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TCL 55-inch 4K Roku TV currently available for $479 ($50 off)

TCL has managed to carve out a niche of its own in a crowded market by offering impressive TVs at affordable prices. While its products may not come with all the bells and whistles available on higher-end televisions, their low cost and built-in Roku functionality add up to an excellent first foray into 4K for many shoppers. Today, we bring you a deal from Amazon that can help you save about $50 off the most recent pricing on TCL's 55-inch 4K Roku TV — which will usually set you back about $530.

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Googler mentions 'Pixel 5' in Android Open Source Project

It has been a mere four months since Google unveiled the Pixel 4, and it's already time to be on the lookout for Pixel 5 leaks. Over in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), a Googler has added a seemingly innocuous comment that confirms what we already expected: Google is working on a Pixel 5.

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You can now set your Sonos speaker as Google Assistant's default

Just last month, Sonos sued Google for allegedly infringing upon its patents. The two companies had previously worked together to bring Assistant features to select Sonos speakers. Surprisingly, it seems that this partnership is continuing, at least for now, despite the ongoing litigation. First spotted a few months ago by users on the r/Sonos subreddit, the ability to set Sonos speakers as an Assistant-powered product's default device for music playback now appears to be widely available.

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Google Station, which ran free Wi-Fi hotspots in 9 countries, is endingLocal telco partners will assume full responsibilities for hotspots later this year

Google has had a hand in expanding free, fast internet access in developing countries through its Station program. By teaming up with local ISPs, the search giant has been able to fund hundreds of public Wi-Fi hotspots in nine countries. But today, the company has decided to wrap up the scheme in some countries.

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Microsoft Your Phone will bring RCS to Windows, provided you have a Galaxy S20Samsung and Microsoft continue their bromance with new Your Phone features

Your Phone is a powerful productivity tool, allowing you to mirror your display to your PC, and even make voice calls on your Windows machine. Today, Microsoft announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S20 series is bringing RCS to your computer.

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The march toward the $2000 smartphone isn't sustainablePhones have always been expensive, but this trend is getting out of hand

Whether it folds or it's just the size of a microhome, high-end smartphones are hitting an all-time high many of us aren't exactly loving: price. Now, this isn't a post about singling out Samsung in particular—they're merely on the cutting edge of what is a larger and growing trend. When Apple launches its first 5G iPhones later this year, you can bet your AirPods they'll come with an appropriately next-generation price hike. But at what point is enough finally enough for the mass market?

One thing I think we can all agree on is that technology, and microprocessors in particular, have resulted in a tremendous and demonstrable trickle down effect in the marketplace, driven by both commoditization and innovation.

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Microsoft's new all-in-one Office app is now available for all, but tablets aren't supported

Once upon a time, you could view and edit Google Docs files from a single Drive app, but Google later split them up into multiple editing applications. Microsoft is now doing the reverse: it's combining the Android versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one app to rule them all.

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Monday deals: Save on new Pixel phones, Nest Hub bundle, wireless earbuds, and more

Hello again, and happy Monday. We're kicking off the third week of February with a diverse lineup of discounted products, including an assortment of Google Pixel phones, a buy-one-get-one-free Google Nest Hub bundle, wireless earbuds, and more. Check out the savings below...

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You can still pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip from AT&T and SprintSamsung is sold out, but carriers will still take your money

Samsung may have sold through its entire stock of Galaxy Z Flip devices for right now, but you can still snag one from carriers. Both AT&T and Sprint have the Z Flip available for purchase, but you will have to wait a few weeks. Oh, and you'll also have to spend a lot of money.

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TCL prototype leak appears to reveal phone with slide-out screen

Folding phones are so hot right now, but there are still many Android OEMs that haven't taken a crack at the idea. TCL showed off an early prototype of a Galaxy Fold-like device at CES earlier this year, and now it looks like the company might be working on something much different.

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