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96/100

Good

Mobile Speed

56/100

Bad

Last tested: 2017-08-27

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cnet.com Mobile Usability: 96/100
cnet.com Mobile Usability Test Quick Overview

Size tap targets appropriately

Some of the links/buttons on your webpage may be too small for a user to easily tap on a touchscreen. Consider making these tap targets larger to provide a better user experience.
The following tap targets are close to other nearby tap targets and may need additional spacing around them.
The tap target <a href="/tech-today/" class="itemLink"> and 24 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="/news/" class="allContent">All…News</a> and 4 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="/topics/networ…rking-devices/" class="mainStory"> and 1 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="/profiles/dave_priest/">David Priest</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="/about/">About CNET</a> is close to 1 other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://legalt…ve.com/privacy">Privacy Policy</a> and 4 others are close to other tap targets.
The tap target <a href="https://legalt…ve.com/privacy">Privacy Policy</a> and 4 others are close to other tap targets.
cnet.com Mobile Speed: 56/100
cnet.com Mobile Speed Test Quick Overview

Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

Your page has 2 blocking script resources and 2 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
https://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/cnetcore/…or_edition_redirect.js
https://cnet1.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/cnetjs/js/libs/mpulse.js
Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
https://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/css/core/v2/main.mobile-5638b88833-rev.css
https://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/css/feature/defau…ile-cbf60122e8-rev.css
Leverage browser caching

Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network.
Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:
https://api.branch.io/v1/event (expiration not specified)
https://api.branch.io/v1/open (expiration not specified)
https://cdn.branch.io/branch-assets/journeys/33696…0@3x-1485291859420.png (expiration not specified)
https://cdn.branch.io/branch-latest.min.js (expiration not specified)
https://load.s3.amazonaws.com/pixel.gif (expiration not specified)
https://static.adsafeprotected.com/skeleton.js (expiration not specified)
https://cdn.viglink.com/images/pixel.gif?ch=1&rn=4.720850518904626 (15 seconds)
https://cdn.viglink.com/images/pixel.gif?ch=2&rn=4.720850518904626 (15 seconds)
https://cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js (60 seconds)
https://c2.taboola.com/nr/cbsinteractive-cnet/newsroom.js (2 minutes)
https://c.go-mpulse.net/api/v2/config.json?key=38Q…c284826de61fabbe1b5ced (5 minutes)
https://c.go-mpulse.net/boomerang/config.js?key=38…rrors,TPAnalytics,LOGN (5 minutes)
https://tags.tiqcdn.com/utag/cbsi/cnetglobalsite/prod/utag.js (5 minutes)
https://www.googletagservices.com/tag/js/gpt.js (15 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js (20 minutes)
https://connect.facebook.net/signals/config/1581235828865631?v=2.7.6 (20 minutes)
https://js-sec.indexww.com/ht/ls-cnet.js (21.8 minutes)
https://tags.tiqcdn.com/utag/tiqapp/utag.v.js?a=cb…42128&cb=1494245350025 (30 minutes)
https://cnet1.cbsistatic.com/img/V8H39StORSgvRkk2j…g20170418190902228.jpg (60 minutes)
https://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/img/srGq1AXFfG6dsB4qZ…etneutralityfullfd.jpg (60 minutes)
https://mtrx.go.sonobi.com/morpheus.cnet.1591.js (60 minutes)
https://native.sharethrough.com/assets/sfp.js (60 minutes)
https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/osd.js (60 minutes)
https://www.cnet.com/component/load/xhr/?endpoint=…peName=curated_listing (60 minutes)
https://www.cnet.com/component/load/xhr/?endpoint=…nt_editorial_component (60 minutes)
https://gum.criteo.com/sync?r=2&c=158&j=STRCriteoCallback (60 minutes)
https://tru.am/scripts/custom/cbsinteractive.js (4 hours)
https://tru.am/scripts/ta-pagesocial-sdk.js (4 hours)
https://cdn.taboola.com/libtrc/cbsinteractive-cnet/loader.js (4 hours)
https://cdn.bttrack.com/js/infeed/1.1/20bc0442-8be…04661599/infeed.min.js (5.9 hours)
https://iicbsi-a.akamaihd.net/common/js/esi/isInte…ser.js?cb=cbsiInternal (8.3 hours)
https://urs.cnet.com/sdk/urs.js (24 hours)
Optimize images

Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 80.8KiB (31% reduction).
Compressing https://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/cnetcss/images/techToday/hero.jpg could save 23.2KiB (40% reduction).
Compressing https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=…-1bRABGAEyCEflUISNT546 could save 19.5KiB (20% reduction).
Compressing https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/simgad/7626233540961480334 could save 19.5KiB (50% reduction).
Compressing https://cnet1.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/cnetcore/…cnet-redball-large.jpg could save 8.1KiB (44% reduction).
Compressing https://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/fly/images/sprites/co…mobile-sdb911ce599.png could save 7.9KiB (26% reduction).
Compressing https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=…uwEQARgBMgjVEQiFX9dfvw could save 2.6KiB (13% reduction).
Prioritize visible content

Your page requires additional network round trips to render the above-the-fold content. For best performance, reduce the amount of HTML needed to render above-the-fold content.
The entire HTML response was not sufficient to render the above-the-fold content. This usually indicates that additional resources, loaded after HTML parsing, were required to render above-the-fold content. Prioritize visible content that is needed for rendering above-the-fold by including it directly in the HTML response.
Only about 45% of the final above-the-fold content could be rendered with the full HTML response.
Enable compression

Compressing resources with gzip or deflate can reduce the number of bytes sent over the network.
Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 71.7KiB (62% reduction).
Compressing https://cdn.bttrack.com/js/infeed/1.1/20bc0442-8be…04661599/infeed.min.js could save 52.4KiB (63% reduction).
Compressing https://ml314.com/tag.aspx?842017 could save 14.5KiB (62% reduction).
Compressing https://api.bttrack.com/WebClient/InFeed?t=20bc044…2C%22kw%22%3A%22%22%7D could save 2.6KiB (56% reduction).
Compressing https://cbsi.demdex.net/event?_ts=1494245350046 could save 1.1KiB (63% reduction).
Compressing https://cbsi.demdex.net/event?_ts=1494245349997 could save 1.1KiB (64% reduction).
Minify JavaScript

Compacting JavaScript code can save many bytes of data and speed up downloading, parsing, and execution time.
Minify JavaScript for the following resources to reduce their size by 6.4KiB (52% reduction).
Minifying https://cnet1.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/cnetjs/js/libs/mpulse.js could save 6.4KiB (52% reduction) after compression.

cnet.com Mobile Resources


Total Resources173
Number of Hosts74
Static Resources73
JavaScript Resources67
CSS Resources2

cnet.com Mobile Resource Breakdown