It seems like just yesterday that 5G was barely emerging from the wings, a breakthrough technology that started out in a very few phones and on only a sprinkling of city blocks, with a host of “yeah, but” limitations. Now it’s here and almost… ordinary.
It’s a step up for sure, and it’s so much easier to come by now. But is it something you really need right this very moment in your very next phone? CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco delves into that complicated topic and lays out the reasons for and against. Meanwhile, Mike Sorrentino has some advice for the last remaining holdouts using 3G phones.
Those articles 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.
Your Next Phone Really Doesn’t Need 5G… Yet
5G or no 5G? The answer depends on a few factors, like your budget, which carrier you have and how long you plan to hold onto your new phone.
What’s Next For Webb? Scientists Have Already Queued to Use NASA’s New Telescope
Astronomers are getting their hands on JWST data. Here’s what you can expect to see in the near future.
I’m an Apple Fitness Plus Addict Without an Apple Watch
Commentary: Apple’s platform has transformed my relationship with exercise, but the focus on Watch metrics is out of sync with my fitness goals.
When Your 3G Phone’s Disconnected, Here Are Your Options
As 3G service ends in the US, we ask the major carriers if disconnected customers still have to pay and if free phones are still available.
High Gas Prices Are Revving Up This Online Anti-Car Movement
An online community questions society’s obsession with automobiles.
Ms. Marvel Creators Talk Identity, Culture and That Surprise Ending
“Along the way people are learning so much about our faith and our culture,” says executive producer Sana Amanat.
Did the Webb Space Telescope Find the Oldest Galaxy Ever? Maybe but It’s Complicated
The galaxy is probably the most distant ever found, but it’s not the oldest — it’s probably the youngest!
Exercising After COVID-19: How I’m Continuing My Weight Loss at Home
I was keen not to let COVID-19 disrupt my workout regime more than necessary. Here’s what I did.
Why Fiber Is the Key to Getting Faster 5G Everywhere
The government’s $42.5 billion investment in physical broadband infrastructure could be a game-changer for getting 5G to more places, from suburbs to rural communities.