Even 60 years after the US and Russia put the first humans into space, new spins on those sorts of missions can still grab our attention and fire our imagination. That's happened twice now in just the last few weeks, first with the flight to the edge of space bycrew, followed by 's brief fling with weightlessness.
But were these just joyrides, or is there a bigger purpose behind the rocket launches and the safe, swift return to Earth? That's something these ventures will have to prove in the coming months, as will fellow space enthusiast. We dive into that here.
Those are among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don't want to miss:
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The newly appointed antitrust regulator has Silicon Valley in her sights.
This addictive kid's cartoon symbolizes the dilemma of screens in the pandemic era.
The actor and tech entrepreneur shares his thoughts on the dilemma behind some of the ugly online discourse, and how a simple addition could make a big impact.
Nintendo's history makes a Switch Pro seem unlikely.
We left with jaws dropped and expectations high.
Activists and researchers found the Israeli company's software targeting the smartphones of activists, journalists and executives.