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Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

It's a big week for Microsoft, as the company is slated to host an event on September 22nd in which it will discuss Windows 11 and some upcoming devices. Microsoft didn't name the devices it will have on hand when it announced this event, but there's been plenty of speculation to make up for the lack of official details. We're expecting to hear more about incoming Surface devices, and one of the devices we're hoping to see is the Surface Duo 2.

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A mysterious new Nintendo Switch controller just appeared

A mysterious new Nintendo Switch controller just appeared

Nintendo, it seems, has something brewing behind the scenes. The company has filed an application with the FCC for a mysterious new device, but unfortunately, there are only some tiny details we can glean from the filing because of a Nintendo request for privacy. Still, the details that are obvious from this filing are more than enough to pique our interest.

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FCC filing reveals new iPhone MagSafe charger

FCC filing reveals new iPhone MagSafe charger

At this point, everybody who follows technology knows that Apple is set to reveal new iPhones later this month. While we don't know exactly what the new smartphone will bring or even what they will be called for sure, speculation suggests the iPhone 13 line is coming soon. A new FCC filing has been published showing an updated MagSafe charger that could launch along with the iPhone 13 line.

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This new FCC mobile broadband map compares carrier coverage claims

This new FCC mobile broadband map compares carrier coverage claims

Confusing cellphone coverage maps with misleading graphics and incomprehensible claims may be getting its comeuppance, with the FCC launching its first mobile broadband map to help consumers figure out what service they're actually likely to get. While cellular networks have been steadily improving, particularly with the arrival of 5G, it's still fair to say that carrier maps tend to be more promotional than educational.

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A new Google “Wireless Streaming Device” hit the FCC: What it could be

A new Google “Wireless Streaming Device” hit the FCC: What it could be

A mystery new Google hardware device has been spotted passing through the FCC, though details on just what the wireless gadget might be are still in short supply. Described as a "wireless streaming device" there's no telling whether this could be a new Chromecast, something to do with Google Stadia, or something else.

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Soon you’ll see brand logos on your Caller ID – and that’s a good thing

Soon you’ll see brand logos on your Caller ID – and that’s a good thing

Efforts to make Caller ID more useful - and more trustworthy - aren't stopping at the nationwide rollout of STIR/SHAKEN, with a new push to include company logos on your phone's screen. Get ready to hear plenty from carriers about Rich Call Data (RCD), which combines Caller ID with anti-spoofing authentication to make it more obvious at a glance who's calling you.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G S Pen Pro support all but confirmed by FCC

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G S Pen Pro support all but confirmed by FCC

The anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G will, by all accounts, feature support for Samsung's upcoming S Pen Pro accessory. Though Samsung hasn't yet confirmed this support, multiple leaks have surfaced claiming as much and now we have the closest thing to confirmation so far: official documents published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Amazon eyes Soli-style radar sensors for sleep tracking and smart home

Amazon eyes Soli-style radar sensors for sleep tracking and smart home

Amazon is working on radar tech that could be used for sleep tracking, gesture control, and more, potentially paving the way to a new Echo smart device that might offer similar features to Google's latest Nest Hub. Currently, select Amazon Echo smart display models use camera-based person tracking, in order to keep the user centered for video calls. However this new system could be far more precise in its tracking.

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Google Pixel 5a leaks on FCC missing one key feature

Google Pixel 5a leaks on FCC missing one key feature

There's a set of versions of the Google Pixel 5a out in the radio registry universe this week with details on this device's release. Given the data that comes to the FCC and is shared with the public as a result, we can see that Google's created at least three versions of the Google Pixel 5a. One seems ready for the USA, while the others look like they're ready for international markets.

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Robocall spam prevention just hit a major milestone

Robocall spam prevention just hit a major milestone

The US FCC is declaring a victory against spam and spoofed robocalls, though concedes the war against scammers is unlikely to ever end. The largest voice service providers in the US now comply with the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication standards, the Federal Communications Commission announced today, helping make it much tougher for spam calls to masquerade as authentic.

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Verizon Smart Display spotted with a 4G LTE edge

Verizon Smart Display spotted with a 4G LTE edge

It looks like Verizon will soon hop on the smart display bandwagon. The company is apparently creating its own smart display based on Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, and while it sounds like this new smart display will share a lot of its features with its competitors, there is one feature that might give it an edge in the smart display space.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 features confirmed in FCC filing

Galaxy Z Fold 3 features confirmed in FCC filing

It's still two months away but almost everything about the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has been leaked by now. Of course, those come with disclaimers about their accuracy, even when many people say almost the exact same things about this or that feature. It's still a different case, however, when someone more authoritative practically puts a rubber stamp on those rumors, and one probably can't get more authoritative than the US FCC, at least as far as third-party sources of information go.

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