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9 great reads from CNET this week: fitness trackers, iMessage issues, climate crisis, and more

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You track your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, sleep patterns with almost no effort. The data is all there, in your Apple Watch or your Fitbit, you can consult it whenever you want. You’re trying to stay in top shape or catch a warning sign of something wrong with your body.

It used to be your doctor’s or trainer’s job. Now you’re your own doctor’s assistant, and that’s where things get tricky. “I get nervous,” Dr. Devin Mann told CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco, about the kinds of clinical data you’re seeing right now, “because the conditions around those kinds of data are a little scarier and people fear more easily.” For her in-depth report, she spoke to medical professionals, fitness equipment manufacturers and anxious gadget users. You can read it below.

This story is one of many in-depth features and thought-provoking comments that have appeared on CNET this week. So this is it. These are the stories you don’t want to miss.

The line fades as portable devices become more advanced. And that only gets more complicated.

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Comment: Apple’s iMessage green bubble issues go far beyond group chats and emojis.

iPhone 11 and iMessages

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Amid the ravages of climate change, hard-hit lands are turning to rich countries for funds.

Climate Loss Family Portrait

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Getting on a plane, train or boat will likely remain complicated in 2022.

A commuter plane takes off from a runway

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Nearly $9,000 and without autofocus, stabilization or video recording. Leica fans should love it.

Leica M11 camera

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To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question.

Zooey Deschanel in New Girl

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Crypto and NFT traders receive airdrop after airdrop of “free” tokens. Here’s why.

Cryptocurrency coins


Cybercriminals are increasingly using malicious QR codes to trick consumers.

Illustration of a QR code with a thief in the center


You don’t like it, so just hit the Stop button and be done with it.

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