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Getting a PC this holiday season? Ever wonder how one works? Here’s a breakdown of how computers compute.

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With this free new Web service, everyone in the family can upload photos, videos and text to create virtual online scrapbooks. Organize related images by key life events, such as weddings or births. You can comment on them, order them on DVD, and more.

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Now you can doodle on a virtual canvas while browsing the Web. You’ll need Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari browsers to check out this handy tool that also lets you play back your drawings as simple animations.

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Family gatherings during the holidays often spark interest in the family tree. The National Archives is one of the best places to get started digging up roots.

www.archives.gov/genealogy/

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