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Switch Lite, "Gay Gene" Myth, and Ring Acting Shady: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Clockwise from top left: Brian Kahn, Sam Rutherford (both Gizmodo), Getty Images, Tristan Fewings (Getty Images)
Clockwise from top left: Brian Kahn, Sam Rutherford (both Gizmodo), Getty Images, Tristan Fewings (Getty Images)

It’s the end of another week and the beginning of September, and you know what that means: goodbye summer, hello fall! And no, I don’t care that it’s still 85 degrees outside; it’s fall goddammit, and I will sweat through my chunky knit scarves and cute boots if I have to.

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Our team broke some more alarming news about Ring this week. Apparently, Amazon’s home security company not only works with the cops, it also leaks your data to them too. Joy. Scientists found evidence that puts that whole “gay gene” crap to bed, we got our hands on Nintendo’s new baby Switch, and io9's co-founders, Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz, taught readers how to tell if they’re in an alternate timeline.

And one of our reporters was there to witness the one, the only, the so-much-cooler-than-me-when-I-was-16 climate activist Greta Thunberg as she docked in Coney Island, completing her two-week (and zero-carbon) journey across the Atlantic.

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Check out these stories and more in our weekly round-up below:

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