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[Updated] Amazon UK Prime Day roundup — Deals on Amazon devices, smart home tech, phones, and more

Remember when you had to wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday to stock up on cheap tech? Nah, me neither, and that's largely thanks to Amazon and the advent of Prime Day. Not only does Amazon discount its own hardware and tons of other stuff on its site, other retailers have had no choice but to join in. This means that Prime Day (confusingly, a two-day event) is a great time to find deals on the latest tech each summer — today and tomorrow, to be precise.

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Amazon brings Alexa integration to Android TV starting with Sony Bravias

Hell officially froze over when Google and Amazon decided to bury their squabbles and stop locking each other out of their respective TV ecosystems. Of course, Amazon apps have been available on Android for a long time, and the company would've shot itself in the foot if it didn't distribute its content and store to the biggest mobile OS in the world. However, TVs have always been a sensitive topic for Amazon and Google, as they're both directly competing with their Chromecast and Fire TV. Shortly after their truce, Amazon announced in April that it's bringing Alexa integration to Sony TVs powered by Android.

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Google takes RCS rollout into its own hands after carriers totally botch it

In the wake of carrier delays and missteps, Google has decided it's taking the reins when it comes to the future of phone messaging and RCS. The Verge is reporting that Google will be spinning up its own RCS/Chat services later this month for users in the UK and France, with support coming to other areas "throughout the year," though there is no firm timeline or list of markets.

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Google Pay Send shutting down P2P transfers in the UK, but possible replacement in the works

While Google Pay lets you buy items in stores with your phone, Google Pay Send is more similar to Venmo or PayPal it allows you to send money to other Google users with just a few taps. The latter service was only available in three countries, and that will soon drop to two.

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The OnePlus 7 is available to buy today in the UK, Europe, and Asia

For every major market except the United States, a new OnePlus phone is available for purchase today. The OnePlus 7 is very much an updated 6T (a 6Tt, if you will), but I found the upgrades to be worthwhile when I tested the phone for my review, especially considering the price is the same.

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EE kicks off first 5G network in the UK as the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G goes on sale

The UK's first 5G network was switched on today by network operator EE, and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is the first commercially available 5G smartphone in the country. The carrier owned by the BT Group has beaten Vodafone to the punch by more than a month— its 5G rollout doesn't commence until July 3.

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[Update: 20 more nations] Student pricing for YouTube Premium is available in the UK, Australia, Canada, and 5 other new countries

Until today, YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium plans offered special pricing for students, though only in the USA. But now, the reduced cost option is available in eight new countries.

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[Update: Now live] Google extending mail-in repair service for out-of-warranty Pixels to Europe

Here in the US, Google has had its own mail-in repair center set up for Pixel phones for around eight months. In the rest of the world, though, Google offers nothing of the sort, instead pointing customers to recommended walk-in and mail-in service centers via a support page. These support pages have just been updated, indicating that official mail-in services will soon be offered in a number of European countries.

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Samsung phones are getting an exclusive Secret Menu... for food (what)

When it comes to brand loyalty, Apple has won a special place in people’s hearts. But now Samsung is experimenting with a new initiative that may win a place in consumers’ stomachs.

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Google Pay adds new banks in Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Slovakia, Sweden, UK, and Ukraine

After Google Pay's recent launch in Switzerland, the service is now further expanding its availability in already supported areas by adding new banks. This time, there is quite a variety of different countries, but most of them receive just one new bank.

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