Google’s Workspace suite is now available to anyone

Google is making a huge change to its online services. It’s opening up the Workspace offering (previously called G Suite) to all users with a Google account, meaning you no longer need to have an enterprise profile to use extra features in Drive, Meet, Docs, Sheets and more. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/google-workspace-open-everyone-free-spaces-100004157.html

Google Workspace and Google Chat are officially available to everybody

Google is announcing some changes to its Workspace suite of apps and services today, including availability for anybody who has a Google account. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/14/22532559/google-workspace-chat-officially-available-consumer-gmail-spaces

Ubisoft’s Avatar game will arrive in 2022

Ubisoft’s Avatar game is finally starting to take shape. The game publisher has revealed that Massive Entertainment’s newly-named Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Luna and Stadia sometime in 2022. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/avatar-frontiers-of-pandora-game-release-date-202716664.html

iPhones dominate Android in North America, but we didn’t know it was this bad

Back in April, we reported new sales data out from Counterpoint Research, which showed that Apple’s iPhone 12 series was not only selling like hotcakes but, according to the latest Counterpoint Research Market Pulse report, helped Apple capture six spots on the then-just-issued top 10 list of the via Technology and News Today https://bgr.com/tech/iphone-vs-android-most-popular-ios-devices-north-america-5931510/

Here’s an incredibly brief first tease of The Witcher season 2 on Netflix

Geralt of Rivia is coming back, and you can get the first look at The Witcher’s second season in the incredibly brief clip below. It’s focused primarily on Ciri, though it appears there are some secrets hidden in the teaser. You may want to watch it a few times to catch everything. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/11/22462967/the-witcher-season-2-trailer-netflix-geeked-week

Apple’s new health features bring new focus to elder care technology

Apple’s new health features will be available for anyone with an iPhone. But two of the tools announced at WWDC 2021, walking steadiness and the ability to share health data with family members, could be particularly useful for older adults. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/10/22527707/apple-health-data-eldery-falls-walking-privacy

Jeff Bezos Will Go to Space on Blue Origin’s First Crewed Flight

Amazon.com and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will fly on the first crewed flight of the New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the billionaire announced on Instagram on Monday (June 7). The flight is scheduled for July 20, the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/jeff-bezos-will-go-to-space-on-blue-origins-first-crewed-flight/

Ganymede Looks Glorious in New Images from NASA’s Juno Mission

The photos from a historic flyby of our solar system’s largest moon are starting to roll in. On Monday (June 7), NASA’s Juno probe zoomed within just 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) of Jupiter’s enormous satellite Ganymede, which is bigger than the planet Mercury. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ganymede-looks-glorious-in-new-images-from-nasas-juno-mission/

Say goodbye to the Keystone XL pipeline, for real this time

It’s official: the Keystone XL is going away for good. The pipeline’s developer announced Wednesday that it’s terminating the project. For years, the Obama, Trump, and Biden administrations have gone back and forth on allowing the massive transcontinental project to move forward. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/9/22526790/keystone-xl-pipeline-tc-energy-terminates

Ten years of breaches in one image

This is a map of the internet’s biggest sources of breached data, from June 2011 to today. The data is drawn from Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned project (with minor adjustments), so you can click through to the site to see if you’re included. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/22518557/data-breach-infographic-leaked-passwords-have-i-been-pwned

Apple Music Lossless is now available on supported devices

Lossless-quality streaming is now available on Apple Music, shortly after it flipped the switch on Dolby Atmos spatial audio. As of now, you’ll be able to stream supported tracks in both standard CD-quality lossless or high-res lossless on the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS and macOS. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-music-lossless-now-available-on-supported-devices-094540982.html

Apple’s ‘Find My’ network locates iOS 15 devices even if they’re off or erased

Apple’s WWDC 2021 briefing is over, but the list of new features coming to its platforms is long enough that many are still popping up. One section to pay attention to on the iOS 15 Preview explains the changes made to “Find My.” via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/ios-15-find-my-network-tracking-upgrades-032304589.html

NASA’s Juno Set for Close Encounter with Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

Ganymede, get ready for your close-up. No probe has gotten a good view of Jupiter’s largest moon since 2000, when NASA’s Galileo spacecraft swung past the strange world, which is the largest moon in the whole solar system. But on Monday (June 7), at 1:35 p.m. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nasas-juno-set-for-close-encounter-with-jupiters-moon-ganymede/

Graphene could allow hard drives to hold 10 times more data

Solid-state drives may be the go-to for phones and most PCs and laptops, but the humble mechanical hard drive still has a place in the computing world. When you need a lot of storage for the least amount of money, they’re the way to go. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/graphene-hard-drive-university-of-cambridge-234912178.html