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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 might have a monster battery but in 2 years it could last up to a week

A filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US seems to have confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy S7 Edge will have a larger battery pack than previous models. This by itself might not seem overly exciting, but with battery...Show More Summary

Watch the head of the FCC gripe about his own cable experience

5 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

The head of the Federal Communications Commission complains he has too many TV remotes. "We have so many different controls at home," he told me in a recent interview. "The question is always, 'Which control works which device here?' " We'd been discussing the FCC's recently announced proposal to crack open the market for consumer set-top boxes. […]

Google Plans Wireless Charging for its Self-Driving Cars

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Google is developing technology that would allow its battery-powered autonomous cars to not only drive themselves, but also charge themselves. According to documents filed at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Google’s parent...Show More Summary

AT&T fights to keep your internet as slow as possible

Last February, the Federal Communications Commission made history by taking sweeping action to promote a fast, fair, and open internet. Their net neutrality ruling made the most headlines, but a second ruling preventing states from blocking localities seeking to develop municipal broadband was nearly as huge. Show More Summary

Google Apparently Wants Its Driverless Electric Cars To Be Cordless, Too 

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

According to IEEE Spectrum, documents filed to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission indicate that new efforts toward Google’s prototype autonomous cars include the testing of several wireless charging systems for the vehicles in California. Show More Summary

Google filings suggest it wants its self-driving cars to charge wirelessly

According to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — and found by IEEE Spectrum — Google is looking to cut the cord on its self-driving car, the power cord, that is. In February of last year, HevoPower, a New...Show More Summary

I don’t care how you do it. Someone has to fix the cable box.

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission revealed a proposal that would loosen the cable industry's hold on the cable box — that flat, gray or black box that sits on your TV stand and is largely ignored until you move to your next home. Great, you may say. Why would any normal person care about something so boring? The truth is, […]

T-Mobile’s “Binge On” Violates Net Neutrality, Stanford Study Finds

T-Mobile’s Binge On program is “likely illegal” according to the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order of 2015, Stanford Professor Barbara van Schewick, a “Net Neutrality expert”, argued in a 51-page document (PDF) submitted to the FCC this week. According to the report, the carrier’s zero-rated video service—which allows users to view certain video streams […]

FCC greenlights further testing of LTE-U by Verizon & Qualcomm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.

Apple asks FCC to recognize Made For iPhone hearing aids to encourage accessibility innovation

Apple recently has filed a new document with the Federal Communications Commission in which it argues that Made for iPhone, or MFi, accessories should be acknowledged by the organization as alternatives for hearing aid compatibility compliance. Recently, the FCC has proposed that all phones and consumer wireless devices must be compatible with hearing aids. In […]

Political Advertising Is About To Become A Lot More Transparent

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to expand a political advertising transparency rule to cover cable and satellite television operators and radio stations. The new rule will put a massive...Show More Summary

Self-Driving Google Cars To Appear In 4 More US Cities

It looks like Google’s self-driving cars could see action in another quartet of US cities some time later this year, at least according to a filing at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Apparently, a certain Chris Urmson, who...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren May Have Just Saved Consumers $14 Billion

WASHINGTON -- Cable customers who are tired of paying through the nose to rent set-top boxes are about to see some serious savings, thanks to a new proposal from the Federal Communications Commission. The new regulation would open up...Show More Summary

The FCC's new proposal could break you free from your cable box

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has introduced a new proposal that could break you free from your cable box. Though cable companies mostly control how TV is delivered to their customers, Wheeler's proposal, if it passes, would allow tech companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, to bring new technologies to cable TV. Show More Summary

FCC Proposes Giving Consumers More Choices for TV Set-Top Boxes

The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month on a proposal to bring more competition to the lucrative market for television set-top boxes, a move that instantly set off a pitched political battle.

FCC Sets Sights on New Rules for a Device Found in Many Homes

In a move that could have broad implications for the TV industry, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed new regulations for set-top boxes. The New York Times reports that the move could pave the way for tech companies such as...

FCC Proposal Aims to Make Subscription TV Available on Any Set-Top Box

United States Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler introduced a proposal [PDF] this afternoon that would de-couple cable subscriptions from cable set-top boxes. Under the proposal, cable and satellite subscribers would...Show More Summary

FCC wants more companies making cable boxes

NEW YORK (AP) — The government wants to make it easier for you to buy and use cable boxes from companies other than your cable provider. The Federal Communications Commission says that 99 percent of cable and satellite TV customers rent boxes from their cable providers, and that the price of cable boxes has nearly tripled since 1994.

FCC seeks more competition in set-top cable box market

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to give consumers more choices when it comes to buying or renting a cable box. U.S. consumers spend an estimated $20 billion a year renting one or more set-top boxes from their cable and satellite TV providers, revenue that the FCC said...

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