Our new Epson FastFoto scanner sucked in photos so fast it made us laugh. Put a stack in, and the photos jump through the scanner like they've been shot out of a cannon. Typical speed is one per second. Then we asked ourselves the big question: Why get a photo scanner when ScanMyPhotos.com will do it for you? For instance, they'll currently scan a thousand 4- by-6-inch photos for $50. No muss, no fuss. So here's why your own scanner might be more useful: A scanned photo, sent by email or shared on Facebook, is often a spur of the moment thing. Reach your hand into an old collection, pull out a stack and put them in the FastFoto scanner. Within a few seconds, they pop out, enhanced if you wish, red-eye removed, and uploaded to your private account on Dropbox or Google Drive. And, oh yeah, saved to your computer. The scanner scans both sides at once, which is kind of crucial. Because many times we, and we're sure many others, have looked at an old photo and said "who's that?" So it's … [Read more...] about Epson FastFoto scanner a whiz for large piles of photos
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By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 9:55 am, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Photo: Westend61, Getty Images Hi, Carolyn: I recently came across an online death notice for an ex-boyfriend. Sadly, he died relatively young, but I'm not too surprised. He battled alcoholism, which is among the many reasons we broke up. I have a lot of photos from when we were together, whose digital negatives are stored online indefinitely (or until I delete them). I'm torn between wanting to flush them or offer them to his family, who only know that we broke up on bad terms. Knowing him, he never told them the real problems, so more likely than not they hate me. Some of the pics are from a trip he did with his dad when they moved our stuff cross-country. My ex had borrowed my camera and later told me how much fun they had and how he and his dad bonded during that long trip. The pics captured those good times. So here I sit with all these … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Should she share photos of deceased ex with his grieving family?
caption Jennifer Lawrence. source Getty images Jennifer Lawrence told Vanity Fair that appearing nude in her new movie “Red Sparrow” was a prospect that “scared the hell out of” her, following a 2014 hack that leaked her nude photos online. Lawrence said that her “biggest fear” was that people would say “‘Oh, how can you complain about the hack if you’re going to get nude anyway?'” Lawrence said in an interview on Sunday with “60 Minutes” that she ultimately felt “empowered” to do the nude scenes. Jennifer Lawrence said in a new profile with Vanity Fair that she was wary of appearing nude in her new movie, “Red Sparrow,” following a 2014 hack that leaked her nude photos online. Lawrence stars as a Russian secret intelligence agent in the film, a spy thriller filled with sex, violence, and nudity. … [Read more...] about Jennifer Lawrence shared her ‘biggest fear’ about doing a nude scene for her new movie ‘Red Sparrow’
You’re hardly the only person who’s ever Google-stalked a crush or scoured a future employer’s Facebook page. In fact, there’s a really good chance that the person or the company has done exactly the same reconnaissance on you. What they find can have a profound impact on your relationship (or potential relationship) with them. Which is to say: The “real you,” or your personal brand, now encompasses your behaviour in face-to-face interactions and your behaviour online. Below, Business Insider has rounded up five examples of times when you might be judged — fairly or unfairly — based on your online presence. 60% of employers use social media to screen job candidates That's according to a 2016 CareerBuilder survey of 2,186 hiring managers and human resource professionals. It's a meaningful increase from the previous year, when the survey found that 52% of employers reported using social media to screen candidates. Meanwhile, 59% of … [Read more...] about Your online image is more important than ever — here are 5 ways it can make or break you
When it comes to what they’re buying, apparel consumers are often looking for answers about how something fits, how well it wears, and whether it’s true to size—among a long list of other things—and retailers and clothing makers know this. In an effort to more closely connect with shoppers, they’re mining every available opportunity to learn more about the consumer and, in turn, share brand and product information so people can make more informed decisions. “There are multiple channels you have at your disposal today if you’re a brand with a certain amount of means to tell your story, tell it wide and go directly to the consumer,” said Theory’s Siddhartha Shukla, chief merchant, who spoke at Decoded Fashion in New York. “Outside of our stores and website and social media, the story also has to do with Theory speaking to the industry because we rely on the support of the industry. We also believe deeply in the customer as the … [Read more...] about Sharing Product Info on Intimate Level Key to Retail Future