Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A51 launches on AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

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AT&T and Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile are bringing Samsung’s $399 Galaxy A51 to their networks this month. The phone, which is the successor to the incredibly popular Galaxy A50, launched on Verizon and Sprint in April. Although Samsung plans to release a 5G version of the handset in the US later this summer, for now only the LTE-variant is available.

There’s a lot packed into the Galaxy A51. The phone comes with four rear cameras, including a main 48-megapixel camera, an ultrawide 12-megapixel camera with a 123-degree field of view, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth

The Apple Watch Series 5 is $100 off its original price at Best Buy

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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

Best Buy is hosting the best deal we’ve seen on the Apple Watch Series 5, and the savings extend across the entire lineup. The 40mm GPS version is the most affordable Series 5 watch at $299, which is $100 off its original price. Notably, that’s $50

Apple iPhone SE (2020) review: Old is new, again!

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In 2020, it’s common to see two, sometimes three models of a phone in the same family. Usually, you’ll find a standard model joined by a Plus or a Pro, and occasionally you’ll see a Lite, or, more recently, an Ultra. But the iPhone SE isn’t any of these.

Officially, the “SE” in iPhone SE stands for Special Edition. Maybe more logically, though, it should stand for Small Edition, since it is currently the smallest iPhone you can buy. While it isn’t terribly smaller than the iPhone 11 Pro, the big bezels and large home button give it

ICANN blocks controversial sale of .org domain to a private equity firm

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the non-profit organization that oversees the Internet’s domain name system, has rejected a controversial proposal to sell the .org domain to a private equity group for more than $1 billion. It’s a serious—quite possibly fatal—blow to a proposal that had few supporters besides the organizations that proposed it.

Currently, the .org domain registry is run by the Public Interest Registry, a non-profit subsidiary of another non-profit called the Internet Society. PIR was created in 2002 to run the .org domain and has been doing so ever since. But last

Coronavirus causes worst smartphone market contraction in history

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused the smartphone market to suffer its fastest ever first-quarter year-on-year decline, according to new data from analyst firms. Counterpoint Research and Canalys both put the overall drop in global shipments at 13 percent, though Counterpoint says the drop in China alone was 27 percent while Canalys calculates it at 18 percent.

Whichever numbers you look at, the situation is clear: it’s the first time shipments have come under 300 million since 2014, with a precipitous collapse in China preceding falling demand around the world. “By the end of the quarter, as COVID-19 started to spread

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