5 Ways Technology Is Helping Us Preserve Family Memories


Cloud Storage

Digital technology giveth and it taketh away. Photo files can be easily erased with the push of a button and a computer hard drive can crash, taking down all of the stored information with it. And while it's often possible, hard drive restoration is expensive. Thanks to the Internet and some enterprising tech startups, cloud storage has become a great way to preserve your most precious memories. Simply put, cloud storage in its most basic form is storing something online. Everything from photo storage and share sites, to your Facebook and e-mail accounts can serve as a repository for your video and photos. There are also cloud storage services that charge a monthly fee, typically for unlimited storage. You can dump every bit of digital information you want with easy access -- all you need is an Internet connection.

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