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BLOCKS modular smartwatch hits the FCC

The BLOCKS modular smartwatch is expected to begin shipping by the end of the year, and the team behind the project are currently taking pre-orders from folks who missed out on last year’s Kickstarter campaign. We’ve seen demo videos of the modular smartwatch in action, and Blocks co-founder Serge Didenko gave us a lot of […]

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2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick might have just hit the FCC

It’s been nearly two years since Amazon launched its first Fire TV Stick and roughly a year since the company launched the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote (which is basically the original hardware, plus a new remote). Now it looks like a new model is on the way, with at least one new feature: […]

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TiVo Mantis hits the FCC, seems to be a DVR/media streamer

TiVo has been making digital video recorders for decades… but at a time when every cable company offers a DVR and many people get their binge-watching fill through online video sites, TiVo has been struggling to remain relevant. So what’s the company’s next move? A box that allows you to record live, over-the-air TV broadcasts […]

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Next-gen NVIDIA Shield TV hits the FCC

NVIDIA seems to be preparing to launch a 2nd-gen NVIDIA Shield TV game console. An NVIDIA device described as the “Shield Android TV Game Console” showed up at the FCC website today. It has a model number of P2897, supports 802.11ac WiFi and has MIMO antennas. At this point, that’s about all we know for certain […]

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A new NVIDIA Shield controller and remote control hit the FCC, new console incoming?

It’s been over a year since the NVIDIA Shield game console/media streamer went on sale. While it’s not clear if NVIDIA plans to launch a new version of the game console this year, it looks like the company might at least have some new hardware on the way. A new version of the NVIDIA Shield game […]

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Pebble 2 smartwatch hits FCC ahead of Sept ship date

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, smartwatch maker Pebble is getting ready to ship the Pebble 2 smartwatch. The company is taking pre-orders at its website and plans to begin shipping watches to new customers and those that backed the crowdfunding campaign next month. Ahead of that launch date, the Pebble 2 passed […]

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Google Nexus 2016 smartphones hit the FCC

Thanks to a series of rumors and leaks in recent months, we were pretty sure that Google and HTC were working together on two new Nexus smartphones. But now we’ve got something a little closer to official confirmation. HTC has submitted documentation to the FCC for two new devices, and according to the draft user […]

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Asus ZenWatch 3 leaked a few weeks early (probably)

Asus has been offering a line of affordable smartwatches powered by Google’s Android Wear operating system for the past few years. But it seems the upcoming Asus ZenWatch 3 will be a little different. While the first two watches in the lineup had square(ish) displays, the new model will have a round watch face. Asus […]

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NVIDIA Shield tablet might not be getting an update after all

Remember that next-gen NVIDIA Shield tablet that passed through the FCC in May? Yeah, apparently it’s not happening. NVIDIA has updated its application with a dismissal request letter. The reason for the dismissal? “For business reasons, the product has been cancelled.” It’s not entirely surprising that NVIDIA would decide not to launch a new Shield […]

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FCC settlement means TP-Link routers might support third-party firmware after all

Remember how TP-Link decided that the simplest way to comply with FCC’s new rules for wireless routers was to make it difficult for users to load third-party firmware on the company’s products? Yeah, it looks like the company has agreed to “work with the open-source community and Wi-Fi chipset manufacturers to enable third-party firmware.” So […]

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BlackBerry “Hamburg” mid-range Android phone specs leaked?

BlackBerry is expected to launch several new Android phones this year, including a mid-range model code-named “Hamburg,” which is expected to sell for under $400 and have a touchscreen display but no physical keyboard. Now more details about the Hamburg are starting to emerge. The phone recently showed up at the FCC and GFXBench websites. The […]