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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 Commemorates Largest Snowflake

It's hard to imagine a snowstorm in which the snowflakes are more than a foot in diameter.

Smartphone Tracking Services Available on Android, Blackberry Handsets

Several carriers offer services similar to the popular "Find My iPhone" app that can track stolen devices or find one dropped between the cushions on your sofa.

Venture Capitalist tries to Matchmake Entertainment, Tech Industries

The development comes as SOPA and PIPA have been put on hold, prompting a lot of discussion about where to go from here.

MegaUpload Story Filled With Drama

The frequent developments in the online piracy case may be hard to keep up with, so here's a roundup.

SOPA, PIPA Stalled: Meet the OPEN Act

An Internet uproar prompted Congress to reconsider its approach to fighting piracy; now a SOPA opponent is offering an alternative law.

HTC ThunderBolt is Free on Verizon For Limited Time

The 4G LTE phone is free with a two-year contract through January 26, and Verizon is throwing in free shipping to boot.

Google Honors Martin Luther King with Doodle

The civil rights leader's message is commemorated on the search engine's home page with a sketch by children's book author and illustrator Faith Ringgold.

Online Piracy Legislation Outcry Prompts White House Response

The Obama administration responded Saturday to petitions opposing the legislation by releasing a statement indicating what it will--and will not--support.

Google+ Added to FTC Antitrust Probe

The issue: Does Google give preference to its own services in search results, including content from its social network, and does that violates antitrust laws?

Gadgets for the Health-Conscious

The plethora of health gadgets and platforms shown at CES include body monitors, sleep-trackers, exercise recorders, a site to determine insurance needs, and other health care helpers.

3D Printing Draws Closer to Mainstream with Cubify

Printer produces 3D plastic output, available as an online service and marketplace or for individual purchase.

5 Things You May Have Missed About Windows Phone

Recent chatter about Microsoft's mobile operating system has been all over the map.

Vizio to Enter PC Market with Laptops, All-in-One Desktops

If Vizio can do what it did in the TV space, consumers looking for an affordable computer with powerful entertainment features will have more options.

Google Honors 'Graveyard Guru' Charles Addams With Doodle

The Internet search leader is celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of the Addams Family creator with a Doodle featuring his creepy, kooky, mysteriously spooky characters.

Google Doodle Hard at Work on 2012 Resolutions

Now that the party is over, some of those resolutions you've promised to fulfill are displayed on the Internet search leader's website.