Why Samsung's Note 8 made me dump my S8 Plus: S Pen and dual camera

Why Samsung
After having to return my Samsung Galaxy Note 7 twice last year, I bought and spent more than four months with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. It's a fantastic smartphone, but I sold it the day after being briefed on the Galaxy Note 8. There will be several new smartphones released in the next couple of months and there are still some current, incredible options. Many are priced at $500 or less, but since I use my smartphones daily for…
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Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 with dual camera, improved display, S Pen

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 with dual camera, improved display, S Pen
Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 8 in New York with a 6.3-inch display, a multitasking feature called App Pair, a dual camera, and various improvements for the S Pen stylus.The Galaxy Note 8 had a few important items on the to-do list as Samsung launched the device in New York City. Among the items:Put the Galaxy Note 7 battery recall behind Samsung.Gain some momentum ahead of Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone launch.Defend a premium smartphone brand a…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: The upgrade Note users are clamoring for

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: The upgrade Note users are clamoring for
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official. Samsung unveiled its latest phablet at its Unpacked event in New York City on Aug. 23. The successor to the defunct Note 7 follows the company's previously formula of implementing new features on the Note line, which then cascade throughout the Galaxy lineup over the next year. With the Note 8, Samsung is launching its first smartphone with a dual-camera setup similar to what's found on the O…
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Tech we hate with a passion

Tech we hate with a passion
Nothing is worse than solutions without a problem that don't actually work as designed. Near-field Communications (NFC) is one of those promises of mobile technology that never actually achieved what it set out to do, and it doesn't actually improve on the experience it was meant to replace.Put a thick case on your smartphone, and NFC data transfer doesn't work. Update your Android, NFC doesn't work. Have your settings wrong, and NFC doesn't work. Attempt to transfer anything between different m…
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Lamborghini's $2,450 phone: Android for the alpha male with everything but sense

Lamborghini
The $2,450 Alpha-One may seem costly but it's less than half the cost of Lamborghini's earlier 88 Tauri smartphone. Image: Dasan Networks For people with money to burn and an ego to stroke, Tonino Lamborghini has launched the Alpha-One Lamborghini-branded smartphone.Things might not have worked out for luxury smartphone maker Vertu, but Tonino Lamborghini thinks it ca…
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HP launches Omen X gaming laptop designed for esports competitors

HP launches Omen X gaming laptop designed for esports competitors
HP Omen X gaming laptop Omen is HP's high-end gaming brand, and its latest laptop continues the tradition of pushing the boundaries on performance -- this time for an emerging category of gamers. The company has just announced the Omen X, a new notebook (and mobile companion to the Omen X desktop) that HP says is designed for esports athletes, gamers who compete in tournaments in one of the fastest-growing new enterta…
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Silicon Quantum Computing launched to commercialise UNSW quantum work

Silicon Quantum Computing launched to commercialise UNSW quantum work
A new company dubbed Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC) has been launched to take advantage of and commercialise the work done by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in the quantum space.SQC will work out of new laboratories within the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) at UNSW, and is slated to hire 40 staff members -- made up in part by 25 post-doctoral researchers and 12 PhD students.The board for SQC will consis…
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Google launches Chrome Enterprise, aims to integrate with more business systems

Google launches Chrome Enterprise, aims to integrate with more business systems
Google is stepping up its effort to put Chromebooks in more companies with a version of its browser-based Chrome OS that can integrate with other enterprise systems and handle tasks such as printer management, Microsoft Active Directory integration, and fleet management.In addition, Chrome Enterprise will have 24/7 enterprise support from Google. Chrome Enterprise will run $50 a device annually. Google's Chrome OS is in the enterprise and used acros…
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Galaxy Note 8 leaked renders and spy shots

Galaxy Note 8 leaked renders and spy shots
According to rumors, Samsung will wait three weeks after the August 23 announcement to release the Galaxy Note 8. A Korean network provider spokesperson told ETNews: "We are going to sell Galaxy Note 8 starting from the 15th of September. Its price has not been set yet". …
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Nokia 5 review: A solid mid-range pure-Android contender

Nokia 5 review: A solid mid-range pure-Android contender
Nokia's return to the handset scene is now well and truly underway. The comeback started with the retro Nokia 3310, and continued with the Nokia 3, 5 and 6. The most recent development is the announcement of the flagship Nokia 8.All except the Nokia 3310 are Android handsets, rising in price and capability in accordance with their model number. The 5.2-inch Nokia 5's key competitor is the 5-inch Moto G5, although there are plenty of other affordable options, including (in the UK)…
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