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Your weekly source for the best stories and insights from the world of Windows, Windows Mobile, Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox. Hosted by Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden.

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Your weekly source for the best stories and insights from the world of Windows, Windows Mobile, Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox. Hosted by Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden.

    Yearning and Dreaming

    Yearning and Dreaming

    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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    Microsoft tests new Windows 11 feature drop for Insiders in the Release Preview channel | Windows Central Windows Subsystem for Android gets major Insider update, including Android 12.1 | Windows Central Microsoft applies for patent on device with reverse foldable display right as LG invents one | Windows Central HP’s new Spectre x360 13.5 and Spectre x360 16 laptops with 12th Gen Intel are going to be bangers | Windows Central Laptop News, Reviews and Buying Guides | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ability Building

    Ability Building

    Microsoft's Ability Summit featured several new announcements for Windows 11 along with hardware accessories and resources for game development. Zac and Dan also set expectations for the upcoming Build 2022 conference, they check out the new Lumina AI Webcam, and more.
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    Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621 to the Beta Channel | Windows Central Microsoft begins testing new Suggested Actions feature in Windows 11 build 25115 | Windows Central Microsoft rolls out new Sound Recorder preview app for Insiders on Windows 11 | Windows Central Microsoft outlines Edge accessibility features at Ability Summit | Windows Central Microsoft unveils new adaptive PC accessories with modular components | Windows Central Microsoft highlights new accessibility features coming soon to Windows 11 | Windows Central Microsoft shares resources on making Xbox games more accessible | Windows Central Microsoft Build 2022 session details now available | Windows Central Lumina AI Webcam review: Perhaps the smartest 4K webcam on the planet | Windows Central

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Think This Through

    Think This Through

    This week, Dan and Zac check out the new 'One Outlook' email client for Windows 11 and the feasibility of running Windows on Surface Duo hardware. They also talk about Halo Infinite Season 2, an Apple patent that's pretty much a Surface Book, and more.
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    Windows 11 build 22616 rolls out to Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channel | Windows Central First look at Microsoft's new 'One Outlook' email client for Windows 11 | Windows Central Surface Duo with Windows 11 seems like dream device for Windows Central readers | Windows Central Halo Infinite Season 2: All known issues, bugs, and workarounds | Windows Central Halo Infinite Season 2 Lone Wolves: Launch time and when you can play | Windows Central Halo Infinite fixes Last Spartan Standing challenges, will update Interference Event | Windows Central Apple wins patent to basically make a Surface Book | Windows Central

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Now with Dynamic Refresh Rate!

    Now with Dynamic Refresh Rate!

    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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    Windows 11 Build 22610 now available for Beta and Dev Insiders | Windows Central Microsoft Edge Canary gets new experimental Windows 11 design with rounded tabs | Windows Central Microsoft delivers promised study revealing device repair reduces waste, climate emissions | Windows Central Microsoft begins testing 'dynamic refresh rate' mode on Surface Laptop Studio | Windows Central The spectacular Dell XPS 13 Plus is finally now available, starting at $1,299 | Windows Central

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Sand in My Gears

    Sand in My Gears

    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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    Surface Laptop Go 2: Everything we know so far | Windows Central How is the Surface Duo 2 holding up at 6 months on the market? (video) | Windows Central Microsoft should merge the Surface Pro X with the Surface Pro 9 this fall | Windows Central A foldable OLED HP notebook could debut in 2022 | Windows Central Lenovo unveils new ThinkBook 13s Gen 4 and 14s Yoga Gen 2 at MWC 2022 | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Rolling out of the Garage

    Rolling out of the Garage

    This week, we report on Microsoft's hybrid work event, new builds of Windows 11, and the possibility of putting Android on Surface Neo. There's also a new name and look for Microsoft's Journal app, an interesting mini PC coming from Apcsilmic, and more.
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    Should Microsoft just put Android on Surface Neo? | Windows Central Ask Windows Central: What is the future of Surface without Surface Neo? | Windows Central Microsoft Edge edges out Safari for second place in desktop browser market | Windows Central Windows 11 File Explorer gets a new Home in latest Insider build | Windows Central Windows 11 event: Here are all the new features that were announced by Microsoft | Windows Central Microsoft's Journal app has a new name and a fresh look for Windows 11 | Windows Central Microsoft unveils plans to integrate Windows 11 and Windows 365 via hybrid Cloud PC experiences | Windows Central Apcsilmic announces Dot 1, the 'smallest' and 'most energy-efficient' Windows mini PC | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 24 min

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