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Google hit with record $5 billion Android antitrust fine by EU

The amount Google must pay the European Commission for its latest antitrust fine has now been revealed as a record 4.34 billion euros ($5.06 billion). That figure dwarfs the $2.7 billion fine Google previously received for giving preferential treatment to its own shopping comparison tools in searches.

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[Update: Out now] Beam is Sonos' new $399 smart soundbar, available July 17th

Just earlier today, Sonos announced its new Beam, a soundbar that's 60% the size of the company's previous Playbar, all while including features like Airplay 2, Alexa functionality, and a surprisingly big sound for the size—or so Sonos claims. 

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Nokia X5 jumps on the notch bandwagon with modest specs and fitting price

HMD Global has been a somewhat late notch adopter, but after biting the Apple-fired bullet with the Nokia X6, the exclusive brand licensee is doubling down by officially unveiling the X5.

As expected, the new China-first mid-range phone is extremely similar to the X6, both in terms of design and specifications. But as the name suggests, the Nokia X5 starts at a lower price point, cutting a few corners compared to its cousin, as well as the 6.1, which Jordan called the "best budget phone of the year."

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UK users can now play tunes from YouTube Music on Google Home and Assistant

The switch from Google Play Music to YouTube Music hasn't been a very smooth one. Google is still ironing out the kinks, and one of the features that fell by the wayside was support for the new service on Google Home. See, even though YouTube Music has started rolling out in many countries, it can't be set as a music provider on Assistant or Home speakers in most of them. Only the US, Australia, and Mexico supported it until a couple of days ago, but the UK is joining them now.

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Samsung's 8Gb LPDDR5 memory chip breaks all the speed records, but it's not for the Galaxy Note9

Samsung is not only easily the world’s number one smartphone vendor, but also the top chipmaker, having recently surpassed Intel. There’s a pretty good reason for that, and it has something to do with breakthroughs like announcing the industry’s "first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM for 5G and AI-powered mobile applications."

Before you jump to conclusions, it seems highly unlikely that this memory chip will be used on the Galaxy Note9 that’s right around the corner. Instead, Samsung appears to be setting the stage for the flagship generation after that, which could make AI applications even smarter (and thus scarier), and will hopefully deliver faster download speeds with "real" 5G connectivity.

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[Deal Alert] LG G6+ down to $500 ($300 off) at Amazon and B&H

The LG G6 was announced in late February 2017, but about six months later, LG released an upgraded "G6+" with more internal storage, better audio, and more. It was initially released at a laughable $800, but it's now dropped to a much more reasonable $499.99 on both Amazon and B&H.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Gear 360 down to all-time low of $92 ($138 off) on Amazon

The Samsung Gear 360 started dropping in price just a month after it became available, and that trend hasn't stopped since. For Prime Day, it's dropped all the way to $92, which is the all-time lowest price we've seen by over $20.

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Amazon launches Prime Exclusive Moto G6 in 'Deep Indigo' with more storage and RAM for $260

The Moto G6 is one of the best cheap phones you can buy, especially if you're on a CDMA carrier in the US. Amazon offers a Prime Exclusive version of that phone and has since launch. Starting today, there's a new Prime SKU of the phone available only at Amazon. The special edition Moto G6 has additional storage and RAM, but the price is a bit higher.

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[Update: Last few hours of deals] 2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously]

Prime Day is in full swing, but it can be hard to keep track of all the different sales happening. Even a few third-party retailers seem to be trying to divert a bit of that attention to themselves with their own promotions. To make things a bit easier for our readers, we're keeping track of all the stuff that we spot together in one place, right here.

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[Deal Alert] Prime Exclusive Moto X4 on sale for $199 ($150 off)

We've seen a few phone sales pop up over the last day, but here's another eye-turner for your consideration. Amazon is offering the Prime Exclusive Moto X4 for just $199, a nice $150 off the original asking price (or $200 off the MSRP of the regular Moto X4, if you're counting). 

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