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9 great reads from CNET this week

We walk through Elon Musk's big ideas; visit Facebook's sincere, if confusing, privacy pop-up; and check out a robot lab.

Whew. Another week. And what a week it was. Intel promised breakthrough performance with a new chip-stacking process. Apple splashed out $1 billion for a new campus in Texas. And Virgin Galactic made history.

If you missed anything, now's your chance to catch up.

Yes, you should take Elon Musk seriously

His ideas sound crazy, but they might just work.

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Congress wasted its chance to grill Google CEO about the big issues

Three-and-a-half hours of partisan bickering...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee
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Inside Facebook's totally serious, nonironic privacy pop-up

It left a lot of people confused.


A sign from Facebook's privacy pop-up in New York.

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This lab is building robots that are able to walk just like us

They could explore Mars one day.

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Bringing the vanlife fantasy to life in search Instagram perfection

CNET hits the open road in Europe.

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless crush AirPods on sound quality

They fit comfortably and sound great. And you'll pay up for them.

Sarah Tew/CNET

Here are all the challenges Amazon faces

None of them are likely to keep you from shopping on the site.

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What happened to all the tech from last year's CES?

We really wanted to see a lot of these products come to life.

LG Display 65 inch Rollable OLED TV
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Outgrowing JPEG's limits? Check this out

Google, Apple and Adobe are boosting your phone's raw format.

Raw photos have color options far beyond JPEG. This shot from a Google Pixel 3 can be transformed in Lightroom into a scene that's ethereal, autumnal, verdant or spooky.
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