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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 29, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden have some unique and interesting hardware to check out in this episode, including the ARM-based Samsung Galaxy Book 2 with LTE connectivity, and the dual-screen Lenovo Yoga Book C930.

They also talk about Microsoft's Q1 FY2019 earnings report and a new 19H1 build for Insiders. Plus, Zac shares some nuggets of information from a Microsoft presentation, stoking the fires of some hot, fresh Andromeda rumors. The common theme across the topics this week — it's all about the haptics!

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Oct 23, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden have the most recent news from Microsoft, including Windows 10 preview build 18262 and a major UI facelift for Cortana in a beta that's available to Android and iOS users.

There's plenty more to say about Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2. Additionally, Samsung has released the ARM-powered Galaxy Book 2.

Be sure to check out the latest Dan Rant! This time, he explains why most people don't need Windows 10 Pro — and it's good that Microsoft is no longer charging the "Pro" tax to everyone who buys one of their new devices.

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Oct 14, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here with a ton of ground to cover in the Microsoft world. First up, there was data loss in the initial release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, causing the company to pull it shortly after users reported the problem. Microsoft has been testing fixes and is preparing a "rerelease" of the update.

A patent has been discovered that points to a flexible, single-screen folding Surface device. Whether or not you think foldable display technology is a solution in search of a problem, it's coming. Cortana is reportedly moving from the AI + Research group at Microsoft into the Office team. Additionally, Microsoft has unveiled Xbox Project xCloud — a huge step in offering online streaming of Xbox games, and a sign of things to come for Windows in the future?

Rounding things out, Daniel shares his experiences using the Lenovo 15-inch ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop, and the HP Omen Mindframe gaming headphones.

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Oct 8, 2018

It has been a massive week of news for Microsoft fans! Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here to give you the lowdown. Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been released and subsequently pulled due to issues with user files being unintentionally deleted. *Please note that the update was pulled AFTER this episode was recorded.

In addition, the company held its Surface event — unveiling 4 new products during the presentation: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. Separate from the Surface event, Zac reports on his look at Surface Hub 2.

HP trades aluminum for leather in their Spectre Folio convertible device. Whether or not it reinvents laptops is debatable, but Daniel does feel it moves things forward.

Finally, Daniel and Zac share the most significant announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2018. Check it out!

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