February 23, 2024

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9 great reads from CNET this week

Coronavirus continued to take a toll on the tech industry this week, not to mention the stock market and economies at large. Most notably, intensifying concerns over the outbreak of COVID-19, the respiratory illness the virus causes, prompted the cancellation of Facebook’s big F8 developer event. This year’s Game Developers Conference and Geneva Motor Show were also canceled Friday amid coronavirus fears. 

Also this week, Disney CEO and Baby Yoda buddy Bob Iger stepped down, Microsoft revealed specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X, and at the RSA security conference, things got a little heated between Huawei and the US Defense Department.

Here are the week’s stories you don’t want to miss:

The cancellation of Facebook’s biggest event of the year follows the scrapping of Mobile World Congress.


James Martin/CNET

When you have $11.6 billion in annual profits, you can afford to experiment.


James Martin/CNET

The new wave of mobile phones continues to be plagued by worries about durability.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Sarah Tew/CNET

You may not want to read those terms of service, but you really should.


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Acquisitions like Pixar and Marvel, and revamping the Disney theme parks, are Iger’s legacy as he steps down.

Painting of Disney CEO Bob Iger holding Baby Yoda

Tim O’Brien/Time

Excellent camera features aren’t quite enough to overcome an awkward design, questionable battery performance and a sky-high price. 


Angela Lang/CNET

Disconnect the security camera on the Trifo Ironpie if you want to be safe.



Microsoft’s most recent revelations include some basic specs and features.


James Martin/CNET

In this limited FX series on Hulu, Ex Machina writer and director Alex Garland is back to reflect on Silicon Valley transgressions and the ethical limits of technology.



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