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.
The Small Stuff
Microsoft will be rolling out a variety of updates to Windows 10 over the next several months. Should you upgrade to an Insider build now or wait for final release? Daniel shows of the Razer Anzu smart glasses while he and Zac talk about new features to Microsoft Teams and more Surface patent filings. They also do a review roundup of the Razer Naga X mouse, HP ENVY 14, several Dell laptop announcements, and more.
A Grand Plan?
This week, Zac and Daniel talk about Microsoft's lead in mixed reality computing and their massive $22 billion contract with the US Army. They also look ahead to the Spring Surface lineup and the $499 B&O headphones for Xbox. Plus, the Xbox mini fridge is a reality!
It appears that Microsoft is set to buy Discord as part of its recent shopping spree. Daniel and Zac also chat about Razer possibly releasing an AMD-powered laptop, new icons in File Explorer, a WPA version of the Spotify app, and more.
AMD's Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors are here as Intel goes after Apple with an ad featuring Justin Long. Daniel and Zack Also have news in Windows 10 build 21337, Surface Duo March 2021 update, a review of the Xbox Wireless Headset, and more.
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Cortana has died more times than Jason Voorhees and Freddie Krueger combined. Surface Laptop 4 specs have leaked online — Daniel and Zac have the details. A new Microsoft webcam is reportedly on the way as well. Additionally, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 build 21332 to Insiders in the Dev Channel.
The guys also dig into some gaming news. 20 Bethesda Softworks titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass, and Halo Infinite developers have offered insight into the game's day/night cycle, weather, different biomes, and more. All that, plus Daniel's review of the Dell XPS 8940 SE desktop!
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Zac and Daniel deliver a roundup of announcements from Ignite, including some insight into the next generation of Windows. GroupMe could be expanding its feature set, Razer has announced smart glasses, a Lumia and iPhone expert has joined the Microsoft Surface team, and more!
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