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Save money on a refurbished Google Pixel 3 and Samsung’s 2019 QLED TV

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Today’s best deals include a few exclusive offers for readers of The Verge, as well as savings at Amazon on TP-Link networking and smart home products. We’re also seeing a 2019 Samsung QLED TV falling hundreds of dollars below its retail price.

Starting things off, you can save over $300 on a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL by buying refurbished instead of new at Daily Steals. The Pixel 3 in black with 64GB of storage will only cost $462.99 with the offer code THEVERGE3 (usually $799.99). If you want a bigger phone that has more screen real estate, the Pixel 3 XL in black with 64GB of storage is $514.99 with the offer code THEVERGE3XL (usually $899.99).

The respective discounts will apply automatically at checkout, but in case you flip-flop on the phone you want, you’ll need to paste in the code manually. And, if you do want to buy one, you’ll have until 11:59PM ET on Thursday, April 4th to do so.

B&H Photo has brought back its deal on the Zotac RTX 2080 graphics card. Readers will be able to buy it for $659.99, saving almost $100 on this high-end GPU until 11:59PM ET on Thursday, April 4th. The purchase comes with Metro: Exodus, Anthem, and Battlefield V on PC. Similar to the Google Pixel 3 deal above, this offer is exclusive for Verge readers, and clicking the link will automatically apply the discount.

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TP-Link is discounting several of its networking and smart home tech products today at Amazon. Most notable is this two-pack of Deco mesh Wi-Fi routers for $99.99, which is the cheapest that it has sold for yet. Its Kasa mini smart Wi-Fi plugs are cheaper in a two-pack today, as well. These are compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants, and they allow you to turn appliances on and off with your voice, or set a power schedule with its Kasa app. Normally $44.99, the two-pack is $27.99 today.

Samsung’s 65-inch Q80R 4K HDR television is $2,199 at Massdrop for the next few days, down from its usual $2,799 price. This model is from its 2019 lineup of QLED TVs, and it will receive AirPlay 2 support and iTunes via an update later in the year. It also has what Samsung calls “Ultra Viewing Angle technology,” which is said to give this quantum dot LED TV far better viewing angles than most competing models.

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Table breaks before Apple Watch Ultra’s sapphire glass.

”It’s the most rugged and capable Apple Watch yet,” said Apple at the launch of the Apple Watch Ultra (read The Verge review here). YouTuber TechRax put that claim to the test with a series of drop, scratch, and hammer tests. Takeaways: the titanium case will scratch with enough abuse, and that flat sapphire front crystal is tough — tougher than the table which cracks before the Ultra fails — but not indestructible.


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Rihanna’s headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Apple Music’s set to sponsor the Halftime Show next February, and it’s starting out strong with a performance from Rihanna. I honestly can’t remember which company sponsored the Halftime Show before Pepsi, so it’ll be nice to see how Apple handles the show for Super Bowl LVII.


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Starlink is growing.

The Elon Musk-owned satellite internet service, which covers all seven continents including Antarctica, has now made over 1 million user terminals. Musk has big plans for the service, which he hopes to expand to cruise ships, planes, and even school buses.

Musk recently said he’ll sidestep sanctions to activate the service in Iran, where the government put restrictions on communications due to mass protests. He followed through on his promise to bring Starlink to Ukraine at the start of Russia’s invasion, so we’ll have to wait and see if he manages to bring the service to Iran as well.


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While Apple was initially expected to hold an event to launch its rumored M2-equipped Macs and iPads in October, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman predicts Apple will announce its new devices in a series of press releases, website updates, and media briefings instead.

I know that it probably takes a lot of work to put these polished events together, but if Apple does pass on it this year, I will kind of miss vibing to the livestream’s music and seeing all the new products get presented.


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The bill, called the Digital Financial Assets Law, would establish a regulatory framework for companies that transact with cryptocurrency in the state, similar to New York’s BitLicense system. In a statement, Newsom says it’s “premature to lock a licensing structure” and that implementing such a program is a “costly undertaking:”

A more flexible approach is needed to ensure regulatory oversight can keep up with rapidly evolving technology and use cases, and is tailored with the proper tools to address trends and mitigate consumer harm.


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