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ZTE Axon M foldable phone appears in illustration on FCC’s site

ZTE Axon M foldable phone appears in illustration on FCC’s site

The rumored ZTE foldable phone reportedly called the Axon M just appeared at the FCC, seemingly legitimizing an increasing number of reports leaking the phone's existence. This handset is said to feature a unique foldable design that pairs two phone-shaped pieces together into a single device. A foldable smartphone concept isn't new, but ZTE may get a jump on the market.

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Sorry FCC, there’s a good reason Apple can’t turn on iPhone FM radio

Sorry FCC, there’s a good reason Apple can’t turn on iPhone FM radio

The FCC might want Apple to enable an FM radio in its iPhones so that they can be used during emergencies like the recent devastating hurricanes, but the Cupertino company has a good reason why that's not going to happen. FCC chairman Ajit Pai made his appeal earlier this week, insisting that "it is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put safety of the American people first." Unfortunately, it seems Pai didn't do his technical homework first.

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iPhone FM radio chips need to be activated for safety says FCC

iPhone FM radio chips need to be activated for safety says FCC

Though some high-end phones still offer FM radio support, that is becoming increasingly uncommon. The FCC isn't happy about the lack of support, though, and is now asking Apple to activate the FM radio chips in the iPhone. Statements about the matter were recently made by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who said, "It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put safety of the American people first."

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AT&T DSL redlining hits low-income Cleveland regions says FCC complaint

AT&T DSL redlining hits low-income Cleveland regions says FCC complaint

Cleveland, like many large cities in the US, is home to neighborhoods that span the financial spectrum, ranging from wealthy to low-income and impoverished. A new complaint filed with the FCC accuses AT&T of ignoring many low-income neighborhoods within Cleveland, instead focusing on upgrading its VDSL infrastructure in wealthier regions in the city. The complaint was recently filed on behalf of three Cleveland residents.

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The FCC probably just posted the Pixel 2

The FCC probably just posted the Pixel 2

Today the FCC posted a smartphone from HTC with all the trappings of the second-generation Pixel smartphone. This is Google's second-wave "Pixel" brand device, one of two we're expecting to see released in coming weeks. This device's listing includes just a few key facts about the smartphone that point us in the direction of Google's new flagship.

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Net Neutrality: an ugly debate where nobody wins

Net Neutrality: an ugly debate where nobody wins

Lines have once again been drawn. Posters and signs once again put up. Voices and arms raised once more on both sides. Yes, it's time again for the great Net Neutrality debates as tech companies call supporters to arms. What was presumed to be a done deal is in danger of being overturned with the turning of the guard. While the final word, legally speaking, will come down to a vote, the debate will carry on and on, long after the vote has been cast. And it is a debate that might not have a clear answer in sight for a long time.

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How to join the Internet’s Day of Action to save Net Neutrality NOW

How to join the Internet’s Day of Action to save Net Neutrality NOW

The most important news today - the most important topic for the Internet, on the Internet, is about Net Neutrality. Today the biggest and most influential websites on the internet are pushing the FCC together to stop the FCC from giving in to pressure to end Net Neutrality and destroy the open web. If Net Neutrality is killed, readers like YOU will experience web speed throttling, widespread website censorship, and the inevitable rise of micro-fees for access to individual services.

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Essential phone inbound, stops by FCC

Essential phone inbound, stops by FCC

FCC sightings don't usually reveal as much juicy details as its TENAA counterpart in China, but they do at least hint at one thing: a device is close to being launched. That is definitely the case here with Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 Android smartphone. Since we already know much about the device anyway, all that's really left for drooling fans is a launch date. And since it just appeared at the FCC, that date might be sooner rather than later.

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John Oliver just made it easier to contact the FCC about net neutrality

John Oliver just made it easier to contact the FCC about net neutrality

It seems that the fight for net neutrality is back on, and just like last time, John Oliver is trying to rally people to the cause. In a segment during Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver lambasted the new FCC chairman Ajit Pai as he looks to rollback Obama-era net neutrality protections. With the FCC now accepting comments from the public on the matter, it seems John Oliver saw a chance to strike.

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FCC Chair wants to keep phone calls banned on flights

FCC Chair wants to keep phone calls banned on flights

It isn't unusual for new administrations to overturn the decisions, mandates, and thrusts of the previous, especially when they come from opposite side. So far, the FCC, under the new chair Ajit Pai has undertaken the process of undoing Net Neutrality rules. Now it is taking aim at another controversial old FCC stance. Although still to be put to a formal vote, Pai has already made it formally known that he intends to maintain rule that bans making phone calls while a plane is in flight.

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ISPs promise not to sell customers’ personal browsing history

ISPs promise not to sell customers’ personal browsing history

As you've likely heard by now, Congress voted earlier this week to reverse FCC rules that prevented internet service providers from selling personal customer data like browsing history. Understandably, many Americans are upset by this. Now several ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon are getting proactive in reassuring customers that their privacy matters, releasing statements that say they will not be selling users' internet browsing data.

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Galaxy S8 hits FCC, renders compare size with others

Galaxy S8 hits FCC, renders compare size with others

With MWC 2017 out of the way, the next big mobile event we're waiting for is Samsung unveiling of the Galaxy S8 later this month. That is, unless Apple suddenly holds its iPad earlier than speculated. With just weeks before the next "Unpacked" event, sources are hunkering down information regarding the two high-profile smartphones. Even the FCC is getting a dose of Samsung, with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ passing through the agency, confirming that the smartphones will be available from all US carriers and even in unlocked models.

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