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October 20, 2016, 12:45 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
LinkedIn says a Russian man arrested in the Czech Republic is believed to be involved in 2012 breach which saw the release of 117M passwords  —  Russian man drove luxury car, then collapsed after being apprehended, police say.  —  An alleged Russian hacker arrested in the Czech Republic following …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple sends out invites for event at 10AM PT on October 27 at its Cupertino campus, with tagline “hello again”; new Macs are expected to be announced  —  And we're back to the Mac  —  As expected, Apple just sent out invites for an event in Cupertino next week on October 27th.

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