Nest returning to Google's fold, Verizon launching residential 5G in 2018Today's biggest headlines in tech include Nest possibly rejoining Google's arm of Alphabet, Verizon's plans to launch a residential 5G network next year and the companies who've ordered Semis from Tesla.
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. It's possible Nest might get folded back into Google's hardware business and no longer remain a separate alphabet company, which is the way it's existed since it was purchased back in 2014. The Wall Street Journal reports that the two groups have overlapped on efforts in the past. Which may make sense for a merge. Verizon says it plans to launch a wireless 5G service in up to five cities by the end of 2018. 5G network speeds promise to be 10 to 100 times faster than current cellular connections. Sacramento, California is likely the first city to get access to the new network. Which eliminates the need to dig trenches for fiber optic cables. [MUSIC] Finally, a number of high profile companies have placed orders with Tesla for the company's forthcoming Semi truck. DHL Titanium transportation group [INAUDIBLE] Freight Services are among the customers. Tesla says first owners for the Semi will arrive in 2019 Though as we've seen before with other Tesla vehicles, that date might change. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play store.