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Your weekly source for the best stories and insights from the world of Windows, Windows Mobile, Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox. Hosted by Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden.
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Apr 26, 2021

What's up with all the inexplicable whining about the upcoming Windows 10 Taskbar feature 'News and Interests'? Zac also delivers an exclusive report on Microsoft's work to revitalize the app store for Windows 10. Daniel has his full review of Surface Laptop 4, plus they chat about the latest Surface Duo update, GroupMe, iMac, and more.

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Mar 22, 2021

AMD's Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors are here as Intel goes after Apple with an ad featuring Justin Long. Daniel and Zack Also have news in Windows 10 build 21337, Surface Duo March 2021 update, a review of the Xbox Wireless Headset, and more.

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Mar 14, 2021

Cortana has died more times than Jason Voorhees and Freddie Krueger combined. Surface Laptop 4 specs have leaked online — Daniel and Zac have the details. A new Microsoft webcam is reportedly on the way as well. Additionally, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 build 21332 to Insiders in the Dev Channel.

The guys also dig into some gaming news. 20 Bethesda Softworks titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass, and Halo Infinite developers have offered insight into the game's day/night cycle, weather, different biomes, and more. All that, plus Daniel's review of the Dell XPS 8940 SE desktop!

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Feb 21, 2021

There's so much news this week, including Microsoft's announcement of Windows 10 21H1, a fresh Dev Channel build, updates to Edge, and an inking app called Journal. Dan and Zac also cover the $99 Xbox Wireless Headset, Duo updates, and a pair of laptop reviews!

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Feb 15, 2021

Dan serves up his full review of Surface Pro 7+ for Business, and Surface Duo is headed to more markets in the next week. The guys also check out a new Dev Channel build, investigate a patent for interchangeable backs on Surface Laptop, Oculus Quest 2, and more.

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Feb 8, 2021

We're back with more follow up on Surface Pro 7+, and Zac spells out what Microsoft could be doing to improve Surface Duo. He and Daniel also take on Windows 10X, haptic touchpad, HP's Omen 15 gaming laptop, and more.

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Jan 25, 2021

Zac and Dan catch up on Microsoft's Surface Pro 7+ for Business and tour an as-yet-unreleased version of Windows 10X for single-screen PCs. Microsoft Edge 88 is here as well, plus confusion and consternation regarding Xbox Live Gold. The guys also check out some of the best announcements from CES 2021.

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Jan 10, 2021

Zac and Daniel look forward to new Windows features in 2021, some of which can be seen in the latest build for Insiders in the Dev Channel. They also talk about a new web powered version of Outlook for Windows and Mac, and a preview of new products being announced at CES 2021.

Minecraft Earth is shutting down in June, and Daniel shares his experience upgrading the SSD in his Surface Pro X.

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Dec 24, 2020

Zac and Dan sit down for one more podcast episode in 2021. They begin with an analysis of rumors that Microsoft is creating their own Arm chips for servers and Surface devices. Also on the docket is the near and longer term future of Surface Duo, the greatness of TikTok, and a new beta of the Edge browser.

Cyberpunk 2077 continues to generate controversy, especially on consoles. Dan review the HP EliteBook x360 G7, and Zac reports on what we can expect from Windows 10 in the first half of 2021. All that, plus their things of the week!

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Dec 14, 2020

It's a super-sized episode this week as Daniel and Zac talk about x64 emulation for Windows 10 on ARM, and the possible roadmap for Windows 10 and Surface products in 2021.

They also check in on Surface Duo after 3 months of use, HP's Reverb G2 VR headset, and the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Our very own Jez Corden says it may be one of the best video games ever made!

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Nov 30, 2020

We've got an incredibly packed episode for you this week! Daniel just took delivery of a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, and Zac reports on what to expect for Windows 10 in 2021. They also discuss Android apps coming to Windows 10 along with Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 rumors.

All that, plus Edge news, PS5 vs Xbox Series X performance, and more.

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Nov 23, 2020

Xbox Series S and Surface Duo are among the year's best inventions, according to TIME. Daniel and Zac talk about what makes them great products. Microsoft Teams for personal use is rolling out to the web and desktop.

Intel is developing a reference design 15" laptop for release in 2021, the guys have a hands-on look at xCloud streaming on Windows 10, and Daniel has more to say on Apple Silicon.

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Nov 8, 2020

Zac and Daniel have a look at Microsoft's rumored 'Cloud PC' service, and what might tech might included in Surface Pro 8.

Razer continues to evolve their product line. They've got a $500 gaming chair that Daniel has had a chance to review. Plus, the company has introduced Razer Book 13, which is their first non-gaming laptop.

SwiftKey works across both displays on Surface Duo, and good deals abound on the device. They finish out the show with our reviews of Xbox Series X and Series S.

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Nov 2, 2020

Zac and Daniel look at the future of Windows 10 and discuss the imminent launch of Xbox Series X. Microsoft continues to deliver strong revenue and profitability. That makes Wall Street happy, but their success also fuels product development for enthusiasts like us.

Additionally, Daniel reviews the updated Surface Pro X and shares a new chapter in his Twitter tech-support nightmare.

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Oct 26, 2020

Zac and Dan share the top 5 new features in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, and talk about a temporary $200 discount on Surface Duo.

The Xbox Media Remotes will work with Xbox Series X and Series S thanks to IR receivers in the next-gen consoles. They also discuss product roadmap issues that are affecting Intel's bottom line, but the company is likely to remain a major power in the computer industry.

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Oct 19, 2020

Surface Pro X with the new SQ2 processor is here, and it's the most platinum platinum computer Microsoft has ever made. Dan and Zac review Surface Laptop Go and talk about a new Windows 10 build for Insiders, plus using Bing on Xbox.

They also evaluate Apple's lineup of iPhone 12 models and how they stack up for Microsoft users. Finally, they introduce a new segment called "Thing of the Week"!

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Oct 11, 2020

Dan and Zac talk about the Windows 10X out-of-box experience, which may be coming to Windows 10, and there's an update to Edge that adds a price checker for online shopping.

The Surface Duo October update corrects many initial issues with the device and represents the first in a long road of future improvements. The guys also touch briefly on Microsoft's new Xbox marketing campaign.

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