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Nintendo Switch SNES controller tips imminent retro game flood

Nintendo Switch SNES controller tips imminent retro game flood

It looks like Nintendo is planning to release a Super NES controller for the Nintendo Switch. The device recently made a pass through the Federal Communications Commission, and though the listing doesn't really tell us much on its own, it's the implication of an SNES controller for the Switch that has people excited. After all, a SNES controller must mean that SNES games are on the way, right?

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FCC says 5G is safe, wants to maintain current RF exposure limits

FCC says 5G is safe, wants to maintain current RF exposure limits

Consumers around the nation have expressed concerns about the potential health consequences associated with 5G networks. The issue arrives as cities increase the number of RF antennas to support 5G networks, spurring a letter sent in December 2018 to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr over the matter. In a statement about the concerns published today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed that the agency maintain the current radiofrequency exposure limits for handheld gadgets.

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FCC ban targets international robocalls and text spoofing

FCC ban targets international robocalls and text spoofing

It isn't controversial to say that everyone hates receiving robocalls and spam text messages. Unfortunately for all of us in that particularly large boat, the robocalls and spam persist, and are even getting worse. The FCC today announced new rules that will give it more power when it comes to tracking down international scammers who employ such tactics, and while it's unlikely these rules will bring a stop to robocalling scams entirely, the hope is that they help curb the problem at least a little bit.

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DJI FPV racing drone with goggles appears in FCC documents

DJI FPV racing drone with goggles appears in FCC documents

DJI is preparing to release a first-person-view drone alongside goggles and a remote controller, according to documents recently published by the FCC. The filings cover three products, hinting at DJI's upcoming launch in the FPV drone racing market, something it dabbled in with its previous DJI Goggles Racing Edition, a $550 headset launched in 2018.

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Nintendo Switch at FCC with new CPU and storage sparks a little hope

Nintendo Switch at FCC with new CPU and storage sparks a little hope

Nintendo has just announced the Switch Lite and while it wasn't exactly a surprise, it may not have been the announcement some gamers were waiting for. The Switch Lite rumors came along with a Switch Pro but rumors about the latter seem to have gone silent. Instead, what dropped by the FCC is almost the same Switch but the mere indication that it will have a different processor and memory type is enough to make Switch fans hope for better days.

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FCC chair Ajit Pai proposes new rules to fight robocalls and spoofing

FCC chair Ajit Pai proposes new rules to fight robocalls and spoofing

It's 2019 and despite all our advancements in technology, we're still struggling with how to finally solve the problem of robocalls and text spoofing. It is an especially huge problem in the US where it costs citizens thousands if not millions of dollars. It falls on the FCC to create the laws and regulations to protect people from such activities but has yet to fully address the problem. Now FCC Chair Ajit Pai has come out with rules that will criminalize such activities.

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Verizon’s 60-day lock approved by FCC, and they’re right

Verizon’s 60-day lock approved by FCC, and they’re right

Once Verizon began to take part in Block C spectrum with the FCC, they became subject to rules which stopped the locking of phones. This meant that if you purchased a phone from Verizon, you could potentially walk right out the door and over to an AT&T, for example, and buy a SIM card that'd work (to some degree). Now, thanks to a new waiver on the part of the FCC, Verizon is allowed to keep their phones locked to their network for 60 days after purchase.

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Pixel 4’s Pixel Aware may be Google’s next secret weapon

Pixel 4’s Pixel Aware may be Google’s next secret weapon

The Google Pixel 4 leaks are off with a bang this week, with imagery of the phone lineup and features coming in hot and heavy. Clues appearing today suggest there's a sort of feature that'll make use of the Project Soli sensor first revealed by Google in 2015 (and approved by the FCC for testing early this year). Android Aware, or Pixel Aware, it's likely called, or just "Aware". This system could change the way we interact with smartphones forever.

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Google Soli radar magic tipped for Pixel 4

Google Soli radar magic tipped for Pixel 4

Come in, radar, this is Pixel 4 - Pixel 4 calling, over. Today there's rumor that the Google Pixel 4 will make use of Google's recently-FCC-approved Project Soli chip. That's a chip that enables a device to employ radar to detect tiny changes in the space its scanning - movement, mostly - human hand movement, primarily. This sort of crossover could mean some magical abilities are afoot for Google's next major smartphone release.

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FCC votes to allow default robocall blocking by carriers

FCC votes to allow default robocall blocking by carriers

Last month, the FCC announced that it planned to vote on a new ruling that would enable wireless carriers to block robocalls by default, a change that'll require customers to opt-out of the service if they don't want it. In an update on the matter released today, the FCC revealed that it has voted in favor of allowing robocalls to be blocked by default.

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Mysterious new Google ‘media device’ appears in FCC docs

Mysterious new Google ‘media device’ appears in FCC docs

The FCC has published a new listing that details a mysterious new Google product, one listed only as a 'media device.' The listing includes a model number and a single illustration, which is labelled as pertaining to the bottom of this device. Based on what little information is available at this time, the new 'media device' appears to be a Home / Nest product, but questions remain.

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Samsung Galaxy Home Mini could beat its big brother to release

Samsung Galaxy Home Mini could beat its big brother to release

It's been quite some time since Samsung first revealed the Galaxy Home, its Bixby-powered smart speaker. That happened way back in August, and we still haven't been given a release date for it yet. Despite all of that, Samsung is already looking toward the future of the Galaxy Home brand. As it turns out, the company may be plotting a smaller Galaxy Home that's meant to better compete with budget speakers from Google and Amazon.

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