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New Google smart home gadget hits FCC with Soli and Zigbee support

New Google smart home gadget hits FCC with Soli and Zigbee support

A new Google-made bit of electronics has just hit the FCC. The less than aptly-named A4R-G4CVZ is an "Interactive Device" with a confidentiality request attached to it that strips it of useful details like photos or product names. Although we aren't sure what it will be, we do know a few things about it, like that it packs Google's new radar-based Soli technology and supports Zigbee.

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New details for upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 revealed in FCC filing

New details for upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 revealed in FCC filing

Samsung's Galaxy S21, expected to be released early next year, has just cruised past the FCC. Although details like product images weren't included, the documents confirm some useful specifications, like a Snapdragon 888 chipset and supported carrier bands for at least one US model.

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FCC kills plans to allow in-flight phone calls to either your great relief or mild disappointment

FCC kills plans to allow in-flight phone calls to either your great relief or mild disappointment

There are plenty of ways to pass time on a plane during long flights, but making phone calls or using personal data plans aren't going to be one of them. Today, the Federal Communications Commission canceled plans to set rules that could have allowed in-flight voice and data services via passengers' personal phones — it only took seven years of hearing arguments from both sides.

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Samsung's next-gen wireless earbuds will be called the Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung's next-gen wireless earbuds will be called the Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung's Galaxy Buds line of wireless earbuds have been some of the most recommended audio accessories to buy since their arrival last year. We learned new details about the company's upcoming Galaxy Buds last week, and now a few more things have been revealed thanks to the product's FCC listing — including its official name and a sketch of the charging case.

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Ajit Pai stepping down as FCC chairman ahead of Biden inauguration

Ajit Pai stepping down as FCC chairman ahead of Biden inauguration

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has announced his intention to step down from his post when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20. Pai's commissionership will be remembered for its intensive deregulation agenda and its somewhat adversarial relationship with the Trump administration.

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T-Mobile has to pay $200,000,000 to the FCC because of Sprint shadiness

T-Mobile has to pay $200,000,000 to the FCC because of Sprint shadiness

Cellular providers participating in the Lifeline program, which makes phone and broadband access more affordable for low-income consumers, receive a monthly subsidy of $9.25 per subscriber. They're expected to pass this along as a discount to the customer, but it looks like Sprint (now owned by T-Mobile) must have missed the memo. In fact, the company claimed subsidies for over 885,000 Lifeline subscribers who weren't currently using the service — and now the FCC wants its money back.

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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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