9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img 0 Tags It’s officially summer, but tech news never takes a vacation. This week Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency amid skepticism from politicians, your car’s computer went to court in Georgia, and a US senator introduced a bill that puts pressure on tech companies to show they’re politically neutral.And there was a lot more. Here are the stories you don’t want to miss.Is 5G hazardous to your health? What you need to knowThe rollout of 5G using super high-frequency radio airwaves has ignited old fears about cellphone radiation risks. Getty Images Jared Harris on filming harrowing Chernobyl series: ‘I enjoy the fear’The star of the HBO and Sky hit miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster talks about making the show, why it resonates now and why he loves Frasier.jared-harris-3 HBO Using CRISPR to resurrect the deadGene-editing breakthroughs could let us bring extinct species, like the wooly mammoth, back from the dead. But should we?woollymammoth Black Bone Illustration See how the futuristic home of a wounded warrior has life-changing consequencesRob Jones’ legs were amputated after an attack in Afghanistan in 2010. Now his home is giving him an assist to live more independently.rob-jones-house-tour-42 Tyler Lizenby/CNET New Stranger Things clothing line turned my fashion sense Upside DownThe Netflix hit inspired an H&M collection from another dimension, so naturally I got a romper covered with Demogorgons.st-hm5 Erin Carson/CNET US fires up X-ray tech to catch illegal drugs at the borderOne drive-through scanner detected nearly 650 pounds of methamphetamine and the synthetic opioid fentanyl hidden under a load of cucumbers.border-drugs-xray-cropped-for-door AS&E Remembering Avatar, and the collective fever dream of its insane successTo this day it’s the most financially successful movie ever made. So why the hell has everyone decided to collectively forget about its existence?avatar Disney Here are the photos you should use on your online dating profileFor the inaugural Swipe Right column, we explore how you’re supposed to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger on Tinder.dating-apps-love-hearts-valentines-2 Angela Lang/CNET Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Pokemon Go with magic wandsThe long-anticipated Harry Potter video game is out now in the US, and we aren’t disappointed.02-harry-potter-wizards-unite Sarah Tew/CNET Movie reviews 5G Harry Potter Cryptocurrency Post a comment Tech Industry Smart Home Sci-Tech Share your voicelast_img

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