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News briefs for January 2, 2019. Google has received approval from the FCC to launch Project Soli, a radar-based motion-sensing device. Reuters reports that the FCC “would grant Google a waiver to operate the Soli sensors at higher power levels than currently allowed. The FCC said the sensors can also …

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Future phones could use Google’s new touch-free motion sensor radar

The FCC approved Google to test a new radar motion sensor technology called Project Soli. Using this radar motion sensor, a person could manipulate a smartphone, smartwatch, or other devices without actually touching anything. The testing of the motion sensor equipment required approval since Google needs to use power levels …

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