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Anti-drone shoulder rifle lets police take control of UAVs with radio pulses 1:29

The new DroneDefender from Battelle is a rifle-mounted anti-drone security system that uses radio pulses to disable a hostile drone without destroying it.

The FCC hands down a $1.2M fine to Sprint over mishandled 911 outage in 2014

The FCC is on a crusade against carriers who did not act accordingly during 911 outages, and Sprint is the latest victim of the agency's wrath as it was hit with a $1.2 million fine for mishandling a 911 outage in 2014.

Net neutrality doesn’t violate Bill of Rights, FCC says

In a new filing, the FCC has asserted that the First Amendment does not apply to ISPs and that new net neutrality rules do not violate any of those companies' constitutional rights.

New York man in trouble after he interfered with Sprint’s network with illegal equipment

The FCC stepped in to lend a helping hand after Sprint issued a complaint to the federal agency, saying someone was interfering with its network in New York City. After looking into the matter, Jian Chang finds himself between a rock and a…

Updated: Smart City fined after blocking Wi-Fi hotspots at convention centers

The FCC has revealed that it's fining telecommunications company Smart City for jamming personal hot-spots at convention centers.

Apple updating Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard, could be coming soon

FCC listings published in recent days suggest Apple could be about to launch a refreshed Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard. The updated devices look set to include non-removable batteries and support Bluetooth LE 4.2.

Customers flood the FCC with thousands of Net neutrality complaints

Internet users are demanding that the Federal Communications Commission crack down on Internet service providers to enforce the new Net neutrality law. Many want to end data caps and overage charges.

AT&T calls FCC’s fine over its throttling “implausible,” says it shouldn’t have to pay

AT&T says that it shouldn't have to pay the FCC's fine for throttling unlimited customers. It argues the commission lacks the authority to impose it, and that the record-breaking fine is arbitrary and capricious.

The FCC approves AT&T’s mega-merger with DirecTV, but there’s a catch

In a move that will let AT&T breathe a little easier at night, the FCC gave its approval for the telecom company's merger with DirecTV. However, the FCC gave its approval with certain conditions that AT&T-DirecTV must adhere to.

The FCC fines T-Mobile $17.5 million for its role in 911 outages

The Federal Communications Commission has fined T-Mobile $17.5 million for its role in two 911 outages that occurred in August of last year. It's part of an effort by the agency to crack down on phone providers that fail to prevent 911…
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FCC docs show new Motorola devices: Kinzie, a mid-range Droid, and the third-gen Moto G

Recent FCC filings show three new Motorola phones headed to market, the flagship "Kinzie," a potential new Droid, and the third-generation Moto G. Intriguingly, "Kinzie" contains support for all domestic LTE bands.

The Internet is not a human right, FCC commissioner says

In contrast to the opinions of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Berners-Lee, and its own policies that attempt to extend access to the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday that the Internet is not a human right.