9 great reads from CNET this week

We now know exactly when Apple will launch its iPhone 11. The company sent out invites on Thursday for a Sept. 10 product event, which’ll take place at its Cupertino, California, headquarters. Meanwhile, last weekend’s D3 Disney conference caught us up on all the latest from the entertainment giant, including¬†new details on its upcoming Netflix rival, Disney Plus.

That’s just scratching the surface on the week’s news. Here’re the feature stories you don’t want to miss.¬†

Founder Reshma Saujani doesn’t just want more female bodies in chairs. She wants to fix something fundamental in the way boys and girls grow up.


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Most people have written off Tumblr, but there’s still value that’s harder to quantify.


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An overactive world is hard to break away from.


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5G is great, but it’s a big Wi-Fi upgrade that’ll likely help you out sooner with faster speeds and longer range at home, school and work.

The Wi-Fi Alliance wants you to look for the Wi-Fi 6 logo.

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Peer pressure, free products and a lot of persistence.


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We clear up some of the confusion around 5G.


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The Hollywood icon talks about playing an obsessive fan in the new thriller The Fanatic — and about the tech industry not yet delivering the Jetsons-inspired reality he wants.


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Commentary: Soon Films’ oddly comforting videos of Asian street food are part travelogue, part cooking show and all magical.

Soon Films; video screenshot by CNET

Two brilliant new fantasy series arrive Friday. Which one might fill the gap left by the end of the HBO series?


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