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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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    • 4.4 • 67 Ratings

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.

    Qualcomm is ARMed for the future

    Qualcomm is ARMed for the future

    For this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast Dan and Zac dive into their impressions of Surface Laptop, the raw performance of the RTX 4080, why the Xbox Keystone device was put on hold, and an exclusive interview with the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Compute and Gaming at Qualcomm!
    Links:
    ARM CPUs predicted to hit 30% PC market share by 2026 | Windows Central
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 preorders and where to find stock - live report | Windows Central

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Surface Duo is buggy again

    Surface Duo is buggy again

    For this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast Dan and Zac dive into the latest developments surrounding the implosion of Twitter, Windows 11 updates, problems with Android 12L on Surface Duo, poor customer service, Microsoft Adaptive Accessories, and so much more!
    Links:
    Razer Naga V2 Pro review: The most versatile gaming mouse just got even better | Windows Central
    Cooler Master CK720 mechanical keyboard review: Hot-swappable switches for everyone | Windows Central
    A new major Windows 11 bug is impacting PC game performance, but there's a fix | Windows Central
    Android 12L is causing bugs on Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 | Windows Central
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    When will Windows on ARM get good?

    When will Windows on ARM get good?

    In this week's episode of the Windows Central podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Satya Nadella's big payday, the current state of Windows on ARM and where it's headed next, 30 years of ThinkPad, ongoing Twitter controversies, and so much more!
    Links:
    https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft/people-react-to-microsoft-ceo-satya-nadellas-big-payday
    https://www.windowscentral.com/software-apps/windows-11/qualcomms-nuvia-based-snapdragon-chips-are-showing-positive-signs-earning-design-wins
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Losing Alcantara

    Losing Alcantara

    Signs point to a downturn in the laptop market, but Dan finally has the new Surface products on hand with preliminary thoughts to share. He and Zac also talk about Android 12L, Windows 11 news, and a whole lot more.
    Links:
    Microsoft News Roundup: Android 12L on Surface Duo, new Xbox dashboard, face of Windows Phone leaving Microsoft, and more | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Surface Event Recapped!

    Surface Event Recapped!

    A Surface hardware event, Microsoft Ignite, and a partnership with Meta make for an absolutely packed week of news. Zac and Dan dissect all the announcements and what they are most (and least) excited about.
    Links:
    Microsoft Surface event: Here's everything that was announced | Windows Central NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 preorders and where to find stock - live report | Windows Central Microsoft announces new Teams features at Ignite 2022, including Excel Live and expanded reactions | Windows Central Meta and Microsoft are teaming up to create the workplace from hell | Windows Central Sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Living for Surface Duo 3

    Living for Surface Duo 3

    Microsoft's Surface event is coming in just a few days! But in the meantime, we've got plenty of other things to talk about, including Android 12L, a new Windows 11 preview build, and our review roundup. We also look at some early design concepts for Windows 8, and more.
    Links:
    Microsoft News Roundup: Giant NVIDIA RTX 4090, Surface Duo to get Windows 11 look, Overwatch 2, and more | Windows Central Android 12L for Surface Duo to feature Windows 11-inspired UI design updates | Windows Central Ex-Windows chief shares early concept ideas for Windows 8 | Windows Central HyperX’s new ProCast XLR Microphone is so good it has a massive 1-inch gold condenser | Windows Central Windows 11 preview build 25217 rolls out with support for third-party widgets | Windows Central Acer’s new Swift Edge 16" OLED laptop is a half-inch thin, 2.5lbs, and setting records | Windows Central Sponsors:
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

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Must listen to podcast

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to

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Bias

A little too biased towards Windows. The host is aggressively contrarian and gets basic facts wrong regarding Windows and Linux. Wasn’t a good first impression.

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Keep politics off the show

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