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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is also in the process of modernizing itself. The FCC was formed by the Communications Act of 1934 to replace the radio regulation functions of the Federal Radio Commission. The FCC took over wire communication regulation from the Interstate Commerce Commission. The FCC's mandated jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. The FCC also provides varied degrees of cooperation, oversight, and leadership for similar communications bodies in other countries of North America. The FCC is funded entirely by regulatory fees. It has an estimated fiscal-2011 budget of US$335.8 million and a proposed fiscal-2012 budget of $354.2 million. It has 1,898 federal employees. [Wikipedia]

FCC takes a gander at dual-screen Kno tablet

12/10/2010, Dual displays are starting to get more mainstream, with the Game & Watch format from Nintendo all those years ago kicking things off. Of course, the Nintendo DS really made things happen, and with recent cellphones and cameras with dual displays, we...

Sparkpad spotted at the FCC

12/09/2010, The folks over at the FCC have caught hold of the Sparkpad, where this device still holds a whole lot of mystery including the way it is meant to be sold. However, it does seem as though Sparkpad’s products are starting to resemble that of a Bug...

FCC checks out Canon DV840210 wireless mic system

12/09/2010, Most camcorders have one major weakness – that is being unable to capture quality audio to go along with the video. Well, perhaps it is time you call upon some bit of wireless goodness – we’re talking about the Canon DV840210 wireless...

Samsung SCH-LC11 pocket LTE router arrives at FCC

12/07/2010, The folks over at the FCC must be pretty busy, having to filter through a whole bunch of devices every single day. Well, one of the latest models to hit their hallowed hallways would be Samsung’s SCH-LC11 portable router which is targeting...

Nokia X7 set to arrive via AT&T

12/07/2010, Gaming phones could very well be the next evolution of smartphones – if the Sony PSP Phone takes off, coupled with Nokia’s upcoming X7 gaming phone. The Nokia X7 will be available via AT&T, making it the first Symbian^3 device attached to...

Asus E600 WP7 Device Visits The FCC

12/06/2010, An unnamed Asus smartphone powered by Windows Phone 7 was sighted a while back and now the phone has surfaced again, dubbed the Asus E600. The phone has since paid a visit to the FCC and the device features a WVGA touchscreen display that should measure...

Vizio Wireless HDMI XWH1RX System Visits The FCC

12/05/2010, You might not see many products that offer Wireless HDMI, but Vizio is aiming to offer one more device for you to choose form in the form of the XWH1RX. The device has just paid a visit to the FCC, bringing it one step closer to you. The reports indicate...

Samsung GT-i8700 Pictured And Disassembled By The FCC

12/01/2010, We previously seen pictures of the Samsung Gt-i8700 before, and now more pictures (including disassembly) of this phone have surfaced, thanks to the folks over at the FCC, hopefully a sign that we’ll be seeing this phone in US stores soon. The...

LMP Bluetooth Keypad For Your Apple Keyboard Visits The FCC

11/29/2010, Apple’s thin aluminum wireless keyboard is a nice keyboard, but many folks out there really wish that it included a number pad on the side. Now if you’re looking for a numeric pad that matches your Apple keyboard, the LMP Bluetooth Keypad has...

MD-701 Android Tablet Visits The FCC

11/24/2010, With Android tablets busy queuing up to get approval from the FCC, it’s no surprise to see another Android-powered tablet enter the fray, and we’re talking about the MD-701. The device is manufactured by Shenzhen Huaruian Technology and is...

Yonsei WebTube HD Box Visits The FCC

11/24/2010, The WebTube HD box from Yonsei might not make Google too happy due to it sounding similar to YouTube, but it might turn out to be a good budget version of a Roku box, though with limited abilities. The WebTube HD that has just visited the FCC can be...

Binatone sends HomeSurf 8 Android tablet to the FCC

11/22/2010, Binatone from the UK has sent their 8-inch Android-powered tablet to the FCC, where it will be known as the HomeSurf 8. Boasting an 800 x 600 resolution display, the HomeSurf 8 will feature Wi-Fi connectivity since there isn’t any mention of a 3G...

Creative WP-300 arrives at the FCC

11/22/2010, Creative has yet another Bluetooth-enabled device for the masses, this time known as the WP-300. This headset will boast music playback controls on the outside for added convenience, while a rechargeable battery does good since it will be much lighter...

Commtiva N700 tablet arrives on the FCC

11/16/2010, The FCC looks set to check a whole lot more tablets in the coming days ahead, and Commtiva’s N700 is the latest of such to hit the market. This 7-inch tablet will be powered by the latest Android 2.2 operating system, although by the time it hits...