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9 great reads from CNET this week

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We just closed our first full week of November. In other words, it’s officially holiday shopping season, as you could maybe tell from our Black Friday deals posts and gift-buying guides. You might just bite the bullet and buy that special someone a new iPhone — this week CNET made the iPhone 11 an Editors’ Choice.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile is dangling all sorts of incentives, like a $15 plan and free broadband for low-income families, so long as it’s able to complete its merger with Sprint. We learned Ring doorbells were leaking Wi-Fi login info. And you can now buy Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset, if you’ve got $3,500 to spare.

Here are some stories from the week you don’t want to miss:

All it took was courage, science and 14,000 square feet of taffeta.

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Courtesy of Günter Wetzel

In over six years of testing tech, this is a first for me.

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Chris Monroe/CNET

The dire words are a call to action. “Many of us feel like the time is running out for us to act,” says the co-author.

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CNET

It’s redesigning the core element of quantum computing, the qubit.

Microsoft's quantum computing team is working on a technology called topological qubits.

Microsoft

The star of the sequel to The Shining also talks about playing a character battling addiction, a horror he knows all too well.

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Warner Bros.

Two Chinese companies blacklisted by the US government over human rights violations have won Innovation Awards over the last two years and are listed to return to CES.

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CES

The AR headset is here, but some of its key software tools are still to come. Here’s why it’s so expensive.

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James Martin/CNET

Commentary: It doesn’t really matter whether the legendary director of The Irishman likes Captain America, but we should listen to his warnings.

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Getty Images

Whether it’s electric vehicles, ride-hailing services, e-scooters or self-driving cars, the last 10 years led to massive changes in the ways we get around.

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Tesla

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