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October 26, 2016, 9:30 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 …
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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says it needs “a little more time” to get AirPods ready, delaying the launch  —  If you've been waiting for Apple's AirPod wireless headphones to go on sale, you're going to have to wait a little longer.  Apple says that it is not ready and will need “a little more time.”
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Apple to unveil its new TV guide Thursday, aggregating available content and using deep links to ease searching; sources say Netflix won't be included  —  It's an easier way to find and watch video on Apple TV.  —  Apple plans to unveil its new version of a TV guide tomorrow during a product event in California.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Snap Inc. will seek to raise as much as $4B in its planned IPO, valuing the company at between $25B and $35B  —  Snapchat will seek to raise as much as $4 billion in its planned initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News reports.
Amina Elahi / Chicago Tribune:
Groupon to acquire LivingSocial for a price it calls “not material”; stock drops 10%+ after hours  —  Groupon says it is acquiring LivingSocial.  —  Blue Sky Innovation  —  Privacy Policy  —  Groupon will acquire LivingSocial, a smaller competitor in the deals space …
Ina Fried / Recode:
Verizon to acquire Jason Kilar's video startup Vessel, will use its tech but shut service down; co-founder Richard Tom to become CTO for Verizon digital efforts  —  Kilar won't be joining Verizon, but his co-founder, Richard Tom, will.  —  Verizon said Wednesday it is buying the technology behind Vessel …
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.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google acknowledges Pixel lens flare issue and is working on an OTA software fix for HDR+  —  The Google Pixel is a great phone—even David likes it, and David does not like things as a rule.  It has the best smartphone camera Google has ever sold, but it's not without its problems.

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