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[Update: Now at Best Buy] Razer Phone 2 slashed to $500 ($300 off) for a limited time

With Snapdragon 855-running smartphones around the corner, we've begun to see markdowns on "older" flagships that are powered by the S845 SoC. Today's sale on the Razer Phone 2 (which is just a few months old) is one such instance — it can be had for $500, down from $800.

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Samsung's head of US marketing leaves following internal investigation

Samsung is no stranger to scandal these days. The company's former vice chairman Jay Y. Lee ended up in prison recently after being caught up in the bribery scandal that brought down former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. There may be a controversy brewing in Samsung's US arm as well. Samsung Chief Marketing Officer Marc Mathieu has abruptly resigned following an investigation into kickbacks between Samsung employees and marketing partners.

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Microsoft xCloud setting up to challenge Google Stadia, stream Xbox games to Android devices

GDC 2019 has been one of more the exciting instances that I can recall in recent memory. Not only have there been some tantalizing game announcements – seriously, I freaked when I saw the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 trailer – but some interesting happenings in the game space itself. Google announced Stadia, the follow-up to last year's Project Stream. Yet not to be outdone, Microsoft decided to shed some light on its upcoming cloud gaming platform and Stadia competitor, xCloud.

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Get a brand new Pixel 2 XL for just $400 ($300 off) from Best Buy

Phone deals sure are common these days, but this one is one of the better ones, I think. Best Buy is currently offering a brand new 64GB Pixel 2 XL for $399.99, a price that we'd usually only see on refurbs. This being Best Buy, however, the model in question is the Verizon variant.

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Google Lens comes to the MIUI camera app on select phones

Google Lens was a big unveiling at I/O a while back, but the feature isn't particularly discoverable on phones. It's become a bit more prominent with camera integrates on phones from Motorola, Google, and others. Now, you can add Xiaomi to the list.

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Here's how Google Assistant can help you get a Play Store refund

In one of those TIL moments, it turns out that you can ask Assistant for a Play Store refund. That's cool, right? The big caveat (for some of you) is that you must be using US English for this. Otherwise, here's what Google says to ask/tell Assistant to get the process rolling.

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[Update: App available] Mozilla Firefox Send lets you share encrypted files privately and for free

Mozilla is one of the champions for internet freedom and privacy – which is part of why I love the company and its work – so it's no surprise that it "graduated" one of its experiments to a full-fledged product. Meet Firefox Send, a free, encrypted file-transfer service.

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Tribit's excellent X-Boom Bluetooth speaker is $60 ($10 off) on Amazon

When you think sub-$100 Bluetooth speaker, you probably think of brands like Ultimate Ears, JBL, and Bose. However, if you're in the market for one, we'd recommend that you check out the Tribit X-Boom, which is currently discounted by $10.50 to $59.49 on Amazon.

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Sony adds Xperia 10 and 10 Plus to Open Devices program

The new Xperia 10 and 10 Plus might not be the most interesting phones out there, but Sony has made them a bit more appealing for certain buyers today. These phones are the latest additions to Sony's Open Devices program. So, you can unlock and flash software on your Xperia 10 and 10 Plus without any arduous workarounds.

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Most IFTTT applets using Gmail will break this month

IFTTT is an extremely powerful automation tool that combines hundreds of different online services. You can make your Hue lights flash when your phone gets a notification, save your liked YouTube videos to a Google Sheets document, and much more. However, if you make heavy use of the Gmail service in IFTTT, you might have some adjusting to do.

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