PhotoScan makes it possible to scan old photos without a scanner -- and now, without glare too, thanks to its latest update. The app aligns multiple photos to remove glare automatically. The post PhotoScan update lets you ditch the glare when digitizing old photos sans scanner appeared first on Digital Trends.
SUKMA: Who knew that a road inauguration ceremony would turn into a sight of a brutal and deadly massacre leading to death of our bravehearts. What is more astonishing is the transformation of a beautiful friendly relationship into a non-supportive deceiving one. This friendly relationship was once shared between the villagers of the Burkapal hamlet and the  Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans. The villagers were not only supportive but also acted as informers for the security forc...
NEW DELHI: The 25 CRPF jawans who were killed in a deadly Naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, were having lunch when a hail of bullets and grenades hit them fatally. A party of about 36 troops, out of the total 99, came under the first assault after they had ventured out from Burkapal yesterday to sanitise and provide protection to a 5.5-km long road construction work connecting Chitagufa in the said district, officials said. The Maoists squad "very discreetly with the aid of locals...
So you’re dating a Yoruba demon man? This post is to help you prepare yourself properly for that angel in starched white Agbada. Here’s what you should expect when you date a Yoruba boy. 1. Kneeling to greet his parents If you’re lucky enough to get introduced to his parents, under no circumstances should you stand when you’re greeting them. You will be blacklisted immediately. When you’re greeting your Yorubae’s (I just made that word up) parents, you̵...
Ghana had a historic visit by the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II in 1961 after the country attained independence. The man in charge at that time was Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.  Below are rare photos and video of the visit. 1. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   2. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   3. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   4. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   5. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   6. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   7. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum P...
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to justify the need for making Aadhaar card mandatory for filing Income Tax returns. The apex court also said that it will decide on whether Aadhaar card can be made mandatory, for filing Income Tax (I-T) returns, next week.  “How can you make Aadhaar card mandatory when we have passed an order to make it optional?”, according to the news agency ANI. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, in reply said the government now has an Act to use...
WHEN the Indiana Toll Road was opened in 1956, there were eight pairs of travel plazas, or rest stops, along the 156-mile (250km) stretch linking Chicago to Ohio and points eastward. As cars became faster and less thirsty, travellers had less reason to stop regularly for petrol or snacks. Three of the travel plazas closed in the 1970s. Restaurants shuttered, even if offered free rent. The remaining plazas, dwindling in number, fell into disrepair. The abiding memory some road users had of Indian...
I have come to understand one thing; that Kenyans are genuinely scared of rain. We see the rains from the Ngong hills while we are in town, so far away but we start preparing for what may seem to be a hurricane. Our excuse as to why our lives should stop is rain, everyone asks each other “si, it’s raining so how should we…?”  When the rains come marching down on us we scramble around like mad people. Here are the 5 common things Kenyans do when it rains. 1. Matatus fare hike up It’s ...
In this April 7, 2017 photo, people eat noodles at a street food shop during their lunch on Thonglor road in Bangkok, Thailand. Officials see street food as an illegal nuisance and have warned hawkers in Thonglor to clear out by April 17. Sakchai Lalit / Associated PressSkift Take: The military junta wants to take the soul out of Bangkok by ridding the city of street-food vendors. Do they know they are shooting themselves in the foot tourism-wise? — Dennis SchaalEfforts by authorities in mili...
There are few guarantees in life beyond death and taxes, but one thing’s for certain – some people love to dunk on good ideas.   Case in point, content marketing. Despite being a reliable, proven way to drive traffic to your site and increase leads and sales, some people just can’t help but talk smack about content. It’s too hard, it doesn’t work, there’s no point – all favored arguments of the content marketing naysayer. Shame they’re all false. Next time somebody says content ...
It’s the day before Tax Day: Have you filed your taxes yet? If not, you’re not alone. The Internal Revenue Service says there were as many as 40 million people who had yet to file their tax returns late last week, just before April 15 (which fell on a Saturday this year). Waiting until the last minute, of course, is practically an American pastime: as many as 25% of taxpayers file in the last two weeks before the deadline, according to the IRS. But U.S. filers are especially late thi...
Nobody was expecting this to happen.Photo credit: Rachel Titiriga, CC BY 2.0.If you haven’t yet read Ashley C. Ford’s in-depth look at Millennial women who out-earn their male partners, add it to your must-read list:Millennial Women Conflicted About Being BreadwinnersThere’s a lot of fascinating detail in this piece, from the acknowledgement that women who earn more (and who often work longer or more stressful hours than their partners) still come home to the majority of both the emotion...
SURAT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today broke his security protocol and stopped his convoy mid-way to meet a four-year-old girl here during his Gujarat tour. Nancy Gondaliya rushed towards the Prime Minister's car when thousands of people were waiting on both sides of the road to catch his glimpse on his way to Kiran Hospital from Circuit House. Seeing the little girl rushing towards the car, SPG commandos accompanying the Prime Minister tried to stop her. But to the surprise of ever...
Located in a suburb of Silicon Valley, this BCJ (the Apple Store's architects)-designed home is a 21st century interpretation of a ranch house, and it recently took home a 2017 AIA Housing Award. The post This is what it looks like when the Apple Store’s architects build a house appeared first on Digital Trends.
How do people get ahead?Photo credit: Jimi Filipovski | UnsplashI didn’t make more than $15 or $20K a year until I was 26 years old; for the years before that, I was either in college working a variety of interesting part-time gigs, in graduate school as a graduate teaching assistant, or teaching abroad. I didn’t earn a lot, but life didn’t feel like it needed more money during those years; I wasn’t really saving anything, but as a healthy person who was happy to have roommates, I foun...
Birthday parties when we were really lit when we were kids Remember wearing your pretty dress and nice clothes and going to your friend’s birthday party? Here are 10 things you will definitely remember if you attended a Nigerian birthday when you were little. 1. The Mascots.   2. The clown. Image- Nairaland   3. The boys usually had a football cake. Image: YouTube   4. While the girls had a barbie cake Image- Pinterest   5. Fun games like musical chairs Image- Twitter...
Men are always drawn to hot women. However, having a pretty girlfriend can be more trouble than it is worth, especially because of the attention that she attracts. Sometimes the cons seem to outweigh the pros when dating gorgeous women, but it’s normal for us men to risk it all either way. Here are a few struggles to expect when dating a gorgeous babe. 1. You are constantly jealous. You are always be worried that other guys are trying to sleep with her. Given the way you worked tirelessl...
The Washington Post profiles Dutch parenting and Dutch workplaces.Photo credit: Maks Karochkin, CC BY 2.0.Yes, even though I am a single adult without children, I still immediately clicked on this story about how to raise happy children the Dutch way:Opinion | The key to raising happy kids? The latest trend says do as the Dutch do.I’m always fascinated by different parenting styles—I read Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting when it came out in 2...
Enlarge / Bixby didn't really work during our late March demo, but here are some Bixby cards. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Reports indicate that Samsung will delay the English-language version of its first voice-assistant app instead of launching it simultaneously with the Galaxy S8 smartphone on April 21. The app is named Bixby. The Wall Street Journal credits "people familiar with the matter" with the discovery. These sources also tell the WSJ that Bixby's English version could be delayed un...
You go into debt. To your “employer.”Photo credit: Paul Sableman, CC BY 2.0.The Washington Post has been running this story for the past few days, tweaking the headline to highlight various aspects of the narrative (as of this writing, it’s “Birth, then back to work”).She was pregnant and broke. She signed up for Uber - and fell into debt.Danielle Paquette’s profile of Maya Warren, a 32-year-old home health care aide who became unexpectedly pregnant after believing she was infertil...