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Jul 22, 2021

This week's Jam: how the Steam Deck could become a sleeper hit, Windows is now in the cloud, drone pilots rescue lost dogs, and the ongoing chip shortage.

Dumb Tech of the Week

  • Facebook Messenger’s new sound emoji let you hear Fast and Furious quotes in your chats: Link
  • Bird is adding a puzzle to its electric scooters to keep drunk riders off: Link
  • A robot collision sparked a fire at the UK's top online grocer: Link

Discussion topic

  • Job-Hunters, Have You Posted Your Résumé on TikTok? Link

Tech News Bytes

  • Valve Announces the Steam Deck, a $400 Handheld Gaming PC: Link
  • Microsoft unveils Windows 365, a Windows 10 PC in the cloud: Link
  • English drone pilot flies heart-driven missions reuniting lost dogs with owners: Link
  • TurboTax parent company Intuit is exiting the IRS Free File Program: Link
  • Tesla has Powerwall backlog of 80,000 orders worth over $500 million: Link

Summer Series: the Chip Shortage

  • Chip Shortage Will Continue To Stymie Muscular Auto Recovery, While Supply Gap Inspires New Ideas: Link
  • How and When the Chip Shortage Will End, in 4 Charts: Link

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