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Geneticists mine a social network for useful data showing relationships going back centuries, and one of the world's largest family trees.
Gollum, Bilbo, Sauron, Smaug, and other characters feature as elements in the chart, which was created by a geek chemist.
A new Android app out of Iceland allows people in that small country to check that they're not about to get down and dirty with a relative.
Providing a sorely needed patch to a market gap, IslendingaApp shows you genes before you remove your jeans. It is, sadly, an Iceland-only service, but might it be expanded and developed by everyone's favorite site?
Google has put together a list of its best Android apps of the year, in no particular order.
The genealogy giant with more than 2 million subscribers is set to be acquired by a private-equity firm, in a bid to move into the Western European market.
Offering everything from project management to data recovery to HTML 5 content generation, this bundle offers tremendous bang for the buck.
Despite decades-old assurances census data would be private and pose no harm, the federal government is releasing data that could reveal family skeletons or lead to identity theft.
The do-it-yourself approach to getting the lowdown on your ancestors may lead you down a series of blind alleys. An alternative to the high-end genealogical resources offered by Ancestry.com is the personal and affordable services of a mom-and-pop operation.
David Sacks is angry at Yahoo, and he's hoping its engineers are too.