Google Photos to drop free unlimited storage on images and videos. Here are your other options. After five years of enticing consumers with offers of free photo and video storage, albeit it with a hitch (lower resolution), Google turned its back on consumers Wednesday and says we'll all have to start paying as of June 1st. So what other options are out there for us? Sadly, there are few that are free. In an era when we are taking more high-resolution photos and videos than ever before, we either have to invest in multiple hard drives – which sadly, do not last – or spend monthly on expensive online storage.
US coronavirus hospitalizations top 100K More than 100,000 patients are hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus in the U.S. for the first time since the outbreak began in early 2020. The grim milestone comes as health officials warned of surges tied to holiday travel and lockdown fatigue. The numbers had been steadily increasing – minus a slight dip on Nov. 27 -- since the end of October, but the increase of some 60,000 in a matter of weeks marks the steepest spike the country has seen yet, according to data collected by The COVID Tracking Project. Hope has been hinged on the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, but the FDA is not scheduled to meet to discuss Pfizer’s application for emergency use authorization until Dec. 10. A meeting to decide on Moderna’s application will be held a week later.
A Florida city is having a swan sale because it costs $10,000 per year to feed them - CNN Officials in Lakeland, Florida, are making plans for a swan sale in the weeks ahead. The city spends $10,000 a year feeding and caring for them. The picturesque birds are also largely overpopulated, which causes quality of life issues for them, according to Lakeland's website. "We currently have 80 swans here on Lake Morton to feed and care for, so we are looking to sell around 30 to 40 to ensure proper care for them all," Bob Donahay, Lakeland's Director of Parks and Recreation, told CNN. Google Pixel 5: Four different video stability modes reviewed by veteran photojournalist The Cinematic Pan video mode creates super-smooth video pans with the ultra-wide and normal lens at half speed with sound muted. York Daily Record The Google Pixel 5 features four camera stabilization modes that help shoot smooth videos in different video capturing situations without the need to dig into confusing settings.
Many of us pressed play on video games during COVID-19 crisis. Here's our best games of 2020 Video games were a big hit in 2020, but the year isn't over. Here's how to save money on some games and consoles. USA TODAY Mnuchin, Pelosi fail to reach coronavirus deal as House Democrats pass their own bill Treasury Secretary joins 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' to discuss the state of negotiations for coronavirus relief bill. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a revised coronavirus relief bill in a largely symbolic vote on Thursday, as discussions between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continue. The bill has little chance of becoming law since Republicans are unlikely to bite on the $2.2 trillion price tag even though it is nearly $1 trillion less than what Democrats originally proposed in May. Pelosi acknowledged on Thursday night that she had reached no agreement in her discussions with Mnuchin, but indicated that negotiations would continue.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has superb camera, but differences will be hard to notice QUESTION: Looking for more photo-editing options for my smartphone; any app suggestions? ANSWER: The sophistication and technology built into our smartphones has consigned the use of traditional point and shoot cameras to a very small percentage of users. Estimates are that over 90% of images captured in 2020 were done so via a smartphone and that percentage will likely continue to grow as the technology improves.
United Airlines flying Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine United Airlines Holdings Inc., reportedly began operating charter flights on Friday to better position Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for distribution once the inoculation is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. United Airlines will fly the cargo from Brussels Airport to Chicago. (iStock) United will fly the chartered planes between Brussels International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport as part of the “first mass air shipment of a vaccine,” supported by the FAA, The Wall Street Journal reported. The news of securing the charter flights comes as Pfizer has started to lay the foundation to move the vaccine quickly once the FDA and other regulators approve it.
Biden launches ads touting his faith after cardinal says he's 'not a Catholic in good standing' Former Vice President Joe Biden has launched an ad campaign seeking to highlight his faith as many conservatives and fellow Catholics have questioned the sincerity of his beliefs. The campaign includes three ads that are set to run in 14 states, many of which are major battlegrounds, according to Religion News Service (RNS). “These ads are one component of our expansive, direct appeal to people of faith that Vice President Biden’s agenda is much more aligned with their common good values than the divisiveness, racism, and fear we see from the current administration,” Josh Dickson, who leads the campaign's faith engagement, reportedly said. The ads portray Biden as turning to his faith in dark times and knowing "what it means to be your brother's keeper." In one ad, Biden tells a Jesuit priest and magazine editor that "my father would say the cardinal sin of all sins is the abuse of power." Biden has received backing from religious leaders like Sr.