Apple’s little-known sleep tracker could get big update soon

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Beddit 3 sees you when you’re sleeping; it knows when you’re awake.
Beddit 3 sees you when you’re sleeping; it knows when you’re awake.
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The FCC granted its approval for Apple to make a “Sleep Monitor.” This is almost certainly an improved version of the Beddit, a product the company acquired last year.

It will apparently join Apple’s growing lineup of health-tracking products.

T-Mobile, Sprint launch campaign for megamerger approval

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere is talking really fast convincing the FCC and the public that the proposed merger with Sprint should go through.
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T-Mobile and Sprint promised the FCC today that their proposed merger will lower costs for consumers and create more jobs. They also launched a website laying out the advantages of the New T-Mobile to the general public, including millions of iPhone users.

Combining the third and fourth largest U.S. carriers is a controversial idea. Megamergers typically lead to higher costs for consumers and significant layoffs, not the opposite. It’s up to the two companies to convince the FCC that things will be different this time.

See the gold iPhone X revealed by FCC filing

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The FCC posted pictures of a gold iPhone X. DOes this mean it's coming soon?
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Apple never made a gold version of the iPhone X, but there are rumors that will change soon. And the FCC added weight to these by releasing a picture of Apple’s flagship smartphone in that color.

The images were submitted to the government agency in last fall, but only recently appeared on its site. It’s not clear if this is a sign that a release in this color is imminent.

FCC Reveals Amazon’s Next Kindle Fire Could Match iPad’s 9.7-Inch Display

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The Kindle Fire 2 may not look this small up against the iPad.
The Kindle Fire 2 may not look this small up against the iPad.

Despite being labeled an “iPad killer” prior to hitting the market, Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire never really gave the iPad anything to worry about. However, it’s going to come back and take a second shot at Apple’s hugely popular tablet, and this time its chances could be improved by a larger display. If a recent FCC filing is anything to go by, the Kindle Fire 2 will be significantly larger than its predecessor.