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Forget the Galaxy S8, Samsung's already working on the Galaxy S9

Forget the Galaxy S8, Samsung's already working on the Galaxy S9 The Galaxy S8 and S8+ just launched, but that doesn't mean Samsung's resting on its laurels, popping bottles over how pretty its newest smartphone is.As always, work on next year's flagship phone begins well before the launch of the current one.

This tiny iPhone gadget can help you detect hazards lurking in the air

This tiny iPhone gadget can help you detect hazards lurking in the air The 'Sprimo Personal Air Monitor' can plug into your iPhone and show you what you're breathing in.It detects the volatile organic compounds in air then shows the results in a color and number scale.

A woman claims a Fitbit exploded on her wrist, which is more reason to avoid getting in shape

A woman claims a Fitbit exploded on her wrist, which is more reason to avoid getting in shape A woman in Wisconsin said her Fitbit exploded on her wrist, causing second-degree burns and prompting her to get up and move for all the wrong reasons.Dina Mitchell told ABC News in an email she had only been wearing her tracker, the Flex 2, for about two weeks when it burst into flames while she was reading last week.

'Alien: Covenant in Utero' on Oculus Rift is a disgusting and terrifying pleasure

'Alien: Covenant in Utero' on Oculus Rift is a disgusting and terrifying pleasure The experience is called Alien: Covenant in Utero and it's a short VR experience launching on the Oculus Rift Wednesday.That day, April 26, also happens to be "Alien Day" — a reference to planet LV-426, from the original Alien film.

Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why.

Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why. Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its bluetooth wireless headphones.The app allows customers to interact with the headphones, updating software and also managing which device is connected at any time with the headphones.

Take a virtual tour of NYC's historic LGBTQ sites with this interactive map

Take a virtual tour of NYC's historic LGBTQ sites with this interactive map A new interactive map is "making an invisible history visible" by letting users uncover the LGBTQ community's impact on New York City.The map, launched by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project in late March, highlights queer contributions and culture throughout the last 200 years.

Kim Kardashian's gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone

Kim Kardashian's gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone April's almost over, so where the hell is Kim Kardashian's next phone, the BlackBerry KEYone?Originally slated to launch by the end of this month, the Android-powered KEYone, will now arrive in the U.

Forget cords. Apple might be planning to charge your future iPhone using Wi-Fi.

Forget cords. Apple might be planning to charge your future iPhone using Wi-Fi. In the future, charging your iPhone could be as seamless as getting in range of a Wi-Fi signal.Apple was recently granted a patent for a system equipped to harness the wireless signals emitted by routers to charge electronic devices.

Amazon's screen-equipped Echo might arrive next month

Amazon's screen-equipped Echo might arrive next month The rumors that Amazon is working on a version of its Echo smart speaker that has a display have been swirling for about a year, but nothing has come to fruition yet.Now, just a day after Amazon launched the Amazon Echo Look, a variant of the Echo with a built-in camera, CNET reports the company might launch the screen-equipped Echo in May.

Amazon wants to make Alexa sound like your human friends

Amazon wants to make Alexa sound like your human friends Or, you know, just make us more comfortable allowing a sophisticated AI system to learn just about everything there is to know about us.The new tags, which are employed through the skills' code, cover a wide range of responses previously unavailable in the app script.

Some Apple Watch batteries are expanding for some reason, but don't panic

Some Apple Watch batteries are expanding for some reason, but don't panic If you have an original Apple Watch with a swollen or expanded battery, some good news: You're now eligible for extended repair coverage.In a note obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple has quietly updated its service coverage for original Apple Watches for an additional two years beyond their 1-year limited warranty.

Fitbit's new smartwatch possibly revealed in leak, and it looks pretty lame

Fitbit's new smartwatch possibly revealed in leak, and it looks pretty lame A Yahoo Finance report published last month claimed to have some insider dirt on the project's tumultuous progress.Those design complaints appear to be confirmed after product photos purportedly depicting the design were leaked to Yahoo Finance, which published the pics as a first-look at the new Fitbit smartwatch.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop can last for up to 14.5 hours

Microsoft's Surface Laptop can last for up to 14.5 hours Along with the new Windows 10 S, Microsoft also introduced the Surface Laptop on Tuesday at its education-focused event in New York City.The Surface Laptop is Microsoft's first Surface computer with a traditional clamshell design that's not a detachable 2-in-1.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is the hottest Windows notebook in ages

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is the hottest Windows notebook in ages Starting at $999 and launching on June 15, the Surface Laptop is the synthesis of the Surface Pro and Surface Book.On stage, Panay showed the Surface Dial connected to the Surface Laptop, turning it in Microsoft Word to switch between pages in a document.

Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones

Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones Despite launching its last flagships, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, in November 2015, Microsoft's not giving up on phones yet.In fact, Microsoft's future devices may not even look like phones as we know them today, according to the company's CEO.

Xiaomi to open first Mi Home store in India next week

Xiaomi to open first Mi Home store in India next week The first Mi Home store in the country is scheduled to launch in Bangalore next week, where consumers can experience a range of Xiaomi products.Other countries that have Xiaomi’s Mi Home stores are China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

11 reasons why you should dump your iPhone for the BlackBerry KEYone

11 reasons why you should dump your iPhone for the BlackBerry KEYone The apps problem that plagued BlackBerry's old phones is no longer an issue with the KEYone.Despite having fewer pixels (1,620 x 1,080 resolution) than most Android phones, the KEYone's screen is still quite bright and sharp.

The creator of the toy everybody's obsessed with hasn't seen a penny for it

The creator of the toy everybody's obsessed with hasn't seen a penny for it It's a huge success — but its creator isn't reaping any of the windfall.Still, given how they're selling like hot cakes, you'd think their creator would be diving into mounds of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck.

Tim Cook drops 30 pounds using the Apple Watch, but still won't tell us how many have sold

Tim Cook drops 30 pounds using the Apple Watch, but still won't tell us how many have sold But don't expect that he'll be sharing anything else about the Watch's sales anytime soon.With Series 2, Apple Watch became a full-on health and fitness device, and Cook is well known for his 5 a.