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[Deal Alert] Motorola will knock $150 off the Moto Z2 Play, starting February 4

Valentine's Day is coming up soon, and that apparently means it's time for phone sales... who knew. Anyhow, Lenovorola will take $150 off the price of a brand new Moto Z2 Play starting on Sunday, February 4. That means you would only have to pay $349.99, which isn't too bad.

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[Deal Alert] Moto X4 drops to $249 ($150 off) from Project Fi

The Moto X4 is an okay phone, but it's tough to recommend at $400. However, Google's Project Fi just started selling the phone for much less. You can get the Moto X4 for a mere $249 on Fi right now, making this a smoking hot deal.

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Sony adds Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra to the Open Devices Program

Sony is pretty good about letting the open-source community have a field day with its devices thanks to the company's Open Devices Program. Two new phones just got added: Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra. That means that they are open to flashing custom versions of Oreo.

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[Bonus Round] SiNKR, Ayo: A Rain Tale, Arcade Plane 3D, GLOBE, Avicii | Gravity HD, and Merge Kingdom!

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly game roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a minimal logic puzzler, a beautiful 2D platformer, an arcade plane game, a space shooter, a trippy endless runner, and a hero collection game. Without further ado:

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Sprint plans to begin 5G rollout in first half of 2019 with higher unlimited plan prices

The 4G era has not been kind to Sprint. It went from a strong number three in the US wireless market to a distant fourth place behind T-Mobile. The company hopes that the move to 5G will help it regain market share and compete on network quality. CEO Marcelo Claure now says the carrier will begin its 5G rollout in the first half of 2019, putting it ahead of the other national carriers. However, that new network will likely come with higher plan prices.

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Google promoting Home Max on Chrome's New Tab Page

Google's new Home Max speaker is pretty great. It can become deafeningly loud, and includes Google Assistant. The only downside is the price - $400 is quite a lot for a speaker. It looks like Google is trying to sell more of them, because the company has placed a small ad for the Home Max on Chrome's New Tab Page.

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'Limited Gold Edition' of the Razer Phone is now available for purchase with barely any gold

Were you looking to pick up a Razer Phone, but wishing that it came in gold? Your dream has come true... kinda. Razer has just unveiled a 'Limited Gold Edition' of the Razer Phone in celebration of the Lunar New Year, and it's available for purchase right now.

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Endless runner 'Run Sausage Run!' has racked up 10 million installs, and it's showing no signs of slowing down

You may have never heard of TabTale before, but that's probably because they tend to concentrate their efforts on "super casual indie games." The thing is that appears to be working in their favor as they have a breakout hit on their hands with the recent release of Run Sausage Run!, a free-to-play endless runner. Within the last 6 weeks of the game's initial release it has racked up over 10 million installs, and its popularity is showing no signs of slowing down.

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YouTube is rolling out funding notices for more transparency in news reporting

With a platform as huge and open as YouTube, it's difficult to ensure that information distributed on it is honest and transparent. This issue has never been more apparent than it is now, with the spread of fake news and the labeling of real news as fake making it damn near impossible for viewers to know which sources they can trust.

Google, like many other large tech organizations, should do all it can to maintain transparency in news reporting and that's apparently a big goal for the company in 2018. This latest addition to YouTube videos is a good start. From now on, notices will be displayed below news videos if the publisher is in any way government-funded.

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Kick off the weekend with 37 temporarily free and 45 on-sale apps

Hello, and welcome to the final round of app sales for the week. February has just begun, which means that MWC is right around the corner. Before that chaos begins, let's sit back and enjoy the calm. Today's list, in contrast to Wednesday's, has quite a bit going on – there are even a couple of good ones – so have at it.

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