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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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Jan 30, 2022

On this week's episode, Zac and Dan discuss new Windows 11 features coming to all users in February, the Surface Duo 2's big January Update, Android 11 for Surface Duo 1, Microsoft earnings, and more!

Jan 23, 2022
In another massive gaming acquisition, Microsoft has announced its plans to buy Activision Blizzard. We look at various angles of this news, including the prospects of exclusivity and revival of older franchises. In addition to other weekly news, Dan and Zac take time to analyze the Microsoft OS that wasn't meant to be: Andromeda.
Jan 10, 2022

CES 2022 was huge for PC enthusiasts and fans of the Microsoft ecosystem. Dan and Zac break it all down for you. Plus, in the "Thing of the Week" segment, they review 'The Matrix Resurrections'!

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Dec 21, 2021

Happy Holidays! In our final episode of the year, Zac reviews the Xbox documentary: 'Power On', which is available to watch for free on YouTube. He and Dan also talk about the OPPO Find N, expectations for Microsoft in 2022, and the Surface Adaptive Kit.

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