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FCC approval of Europe’s Galileo satellite signals may give your phone’s GPS a boost

By | FCC, Gadgets, galileo, Government, gps, Mobile, Satellites, Space

The FCC’s space-focused meeting today had actions taken on SpaceX satellites and orbital debris reduction, but the decision most likely to affect users has to do with Galileo. No, not the astronomer — the global positioning satellite constellation put in place by the E.U. over the last few years. It’s now legal for U.S. phones to use, and a simple software update could soon give your GPS signal a major bump.

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FCC wants to stop spending on gear from companies that ‘pose a national security threat’

By | Asia, FCC, Gadgets, Government, huawei, Mobile, Security, zte

The U.S. maneuvers against China’s tech giants continue today with an official announcement from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that the agency may soon ban purchasing anything from companies that “pose a national security threat.” Huawei, ZTE, and other major tech manufacturers aren’t named specifically, but it’s clear what is meant.

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Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

By | California Department of Public Health, cell phone radiation, FCC, Gadgets, Health, Physics, Radiation, radioactivity, TC, WTF

 The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public. Read More

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