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Mar 29, 2024

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Pavan Davuluri taking charge of both Windows and Surface engineering, the new Surface Pro 10 & Surface Laptop 6, how important the newly announced Google Chrome for ARM could be, the difference between an AI PC and just a PC with AI according to Intel & Microsoft, the leak of an all-white digital Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer's comments on handheld gaming devices, and more!

Links:

Microsoft once again merges Windows and Surface teams under new boss - Windows Central

DON'T buy the new Surface Pro 10 or Surface Laptop 6 - Windows Central

Google optimizing Chrome for Windows 11 on ARM - Windows Central

Microsoft says this single key is the difference between an AI PC and just a PC with AI - Windows Central

A white digital Xbox Series X has leaked - Windows Central

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer wants PC gaming stores on Xbox - Windows Central

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Mar 21, 2024

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Zac discusses Microsoft's new Surface PCs with Intel for business, what to expect, why the company is planning two waves of hardware launches this spring, Microsoft's special Windows & Surface event on May 20th featuring announcements around new Arm Surface PCs and next-gen AI features coming to Windows 11, another internal reorg forming a new "Microsoft AI" organisation better positioning the company for an AI future, and more!

Links:

Microsoft confirms May event for major Windows 11 AI features and new Arm Surface PCs - Windows Central

What to expect from Microsoft’s spring 2024 Surface PC announcements - Windows Central

DeepMind co-founder joins Microsoft to lead Copilot development under new 'Microsoft AI' org - Windows Central

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Mar 4, 2024

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss their thoughts on the new Outlook for Windows, what to expect from the Windows 11 'Moment 5' feature update later this month, Microsoft bringing Wi-Fi 7 support to Windows 11, Microsoft's NEW Windows 11 feature drop (including more AI features for Copilot), Windows 11 getting it's own version of Apple's popular "Continuity Camera" feature, Microsoft almost selling Bing to Apple, Intel making home-grown chips for Microsoft, review the Dell XPS 14, go through all the fallout from Mobile World Congress 2024, and more!


We also discuss the upcoming Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6, which we expect will be unveiled later this month!

Links:

I actually hate the new Outlook for Windows - Windows Central

Windows 11 'Moment 5' feature update is coming this month — here are the new features - Windows Central

Microsoft's NEW Windows 11 feature drop arrives - Windows Central

You'll soon be able to use your high-resolution smartphone camera as a webcam - Windows Central

Microsoft brings Wi-Fi 7 support to Windows 11 with latest preview build - Windows Central

Microsoft almost sold Bing to Apple - Windows Central

Intel bags a huge fish for its new Foundry Services as Microsoft places an order for home-grown chips - Windows Central

Dell XPS 14 (9440) review - Windows Central

Microsoft News Roundup: Transparent PCs, Copilot's "evil twin," Mobile World Congress - Windows Central

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Feb 19, 2024

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the Windows 11 2024 Update brining new AI features & quality of life improvements, Windows using AI to improve your video games, the new features on the Windows 11 'Moment 5' feature update, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirming some Xbox games are heading to PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, confirmation that new Xbox hardware will be announced this holiday season, Game Pass reaching 34 million subscribers, OpenAI's video generation breakthrough, and more!

Links:

Windows 11 version 24H2: New features, next-gen AI PCs, and everything we know so far - Windows Central

The next version of Windows will use AI to improve your video games - Windows Central

Windows 11 'Moment 5' feature update is coming this month — here are the new features - Windows Central

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirms some Xbox games are headed to PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch - Windows Central

Xbox Game Pass has hit a new growth milestone - Windows Central

Microsoft confirms new Xbox hardware will be announced this holiday season - Windows Central

OpenAI's latest model generates lifelike minute-long AI videos - Windows Central

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Feb 2, 2024

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss why we're not getting Windows 12 this year at least,  Microsoft being the world's most valuable company for the next five years, Google finally bringing native Arm64 support to Chrome on Windows, the latest Windows Insider updates, initial Apple Vision Pro reviews, how Apple's malicious compliance with new EU rules is ruffling feathers, and more!

Links:

 Windows 12 might not arrive in 2024 -Windows Central

13 market analysts unanimously vote that Microsoft will be the world's most valuable company in the next five years - Windows Central

Google Chrome for Windows on Arm is FINALLY happening - Windows Central

Microsoft's new Windows OS installation UI is actually 10 years old - Windows Central

'Apple's new policy is a step in the wrong direction.' - Windows Central

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@ZacBowden

Jan 26, 2024

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the rumoured next round of Surface PC hardware announcements, the new Samsung Galaxy S24 & how it compares to the Google Pixel 8, Apple allowing developers to submit apps to the App Store that can stream games, Microsoft teasing major updates to Sticky Notes, Microsoft cutting 1900 jobs from their gaming division, and more!

Links:

Microsoft’s next Surface PC announcements may take place in March - Windows Central

Samsung supercharges Galaxy S24, Plus, and Ultra with AI but spurns Bing in favor of Google - Windows Central

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is my dream phone - Windows Central

Apple clears way for Xbox Cloud Gaming app for iPhone and iPad - Windows Central

Microsoft teases BIG updates coming to the Sticky Notes tool on Windows 11 and Windows 10 soon - Windows Central

Microsoft is laying off 1900 employees at Xbox - Windows Central

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@ZacBowden

Jan 18, 2024

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss all the fallout from CES 2024 & the major product announcements, including Microsoft's dedicated AI Copilot button, Copilot Pro, Intel's new Core Series 1 laptop chips, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid, ASUS's ZenBook Duo, Dell XPS 14 and XPS 16, Dell's Alienware 32 4K QD-OLED Gaming Monitor, the HP OMEN Transcend 14, the leaked MSI Claw, XREAL's HoloLens-like Air 2 Ultra AR glasses, Google's crackdown on ad blockers, and more! 

Links:

Microsoft announces "most significant change to the Windows keyboard" in 30 years - Windows Central

Microsoft launches paid subscription for Copilot - Windows Central

Intel's new Core Series 1 laptop - Windows Central

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus (Gen 4) review - Windows Central

Meet the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid - Windows Central

ASUS just perfected one of my favorite laptops of recent years and my first thought is WOW - Windows Central

Dell XPS 14 and XPS 16 set the tone for laptops in 2024 - Windows Central

This new 4K Alienware monitor overcomes the limits of OLED, and its specs almost feel like cheating - Windows Central

HP vies for 'best 14-inch gaming laptop' title with an OLED display and Intel Core Ultra - Windows Central

Portable PC gaming handhelds are secretly my most anticipated tech innovation for 2024, and MSI makes the competition fierce - Windows Central

XREAL unveils the XREAL Air 2 Ultra AR glasses - Windows Central

CES 2024 awards - Windows Central

YouTube Premium might be the best solution for ads - Windows Central

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