December 25, 2011 |
Capturing the special moments in photos is a holiday tradition. But will those pictures be around to treasure in decades to come? In today's digital world, photos pile up chaotically on hard drives, often with no backup. Here are some options for saving copies of your pictures for future generations. • External hard drive: These sell for $70 to $200 and typically connect to your computer's USB drive. They're a reliable way of backing up large numbers of photos and other data.
November 20, 2012 |
Facebook wants to make it easier and quicker for you to upload photos taken with your smartphone or tablet, and it's now testing a feature that may just do that. Photo syncing, as the feature is called, uploads your phone's pictures instantly after you take them and puts them in a private section of your Facebook account. By having your pictures in Facebook's servers, you can share them very rapidly when you're ready, or you can also keep them private if you don't want to post them.
February 17, 2013 |
Luci, an American Kennel Club-registered German Shepherd, is enjoying 15 minutes of fame in an eye-catching listing photo for a 112-acre spread in Decatur, Texas. The asking priced of $1.495 million does not include the golf-cart riding Luci or the P-15 Mustang sitting behind her in the hangar. Luci shares the multipurpose property with a rescued male shepherd named Ruger. In addition to providing plenty of romping room for the pair, the acreage includes a two-bedroom, 2,100-square-foot home, an airfield with a grass airstrip, two hangars (one of which has living quarters)
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July 10, 2012 |
A few years before he died, photographer C.C. Pierce practically gave away his life's work - a vast collection of remarkable pictures focused on 40 years of explosive growth in Los Angeles, from bucolic outpost to bustling metropolis. The Huntington Library, then a young institution with little money for acquisitions, was finally able to come throughwith a small sum for Pierce, getting an incredible bargain for an archive that is now priceless. "As each year goes by, it seems to take two or three years off my effectiveness in carrying on the business," he wrote to the Huntington in 1939 in hopes that it would buy his more than 10,000 photos.
August 6, 2012 |
NEW YORK - A tiny apartment in a run-down industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn is not where you'd expect to be looking at original color negatives of Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Julie Newmar and Sophia Loren - especially using a bare light bulb and sheet of typing paper as a light box. But that is what happened on a recent night, when the iconic commercial and celebrity photographer Bert Stern - perhaps known...
April 6, 2012 |
Spring is in the air in New York City, which means new-car smell is wafting around the city too, as it plays host to the 2012 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. Although some auto shows are long on wild concepts and far-off exotics, this year's New York show had a decidedly mainstream bent. Full-size offerings from Chevrolet and Toyota were paired with reasonable and eco-friendly luxury from Lincoln and Lexus. PHOTOS: Highlights from the 2012 New York Auto Show The wildest thing at the show?