9 great reads from CNET this week

first_imgApple generated its share of headlines during the last seven days. The tech giant made some pretty significant changes to the MacBook lineup (including ditching a model championed by a CNET editor), and it also dealt with a pair of security issues — one involving iPhone eavesdropping, the other, webcam hijacking. But there was plenty more happening too.We put Verizon’s and Sprint’s 5G networks up against each other in a head-to-head speed contest. A federal judge ruled that it’s unconstitutional for Trump to block critics on Twitter (and a couple of lawsuits said AOC shouldn’t be able to Twitter-block either). And Harley-Davidson rolled out an electric-powered hawg while Disney trotted out a computer-generated lion (king).Here’s more from our menagerie of stories this week:Inside YouTube, leaders look for ‘balance’ after scandalsNeal Mohan, second in command at the video site, handles an evolving role. James Martin/CNET How YouTubers are dealing with the deepfake threatThe VidCon convention for online creators kicks off with a panel on how to prepare for the deepfake dilemma.Young fans of Joey Graceffa hold masks of his face in front of their own. Getty Images Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook ProThese two entry-level Apple laptops get spec upgrades and, in one case, an important price cut.macbooks-2019 Sarah Tew/CNET Facebook gets experimental with new apps to reel you inExclusive: You could see apps from the team within weeks.FRANCE-TECHNOLOGY-INTERNET-FACEBOOK-SOCIAL NETWORK-LOGO Loic Venance/Getty Images Can $80 earbuds keep up with the $160 AirPods?CNET senior editor Lexy Savvides calls the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air earbuds her new fave AirPods alternative.airpods-vs-anker Lexy Savvides/CNET Amazon Prime Day evolves from goofy sideshow to Black Friday-esque phenomOther retailers are forced to join the party, or else get left behind.Amazon-prime-day-3 Angela Lang/CNET Amazon plans $700 million retraining program for 100,000 US workersThe Upskilling 2025 program is designed to reach a third of Amazon’s US workforce.amazon-prime-now-manhattan-11.jpg Sarah Tew/CNET The $200 Nintendo Switch Lite is cheaper, smaller and handheld onlyIt’s coming Sept. 20 and here’s how it plays.nintendo-switch-lite-1 Nintendo Europe’s 5G difference: Unlimited data without a big surchargeUS carriers, take note. Here’s one way to lure customers to 5G.Palace of Westminster and Westminster Bridge Julian Elliott/Getty Images Share your voice Post a comment 0center_img Tech Industry Tagslast_img