The High-Tech Texan, Michael Garfield, shares his top technology gift ideas

What the top tech gift ideas profiled on CBS NEWS: Top Tech Gift Ideas Includes

The High-Tech Texan, Michael Garfield, shares his top technology gift ideas for the holiday season. Watch Houston’s leading morning talk show, hosted by Deborah Duncan. Weekdays @ 9am on @KHOU  #GreatDayHouston

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HoustonThe High-Tech Texan® Show” Saturday 11a-1p CT [iHeartRadio and KPRC-AM]. U.S. Syndicated. Watch. “Great Day Houston” (CBS). @garf, @hightechtexan, @GoGarfGo,

The High-Tech Texan, Michael Garfield, shares his top technology gift ideas for the holiday season. ScanMyPhotos segment begins at minute 2:30.

You can listen to Garfield’s radio show, “The High-Tech Texan Show” , Saturdays 11 am -1 pm on iHeartRadio and KPRC-AM.

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“Decluttering Tips for your Big Pandemic Purge” By Microsoft News

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Written by Andrew Lisa and published by, here is the story: “With people across the country cooped up at home, it’s more important than ever to maintain a liveable space. The COVID-19 crisis makes decluttering for the whole family, from kids to seniors, a necessity whether it’s a fast job or not, but it also forces some changes in how you have to go about trimming the fat and getting organized. Here are a few expert tips on how to downsize safely so you can make the most out of the space you’re stuck in.”



Digitize Old Photos: Digitizing those mountains of old physical photographs can preserve precious pictures for safekeeping while also clearing lots of clutter.

one cent photo scanning by“While traveling is off limits as families stay safe at home, there is a way to revisit past adventures while decluttering your lifetime of photo snapshots,” says Mitch Goldstone of “Gather all those shoeboxes and albums to digitize long-forgotten pictures.” In reality, however, scanning them one by one or even batch by batch into your printer’s scanner is simply not a practical use of time.

Entrepreneurs with professional equipment have stepped in to fill that void, many at a very reasonable price. Goldstone’s company, for example, will digitize 4,000 photos for $40, or a penny per photo.

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Why Nostalgia Will Replace Turkey Dinners on #Thanksgiving

This holiday season as we must stay safe and forgo traditional family gatherings, nostalgia will replace family reunions. Welcome to our regular updates from the world of photography and family nostalgia.

Discover Magazine published this article on: “Why Do We Feel Nostalgia? The pandemic has made many of us nostalgic for the past. Mental health experts say it can be a force for good or bad in the human psyche.” Written by Carina Woudenberg. More.

Excerpt: Living through eight months of a pandemic is liable to make one yearn for the days of live music, large family gatherings, and even carefree visits to the grocery store. We largely took these activities for granted before the virus took hold of our lives, now leaving us with a longing for the past.

Companies that digitize family photos and video collections are reporting a major boost in sales in recent months. And nostalgia could be to blame.

Digitize Pictures TO Preserve Your Family Nostalgia“Because people are unable to travel and create new experiences, nostalgia is trending,” says Mitch Goldstone, chief executive officer at Since shelter-in-place orders began in March in the U.S., his company has seen a nearly 625 percent increase in demand for their services.

Anything from childhood friends to discontinued candy bars can spark feelings of nostalgia. It all begs the question of how this serves our psyche. Mental health experts say it can be a double-edged sword.

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MUST WATCH Climate Change Documentaries

Climate Change is Real. Proof? Watch these climate change documentaries.

To our entire ScanMyPhotos community,

Over the years you have read about our advocacy on important issues. Nothing is more important than our planet and controlling climate change. We compiled this important menu of documentaries to watch and share.

Climate change describes a change in the average conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. NASA scientists have observed Earth’s surface is warming, and many of the warmest years on record have happened in the past 20 years.

Greta Thunberg makes it clear at Davos 2020: You should be panicking.

Kiss The Ground. The must-see trailer for Kiss the Ground. Watch it and discover a simple solution for climate change. The full-length film is now streaming on Netflix! Take action at

Beneath the waves, coral reefs are dying on a massive scale. These scientists and filmmakers are fighting to stop it. Chasing Coral is now streaming on Netflix. Watch Chasing Coral on Netflix:

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Directed by: Sandra Winther
Executive Producer: William Crouse
Line Producer: Emi Stewart
Director of Photography: Todd Martin

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