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Jul 17, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss yet more drama between the FTC and Microsoft over the Activision-Xbox deal, the Windows 11 23H2 update, the return of Emojigate following the latest Windows 11 Insider Build, Major Nelson stepping down from Xbox, and more!

Links:

The next big Windows 11 feature update - Windows Central

Emojigate returns - Windows Central

Microsoft vs FTC - Windows Central

Larry Hryb 'Major Nelson' stepping down - Windows Central

FTC loses again - Windows Central

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Jul 11, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Windows Copilot & why Zac is disappointed with it, mainstream consumer AI use, all the fallout from Meta launching Threads, what it means for Twitter & social media going forward, review Robo & Kala's 2-In-1 laptop, and more!

Links:

First look at Windows Copilot - Windows Central

Why Microsoft won't be the company to mainstream consumer AI use - Windows Central

Meta's 'Threads' reaches 100 million users - Windows Central

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Jun 26, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss what to expect from 'Windows 12', Windows 11 insider build updates, the Android 13 Pixel experience on Surface Duo, their fall expectations for Surface, Dan's thoughts on the ASUS ROG Ally, and more!

Links:

Windows 12: everything we know so far - Windows Central

You won't lose these Windows 11 File Explorer features - Windows Central

Say good-bye to the time and date in the Windows 11 system tray - Windows Central

Check out the Surface Duo running Android 13 - Windows Central

I was wrong about the ASUS ROG Ally - Windows Central

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Jun 19, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Intel's most significant brand update in 15 years, Microsoft removing File Explorer features on Windows 11, all the fallout from the Xbox Games Showcase 2023, and there's reviews of the NewQ 16-in-1 docking station, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ASUS ROG Swift OLED, Beelink SER5 Pro 5800H, and more!

Links:

Intel makes bold move - Windows Central

Microsoft is getting rid of the following File Explorer features - Windows Central

Xbox Games Showcase 2023 - Windows Central

Review: NewQ 16-in-1 docking station - Windows Central

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 8) review - Windows Central

ASUS ROG Swift OLED review - Windows Central

Beelink SER5 Pro 5800H review - Windows Central

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Jun 12, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the fallout from WWDC including Apple's Vision Pro & how it compares to Microsoft HoloLens, Windows 11's new features, the Windows AI copilot, debate the Pixel Fold's price & software, review the Asus ROG Ally, and more!

Links:

Apple's AR Vision Pro headset isn't the HoloLens competitor I thought it was going to be - Windows Central

Windows 11 version 23H2: New features - Windows Central

Asus ROG Ally review - Windows Central

Latest Windows 11 preview - Windows Central

I hate that people are going to love Apple Vision Pro VR - Windows Central

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Jun 5, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft killing support for Cortana on Windows 10 & 11, Microsoft Paint dark mode, the problems with Surface Duo's May 2023 update, Qualcomm's upcoming Oryon chip, Dan's attempts to get Diablo 4, boomer shooters, review the Dell XPS 17 & Lenovo ThinkPad X13s, and more!

Links:

Microsoft is killing Cortana - Windows Central

Microsoft Paint is FINALLY getting dark mode support - Windows Central

Surface Duo's May 2023 firmware update - Windows Central

Qualcomm Oryon chip specs to be unveiled - Windows Central

I'm addicted to 7 boomer shooters - Windows Central

Dell XPS 17 (9730) review - Windows Central

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s review - Windows Central

Diablo 4 Review - Windows Central

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May 29, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss all the big announcements from Microsoft's annual developer conference including Windows Copilot, Microsoft Edge getting a new look, the Microsoft Store being enthused with AI technology, major widgets news, and more!

Links:

Microsoft Build 2023's Biggest Announcments - Windows Central

Windows 11 is getting its own integrated AI assistant - Windows Central

Microsoft Edge gets a new look - Windows Central

Windows 11's Microsoft Store AI - Windows Central

Windows 11 Widget News - Windows Central

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May 22, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss whether the PC market could return to normal this year, Microsoft updating SwiftKey with AI compose mode, a Surface Duo-optimized version of Android 14, Samsung potentially putting Bing on their smartphones, review the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i & Razer Nommo V2 Pro speakers, and more!

Links:

PC market might return to normal this year - Windows Central

Microsoft updates SwiftKey with AI compose mode - Windows Central

A Surface Duo-optimized version of Android 14 - Windows Central

Sorry Bing, Samsung is sticking with Google - Windows Central

Razer Nommo V2 Pro review - Windows Central

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May 15, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the Google Pixel Fold, Windows 11's 'Moment 3', Bing AI's struggles against Google's market share, the ASUS ROG Ally, review Dell's UltraSharp 6K Monitor, Bluesky, and more!

Links:

The next big Windows 11 feature update is imminent - Windows Central

The Google Pixel Fold has ruined my love for the Surface Duo - Windows Central

Has Bing AI managed to put a dent in Google's market share? - Windows Central

ASUS ROG Ally unleashed - Windows Central

Dell's UltraSharp 6K Monitor Review - Windows Central

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May 8, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft abandoning their dual-screen foldable smartphone, Windows 11 updates & the end of Windows 10, the spiritual return of Windows Gadgets, third-party plugin support on Bing Chat AI, review Redfall, and more!

Links:

The Microsoft Surface Duo is in trouble - Windows Central

Microsoft is modernizing even more parts of File Explorer - Windows Central

Microsoft is planning a major change to widgets - Windows Central

Get ready for third-party plugin support on Bing Chat AI - Windows Central

Redfall Review - Windows Central

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Apr 24, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the war between Microsoft & Twitter, the upcoming Surface Go 4 & what to expect, Google Bard being 'worse than useless', Microsoft building their own AI chips, review the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro, and more!

Links:

Microsoft vs. Twitter - Windows Central

Surface Go 4: Everything you need to know - Windows Central

Google Bard 'Worse Than Useless' - Windows Central

Microsoft Creating Its Own AI Chips - Windows Central

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro Review - Windows Central

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Apr 17, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Windows 11 updates & controversies, a Windows 11 'Handheld Gaming Mode', Microsoft bringing Windows 11 to HoloLens 2, potential AI regulations, review Dell's UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor & the Surface Pro 9, and more!

Links:

Windows 11 Updates - Microsoft Central

Microsoft Bringing Windows 11 To HoloLens 2 - Windows Central

Windows 11 Handheld Gaming Mode - Windows Central

AI Regulations In The Making? - Windows Central

Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor Review - Windows Central

Surface Pro 9 Review - Windows Central

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Apr 10, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Dock 3, running Windows 10X on the Surface Duo, Bing AI Chat on Microsoft Edge, the ASUS ROG Ally April Fools saga, and more!

Links:

Microsoft’s Upcoming 'Surface Dock 3' - Windows Central

You Can Now Run Windows 10X On The Surface Duo - Windows Central

How To Enable Bing AI Chat Directly In Microsoft Edge - Windows Central

ASUS ROG Ally April Fools' Joke - Windows Central

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Apr 3, 2023

On this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac dive into some exclusive info regarding Windows Core PC, Surface Hub 2 SG2 details, the launch of Teams 2.0, the latest dire predictions regarding the future of AI, a host of new reviews, and so much more!

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Mar 27, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the Windows 11 news and the 'aCropalypse' bug, what to expect from Surface this spring, the latest developments with Bing Chat AI, preview Microsoft Loop, and more!

Links:

Windows 11 Snipping Tool 'aCropalypse' Bug - Windows Central

 Microsoft Loop - Windows Central

Bing Chat AI Can Generate Images - Windows Central

Microsoft News Roundup - Windows Central

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Mar 20, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft Office's new AI 'Copilot', OpenAI unveiling GPT-4, Dell's shockingly affordable Windows on ARM laptop, review the HP Dragonfly Pro, and more!

Links:

Microsoft Word gets new AI 'Copilot' - Windows Central

OpenAI unveils GPT-4 - Windows Central

HP Dragonfly Pro Review - Windows Central

Dell's First Windows 11 On ARM Laptop - Windows Central

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Mar 13, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the new Windows Canary Ring and what it means for the next version of Windows, Bing Chat AI helping Microsoft Bing hit 100m daily active users, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 leak, the return of classic Taskbar features on Windows 11, Sony showing its true colors, and more!

Links:

Microsoft Bing just crossed 100 million daily active users - Windows Central

Surface Laptop Studio 2 LEAKED - Windows Central

Microsoft is bringing back classic Taskbar features on Windows 11 - Windows Central

Sony blasts Microsoft's Xbox Activision deal - Windows Central

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Mar 6, 2023

On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Lenovo's rollable laptop concept, the Windows 11 update bringing Bing Chat to the Taskbar, Windows 12 rumours, review the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, present their 'Thing Of The Week', and more!

Links:

Lenovo's Rollable Concept Laptop - Windows Central

Windows 11 Update - Windows Central

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review - Windows Central

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Feb 21, 2023

On this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac dive into the dilemma facing Bing with AI, the latest updates for Windows 11, the impressions of Razer Black Widow V4 Pro keyboard, and so much more!

Links:

Microsoft rolled out its deranged Bing Chat AI in India 4 months ago, and no one noticed | Windows Central

Microsoft needs a new mascot for a GPT-powered Windows — Clippy or Cortana? | Windows Central

Microsoft raises chat limits on Bing, plans to increase cap even further | Windows Central

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Feb 12, 2023

In this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac dive into the latest developments from Microsoft's surprise AI-centric event, updates for Windows 11, impressions on the Samsung Book3 Pro and Galaxy S23 Ultra, and so much more!

Links:  

Microsoft News Roundup: Microsoft announces New Bing, new Edge, and we review Hogwarts Legacy | Windows Central

How to try out the new Microsoft Edge with ChatGPT | Windows Central

The new Bing may just be the beginning, Microsoft reportedly wants to help organizations create their own ChatGPT bots | Windows Central

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Feb 5, 2023

For this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac dive into the latest Windows 11 updates, an array of new Razer devices, including a shocking $280 mouse, the latest from Samsung, Xbox's surprise hit, and so much more! 

Links: 

Hi-Fi Rush Xbox review: Riding the musical highs of Microsoft's hit new IP | Windows Central

Razer’s Viper Mini Signature Edition is a batsh*t crazy $279 mouse unlike anything you’ve seen | Windows Central

The Razer Edge has finally got me back into gaming — here’s why | Windows Central

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Jan 29, 2023

In this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac dive into the latest Microsoft earnings numbers, leaks surrounding Edge 'Pheonix,' Razer's handheld gaming device, Windows 11 updates, and so much more!

Links: 

Exclusive: This is Microsoft's new modern File Explorer overhaul for Windows 11 | Windows Central

Microsoft News Roundup: Revamped Microsoft Edge, new File Explorer, and conservatives vs. Xbox sleep mode | Windows Central

Windows Package Manager is so good I won't use anything else now | Windows Central

Jan 22, 2023

In this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac dive into Microsoft's announcement of mass layoffs, the struggling tech sector, the possible AI implementation with Windows 12, updates to Windows 11, and so much more! 

Links:

Microsoft is dumb for not making an E-ink device for OneNote | Windows Central

Check out this unreleased version of the Windows 10 Start Menu with MixView 3D Tiles and more | Windows Central

Microsoft brings updated UI to Windows Spotlight in latest Windows 11 preview build | Windows Central

Former 343i devs respond to Microsoft layoffs: 'They set Halo up for failure' (Update) | Windows Central

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Jan 17, 2023

In this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac dive into the latest rumors regarding the future screen possibilities for the Surface Duo 3, the coolest devices from CES 2023, Windows 11 updates, Apple bringing apps to Windows, and so much more!

Links: 

Windows Central's Best of CES 2023 Awards: The best of future tech | Windows Central

Windows 11 is getting a new Network Troubleshooting experience soon | Windows Central

Surface Duo going to a single folding screen is lame, but the right call to make | Windows Central

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