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U.S. Congress and White House working on plans to ban equipment from ZTE and Huawei

Huawei and ZTE, two multi-national telecommunications companies based in China, are under fire by the United States and other governments over the companies' ties to the Chinese government. ZTE nearly shut down last year over an import ban, and now it and Huawei may be prevented from selling telecommunications equipment to the United States.

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8 of our favorite tech deals this week: Phone clearance prices, projectors, and more

Winter sucks for shopping. At least, it does if you're doing it in the traditional sense: driving out in the snow, fighting for parking, and watching the sun set before you're even half done. It's enough to drive someone to ditch the brick-and-mortar life and commit to an online retail existence. As luck would have it, we've spotted a bunch of good deals from some of our favorite online stores, ready to save you a buck or two on mobile tech.

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Snag a 43" 4K smart Toshiba Fire TV for just $200, an all-time low (40% off MSRP)

We found a particularly tempting TV sale this Sunday $200 for a Toshiba 43" Fire TV. With HDR support, this 4K LED TV is a Fire TV Edition device, so you can bark commands across the living room.

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The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are $150 off on the Google Store

During last year's Black Friday, Google dropped the price of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL by $200 and $150, respectively. If you missed out on that deal, the company has once again dropped the price of its flagship phones. The Pixel 3 now starts at $649 ($150 off) for 64GB of storage, and the Pixel 3 XL starts at $749 ($150 off) for the same amount of storage.

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Weekend poll: Which do you use more, Google Maps or Waze?

In the last week, Google Maps has been rolling out some welcome navigational improvements. We've got support for speed limits and speed traps, now, both of which sound pretty familiar. As this Waze-ification of Maps continues, we realize we've never actually asked our readers: Which of the two apps do you use more?

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[Update: Last day] We're giving away seven APEMAN TRAWO 4K action cameras, plus $28 off coupons for everyone else (US)

There is no shortage of action cameras on the market today, but many of them are very expensive. We've partnered with APEMAN to give away seven of the company's TRAWO action cameras, and if you want to buy one, we have an exclusive coupon that drops the Amazon price to $71.99.

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20 best new Android games released this week including Oddmar, Hang Line: Mountain Climber, and Galaxy Stack

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the last week or so. This week I have a gorgeous platformer from the devs of Leo's Fortune, an awesome casual mountain climbing game, and a quirky pixel-based shmup that mixes in block stacking mechanics for something that feels fresh yet familiar. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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We're giving away 15 CHOETECH Dual Wireless Charger pads, plus 25% off coupons for everyone else [International]

You don't have to wait for the long-fabled AirPower to charge multiple devices on the same pad. Choetech's dual wireless charging pad does just that, and we're giving away 15 of them to readers in any country worldwide! If you'd rather buy one outright, we also have an exclusive coupon that takes 15% off the current Amazon price.

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Google Duo v46 adds partially working 'Favorites' list, prepares Valentine's Day video effect [APK Teardown]

An update to Google's Duo app began rolling out earlier today, and unlike many other recent app updates, there's actually a brand new feature that doesn't appear to be locked behind a server-side switch. Unfortunately, it also appears that it may not be working properly, and might have been left enabled by accident. Duo is also preparing a special video effect in honor of Valentine's Day.

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[Update: Sold out] Act fast: Samsung's wireless fast charger is a mere $24 as Amazon's Deal of the Day

One of the perks of owning a Galaxy S or Note phone — apart from the tremendous accessory support, MST payments, display quality, etc. — is the convenience of wireless fast charging, topping up your phone quickly and easily without having to deal with fiddly, tangled cables or ports. But those fast wireless chargers can be on the expensive side, so saving a bit of extra cash can be swell. Thankfully, for the next eight hours or so, Samsung's last-gen Fast Wireless Charging Stand (and included AFC wall charger) is just $24 over on Amazon as a Deal of the Day.

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