten

Bob Hutchinson’s mother told him and his siblings almost nothing about her family, no matter how often they asked. “She was good at brushing people off,” said Mr. Hutchinson, 60.<p>Growing up, there were no photos of his mother as a child in the home, or of her own parents. She said that she was an …

Genealogy

LastPass plans for Android O: better autofill

Android O is expected to start reaching consumers in Q3 this year, but developers are already looking into how they can take advantage of new features and capabilities. There is plenty of fun to be had with the upcoming Android version, and LastPass seems to be especially excited about one …

The Google Pixel 2: Everything We Have On Google's Upcoming Flagship

The Apple iPhone, once a symbol of status and wealth for the elitist cosmopolitan, is still a brand to be reckoned with in the telecom arena. It has had its fair share of competition sure from Samsung, from Nokia and from HTC. Yet somehow, it always managed to hold its own at the apex of the …

Android News

Twelve ways to make yourself a Gmail genius

Transfer money, search more accurately, or engage with your appliances: tips and tricks to enhance and customise the world’s most popular webmail service<p>Want to see more of your inbox at a glance? Click the cog-wheel at the upper right of the Gmail web interface, then select “compact” to reduce the …

Desktop Plastic Injection Machine Hits Kickstarter (video)

If your a small business has been relying on 3D printing to manufacture small quantities of plastic components, you may be interested in a new fully …

20 Gmail Hacks Only Savvy Users Know

These tricks and tips will make you a Gmail power user.<p>There’s an endless amount of tricks, tips and extensions that can boost your Gmail game. From undoing a sent email to pre-writing messages to sending money -- Gmail has taken email to the next level.<p>To keep up with all of these tips and tools …

Productivity

You can now control Netflix using Google Home

And Google Photos, too<p>Google has added support for Netflix to its home assistant Google Home — just in time for a bit of holiday binge-watching. You’ll be able to ask Home to play specific series, skip episodes, pause and resume playback, turn on captions, and even rewind the show you’re watching …

Some Google Home owners report speaker randomly stops playing music

The Google Home connected speaker has been available for over a month now, but a few owners have since reported that the device just randomly stops playing music in the middle of playing a song. So far, there’s no explanation for why this might be happening.<p>Google’s support forums have a number of …

Google adds more than 30 new services to Google Home

The recently launched Google Home connected speaker just got a lot more useful. The company has updated the speaker’s official app, adding access to over 30 new services and games, including Domino’s, WebMD, NPR and many more.<p>Owners of Google Home can access these new additions simply by saying, …

Amazon has a plan to defend drones from hackers and bow-and-arrow-wielding troublemakers

With Amazon’s drones taking to the skies to deliver packages, the company will have to be ready to tackle all sorts of hijack scenarios: hackers, jammers, and human attackers.<p>According to a 2014 patent filing that was approved on Dec. 20, 2016, Amazon’s first line of control to prevent jamming or …

Drones

A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school

These gems aren’t mine, really. Facebook friends and colleagues have helped me to write this list. But I did rank the first ten.<p><b>Top ten</b><p>1. Remember: there are no non-professional interactions.<p>2. Fundamentals matter. Practice your talks until they flow. Do some editorial work. Volunteer. Wear clean …

Graduate School

Did You Get a Roku For Christmas? Here Are Some Great FREE Offers You Should Take Advantage Of

By onDecember 25, 2016 in Deals, News<p>If you got a Roku for Christmas you need to take advantage of some great cord cutting deals! Roku is offering …

Cord-Cutting

Clinton touts popular-vote count in thank you message to supporters

Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters Monday in an end-of-year email.<p>“Before this year ends, I want to thank you again for your support of our campaign,” Clinton wrote. “While we didn’t achieve the outcome we sought, I’m proud of the vision and values we fought for and the nearly 66 million people …

21 wild uses for your old Android smartphone

If you have a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you're not alone.<p>People upgrade their smartphone once every two years, on average. So what to do with the old device?<p>Bin it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?<p>There are tons of creative uses for an old Android smartphone …

New California laws bump up minimum wage, tighten gun rules

A higher minimum wage, a ban on using "Redskins" as the name of a school team or mascot, and new restrictions on assault weapons are among the latest California laws taking effect with the new year:<p>MINIMUM WAGE<p>California's minimum wage will increase from $10 an hour to $10.50 for businesses with 26 …

Israeli official: Proof of US role in UN vote to be given to Trump

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Israel will provide detailed, sensitive information to Donald Trump's incoming administration about the US role as a covert partner in the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel's settlements in the West Bank, a senior Israeli official told CNN Tuesday.<p>The official said …

Israel

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S8 Leaks, Android's iPhone Escape Route, Pixel XL Vs iPhone 7 Plus

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes the latest Galaxy S8 leaks and rumors, how the Pixel XL beats the iPhone 7 Plus, BlackBerry’s hardware decision, Android’s play for the Internet of Things, a happy birthday to …

Android News

The cord-cutter's guide to the best indoor antennas

You don't need to spend much money to get free TV. Indoor antennas cost as little as $10 and let you watch free TV programs over the air with your current television.<p>That's music to the ears of cord cutters looking to ditch that big cable TV bill. The next question, of course, is, "Which antenna …

Apple makes room for Pixel & Surface

<!doctype html>Apple makes room for Pixel & Surface davewinerApple is committing two huge blunders at the same time, through the art of deprecation. …

Get a 1-year subscription to SelectTV for $19

<i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the</i> <i>CNET Deals page.</i><p>Want to catch up on "Mr. Robot"? How about some classic episodes of "Robot Chicken"? And, …

Hulu is ending its free streaming service, Yahoo will pick it up

Hulu will be ending its free, ad-supported service and go to an entirely subscription model.<p>In its place, Yahoo is picking up the slack.<p>Yahoo on …

Samsung releases truly wireless Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds

Samsung has officially unveiled truly wireless earbuds that they are calling the Gear IconX. These fitness earbuds have zero cables – not even one to keep them together. Each is fully independent of its counterpart, but their cordlessness hasn’t resulted in a slouch in specs. Ready for the …

America Is Hitting the Road Again

ON ROUTE 66 IN NEW MEXICO — Bob Pack forgot to bring his James Taylor CDs. Still, he and his brother and sister were having a blast, rolling among the sandstone mesas, ghost towns and kitschy tourist attractions.<p>They reminisced about family trips as children back in the 1950s, Mr. Pack and his …

RVs

Daily Deals: TiVo Bolt 500GB 4K Entertainment System $230, Google Chromecast (Newest version) $30, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the TiVo Bolt 500GB 4K Entertainment System for <b>$229.99 shipped</b>. That’s $70 off the …

WW2 aircraft pulled from Hudson River after crash

A pilot has died after a vintage World War Two aircraft crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday.<p>The plane - a single-seater P-47 Thunderbolt - went down two miles (3.2km) south of George Washington Bridge.<p>The cause of the crash has not been confirmed, but engine …

California regulators approve battery storage to help avoid summer blackouts

State regulators have approved the purchase of battery storage for electricity to support Southern California's energy supply, which faces potential shortages because of the troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility.<p>The California Public Utilities Commission wants Southern California …

Southern California

Associated Press News

These are the salary expectations of students who know how to code

Students seeking a full-time software job or internship are quite optimistic about their salary expectations, according to a new survey released today (May 18) by Devpost, which polled 1,700 US students this spring at hack events it organized on college campuses. The report found that the majority …

College & University

The 10 Best Loaves of Sourdough in Los Angeles

We visited 17 bakeries and tried each bread at least twice. We limited our choices to naturally leavened, handmade, unsliced breads to keep the field …

Baking

Apple Music for Android gets a new feature that iPhone owners don’t have

The last time we checked, Apple Music on Android still felt like a work in progress. That said, Apple just rolled out a pretty big update for the …