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October 20, 2016, 3:55 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 …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Razer debuts new 17.3-inch gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard, 2.6GHz quad-core Skylake i7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1080 as standard, costs $3.7K  —  The 2016 Razer Blade Pro comes with a 4K touchscreen, Thunderbolt 3, GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, and a whole lot more
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 …
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
Tesla preemptively bans its customers from making money through ride-sharing services other than the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year  —  Self-driving Teslas only allowed to carry paying customers through the Tesla Network.  —  On Thursday night …
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.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Analysis of 1K+ posts from 6 partisan Facebook Pages shows that least-accurate are shared widely; 38% of right-wing, 19% of left-wing posts are false/misleading  —  Hyperpartisan political Facebook pages and websites are consistently feeding their millions of followers false or misleading information …

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