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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]

Apple Magic Trackpad receives approval from FCC

07/19/2010, Apple’s upcoming Magic Trackpad is right on track (pun not intended) to arrive pretty soon, considering the good people at the FCC have already approved it. Chances are this could very well be announced as early as this week, although we will need...

FCC peers into Haier X220P convertible tablet

07/15/2010, With the good people at the FCC checking out the Haier X220P convertible tablet, it looks highly likely that said device will be making its way to folks across the US pretty soon should all go well. The Haier X200P will come with a 10.1″ touchscreen...

Tiny Swiftpoint Wireless Mouse Visits The FCC

07/13/2010, You might remember the Swiftpoint Mouse, which is a tiny mouse that’s small enough to be held between your fingers like a pen, and rested on small surfaces such as the palm rest of your notebook. This mouse has taken the time to pay a visit to the...

Acer beTouch E130 Hits The FCC

07/12/2010, When it comes to purchasing a mobile phone, Acer may not be the first brand that comes to mind, but the company does have a few interesting mobile phones, including the recently-announced Acer beTouch E130. If you decided that this QWERTY phone was the...

FCC approves Acer Lumiread E-Reader

07/11/2010, The FCC has just approved Acer’s upcoming Lumiread e-reader, although the papers did not include pictures as well as a user manual, so there is no way to garner additional information unless you work in the FCC itself and decide to spill the beans...

FCC approves of the HTC Desire

07/08/2010, The HTC Desire has been out in Europe for quite some time already, being a success in that part of the world, although it has yet to arrive Stateside. It seems that the long wait is finally over with the good people over at the FCC approving of the...

FCC approves Verizon femtocell unit

07/07/2010, The folks over at the FCC have approved Verizon’s Airave femtocell unit from Samsung which is tipped to be released sometime in the second quarter of the year initially, which means they’re already late. Hopefully there will be a concrete...

FCC approves new T-Mobile Motorola phone

07/07/2010, The FCC has taken a look at a new handset from Motorola that resembles the Motorola Motoroi (otherwise known as the Milestone XT720), where it will be made available for T-Mobile’s 3G network. The model number MB710 is all we know of, where the FCC...

Logitech Google TV does resemble a nettop within

07/05/2010, We’ve taken a closer look at the Logitech Google TV, but the FCC have gone even deeper by checking out its innards. From what we gather, this set top box is not really different from that of a nettop, simply because it looks more or less like a...

BlackBerry Curve 9300 Gets FCC Approval?

07/05/2010, The Curve 9300 might have taken one tiny step closer to being available at a store near you, as a recent FCC filing shows what could be the BlackBerry Curve 9300 paying a visit to the FCC that supports tri-band CDMA including AWS, which would mean support...

FCC gets visit from Motorola Quench and CLIQ XT3/XT5

07/01/2010, The FCC recently check out a new Motorola smartphone known as Greco, where it will arrive on the market known as either the Quench XT3 and XT5, but unfortunately it is rather tricky trying to tell the difference between the two. Currently, the Quench is...

Verizon ZTE F350 arrives on the FCC

06/28/2010, The ZTE F350 holds the distinction of being the first phone manufactured by the Chinese company which will be heading towards the Verizon Wireless, and it has also received FCC approval to boot. This could very well point towards the availability of the...

AT&T’s Sony Ericsson Vivaz makes its way past the FCC

06/25/2010, Folks at the FCC have given their collective nod of approval for the Sony Ericsson Vivaz to be sold via AT&T, since an image of an AT&T-branded Vivaz has appeared within the hallowed halls of records of the FCC, not to mention references in the...

E-Benton MiniNOTE goes through the FCC

06/16/2010, The folks over at the FCC have taken a gander at the E-Benton MiniNOTE, where this device falls nicely under the netbook category range where its specifications are concerned, which include an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, integrated Intel GMA950...