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New Nest thermostat from Google hits FCC, may have Soli-like gesture support

New Nest thermostat from Google hits FCC, may have Soli-like gesture support

A new and previously unknown thermostat from Google just hit the FCC. The (probably Nest-branded) thermostat was filed confidentially, so things like images aren't included in the FCC's library of information regarding the product, but there is one very curious detail: Explicit support for 60GHz frequencies at power levels identical to the Pixel 4. These ultra-high frequency bands are only really used for a few things, and our bet is on Google's Soli motion gestures.

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It sure looks like the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G just passed through the FCC

It sure looks like the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G just passed through the FCC

Those familiar with FCC filings for phones will know that it usually points to an imminent debut. We saw the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL pop up at the FCC at almost exactly this time last year, and now we're seeing four model numbers that are almost certainly the upcoming Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.

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Google's upcoming Android TV dongle and remote just passed through the FCC

Google's upcoming Android TV dongle and remote just passed through the FCC

The FCC has published documents related to an interactive media streaming device and a more generic wireless device from Google. At least one of the two devices may be part of the next-gen push for Android TV, centered around a device named "Sabrina."

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Google asks FCC for permission to do some mysterious 6GHz testing

Google asks FCC for permission to do some mysterious 6GHz testing

A few days ago, Google asked the FCC if it could do some testing in 17 states for the new 6GHz bands that were recently freed up for Wi-Fi and other use cases. We know the ultimate technical goal — Google claims it wants to measure signal characteristics in real-life applications and environments so it can improve its technical understanding of things like signal propagation and Automatic Frequency Coordination — but redactions in the public-facing experimental license request spark the imagination.

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US Federal government paves way for 5G midband auction

US Federal government paves way for 5G midband auction

Despite all the carrier-infused hype, we're still in the early days of 5G in the US. A crux for the new network is that it currently mostly only works on extremely low or extremely high frequencies, so it's either barely faster than 4G or super-fast, but hardly able to penetrate walls. The federal government seems to recognize this issue, as it has announced that it will hand over a portion of previously military-exclusive midband frequencies to the FCC, which should help carriers create both more robust and faster 5G networks.

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Mi TV Stick makes surprise appearance on Portuguese Xiaomi store

Mi TV Stick makes surprise appearance on Portuguese Xiaomi store

Almost every detail about Xiaomi's upcoming budget Android TV device, the Mi TV Stick, has already been leaked in one way or another. The hardware was confirmed by Google earlier this month, but now the stick has been approved by the United States FCC, and a listing for it has appeared on Xiaomi's own Portuguese store.

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First live photos of Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra shared on Twitter

First live photos of Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra shared on Twitter

We got our first proper look at the design of the Galaxy Note20 when Samsung itself accidentally (or otherwise) posted renders of a fetching bronze model on its Russian website last week. Now we're getting what is very likely our first glimpse of a real-life unit in photos posted to Twitter by @jimmyispromo.

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FCC declares Huawei and ZTE as 'national security threats,' nothing changes

FCC declares Huawei and ZTE as 'national security threats,' nothing changes

In the past few years, the FCC has made overtures against Huawei and ZTE, characterizing them as national security threats. Well, now it's official: the commission has passed an order officially declaring the two Chinese tech giants as national security threats to the United States.

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FCC shares Pixel 4a certification docs, in case Google ever decides to release the damn thing

FCC shares Pixel 4a certification docs, in case Google ever decides to release the damn thing

We were all expecting the Pixel 4a to be a thing by now, but 2020 has derailed everyone's plans. Google submitted the Pixel 4a to the FCC a while back, and now that filing is available for all to see. Admittedly, there's not a lot to see, but we'll take what we can get at this point.

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T-Mobile's outage explained: A single circuit failure that led to an 'IP traffic storm'

T-Mobile's outage explained: A single circuit failure that led to an 'IP traffic storm'

Following the outage on June 15th, which drew both anxiety and anger from both customers and regulatory officials alike, T-Mobile's Neville Ray has detailed what precisely went wrong with its network. It turns out, a single leased circuit from a third-party provider in a specific area was to blame, but the problem quickly spiraled into a network-wide overload.

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