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[Update x2: Existing devices safe] Huawei's future phones reportedly won't have access to Google services, including the Play Store

Last week, the United States added Huawei to its 'Entity List', meaning US companies can't do business with Huawei without explicit government approval. A report from Reuters claims Google is ceasing most partnerships with Huawei, and future phones from the company won't have access to the Play Store and other services.

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5 of our favorite tech deals this week: fitness trackers, smart speakers, and more

It's crazy to think that you can now upgrade your smartphone with an extra terabyte of storage just by popping in a tiny microSD card — we saw availability of the first 1TB card get underway just a few days ago. Of course, while that's an option, you'll pay dearly for being an early adopter, with the card going for around $450. Thankfully some much more budget-friendly alternatives exist, and we're checking one out among the rest of this week's best deals.

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Weekend poll: Did you buy a OnePlus 7 Pro?

2019 is shaping up to be an excellent year for phones, and OnePlus' latest 7 Pro is among our favorites so far. Both on-paper specifications and the general anecdotal experience left us with a positive impression, especially given the $670 starting price. Obviously we were impressed, but we're curious if you were. Planning on picking one up, or giving it a pass?

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Microsoft Surface active noise canceling headphones get a $100 price cut, now $250

The Bose QC35 II headphones get all the attention when it comes to being the best active noise canceling product on the market, but there are other contenders worth considering, especially when the price is part of your buying criteria. The Surface headphones are a good alternative, but their MSRP was too similar to the QC35 for them to fiercely compete, as both were worth about $350. Nevertheless, Microsoft's product is receiving a $100 price cut, which makes them a very interesting competitor to the most popular ANC headphones around

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[Update: Pixel 3a, too] Pixel 3a XL comes with a free $100 gift card on Amazon

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL just went live on Amazon a few hours ago, but a pretty enticing promotion is already being offered. Buyers of the Just Black Pixel 3a XL can get a free $100 Amazon gift card, which is sure to be much more useful than the $100 in Google Store credit you'll get from Google itself.

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OnePlus nearly doubles price of headphone adapter, OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't come with one

The OnePlus 7 Pro is (by most accounts) an excellent phone, but there are still shortcomings. Like most flagship smartphones these days, it doesn't have a headphone jack, but OnePlus has also decided not to include a Type-C adapter in the box. To make matters worse, the company has taken a page out of Apple's playbook and nearly doubled the price of the official adapter.

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Lenovo's teaser video for the Razr foldable phone was a fan-made concept

Lenovo has a history of not being fully honest when it comes to announcing phones. Last year, the company was criticized for teasing a bezel and notch-less phone, only for the real phone to have a notch and significant bezels. This time, Lenovo showed off renders for its in-development fodable Razr phone to press in China — except it was a fan-made mockup used without permission.

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Tech destroys the walls between our personal and work lives—I'm fighting to rebuild them

I am weirdly zealous about separating my work life from my personal life. My sanity, such as it is, depends upon not having anxieties about my job bleed into my home life, and keeping the chaos and distractions of my personal, family, and creative life from disrupting my work time. After over a decade of almost exclusively working from home, I’ve put a lot of thought and effort into how I can configure the various components of my Google-powered digital life in a way that is efficient and deliberate rather than stressful and schizophrenic.

But as more aspects of our lives become enveloped by the technological, the easier it is for the demands of our jobs to shove their way into our hours off the clock.

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Every new Android Q feature we have found so far [Continuously updated]

It's that time of the year again. Google has pushed out betas for its latest, greatest version of Android: Q. Your eagle-eyed Android Police editors have been combing through looking for new features, changes, improvements, and even setbacks. We've enumerated everything we've found here, together with a brief description of what's new. So, let's take a look at Android Q.

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12 best new Android games released this week including Durango: Wild Lands, Terraforming Mars, and Alt-Frequencies

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have a fantastic open-world MMO from Nexon (seriously), an interesting digital board game adaptation from Asmodee Digital that's all about terraforming Mars, and an immersive narrative-based audio game from Accidental Queens. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released this week.

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