This week on the show, Devindra and Engadget Buyer’s Guide Editor Kris Naudus chat about Valve’s new Steam Deck portable with Jordan Minor, Apps and Games Analyst at PCMag. Is the hardware powerful enough to truly make it a portable gaming PC? And should we trust Valve with hardware at all after the Steam Machine debacle? Also, we dive into Jeff Bezos’s jaunt to space, Facebook’s spat with the Biden administration and the issues surrounding NSO’s controversial spyware Pegasus.
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What is Valve’s Steam Deck and can it compete with the Switch? – 1:21
Check out PCMag's preview of the Steam Deck!
Jeff Bezos touches space – 27:14
President Biden gets tough on Facebook…almost – 33:15
Details about NSO’s zero-click phone spyware program are troubling – 37:03
A recap of the Anime Tube Kickstarter disaster – 48:39
Soon you can buy a Sad Wolverine figure (but it’s expensive) – 48:39
Working on – 59:08
Pop culture picks – 1:02:49
Hosts: Kris Naudus and Devindra Hardawar
Guest: Jordan Minor
Producer: Ben Ellman
Livestream producers: Julio Barrientos, Owen Davidoff, Luke Brooks
Graphics artists: Luke Brooks, Kyle Maack
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien