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Christina is a contributor to media outlets such as,,, Auto Trader and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. She writes about a myriad of topics including technology, the automotive industry and health and fitness. Her talents outside of writing include photography, getting people to talk (although that certainly helps with writing) and gardening.

Google Doodle Honors Amelia Earhart

The fitting tribute comes just a day after the first U.S. woman to fly in space -- a modern-day Earhart in her own right -- lost her battle with pancreatic cancer.

Canon Announces EOS M, Its First Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera

The new compact interchangeable-lens camera has an APS-C sensor, but it lacks the heft of the Canon’s full-blown digital SLRs.


Cybersecurity Bill Rhetoric Heats Up in Washington

President Barack Obama says foreign adversaries could seek to exploit U.S. computer vulnerabilities, taking down vital banking systems, and that could cause a financial crisis.

Verizon, AT&T, Others Make Big Bucks Sharing Customer Data

Several members of Congress want to know how consumer privacy is protected when law enforcement buys customer usage records from carriers.

Google Nexus 7 Display Problems Reported

The budget device may tablet reset expectations of an inexpensive tablet, but barely a week after its release, users have gripes.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Hard to Find; Sam's Club and GameStop are Best Bets

Calls to East Coast retailers on Sunday morning show most retail stores selling the Nexus 7 don't have it yet, are sold out, or only have a few left.

Nokia Lumia 900 Worth Another Look at $50 from AT&T

In some ways, Windows Phone feels more social than iOS and Android and with back-to-school season ramping up, Nokia's high-end LTE handset is a great bet for socially-savvy young people.

Samsung-Apple Rivalry Spreads to Retail Stores

All the talk about who's knocking off whom is getting old, and consumers don't want to be caught in the middle of the wrangling between the two consumer electronics makers.

Google Doodle Celebrates Life of Gustav Klimt

Saturday's doodle infuses Google's name in gold into a reproduction of "The Kiss," which is arguably the late Austrian painter's most famous piece of art.

Drones: Another Target for Hackers

Add to the list of concerns about drones in U.S. airspace the chance of hacking and redirection by terrorists, researchers warn.

Facebook Timeline Change Said to Affect E-Mail, Contacts

The latest gripe with Facebook to light up the blogosphere apparently affects people who synchronize their address book with their Facebook contacts.

Chrome Rockets to Top as No. 1 Free App in iTunes

It's getting decent reviews from users, although a big complaint is the browser now available for iPhone and iPad is slower than Apple's Safari.

Amazon Cloud Hit by Real Clouds, Downing Netflix, Instagram, Other Sites

Severe storms wiping out power to 2 million people in the eastern US cause an outage of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud in northern Virginia.