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Verizon to go 5G this year, Instagram introduces slideshowsToday's major tech stories include Verizon's 5G test rollout, Instagram's introduction of slideshows and Disney's wireless charging technology.
This is CNet, and here are the stories that matter right now. Verizon is now entering into the race to 5G. The company plans to offer 5G service to 11 test markets by the middle of the year. The areas include Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Miami and more. [MUSIC] There are a few caveats, though. This five year roll out won't necessarily be mobile, instead for now it's just going to replace home broadband connections with a wireless one. Of course, that is if you can get on the very short list of test customers. Verizon says those lucky few are being selected based on their geographical location. Instagram is going to allow users to upload up to ten photos or videos at a time. Let followers scroll through the carousel like a normal slide show. So instead of contemplating which photo to post, now you can upload them all. The feature was originally reserved for advertisers but is now open to everyone. Finally, researched at Disney have developed a form of wireless charging that can power devices in a room regardless of their location. Dubbed ubiquitous power delivery, the system can send energy the same way devices in a room connect to WiFi. There's a big catch though The room needs to be constructed mostly of aluminum. [MUSIC] You can save today with the latest by downloading the cnet tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store.