6 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas You Can Buy Right Online

holiday giftsWe’re in the final gift-buying stretch and if you haven’t crossed everyone off your list, then it’s time to get serious. But, if you’re like us, then the thought of heading out to the mall this weekend and having to deal with the crowds of people and picked over products is not ideal.

 

So, we say skip the madness and opt to give a last-minute online holiday gift that’s sure to be a hit. We’ve pulled together the following list of online gift ideas that your loved ones will absolutely love. Check it out:

 

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Surprising Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Print Photos

print photosIf you’re like most people, you have a lifetime worth of photos stored in your home. While you may be in the process of digitizing print photos taken before the Digital Age, it’s still essential to preserve your photos.


While you may think you’re doing everything to ensure analog pictures last for generations to come, you may be surprised to learn about the following three factors that can damage your favorite shots.


Underestimating the effect of indirect light


Most of us are aware that direct sunlight contributes to a photograph fading over time, but indirect light can be a factor as well. Even a bright lamp can cause similar negative effects. To preserve the vibrancy of your photos, keep framed shots under UV blocking glass. While this may add to the cost of framing, you’ll be glad you made the investment. If the photo is special enough to be framed, it’s worth preserving. And of course, always make a digital copy of framed photos.


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Like to keep snapshots on the fridge? Keep in mind these will fade and curl fast. And remember, if you need help restoring an old photo that’s showing signs of damage, we can help!


Storing precious memories in the basement or attic



The ideal environment for extending the life of your photos is one that’s dark, cool and dry. While attics and basements may be the perfect place to store old clothing or toys, it’s not good for photographs. Depending on where you live, basements can get too humid and are subject to flooding, while attics get hot in the summer if they don’t have climate control.


Instead, store your keepsakes on a bookshelf in your home. When it comes to print photos, the cooler and dryer, the better.


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Why CES Must Prioritize Diversity to #ChangeTheRatio

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© ScanMyPhotos.com, 2017 at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada

Twenty-eight years is a long record and explains why we are staunch advocates for CES–the global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Beyond networking and exploring the next “new–new” tech finds, we attend in our role for providing digitized photographic content for sharing and uploading to the thousands of photo-sharing gadgets and devices.



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ScanMyPhotos.com President & CEO, Mitch Goldstone at CES

ScanMyPhotos.com CEO, Mitch Goldstone, was interviewed for our advocacy in support of diversity and more equality representation at the world’s largest gathering place for innovations and technology.


It is not enough to have women just address the small breakout sessions at the diminutive LVCC North Hall rooms.  They and the entire rainbow canvas of diverse representation must also be on the main stage, where thousands attend to hear the keynote addresses.


This year all those keynote presentations are featuring only men.



We were among the first to take note that the keynote speakers at CES are void of diverse representation and we took action, including launching a large social media campaign. The twitter hashtag to follow is #ChangeTheRatio.


Due to the lack of diversity at CES, we pulled our 28-years of attendance because #changetheratio has become a thing. This signal along with many others creating a viral campaign is intended to encourage CES to broaden its scope of outreach and better represent women and minorities. There is just a month to go, so we are hoping to reevaluate and continue with our scheduled attendance at CES.


Part of the CES woes was revealed after reviewing archived past photos from our nearly three decades of attending. We noticed a disconcerting quandary. There have been too few female attendees. A solution is to have businesses register and send more female employees and minorities to #CES2018.


 

cesmediaroom 300x225 - Why CES Must Prioritize Diversity to #ChangeTheRatioScanMyPhotos.com was interviewed by Lauren Johnson, a senior technology editor for Adweek. The article, “With No Women Keynote Speakers, Does CES Have a Diversity Problem?” centers around the conference’s lack of female keynote speakers.

 

Excerpt: For the past 28 years, Mitch Goldstone, CEO of ScanMyPhotos, a company that transfers analog photos to digital, has attended CES but after the weeklong dust-up, he doesn’t plan to attend. “CES needs to represent a better portrait of representing consumers—all the people who buy the stuff that CES showcases,” Goldstone said. “It’s not just women, it’s broader diversity.”  He suggested Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices as a name CES’ organizers should consider.



 

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