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.
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 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.
How improving social connectivity can benefit overall health Did you know that we observe that lonely patients experience a four times greater risk for hospital readmission within a year of discharge?  Or, that loneliness is associated with twice the risk of Alzheimer’s disease?  How about that seniors who report that they are socially isolated also have a 64 percent increased risk of developing clinical dementia?
Thousands of people in California had their power shut off amid wildfire danger Strong Santa Ana winds, combined with dry fuels, led Southern California Edison (SCE) to enact a Public Safety Power Shutoff -- the intentional disruption of power to mitigate wildfire danger. Low humidity and wind gusts of 40-65 miles per hour are expected, according to the National Weather Center, raising the danger of debris coming in contact with power equipment that could emit sparks igniting dry brush and exploding into a wildfire. Nearly 112,000 more SCE customers have been warned that their electricity could be cut at any time on Thursday and Friday.
'Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War' review: A spy game worthy of your time, regardless of your video game system The newest installment in the Call of Duty video game series, "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" drops you into the fight on two fronts: the Vietnam War and 1980s clandestine conflicts between the U.S. and Soviet Union. With its single-player story campaign, the first-person shooting game, which is out today for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and PCs on Battle.net (rated Mature for ages 17-up), transports you back to Vietnam to investigate a crucial encounter in the proxy war involving the superpowers. Somehow, the Russians swiped a U.S. nuke in 1968 and now that mistake has come back to haunt the Reagan Administration. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales review: An amazing adventure for the PlayStation 5 Video games: Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, or Nintendo Switch? How to pick the right console