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October 20, 2016, 1:25 PM

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Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Nintendo unveils Switch, a game console/tablet hybrid with two detachable controllers and a dock for connecting to a TV; device launches in March  —  Tablet system docks to connect to HDTV, comes with detachable controllers.  —  In a three minute “Preview Trailer” released this morning …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Nintendo's Switch console is powered by a custom Tegra processor from Nvidia  —  Who needs a shield when you can have a sword  —  Nintendo just unveiled a new console called Switch, and it's powered by a custom Tegra processor from Nvidia.  The chip has a checkered history of failure and success …
Brad Plumer / Vox:
Tesla says all new cars, including models in production, will come with self-driving hardware but features will be rolled out over time as software is perfected  —  On Wednesday night, Tesla, the electric car company helmed by Elon Musk, announced that all new cars in production would be equipped with …
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
Sequoia Capital hires Yahoo's Jess Lee, CEO of fashion site Polyvore, as its first female US investing partner  —  Lee will leave her post as CEO of fashion and home decor site Polyvore.  —  Sarah McBride  —  For the first time in its 44-year history, Sequoia Capital …
Prashant Gopal / Bloomberg:
Apple teams up with a handful of homebuilders to push Homekit-enabled bundles of smart appliances in new homes  —  May we offer a $349 wireless shade or a $200 touchscreen lock?  —  ‘Give me a break,’ a tech analyst says of some home devices  —  In a darkened master bedroom …
Deanna Ting / Skift:
Airbnb bans hosts in New York and San Francisco from listing multiple homes starting Nov. 1, will update tech to limit NYC listings to one address per person  —  Supporters of Airbnb hold a rally outside City Hall in New York.  Today, Airbnb announced new policies in an attempt to alleviate concerns …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Travis Kalanick says Uber has 40M monthly active riders, each paying about $50 per month  —  Travis Kalanick says his drivers' license is expired — though, of course he has to say that.  But in Kalanick's future, with a fleet of driverless Ubers shuttling people around, it might be that everyone's drivers' licenses will expire.
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google releases Android 7.1 developer preview to beta testers with Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C devices  —  No major surprises here: Earlier this month, Google announced that the Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview and its SDK tools would roll out to developers sometime later this month …

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