Twitter removes support for precise geotagging because no one uses it

From The Verge: Twitter is going to stop letting you add a precise geotag to your tweets, because there isn’t enough demand for the feature. In a tweet, the company’s support account said that it was removing the feature “to simplify your Tweeting experience.” However, you’ll still be able to tag the precise location of your photographs, and TechCrunch notes that you’ll also still be able to add your location to tweets via the service’s integration with mapping services like FourSquare and Yelp.

Amazon Buys Bebo to Expand Twitch's eSports Platform

From PC Mag: Bebo, a social network launched in 2005 that was once the largest in the UK, has been acquired by Amazon's video game streaming platform Twitch in order to build the platform's eSports business and, specifically, Twitch Rivals - a series of competitive eSports events.

As TechCrunch reports, the acquisition includes Bebo's 10 employees and its intellectual property. Amazon is thought to have paid $25 million for the company, beating competing offers from chat app Discord and social media giant Facebook, which apparently offered $20 million.

Galaxy Fold 'ready to hit the market,' Samsung exec says

From CNET: Samsung's Galaxy Fold missed its release date in April due to screen problems with review units of the foldable phone. Since then, the company hasn't given a new release date for the phone. Now, one Samsung executive reportedly says the device is ready to go.

Kim Seong-cheol, vice president for Samsung Display, said during a speech Tuesday that the Galaxy Fold is "ready to hit the market," according to The Korea Herald.

FSP announces new SFX DAGGER PRO 550W/650W power supplies

From FSP Press Release: FSP is pleased to announce two models in its brand-new line of DAGGER PRO SFX power supplies: the DAGGER PRO 550W and DAGGER PRO 650W. The DAGGER PRO series is an advanced version of our popular DAGGER PSU series, with improvements in efficiency, design, and connectivity. The new DAGGER PRO PSUs are fully SFX12V V3.3 standard compliant and can easily be integrated into the ATX chassis. They reduce cable clutter to a minimum, thanks to their modular design and high-grade ribbon cables – you only need to plug in the cables that you will actually use.

Noctua presents new chromax line fan and heatsink accessories

From Noctua Press Release: Noctua today presented new fan and heatsink accessories as part of its chromax line that allows colour-configuring Noctua products in order to coordinate them with individual build colour schemes. Complementing the existing NA-SAVP1 anti-vibration pads in black, blue, green, red, white and yellow, the new NA-SAVP1 chromax.grey anti-vibration pads are a perfect fit for the light and dark grey colour scheme of Noctua’s 140 and 120mm redux line fans.

Facebook confirms it will launch a cryptocurrency called Libra in 2020

From The Verge: Facebook is finally ready to talk about its blockchain plans. Following numerous reports unraveling its upcoming announcement in detail, the company today said that its in-development global cryptocurrency, called Libra, will launch next year alongside the underlying blockchain-based network that will support it.

Amazon Rebrands IMDb Freedive as IMDb TV, Triples Content

From PC Mag: Back in January, Amazon launched its free video streaming service called IMDb Freedive. This week it got rebranded and a lot more content promised to entice you to go watch.

Unlike Prime Video, IMDb Freedive supports itself through ads, which Amazon hopes you'll watch scattered amongst the 130+ movies and 29 TV shows offered through the service already. Clearly we are watching them because Amazon has today announced a major expansion of the content being offered and a new name for the service, which is now called IMDb TV.

Microsoft might add dedicated Office key to its keyboards

From CNET: You've been seeing the dedicated Windows key on Microsoft's keyboards for years, but we might see an Office key soon. The company asked people who've tried keywords with such a key for feedback, as spotted by regular Microsoft leaker WalkingCat.

You can even see a concept design showing what the Office key might look like.

You need a work or school Microsoft account to access the survey, which asks about Office key shortcuts and whether or not testers want to see it added to keyboards. The test was apparently part of Windows 10 May 2019 update.

Huawei’s CEO reveals expected damage of US sanctions

From The Verge: Huawei’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, says that he expects US sanctions to cause the company’s revenue to drop by billions of dollars, Reuters reports. The company expects its revenue to drop to $100 billion this year, down from around $104 billion last year. Previously it said it expected to make $125 billion in revenue. “We did not expect [the Trump administration] would attack us on so many aspects,” Ren said, although he added that the company did not expect to cut R&D spending or conduct large-scale layoffs.

Samsung Asks QLED TV Owners to Run a Virus Scan

From PC Mag: If you own a smart TV, chances are you've hooked it up to the internet in order to access popular apps such as Netflix. But by doing so, you're also taking a risk as your TV might get infected with malware. That's what Samsung thinks, and it's suggesting you run a regular virus scan on its TVs.


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