As CES 2021 Goes Virtual, This Is How to Soften Las Vegas’ Economic Calamity

FIRST DRAFT: Onsite analysts of the Las Vegas economic calamity as #CES2021 goes virtual. How to help donate to support the Las Vegas community.


Do you remember three years ago when a major power outage hit CES? The nearly two-hour blackout at the North and Central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center turned out to be just a blip, a minor inconvenience.


In response to the profound and escalating economic calamity in Las Vegas, I am doing something. While in-person events and networking events are off the table, I am watching CES from LAS VEGAS!


For three decades, I have made the annual January pilgrimage to CES. Among my favorite events was spending hours at Eureka Park and watching “The Last Gadget Standing,” where the most innovative new products vied for the coveted best new gadget award. I would meet with and learn about the best tech innovations. Nobody could have imagined this week there is *just* one person standing at CES.


CES 2021 is all-digital


Each January, the largest tech event in the world was attended by about 170,000 people, with thousands of exhibitors crammed into its 2.97 million square feet of exhibition space. CES had an estimated economic impact of over a quarter billion dollars on the Las Vegas economy. This week, hotel rooms, which were $500+ during past shows, are now under $30.




This is what the CES media center looked like in the past, brimming with an assemblage of international journalists covering thousands of tech innovations. [via ScanMyPhotos,com].


In September, I was in Las Vegas for meetings and was dismayed to witness the economic calamity firsthand. So much was closed, many permanently. I have photos and videos of a desolate city.


While other techies are watching the all-digital, virtual CES 2021 show at home–on their computer screens–I am on a mission to *safely* watch and help the local economy.


While safely staying at a hotel with my computer plugged in, my passion is to help with economic patriotism. Whatever is open, I am supporting and leaving big tips.


I remember when companies like Samsung and Google would send thousands of employees from around the world to converse there. Both even contracted to rent most of the MGM SKYLOFT Suites for conference space. Imagine the economic losses? The 18 Wheeler Trucks unloading multi-million dollar exhibit displays at the LVCC. All gone.


 

Now for the ask: For everyone virtually attending CES what were your past years’ CES travel and entertainment budgets? The money you spent on airfare, hotel, entertainment, taxis (Uber), fancy dinners, and from bars and nightclubs to tips and Starbuck Lattes? With all the saved money, please consider contributing to help those economically affected in Las Vegas.


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WSJ Raves on ScanMyPhotos Photo Digitizing Service

WSJ Raves on ScanMyPhotos Photo Digitizing Service


Hello, ScanMyPhotos community. We proudly share with you this Joanna Stern Wall Street Journal feature tech story on “The best way to digitize old photos, tapes, and discs and leave them in your memory.” Learn why now is the ideal time to rediscover your decades of nostalgia memories to organize, digitize, and share. This New Yorker cartoon illustrates why this matters now more than ever.


Excerpt: “Send your photos to a pro with a service such as ScanMyPhotos.com… Collect photos, organize them by year, get bubble wrap, and email them. ScanMyPhoto will also send you a prepaid label and shipping box. The service then digitizes them and gives you the option to get them on a DVD, USB drive, or cloud download. [The company] will return the originals. I used ScanMyPhotos a few years ago and was very pleased with the delivery time, the quality of the scanned images, and the care of the original print. Older slides of 35mm and other formats are also available for these services.”



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Why the most emotional 2020 holiday gift is photo scanning e-gift certificates

Tired of last-minute, impersonal holiday gifts? In a year when we are all seeking normalcy and nostalgia, give the gift that will forever be remembered. ScanMyPhotos eGift Certificates.


For the family archivist and people in charge of preserving your family’s history of pictures, we sweetened the deal. Save up to $30 based on the size of your order.

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  • Extra quick and easy to purchase in minutes with no wrapping. CLICK TO ORDER.
  • Spread good cheer and glad tidings to help others revis8iit their past photo memories.
  • This e-Gift certificate will fulfill someone else’s bucket list dream to unclutter, organize, and digitally protect their lifetime of snapshots.
  • Connect with everyone on your list and all you need is their email address to order.

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  • This year, dealing with holiday crowds is off-limits; that is why we added instant online eGift certificates with you in mind.
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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 ScanMyPhotos.com


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


UPDATE: Listen to Michael Garfield’s iHeartRadio interview.


 


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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

Cheapism, the widely popular site profiled ScanMyPhotos.com. Cheapism features product reviews and recommendations for every budget. Personal finance and money-saving tips on home, travel, food, technology, and healthy living.



Written by Andrew Lisa and published by msn.com, 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.”


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Excerpt:


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 ScanMyPhotos.com“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 ScanMyPhotos.com. “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 ScanMyPhotos.com. 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 https://kissthegroundmovie.com




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: https://www.netflix.com/title/80168188



Learn more on lowlandkids.movie

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



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