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Sony's super-tall Xperia 10 marked down to $300 ($50 off) on Amazon

Are you on the lookout for a budget smartphone? The tall and slim Sony Xperia 10 (not to be confused with the Xperia X10 of yesteryear), with a 21:9 display and side-mounted fingerprint sensor, is currently marked down to $300 on Amazon.

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Huawei ejected from Wi-Fi Alliance, SD Association, and other standards groups

Huawei has had a rough week it was added to the US Entity List, and soon it will be cut off from most of the manufacturers and companies it relies on to make products. While perhaps not the most devastating blow Huawei has been dealt in recent days, it has now been excluded from the associations responsible for the development Wi-Fi, SD, and some USB standards.

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[Update: $229 and $153 from Motorola] Moto G7 and G7 Play are $270 ($30 off) and $180 ($20 off) at multiple retailers

Today brings us a good deal on the Moto G7 and G7 Play, both of which have had $30 and $20 slashed off their original asking prices, respectively. That translates to the G7 being $270 and the G7 Play $180, and you can grab yours from Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy.

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Google shutting down YouTube Gaming app on May 30

Late last year, Google announced that it was shutting down the standalone YouTube Gaming app as it migrated the features to the main application. We had a shutdown date of March of this year, but that Google seems to have missed that mark. Now, the company is saying the app will shut down on May 30, just a few short days away.

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Pick up a 128GB T-Mobile Galaxy S10 for $600 ($200 off) from Costco

The phone hasn't even been out for six months, yet we're already seeing crazy deals on the Galaxy S10 family. Costco is currently running a sale on the Tmo variant of the 128GB S10, allowing you to get one for just $599.99. That's a pretty good buy.

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Amazon extends Announcements to Alexa built-in devices

Back in April, Amazon announced a new feature called Announcements that let users broadcast voice messages to Echo devices. Although these could be initiated from a phone with the Alexa app, they required an Echo speaker for the message to be played out loud. However, the company is now extending the functionality to other devices with the voice assistant built-in.

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YouTube gets smarter voice search and starts playing videos immediately after your query

To me, the whole idea of using voice search when I can just as easily type the exact query I want isn't appealing, but perhaps I should start changing my perception. Google's voice recognition algorithms are getting better and smarter, and one of the areas where you can notice this improvement is YouTube. Even more appealing now is the fact that YouTube immediately starts playing a video when you do a voice search.

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Nokia advertises revolutionary inverted auto-brightness feature in major marketing goof

Some phones have more groundbreaking features than others. For instance, LG's latest flagship is capable of authenticating your palm using its camera, Pixels can take incredibly sharp-looking pictures in poor lighting conditions, and the Huawei P30 has an impressive 10x lossless zoom.

On the other hand, there are devices with more subtle skills that don't set them aside from other handsets. These shouldn't be advertised, especially when the whole thing is done entirely wrong.

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Google's Android Messages passes 500 million installs on the Play Store

Google's been heavily working on improving its Messages app, by enriching it with advanced features such as context-aware recommendations, a dark mode, RCS support, and a web interface. Thanks to these, it's only natural for the software to be one of the most installed messaging apps on the Play Store, as it's in the top 25 communication software on the Play Store according to App Annie. It's actually so popular it's been downloaded more than 500 million times by Android users.

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New official Infinity-O wallpapers integrate Disney and Pixar characters with your Galaxy S10's camera cutout

When Samsung designed its Infinity-O display, it probably didn't expect fans around the world would create amazing wallpapers to embrace the camera cutout. In fact, these were so popular they even got their own subreddit, before the company itself published a few official ones. The company is following up with this trend by releasing a bunch of new hole-punch wallpapers for the S10 and S10e featuring Disney and Pixar characters.

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