It seems like just yesterday 5G was just emerging from the wings, a breakthrough technology that started in very few phones and on just a few city blocks, with a host of “yes, but” limitations. Now it’s here and almost…ordinary.

It’s a step forward, that’s for sure, and it’s so much easier to do now. But is it something you really need right now in your very next phone? GameSpot’s Lisa Eadicicco delves into this complicated topic and lays out the pros and cons. Meanwhile, Mike Sorrentino has some advice for the last holdouts using 3G phones.

These articles are among the many in-depth features and thought-provoking commentaries that have appeared on CNET this week. So this is it. These are the stories you don’t want to miss.

5G or not 5G? The answer depends on a few factors, such as your budget, your carrier, and how long you plan to keep your new phone.

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Astronomers get their hands on JWST data. Here’s what you can expect to see in the near future.

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Comment: Apple’s platform has transformed my relationship with exercise, but the focus on watch metrics isn’t aligned with my fitness goals.

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As 3G service is ending in the US, we are asking major carriers if disconnected customers still have to pay and if free phones are still available.

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An online community is challenging society’s obsession with automobiles.

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“Along the way, people learn so much about our faith and our culture,” says executive producer Sana Amanat.

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The galaxy is probably the most distant ever discovered, but it’s not the oldest — it’s probably the youngest!

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I was keen not to let COVID-19 disrupt my training regimen more than necessary. Here is what I did.

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The government’s $42.5 billion investment in physical broadband infrastructure could be a game-changer to bring 5G to more places, from suburbs to rural communities.

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