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9 great reads from CNET this week

We look at how superfast 5G could rock your world; consider how your DNA will sell you out; and preview Netflix's new witch series.

Another fast-paced week. Netflix crushed it on earnings day, reporting a more than doubling of US subscribers. More people, this time the treasurers of three states, want Mark Zuckerberg to step down as Facebook's chairman. And Apple said it'll hold an event on Oct. 30, where we expect it to take the wraps off new iPads and MacBooks.

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

This is how 5G will change your life

Superfast networks are almost a reality.

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Nothing is sacred, not even your DNA

Your genetic code will sell you out, even if you haven't shared it with a genealogy site.

DNA Double Helix
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina dares to go to dark places

The thrilling and gruesome Netflix original series marks a departure from previous takes on the teen witch.


Google's Pixel 3 rewrites photo rules with nifty new tricks

The search giant's pioneering technology will help both mainstream shooters and enthusiasts.

Google's Pixel 3 has a single rear-facing camera but uses software to extract better image quality.
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What happens when a big social network shuts down?

We ask because Google+ is closing.

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Apple's colorful iPhone XR makes a great first impression

Yes, we liked it.

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NASA's Apollo missions took humans to the moon. My dad played a role

It took an army of people on Earth to put people in space.


This is weed's high-tech future

You can't hand-prune a $32 billion industry.

Marijuana plants
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Inside the 'war room' where Facebook fights fake election news

The social network relies on both machine and human to police its platforms.

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Best Netflix series: There's no shortage of original Netflix series to binge.

5G is your next big upgrade: Everything you need to know about the 5G revolution.