20: Nintendo and Samsung and Tesla (oh my!)
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We're down a Dan this week (boo), but we filled the hour anyway. On this episode: the latest dope on the Nintendo Switch; the new Nvidia Shield TV; Microsoft's new Xbox update; why Samsung's Note 7 kept blowing up (it's officially out); an Apple AirPods competitor; Tesla is stealing employees from Apple; and Essential, a new smartphone contender brought to us by Andy Rubin. Recommendations Marc — NVIDIA Shield Riley — CanopyLinks:The Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3rd for $299 — In essence, the Switch brings together the home console and portable sides of Nintendo’s business. The actual game console is housed in a tablet, which can connect to a television through a dock. According to Nintendo, the tablet has has a battery life ranging from 2.5 to 6 hours depending on the game; the company estimates a game like Breath of the Wild will last around three hours, for instance. (The Switch also charges over USB-C.)Nintendo America on Twitter: what's in the boxNintendo Switch will get its own paid online…