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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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In the late 1990s, as mobile phones moved from analogue bricks to modern digital handsets, small was king. Manufacturers went on a miniaturisation race that peaked with comedy film Zoolander’s 2001 parody of a 30mm flip phone.

Then Apple brought smartphones into the mainstream with the original iPhone in 2007 – and suddenly people needed a decent-sized screen, just like a computer. The first iPhone had a 3.5-inch screen (which was mind-blowing at the time) but years of phone makers out-sizing each other has taken us to a point now where most high-end devices have 5.5-inch and 6-inch screens.

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You've seen the contract prices and you might be tempted to sign up and avoid paying big upfront for Samsung's excellent, expensive and explosion-proof Galaxy Note 8 -- but while signing up for a plan may mean more money in your pocket in the short term, you could end up paying much more over the life of the phone. Here's how much you can save by buying a Note 8 outright and choosing the right prepaid plan.

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If you've already pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Note8 or are planning to, Samsung has some good news for you: Due to unprecedented demand, telcos have agreed to send out pre-orders early. This means you should get your hands on the Note8 ahead of its September 22 launch date - if you don't have it already.

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A year after the disastrous Galaxy Note7, Samsung is back with another Note, its flagship big-screen smartphone that is the best it'll build in 2017. Welcome to the Note8 -- it's a masterpiece, an agenda-setting phone that's the first of a new breed of devices that could well replace your entire PC.

The Galaxy Note8 faces stronger competition than ever, but that's a great thing for you, the customer. It catches up to Apple and its competitors with an excellent dual camera, and it streaks ahead with the best screen of any phone ever. If this is the benchmark for top-end phones, I'm really excited to see what this forces everyone else to come up with.

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On September 22 the Galaxy Note 8 arrives in Australia, (hopefully) explosion-free and packed full of ingenious new features that look to make the device a productivity powerhouse. Although the iPhone 8 is scheduled to drop soon, the Note 8 showcases a few features that users of Apple's flagship devices don't have (yet?). Here are five of the best of them.

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It might seem strange that the most recent Samsung flagship phablet you could actually buy is the Galaxy Note 5, which debuted way back in August 2015. But the Note 6 never existed (Samsung skipped that number when jumping to the Note 7), and despite multiple unsuccessful attempts to fix its exploding batteries, the Note 7 was killed and pulled from stores last year, which left a gaping 15cm hole atop Samsung's phone lineup. If I were a Note fanboy, I'd be pissed about the sad series of events that has resulted in a year wasted.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've been following the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note8 with keen interest. The Note 5 is the best smartphone I've used but after the Note7 recall, I was forced to upgrade to a Galaxy S8 instead. It's okay, but I really miss the extra screen space and stylus. So my question is: should I upgrade my Galaxy S8 now or wait for the inevitable Note9? Do you think the improvements are worth it?

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Samsung has finally unveiled the Note 8, successor to the notoriously-explodable Note 7. We've already taken a look at its specs, pricing and Australian availability, but how does it stack up against Apple's iPhone 7 Plus? Is it better? Worse? Prettier? Faster? More powerful? Let's take a good, hard look.

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This morning, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note8 - its first "phablet" smartphone since the spontaneously-combusting Note7. It goes without saying that a lot is riding on this product for Samsung. Thousands of burned customers (pun intended) are wondering whether they can trust another Note device. Here are five facts about the phone to help make up your mind...