Ecuador Struggles to Bury Coronavirus Dead; Some Bodies Lost (New York Times)

New York Times: Ecuador Struggles to Bury Coronavirus Dead; Some Bodies Lost. “Alfonso Cedeño died at a crowded hospital in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, where the only bed doctors could offer was an ambulance stretcher. Two weeks later, his family doesn’t know where his body is. ‘My uncle is nowhere to be found,’ Alfonso Mariscal said Tuesday. Relatives who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus in this sweltering metropolis of 2.6 million say burying their family members is as agonizing as trying to get them care here in one of Latin America’s most infected cities.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Move your iCloud and Apple Photos to Google Photos

Digital Inspiration: How to Move your iCloud and Apple Photos to Google Photos. “If you would like to copy your photos from iCloud / Apple Photos to Google Photos, there are no browser plugins or software that can automate this – you’ll have to manually transfer the picture library from Apple to Google Photos. Luckily, that migration process isn’t difficult either.”

Geeks are Sexy: Enlarge Your Small JPGs Without Losing Quality

Geeks are Sexy: Enlarge Your Small JPGs Without Losing Quality. “When working online, we often stumble on pictures that are too small to use, and when we enlarge them, we lose too much quality, making them blury or pixelated in the process. Now, thanks to the power of artificial intelligence, we can now enlarge those pics without losing as much quality compared to the enlarge feature of most traditional photo editors, including photoshop, IrfanView, and many others.”

Gross overreach: Ancestry. com was right to block access to DNA database (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Gross overreach: Ancestry. com was right to block access to DNA database. “Privacy has become a naive, even passe idea in the minds of many Americans, particularly those raised in a world where social media, smartphones and the Patriot Act are the norm. But the increasing popularity of DNA testing services, in which people pay to have their DNA analyzed and stored by private companies, has set the stage for an important new battleground in the war on privacy.”

Montana History Revealed: Montana’s Content on Chronicling America Grows

Montana History Revealed: Montana’s Content on Chronicling America Grows. “Last September, I shared how we selected newspapers for our latest National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant-funded project, which focuses on booms and busts after 1922. Now those titles are starting to appear on the Chronicling America website. As new papers come online, we’re going to share a little bit about why each paper was chosen. We hope this will serve as a reference, pique your interest, and encourage you to head to the site to search or browse.”

MIT News: Historic migration patterns are written in Americans’ DNA

MIT News: Historic migration patterns are written in Americans’ DNA. “Studies of DNA from ancient human fossils have helped scientists to trace human migration routes around the world thousands of years ago. But can modern DNA tell us anything about more recent movements, especially in an ancestrally diverse melting pot like the United States? To find out, researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analyzed data provided by more than 32,000 Americans as part of the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.”