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Oct 3, 2022

We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden discuss new Windows 11 preview builds, the leaks and rumors around the upcoming Surface hardware event, Intel 13th Gen and Intel Unison, and much more.

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Sep 28, 2022

The Windows 11 2022 Update is here, and so is a new cadence for shipping features to the OD moving forward. A Surface hardware event has been announced for October 12 — we've got rumors and speculation on what to expect, plus word from Microsoft on Surface Duo 2 availability, and more.

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Sep 19, 2022

Dan reports on his field trip to an Intel fab in Israel, and the team shoot down a Surface gaming laptop rumor. They also talk about the departure of Halo lead and industry veteran, Bonnie Ross, from 343 Industries and Xbox.

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Aug 15, 2022

Zac, Dan, and Jez weigh in on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, especially as it compares to Surface Duo. They also discuss elimination of a consumer-focused team within Microsoft, and more.

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Aug 7, 2022

Jez Corden joins the show for a chat about the Xbox Game Pass 'Family Plan', a widget for Windows 11, and the likelihood of FTC approval of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Dan shares his final review of the Dell XPS 13 Plus, and more.

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Aug 1, 2022

We're back in the saddle this week as Dan and Zac discuss a canceled mid-range Surface Duo device. There's also a great interview with members of the Dell XPS 13 Plus product management team, and a ton more.

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Jul 18, 2022

This week, Dan and Zac report on the huge news that Microsoft is moving to a new development cycle for Windows. We can now expect a major new release every three years. They also talk about a partnership with Netflix, layoffs at Microsoft, and more.

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Jul 5, 2022

This week, Dan Zac talk about Surface Neo—the device unveiled by Microsoft that apparently wasn't meant to be. They also talk about some new laptops, a lite version of Outlook for Android, and more.

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Jun 28, 2022

End of support for Windows 8.1 is coming in January 2023. If you've been holding out, t's time to upgrade if you want a more secure computing experience. We also revisit Surface Duo 2, make predictions for the fall Surface lineup, and more.

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Jun 20, 2022

We celebrate 10 years of Surface products by sharing our favorite models from the last decade. You can officially say farewell to Internet Explorer, but it will live on (for awhile) as a compatibility mode in Microsoft Edge. Plus there's a new build of Windows 11, a $40 Surface Pen alternative, a review roundup, monitor talk, and much more.

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Jun 12, 2022

This week, our intrepid reporters look at the current state and future of Windows on ARM processors. Speaking of Windows, the Windows 11 Fall Update is here via the Release Preview Channel. There's a big update for Surface Duo 2 users, Surface Laptop Go 2 is available, and Dell has re-designed its XPS laptops. WWDC took place recently, so the guys evaluate what's happening in the Apple ecosystem.

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May 29, 2022

There were a number of very interesting announcements at Build 2022, including an ARM-based developer kit named Project Volterra, along with changes to Windows and some other tidbits. Microsoft is working on a streaming device for Xbox content codenamed "Keystone". Additionally, allegations have surfaced that some executives at the company have engaged in verbal abuse and sexual harassment of employees.

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May 23, 2022

Surface Duo 3 won't arrive in 2022, but speculation is already heating up. Dan and Zac also talk about a big update to Windows Subsystem for Android, new laptops from HP, and more.

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May 2, 2022

The inexorable march of new features and bug fixes continues thanks to a new build of Windows 11 for Beta and Dev Insiders. We cover what's new along an experimental design in Edge Canary. Dan and Zac also talk about the Microsoft-commissioned study on device repair and waste, dynamic refresh rate for Surface Laptop Studio, Dell's XPS 13 Plus, and some hot takes on Twitter.

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Apr 25, 2022

Dan and Zac offer a sixth month review of Surface Duo 2, and make the case for merging Surface Pro X with Surface Pro 9. They deliver rumors about Surface Laptop Go 2 and a foldable OLED notebook from HP. Plus, Dan shares his experience with the newest Lenovo Yoga.

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