By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We know you’re ready for the weekend, so we’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your day. From Amazon’s take on the Geek Squad to European outdoor living trends, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

Amazon is quietly rolling out its own Geek Squad to set up gadgets in your home | Jason Del Rey: The future may belong to e-commerce, but Amazon certainly isn’t forgetting the physical world. In some cities, it’s now possible to schedule technicians from Amazon to consult & set up a smart home (featuring Amazon’s Alexa, of course).

Part shortages thwart the PC’s sales recovery | Jon Fingas: PC sales are still declining, continuing a trend that’s gone on mostly uninterrupted for several quarters. But this quarter, the slow-down wasn’t caused by everyone migrating to mobile and tablets! Difficulty in sourcing parts contributed to the overall decline in sales

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Top outdoor trends from Europe | HBSDealer Staff: It’s almost time to head to Germany for the Spoga+Grafa outdoor garden fair! Attendees will be able to see the latest trends in Europe, and it will be a great opportunity to get a jump on the best features to bring across the pond.

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