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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.

    Microsoft making major cuts

    Microsoft making major cuts

    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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    • 1 hr 12 min
    RIP to the dual-screen Surface Duo

    RIP to the dual-screen Surface Duo

    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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    • 1 hr 43 min
    What will Microsoft deliver in 2023?

    What will Microsoft deliver in 2023?

    In this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac dive into some new features headed to Windows 11, Microsoft's strategy regarding the HoloLens 3, the FTC's stance on the acquisition of Activision/Blizzard/King, the Windows Central review of the Logitech G Cloud, and what technology we could see from Microsoft in 2023.
    Links: 
    Windows 11 Insiders get plethora of new voice commands | Windows Central
    Logitech G Cloud review: An imperfect vision of the gaming future | Windows Central
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    We're a bit bored of the Surface Duo

    We're a bit bored of the Surface Duo

    In this week's episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Dan and Zac overcome Black Friday/Cyber Monday fatigue to discuss a fresh Windows 11 preview build, the potential Surface Duo insider program, Adobe bringing products to the Microsoft Store, impressions of the HP Dragonfly Folio G3, the Elon Musk phone, and so much more!
    Links: 
    The failure of Amazon's Alexa shows Microsoft was right to kill Cortana | Windows Central
    New Windows 11 preview build adds more search button options to the Taskbar | Windows Central
    Surface Duo may be getting its own Insider Program for Android betas soon | Windows Central
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    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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    • 1 hr 28 min

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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Dan hates Musk

The show was good. Until politics arrived. These days it’s 20 minutes of whining about Twitter. So old.

It’s still going on. Amazed I still listen.

SkellySkelly ,

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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