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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.

    New Windows 10 Features; New Outlook; CES 2021

    New Windows 10 Features; New Outlook; CES 2021

    Zac and Daniel look forward to new Windows features in 2021, some of which can be seen in the latest build for Insiders in the Dev Channel. They also talk about a new web powered version of Outlook for Windows and Mac, and a preview of new products being announced at CES 2021.

    Minecraft Earth is shutting down in June, and Daniel shares his experience upgrading the SSD in his Surface Pro X.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The Book of Dan

    The Book of Dan

    Zac and Dan sit down for one more podcast episode in 2021. They begin with an analysis of rumors that Microsoft is creating their own Arm chips for servers and Surface devices. Also on the docket is the near and longer term future of Surface Duo, the greatness of TikTok, and a new beta of the Edge browser.
    Cyberpunk 2077 continues to generate controversy, especially on consoles. Dan review the HP EliteBook x360 G7, and Zac reports on what we can expect from Windows 10 in the first half of 2021. All that, plus their things of the week!
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    Microsoft reportedly creating its own ARM chips for servers and Surface PC | Windows Central Surface Duo officially coming to Canada, France, Germany, and the UK in 2021 | Windows Central TikTok updated with support for Surface Duo's dual-screen displays | Windows Central Microsoft Edge Beta now lets you sync tabs and history across Android and Windows 10 | Windows Central List of Cyberpunk 2077 known bugs and launch issues | Windows Central HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 review: Thinner, lighter, but still shy of greatness | Windows Central Surface and Windows 10: What to expect in the first half of 2021 | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Three Months Later...

    Three Months Later...

    It's a super-sized episode this week as Daniel and Zac talk about x64 emulation for Windows 10 on ARM, and the possible roadmap for Windows 10 and Surface products in 2021.
    They also check in on Surface Duo after 3 months of use, HP's Reverb G2 VR headset, and the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Our very own Jez Corden says it may be one of the best video games ever made!
    Links:
    x64 emulation rolls out for Windows 10 on ARM in latest Dev Channel release | Windows Central Surface and Windows 10: What to expect in the first half of 2021 | Windows Central Surface Duo 3 months on: How is Microsoft's dual-screen Android experience going? | Windows Central HP Reverb G2 review: Incredible visual and aural experience with inferior controllers | Windows Central Cyberpunk 2077 review: Joining industry legend as a contender for best game ever made | Windows Central Microsoft Authenticator might soon work as a password manager on iOS | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    The Sweet Spot

    The Sweet Spot

    We've got an incredibly packed episode for you this week! Daniel just took delivery of a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, and Zac reports on what to expect for Windows 10 in 2021. They also discuss Android apps coming to Windows 10 along with Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 rumors.
    All that, plus Edge news, PS5 vs Xbox Series X performance, and more.
    Links:
    The foldable PC era begins as Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold goes live for preorders | Windows Central 2021 is shaping up to be a big year for Windows 10 | Windows Central Microsoft's 'Project Latte' aims to bring Android apps to Windows 10 | Windows Central Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 show up in leaked images | Windows Central EufyCam 2 review: A year's battery, and no monthly plan – this home security camera is almost perfect | Windows Central Honey integration removed from Microsoft Edge on iOS and Edge beta on Android | Windows Central Why is the PS5 beating the Xbox Series X in power comparisons? Microsoft responds. | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    A Preferable Experience

    A Preferable Experience

    Xbox Series S and Surface Duo are among the year's best inventions, according to TIME. Daniel and Zac talk about what makes them great products. Microsoft Teams for personal use is rolling out to the web and desktop.
    Intel is developing a reference design 15" laptop for release in 2021, the guys have a hands-on look at xCloud streaming on Windows 10, and Daniel has more to say on Apple Silicon.
    Links:
    Xbox Series S and Surface Duo make TIME's 'Best Inventions of 2020' list | Windows Central Microsoft Teams for personal use rolls out to the web and desktop with 24-hour calling | Windows Central Intel will launch a laptop to compete with the likes of the Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre x360 | Windows Central Exclusive: First hands-on video with xCloud Xbox game streaming for Windows 10 PC | Windows Central Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary now let you comment on PDFs | Windows Central Apple brings the heat with its M1 ARM processor, but takes different direction than Microsoft | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    How Capitalism Works

    How Capitalism Works

    Surface Duo's November update is rolling out now. Zac and Daniel talk about Apple's M1 processor for Macs and the influence it might have on the overall PC market. They also talk about the launch of Xbox SeriesX/S, updates to the Bing and Microsoft News apps on Android, and Daniel's review of the Dell XPS 17.
    Links:
    Surface Duo's November update now rolling out for unlocked devices; here's what's new | Windows Central Apple brings the heat with its M1 ARM processor, but takes different direction than Microsoft | Windows Central Where to buy Xbox Series X/S: How to find in-stock consoles | Windows Central First look: Bing and Microsoft News turn into one-stop hubs on Android with new look, more features | Windows Central Dell XPS 17 (9700) review: A wall of pixels and raw power wherever you go | Windows Central

    • 1 hr 32 min

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