9 great reads from CNET this week: Nintendo Switch, Router Privacy, Batman and more

Nintendo has certainly had plenty of gaming devices over the years – from the NES, N64 and GameCube through the DS and 3DS to the Wii and Wii U and now the Switch. New material tends to appear every five or six years.

So we’re now five years into Nintendo’s Switch era, and according to CNET’s Scott Stein, 2022 seems like a time when the Switch could be ready to evolve, even as other gaming devices continue to catch up. He reflects on five years of living with the Switch and what it could do from now on.

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.

Comment: The Switch still performs just as well, despite newer and faster competitors. But is it time for an evolution?

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Wi-Fi router companies claim not to track the websites you visit, but all collect and share user data for marketing purposes.

Eero Mesh Wi-Fi Device

James Martin/CNET

As DC’s Dark Knight returns, writer-director Matt Reeves describes how his take on Batman differs from previous films.

Matt Reeves directs The Batman

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Fragmentation undermines the strengths of a unified global Internet. A key internet organization, ICANN, has said it will not cut Russia off.

World Internet Illustration

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Join me as I document my journey through the Middle Lands.

Elden Ring Scene

Screenshot by Andrew Gebhart/CNET

Donating via bitcoin and ether to the Ukrainian government can change the way charities raise funds.

bitcoin symbol

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What happens in a black hole may not stay in a black hole.

A pictorial representation of curved spacetime.

Enrico Rinaldi/UM, Riken and A. Silvestri

The Candela C8 looks like an ordinary motorboat. But when it picks up speed, this futuristic pleasure boat comes out of the water for an almost silent ride.

Candela C8 Electric Airboat


Robert Pattinson stars as an intense, slow-burning Batman taking inspiration from movies outside of the superhero landscape.

Zoë Kravitz and Robert Pattinson as Catwoman and Batman


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