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Google Pixel 2 specs confirmed by FCC filing

The rumours surrounding Google’s next flagship smartphone have been heating up recently. The tentatively named ‘Pixel 2’ is currently expected to launch in October, with HTC once again taking on manufacturing duties. Now this week, an FCC filing seems to have confirmed some other features and specifications for the Pixel …

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First image of new Google Glass revealed

Right at the start of 2015, Google made the decision to stop selling Google Glass in its current form and put a stop to the device’s open development, bringing things back behind closed doors. Since then, we’ve heard the odd rumour here and there but Google hasn’t talked about Glass …

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U.S. companies fined for blocking customer Wi-Fi hostpots

The Federal Communication Commission has stated its intention to crack down on companies blocking Wi-Fi hotspots created by its customers, with fines being levied against two hotel and convention centre owners for doing so. It’s claimed that the blocks were designed to encourage the purchasing of expensive Wi-Fi time sold …

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FCC declares Title II utility status for the Internet

Net Neutrality has won as the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted in favor of reclassifying the Internet as a Title II public utility, preserving Net Neutrality. More than four million people wrote in to the FCC to try and persuade them to preserve Net Neutrality and even President …

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New Title II regulations will be in the hands of the FCC tomorrow

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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler will reveal his new net neutrality rules to the four other FCC commissioners tomorrow, but he has let us know pretty clearly what direction he is heading in and it’s looking like a big win for consumers. In an opinion article for Wired, he said that “[the] rules will ban paid prioritization, …

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FCC says 25Mbps is the new minimum broadband speed

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The United States Federal Communications Commission has today passed a vote to redefine the minimum broadband download speed to 25 Mbps, and the minimum upload speed to 3 Mbps. The previous 4 Mbps/1 Mbps standard set in 2010, was declared outdated and was in the view of the commission “failing to keep pace …

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FCC to vote on net neutrality on 26th February

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Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has confirmed during a CES speech, that the voting on the open Internet order will go ahead on the 26th of February. He also all but confirmed that internet service providers (ISPs) will be reclassified as common carriers under Title II provisions in the Communications Act. This would …

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FCC might reject Obama’s net neutrality proposal

Earlier this week President Obama announced his support for Net Neutrality, calling for the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a utility. Unfortunately, the FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, has other ideas and has indicated that he will be rejecting the proposal put forward by the president. According to The Washington …

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Razer Nabu close to release following FCC certification

The Razer Nabu smartband is nearing release as the wearable has received FCC approval, suggesting that US residents may soon be able to grab Razer’s bluetooth wearable. The Nabu was announced at CES earlier this year alongside an ambitious modular PC prototype called Project Christine. The Nabu won several CES …

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What is the net neutrality argument all about?

There’s a few things that we’re quite passionate about here at KitGuru. One is providing you guys with the most honest breakdowns of new hardware possible and we do our best to break well researched, up to the minute news too. But down in our guts is where you’ll find things that …

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Go slow day protests FCC decisions

Much of the internet is deliberately running that bit slower today, in order to protest a decision by the Federal Communications Commission in the US, that has effectively allowed for the discontinuation of net neutrality and the creation of “internet fast lanes,” where companies have to pay if they want …

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Verizon on why it’s throttling ‘legacy’ customers

Here in the EU, we’re relatively protected against encroachments against net neutrality, partly because there’s a lot of other countries to help defend the principle even if one doesn’t like it. Over in the US however, the regulatory hurdles are far fewer and it’s led to companies like Verizon throttling Netflix and …

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FCC considering changes to mobile net neutrality

Net Neutrality is a bit of a hot topic right now and it could become even more so in the years to come. Already we’ve seen the effects of weakening enforcement in the US, with Netflix suffering under Verizon’s throttling of its high definition traffic – to which Netfllix responded …

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