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Mobvoi TicPods 2 and Pro variant pass through FCC, with AirPod-style plastic eartips

Mobvoi has made a name for itself as a provider of affordable and reliable gadgets. Its TicWatch lineup has produced some pleasant surprises in the Wear OS universe, and the original TicPods Free are capable alternatives to Apple's Airpods for Android users. The Chinese company is seemingly hard at work on a successor to those that could launch in the near future. The TicPods 2 have passed through the FCC, and as is often the case, the regulator has leaked a decent amount of information on the new earbuds.

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai supports Sprint/T-Mobile merger, brings deal to home stretch

After years of back-and-forth boardroom negotiations, handshakes with government officials, a failure along the way, and many doses of hard bargaining, Sprint and T-Mobile are on track to merge and form a wireless carrier with a total of 137 million subscribers. The Department of Justice recently greenlit the deal, all we're waiting for now is the FCC vote. Today, the countdown has begun as commission chairman Ajit Pai announced his support for the combination.

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NVIDIA might have a second new Shield TV in the works, possibly a dongle or smaller form factor

Rumors of NVIDIA's Shield TV refresh have been making the rounds since March thanks to code hinting at a new controller and remote. Since then, we've seen a unit with the product code "mdarcy" pop up on the Play Developer console, suggesting a minor refresh over the 2017 Shield TV, "darcy," as well as an FCC filing corroborating that. However, new evidence hints that the new FCC submission was actually for a second new Shield TV, codenamed "sif."

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 images published in FCC filing

FCC clearance is a hurdle every product bound for American soils needs to clear. Since the filing is public, it can give us an early look at specs or images of upcoming gadgets — like the Galaxy Watch Active 2 by Samsung, which recently stopped by the FCC showing us the front of the smartwatch, along with case options.

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New Nvidia Shield TV clears FCC, could launch soon with updated hardware

Last month, a new version of the Nvidia Shield TV was spotted in the Play Console device catalog. Aside from running Android 9 Pie straight out of the box, the new revision — codenamed "mdarcy" to the previous iteration's "darcy" — didn't seem drastically different. What seems to be that refreshed version passed the FCC's certification process today.

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FCC publishes photos of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy Note 10 in just a few weeks, but there won't be any major surprises. After numerous render leaks and device renders, photos of the device have now appeared courtesy of the FCC. There are multiple photos of the Note 10+ in Samsung's regulatory filings, confirming several features of the device.

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AT&T starts blocking robocalls automatically, no opt-in required

Robocalls are a problem almost everyone in the US can relate to, and the fact that carriers weren't allowed to block suspected spam calls without the explicit opt-in from customers for a long time hasn't exactly improved the issue. An FCC ruling in June changed legislation around that, and AT&T was quick to act on it. The company is now automatically blocking calls it suspects as spam or fraud.

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FCC likely to start enforcement against robotexters, foreign robocallers as early as next month

The FCC now has rules in place to compel wireless carriers to start blocking domestic robocallers on a systematic basis. Next up, chairman Ajit Pai is gearing up to tackle number spoofers, robotexting, and foreign robocallers by proposing new rules that will be voted on and, likely, enacted at the commission's August open meeting.

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[Update: Verizon's statement] FCC says Verizon can start locking phones to its network for 60 days, must automatically unlock after

Earlier this year, Verizon announced that it was going to ask the FCC for an exemption regarding the restriction placed on its purchase of the 700MHz block back in 2008, preventing it from SIM-locking phones it sold. Verizon wanted to impose a new 60-day carrier lock on its devices, claiming that it would help the carrier fight fraud. Whether you believe that argument or not doesn't matter now, as the FCC has granted Verizon its blessing.

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[Update: It's a Bluetooth tag] Mysterious Bluetooth-only Google device gets FCC approval

It's not uncommon that we learn about new products through FCC filings — just about anything that communicates wirelessly has to get the Commission's approval before going on sale in the US. Usually, the filings give us some inkling of what the product may be. Not this time, though: the FCC has approved a new Google product, and all we know about it is that it communicates solely via Bluetooth.

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