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2019 tech events calendar: Everything on deck from Apple, Google, Amazon and more

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With CES 2019, the Detroit Auto Show, the Chicago Auto Show and the Sundance Film Festival all in the rearview mirror, this year’s calendar of tech, automotive and cultural events are already well underway. Just like last year (you remember last year, right? The good and the bad), CNET will be covering news and announcements from every major show and event that happens from now until 2020, when it starts all over again with CES 2020.  

CanJam: New York 2019, Feb. 16-17

The “premier headphone audio show,” is something for audio junkies to get excited about. There are several shows throughout the year and around the world, but they kick off in New York. Expect to hear about the “latest products and innovations in headphones and personal audio electronics in all price ranges.” 

  • See the 2019 show details
  • See CanJam 2018 coverage

Toy Fair 2019: New York, Feb. 16-19

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Toys and tech go hand in hand these days and the Toy Fair gives us our first glimpses of how the pairing will take shape in the coming year. Last year it was pooping robot dogs and a party game with its own heart-rate monitor. This year, who knows? But CNET will be there to find out. 

  • See all of CNET’s toy coverage
  • Here’s everything we saw at Toy Fair 2018

Samsung Unpacked Galaxy S10 event: San Francisco, Feb. 20

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Samsung unveiled a prototype of its forthcoming 5G phone in its booth at CES 2019. It also announced its Unpacked event in San Francisco on Feb. 20 and sent out the invite pictured above. While we don’t know the full details yet, it’s safe to say Samsung is planning to officially debut the Galaxy S10 (or three of them).

  • Galaxy S10 rumor roundup: Feb. 20 launch, Galaxy Buds, hole-punch camera, specs, features and price
  • The Galaxy S9 Plus is terrific, but wait a month until after the Galaxy S10 arrives

Mobile World Congress 2019: Barcelona, Feb. 25-28

If you’ve ever wondered why there are no major mobile announcements at CES every year, it’s because of MWC. However, like CES this year, there is sure to be a lot of discussion about 5G. 

  • See all the preview coverage from MWC 2019 in Barcelona
  • Galaxy S9, 5G and more: Everything we learned at MWC 2018

CP+ 2019: Yokohama, Feb. 28 to March 3

CP+ is the most important show for camera and photo imaging for consumers and professionals — at least aside from Photokina, which won’t happen again until May 2020. Cameras including Sony’s A7 III, Fujifilm’s X-H1 and Panasonic’s GX9 were all launched around CP+, for example. If you’ve been waiting for a major camera or lens announcement or you simply love photo gear, you’ll want to look for news just before and during this show.


Intl. Home + Housewares Show 2019: Chicago, March 2-5

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There was no shortage of smart home news to come out of CES. But if you can’t get enough of the latest in kitchen appliances, cooking gadgets, home design and other accessories, this Chicago show in March is one to watch. CNET will be there to bring you the latest in connected coffee makers and Instant Pot rivals. 

  • Read the details on this year’s show

Geneva Motor Show, March 5-6  

The appearance of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Concept at the 2018 Geneva show got us amped for a production Supra, which appeared at the Detroit Auto Show this year ready to end its two-decade hiatus. Can’t wait to see what comes this year. 

Watch this: Toyota Supra ends a two-decade hiatus at the 2019 Detroit… 2:31

  • Read our ultimate gearhead bucket-list car show and event guide for 2019
  • 2018 Geneva Motor Show: What did we see, what did we love?

SXSW 2019: Austin, March 8-17

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Saying this conference down in Austin, Texas has become huge feels like a understatement with events dedicated to music, film, comedy, gaming and tech. 

  • Read CNET’s coverage of SXSW 2019
  • Star Wars, Elon Musk and cheese: What I learned at SXSW 2018

Apple spring event?

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You didn’t miss anything: Apple hasn’t made any official announcements for its 2019 events. However, it does typically hold three to four major ones throughout the year with the first falling sometimes — but not always! — in the March-to-April timeframe. Last year’s was all about education and featured the launch of the 2018 9.7-inch iPad. For 2019, Apple may shift to entertainment and announce its long-rumored video streaming service. 

  • Read all the latest Apple event news and rumors
  • New iPad with optional Pencil: Everything Apple announced at its March 2018 event

New York Auto Show: April 17-18 

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The best part of the 2018 NY Auto Show? Most of the cars that debuted were actually headed to showroom floors including the overhauled 2019 Toyota RAV4 that stole the show. We’re hoping for more of the same in 2019. 

  • Read CNET’s coverage of the New York Auto Show
  • 2018 New York Auto Show wrap-up: Lots of cars you can actually buy, and soon

Facebook F8 2019: April 30 to May 1

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at F8 2018. James Martin/CNET

Spring is developer conference season and the social network gets things started. It promises to be filled with “networking opportunities, deep-dive sessions and product demos, all showcasing how technology can enable the best of what people can do together,” wrote Ime Archibong, vice president of product partnerships, in a blog post (full story here). Of course, Facebook still needs to figure out how to deal with the ongoing fake news problem and the heavy-handed tactics that have damaged its reputation in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the 2016 election. Oh, and there’s the next Oculus VR headset, too.   

  • Everything Facebook announced on day one of F8 2018   

Google I/O 2019: May 7-9

The search giant announced the dates for its 2019 developers conference in a suitably Google way by posting a puzzle for developers on Twitter. To jog your memory, at last year’s conference Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled Duplex, its uncanny artificial intelligence for Google Assistant users that could make appointments and reservations using a human voice complete with pauses, umms and ahhs.

  • The five best things from Google I/O 2018

Microsoft Build 2019

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If you think Microsoft’s developer conference is all about Windows, you haven’t been paying attention. Much of the 2018’s focus was on Microsoft’s work on artificial intelligence (AI) systems, machine learning, edge-computing tools and the company’s moves to integrate with other platforms including iOS, Android and Amazon Alexa. Dates haven’t been announced, but expect it to be in early May. 

  • Read all the news to come out of Build 2018, day one   

Computex 2019: Taipei, May 28-June 1

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The largest IT tradeshow in Asia, Computex is usually good for some interesting PC announcements the latest chip news and an abundance of crazy gadgets and accessories. 

  • Read all the news from Computex
  • All the best stuff we saw at Computex 2018

Apple WWDC 2019 (expected)

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Like the others, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference has a heavy focus on its software and operating systems — MacOS, iOS, WatchOS, tvOS — as well as its HealthKit, ARKit and HomeKit platforms. But sometimes we also see new iPads or Macs at this event. There’s no announced date yet, but WWDC 2018 was June 4-8. 

  • Read our full coverage of WWDC
  • Apple’s WWDC 2018 highlights little things adding up, especially in iOS 12
  • HomePod, iOS 11, iMac Pro: All the news from Apple WWDC 2017

E3 2019: Los Angeles, June 11-13

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Three days of games, games, games and the hardware and accessories you use to play them. But with Sony sitting out 2019’s show, it will be interesting to see what Bethesda, Ubisoft and console makers Microsoft and Nintendo have on deck — not to mention offshoots like the PC gaming show. 

  • See all E3 coverage on CNET
  • See all E3 coverage of GameSpot
  • The best and worst of E3 2018

Amazon Prime Day (expected)

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Amazon hasn’t confirmed that its big summer sale is returning for 2019, but we’d be shocked if it doesn’t. The big mid-July sale typically features eye-popping discounts on the site’s own Fire, Echo and Kindle products in addition to anything and everything Alexa-enabled. Amazon also slashes prices on all kinds of other things for the day (well, technically two days), basically giving you permission to buy things you didn’t know you needed until they were $10 cheaper. It’s like The Purge, but for online shopping.  

  • Here’s where you’ll find all the best Prime Day deals from CNET’s editors. 

2019 Comic-Con: San Diego, July 18-21

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There are comic-cons all year long around the world, but the San Diego show is the largest in North America attracting more than 130,000 attendees. While 2018 was sort of a laid-back show with no huge announcements, SDCC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, which could make for a news-packed show. By the way, Comic-Con 2019 attendee badges are sold out.

  • How Marvel and Game of Thrones will make Comic-Con 2019 truly epic
  • Read the latest news for the San Diego Comic-Con

Samsung Galaxy Note Unpacked event (rumored)

August is a generally a slow month for big tech news with one exception: Samsung’s Galaxy Note announcement. Last year’s Note 9 was a modest update, all things considered, which means the Note 10 could be a complete overhaul. We probably won’t hear any significant rumors about it until we get past the Galaxy S10 announcements, though.  

  • Here’s everything Samsung announced at its Galaxy Note 2018 event
  • Galaxy Note 9 review: Samsung’s best ‘everything’ phone. But…

IFA 2019: Berlin, Sept. 6-11

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Held in Berlin every September, IFA is Europe’s largest consumer-electronics trade show. Although many of the products announced never reach the US, there’s still a lot that does come to market globally. And it kicks off a never-ending parade of consumer tech announcements for the fall (and holiday shopping season). 

  • Read all the latest news from IFA
  • Best of IFA 2018: 8K TV, an epic gaming throne, Google’s new wearable OS and more

Frankfurt Motor Show, Sept. 10-11

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Lots of sports cars, lots of hybrids and EVs and a healthy portion of concept cars make up most of what debuts in Frankfort. Unfortunately, there are several that will never be available in the States. 

  • Read all the news from the Frankfurt Motor Show

Apple September event (expected)

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Apple’s September event is the reason you should never buy a new iPhone in August. The culmination of months of iPhone rumors, speculation and leaks lead to the official unveiling of the company’s top product in mid-September. A new Apple Watch is usually along for the ride as well.

  • Keep up with all the latest Apple event news
  • iPhone 11 rumors: Price, specs, features and everything else we know

Amazon September event?

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For the past couple of years, Amazon has overhauled its Alexa-powered product line in late September. We saw more than a dozen new and refreshed products in 2018. Will that happen again this year? We’ll just have to wait and see. 

  • From Echo speakers to a Basics microwave: Amazon’s September 2018 Event

Microsoft October Surface event?   

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This is the one day of the year when Microsoft’s PC hardware takes a backseat to its software. There’s usually a new product announcement or an update to existing hardware in the summer, like 2018’s Surface Go, but Microsoft often uses an October event to highlight more important devices. Will it do so again in 2019? Time will tell.

  • Here’s everything that was announced at its 2018 Surface event

Google Pixel October event?     

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Again, this one isn’t guaranteed, but expected: Google’s annual fall hardware event normally drops in between Apple’s two second-half events. Though leaks and rumors tend take the wind out of the announcements, Google always seems to have some surprises when it comes to its Android, Chrome and Google Assistant devices. 

  • Read all the news from Google’s October 2018 Pixel event
  • Pixel 3 review: The best Android phone of 2018

PDN Photo Plus Expo: New York, Oct. 24-26

Photo Plus is the largest photography and imaging show in North America with “20,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators” in attendance. If you’re into cameras, the accessories for them and how to use them better, put it on your calendar. 


Apple October event?

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Apple often — but not always — wraps up its event year with announcements of consumer-focused products such as iPads and non-Pro laptops and desktops. In 2018, however, Apple leaned more toward creatives with the all-new MacBook Air, Mac Mini desktop and iPad Pro. The event typically hits at the end of October, giving us plenty of time for leaks and think pieces on where the company needs to go next. 

  • Read all of CNET’s Apple event coverage
  • MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pro 2018: Everything Apple announced at its October 2018 event in Brooklyn

Samsung Developers Conference (expected)

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Away from the developer conference onslaught in spring, Samsung’s November conference guarantees itself some time in the spotlight for its projects. In 2018, it was our first glimpse of its folding phone, a list of enhancements coming to its Bixby digital assistant and the announcement of One UI, a simplified interface for its mobile devices. 

  • See all the news from Samsung Developer Conference 2018

Microsoft Ignite: Orlando, Nov. 4-8

Ignite covers what’s coming next from the software giant for IT professionals and enterprise customers who want to know the “future of cloud, data, business intelligence, teamwork and productivity.” It’s heavy on the workshops and breakout sessions, but quite a bit of news comes out of the conference as well.

Pre-register for Ignite 2019 now


Los Angeles Auto Show: Nov. 18-21  

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Although it tends to lack a central focus, LA is one of the most important shows of the year. For example, in 2018, there were several big debuts across categories debuts like the Wrangler-based Jeep Gladiator pickup, the next Kia Soul, Mazda3, Porsche 911 and all-new Hyundai Palisade SUV. 

  • Read all of our coverage from the LA Auto Show
  • 2018 LA Auto Show wrap-up: Audi, Jeep Gladiator, Kia, Porsche and Rivian brought the heat

Earlier 2019 events

We’re already past these big 2019 milestones. 

CES 2019 (January)

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  • CES 2019: Everything we saw, from 8K TVs to amazing fake burgers
  • CES 2019: The four biggest trends, demystified
  • CES 2019: Our 10 favorite products of the show
  • CES 2019: Every CNET story

Sundance 2019 (January-February)

  • At Sundance’s New Frontier, VR and AR go epic, weird and theatrical
  • Sundance Film Festival 2019: Complete coverage

Super Bowl 53 (February)

  • Best Super Bowl 2019 commercials ranked: Xbox, Avengers, Game of Thrones and more
  • Avengers, Captain Marvel, Toy Story 4: All the must-see Super Bowl 2019 trailers
  • CNET’s complete Super Bowl coverage

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Consumer Group Wins First Round in Lawsuit Against Ben & Jerry’s

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A federal judge has ruled against Ben & Jerry’s and allowed a lawsuit alleging that the company doesn’t live up to its environmentally friendly messaging to move forward.

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) filed suit in Washington in July arguing that the Vermont-based ice cream maker misled consumers to think its product is more environmental friendly than it really is, in violation of consumer protection laws. On Monday, Judge Neal Kravitz foiled Ben & Jerry’s efforts to get the case dismissed.

The OCA argued that while Ben & Jerry’s frames itself as an environmental leader, in reality, the company’s products include ingredients sourced from inhumane dairy farms and include traces of glyphosate, a herbicide.

Ben & Jerry’s, which is owned by Unilever, had argued that no reasonable customer would conclude that the company’s advertising about “happy cows” meant that none of the cows lived on ordinary farms.

Kravitz found that the allegations raised by the association were “sufficient to advance a plausible claim that consumers would be misled by Ben & Jerry’s labeling and marketing regarding the sourcing of its ingredients.”

“A reasonable consumer could plausibly interpret Ben & Jerry’s labeling and marketing as affirmatively (and inaccurately) communicating that the company’s ice cream products are sourced exclusively from Caring Dairies and/or other humane source,” he wrote.

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‘Everyday People Like It When We Fight for Everyday People’

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“I inherently reject the paternalistic idea that some subjects are too complex for everyday people to engage. If we present compelling, solid info plus commonsense arguments, we can win,” the New York congresswoman wrote on Twitter

“I inherently reject the paternalistic idea that some subjects are too complex for everyday people to engage. If we present compelling, solid info plus commonsense arguments, we can win,” the New York congresswoman wrote on Twitter

Bolstering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) recent remark that “everyday people like it when we fight for everyday people,” a new analysis of social media data published on Sunday found that the freshman congresswoman received more Twitter engagement over the past month than any other Democrat in Congress—and it wasn’t even close.

According to numbers from CrowdTangle compiled by Axios, Ocasio-Cortez, who was sworn in less than two weeks ago, had 11.8 million total interactions on Twitter—retweets plus likes—between Dec. 11 and Jan. 11. The congressional Democrat with the second most Twitter interactions was Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), with 4.6 million.

“I inherently reject the paternalistic idea that some subjects are too complex for everyday people to engage,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Monday, explaining her messaging approach that has, in just a few months, driven previously obscure or marginalized solutions like the Green New Deal and a 70 percent top marginal tax rate into mainstream political discourse.

“When I meet everyday people, they are eager to learn more, ask great questions, and embrace nuance,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “If we present compelling, solid info plus commonsense arguments, we can win.”

Based on CrowdTangle’s figures, below is a Twitter engagement ranking among the congressional Democrats included in the new analysis, as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former President Barack Obama, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). For Harris, Sanders, and Warren, the figure is the combined number of interactions on their personal and official accounts.

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.): 11.8 million
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.): 4.6 million
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.): 2.6 million
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): 2.6 million
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.): 2.4 million
  • Beto O’Rourke: 1.8 million
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.): 1.4 million 

In addition to far surpassing her Democratic colleagues in Twitter engagement, Ocasio-Cortez is also receiving dramatically more social media interaction than America’s largest corporate media outlets.

As Neal Rothschild of Axios put it, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is absolutely dominating the national conversation on Twitter, generating more interactions than the five biggest news organizations combined over the last 30 days.”

Bolstering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) recent remark that “everyday people like it when we fight for everyday people,” a new analysis of social media data published on Sunday found that the freshman congresswoman received more Twitter engagement over the past month than any other Democrat in Congress—and it wasn’t even close.

According to numbers from CrowdTangle compiled by Axios, Ocasio-Cortez, who was sworn in less than two weeks ago, had 11.8 million total interactions on Twitter—retweets plus likes—between Dec. 11 and Jan. 11. The congressional Democrat with the second most Twitter interactions was Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), with 4.6 million.

“I inherently reject the paternalistic idea that some subjects are too complex for everyday people to engage,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Monday, explaining her messaging approach that has, in just a few months, driven previously obscure or marginalized solutions like the Green New Deal and a 70 percent top marginal tax rate into mainstream political discourse.

“When I meet everyday people, they are eager to learn more, ask great questions, and embrace nuance,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “If we present compelling, solid info plus commonsense arguments, we can win.

Since Ocasio-Cortez burst onto the political scene last year with her astonishing primary upset of powerful Wall Street-friendly Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) last June, much analysis has been devoted to discovering why she has garnered such widespread appeal in such a short period of time.

While corporate Democrats have expressed confusion—and, in some cases, alarm—about the freshman congresswoman’s popularity, Nathan Robinson of Current Affairs argued on Monday that Ocasio-Cortez’s appeal lies in her straightforward and unabashed presentation of bold solutions that the public craves.

“She bluntly sticks up for progressive values, rather than timidly using conservative premises. She’s not always perfectly polished, but I feel as if she’s on my side and won’t back down, which is something millennial leftists really need right now,” Robinson wrote.

Lamenting the frequency with which politicians campaign on bold promises only to quickly backpedal once they take office, Robinson noted that Ocasio-Cortez “has been an inspiring exception to this. She made it clear that her loyalties weren’t with the Democratic leadership but with the protesters occupying the offices of the Democratic leadership.”

“My desperate, pleading hope is that instead of succumbing to the inevitable pressure from Congressional peers—moderate your rhetoric, ‘get serious,’ don’t criticize the party—she doubles down and keeps kicking ass,” Robinson concluded. “She’s already showing how we can successfully change the conversation: The Green New Deal, like Medicare for All, has gone from marginal to mainstream within a matter of months.”


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We Can’t Tackle the Migrant Crisis Without Fighting Climate Change

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Many Americans have rightfully been outraged at the inhumane conditions of migrant families detained at the border. Refugees have been packed tight into cages that don’t leave them room to lie down, denied basic amenities like showers and toothbrushes, and separated from their children.

Meanwhile, there was a record heatwave that gripped most of the United States. At face value, these issues may seem entirely unrelated. The reality is the crisis at the border is deeply connected to the climate crisis.

What the world’s scientists warned us about 30 years ago is emerging before our eyes. In Central America, prolonged and escalating droughts have choked the water supply and turned crops to dust. Famine, thirst, poverty and crime is creating a generation of climate refugees who uproot from their homes and loved ones. These refugees come to the United States, seeking refuge, stability and dignity.

Instead, they face guns, dogs and jails at our border. Make no mistake, this is what American climate policy looks like in the age of President Trump.

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