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9 great reads from CNET this week

What it's like to live on the moon, why 5G will get so much better and how the popularity of FaceApp once again proves a societal tendency to overshare.

No summer doldrums for us. It was a week chock-full of news and lots of great features too as today we celebrate 50 years since the first moon walk. We're also smack-dab in the middle of Comic-Con and spent the week watching tech titans get scrutinized by lawmakers and regulators alike.

Here are the week's stories you don't want to miss. Fair warning -- we're a little over the moon about the moon. 

FaceApp was a test. We didn't pass

Our inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. This won't age well.

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Sarah Tew/CNET

I lived like a moon astronaut and have the scars to prove it

Preparing for life as an astronaut on the moon or Mars is serious business.

Evan Miller/CNET

First-time Comic-Con cosplay is terrifying, complicated and exhilarating

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will witness my plunge into cosplay. Here's how I tackled my Chilling Adventures of Sabrina costume.

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Erin Carson/CNET

5G is spotty now but will get so much better. Here's why

It has a lot to do with new devices, broader networks and one key wireless chip.

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Lynn La/CNET

Apollo took us to the moon in 1969. Why haven't we gone back?

It was a time when spaceflight wasn't really about space.

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Robert Rodriguez/CNET

Neopets friendships still thrive 20 years later

Don't be surprised if your Neopets.com friends invite you to their wedding.

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Stan Lee sang to me: 10 crazy Comic-Con moments I'll never forget

Hugs from George R.R. Martin and birthday wishes from Mark Hamill. Here are some of Bonnie Burton's wilder experiences at SDCC.

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Bonnie Burton/CNET

How 5G got tied up in a trade war between Trump and China

President Trump's ban of Huawei and the ongoing trade war with China could have big implications for the future of 5G.

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China News Service

Our Apollo-inspired dreams of living on the moon could still come true

As Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon 50 years ago, we imagined a future lunar life filled with wingsuits and tourist cruisers.

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NASA/Rick Guidice