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You've got too much mail! Can AOL save us from email burnout? (Well...)

AOL's Alto app tries to cure our email troubles. Meanwhile, Samsung is dealing with bigger problems: exploding washing machines.

Bridget Carey Principal Video Producer
Bridget Carey is an award-winning reporter who helps you level-up your life -- while having a good time geeking out. Her exclusive CNET videos get you behind the scenes as she covers new trends, experiences and quirky gadgets. Her weekly video show, "One More Thing," explores what's new in the world of Apple and what's to come. She started as a reporter at The Miami Herald with syndicated newspaper columns for product reviews and social media advice. Now she's a mom who also stays on top of toy industry trends and robots. (Kids love robots.)
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Watch this: AOL wants to save you from email overload with Alto

The dream of inbox zero is dead. But is there any hope for getting control of our email when we have multiple accounts for different purposes? AOL thinks its new app Alto can tame the email beast. In the CNET Update video above, I take a beta version of the app for a spin. The concept is sharp, but I found the filtering system needs more smarts.

While AOL tries to crack the riddle of email, Samsung is dealing with bigger problems -- exploding washing machines. (Yes, really.) A defective rod is causing some machines to break apart under the strain of bulky items. Check out the video below to learn more. The headaches continue for Samsung as reports of exploding Note 7 phones continue to crop up, even as it gets safe batteries into more than 1 million phones:

Watch this: Exploding washing machines are Samsung's latest woe


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