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October 26, 2016, 3:20 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows 10 “Creators Update” coming early 2017 for free, featuring 3D and mixed reality, 4K gaming, more  —  At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10.  The company detailed a slew of new features coming to its latest and greatest operating system, for free.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to make tethered VR headsets for Windows 10 PCs, starting at $299  —  Microsoft is currently holding a press conference in New York.  The company is focusing a lot on 3D and all sorts of realities, from augmented reality to virtual reality.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft debuts all-in-one Surface Studio PC aimed at creatives, with 28", 192 PPI, 3:2 touchscreen that goes flat on a hinge; starts at $2999, preorders open  —  Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio today, an all-in-one PC with a 28-inch PixelSense display, with the thinnest display ever built according …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Microsoft debuts Surface Dial, a puck-like input device for Surface Studio that summons app options when on screen, free with Studio preorders, normally $99  —  Okay, this is cool.  Microsoft kind of powered past the Surface Dial in all of the pomp and circumstance around the new Creators Update version …
John Callaham / Android Authority:
BlackBerry launches 5.5-inch DTEK60 Android smartphone for $499 unlocked, compatible only with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile  —  The BlackBerry DTEK60 is now official.  The company's third Android-based smartphone is available for the price of $499.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iMessage may stop some users from switching to Android, but an Android version should not be ruled out as sources say UI mockups have circulated at Apple  —  Lauren Goode, writing for The Verge a few weeks ago, “iMessage Is the Glue That Keeps Me Stuck to the iPhone”:
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Google Access halts Fiber rollout and plans layoffs as its CEO Craig Barratt steps down  —  CEO Craig Barratt departs as the company halts rollouts to new cities with layoffs coming.  —  Executive changes are coming to Google Access, including the departure of CEO Craig Barratt, according to sources.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts high-end Surface Book with 16-hour battery life, i7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GPU, starting at $2.4K; preorder today, ships on Nov. 10  —  Microsoft just showed off an updated version of its Surface Book laptop that comes with 30 percent more battery life and double the graphics performance.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Apple reports Q4 2016 results with $46.9B revenue, down from $51.5B YoY, as iPhone sales drop to 45.5M from 48M; 4.9M Macs and 9.3M iPads sold, both down YoY  —  All eyes are officially on the holiday season for Apple.  —  Ahead of the Christmas retail season, Apple reported …
Chris Saad / Uber Developers:
Uber announces Driver APIs to help devs better tailor products to its 1.5M+ drivers, with Jobcase, Sears, Stride, Sherpashare as launch partners  —  A new opportunity for developers to help make driving more rewarding  —  The Uber Developer Platform has had a series of important milestones.

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