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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.

Latest Episodes

Washed Up Hero

Zac and Dan share the top 5 new features in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, and talk about a temporary $200 discount on Surface Duo. The Xbox Media Remotes will work with Xbox Series X and Series S thanks to IR receivers in the next-gen consoles. They also discuss product roadmap issues that are affecting Intel's bottom line, but the company is likely to remain a major power in the computer industry. Links: Top 5 new features in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update | Windows Central Windows 10 October 2020 Update review: Subtle, but necessary | Windows Central Surface Duo on sale for $200 off from Microsoft Store | Windows Central The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S still have IR receivers, will work with Xbox One Media Remotes | Windows Central Intel operating margins drop in Q3 2020 despite rising PC sales | Windows Central Sponsors: Keeps: The easiest and most affordable way to keep the hair you have. For a limited time, receive your first month of treatment for free — Go to keeps.com/wcp

73 min5 d ago
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Washed Up Hero

A Third Polarity

Surface Pro X with the new SQ2 processor is here, and it's the most platinum platinum computer Microsoft has ever made. Dan and Zac review Surface Laptop Go and talk about a new Windows 10 build for Insiders, plus using Bing on Xbox. They also evaluate Apple's lineup of iPhone 12 models and how they stack up for Microsoft users. Finally, they introduce a new segment called "Thing of the Week"! Links: Surface Pro X in platinum with new SQ2 processor arrives October 13th for $1,499 | Windows Central Surface Laptop Go review: This delightful mini PC gets (almost) everything right | Windows Central New Windows 10 build rolls out to Insiders, but it's just a test without features | Windows Central Bing has a new Xbox app, and you might actually want it | Windows Central iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12: Release date, price, features, and more | iMore

93 min1 w ago
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A Third Polarity

A Condescending Afternoon

Dan and Zac talk about the Windows 10X out-of-box experience, which may be coming to Windows 10, and there's an update to Edge that adds a price checker for online shopping. The Surface Duo October update corrects many initial issues with the device and represents the first in a long road of future improvements. The guys also touch briefly on Microsoft's new Xbox marketing campaign. Links: Windows 10X out-of-box experience may be coming to Windows 10 | Windows Central Microsoft Edge is adding a nifty price checker feature to Collections to make shopping smarter | Windows Central Surface Duo's October update explained: What's fixed and improved | Windows Central Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S ad encourages players to Power Your Dreams | Windows Central Sponsors: Mint Moblie: Mint Mobile makes it easy to cut your wireless bill down to just 30 bucks a month. Every plan comes with unlimited nationwide talk and text. Use your own phone with any Mint Mobile plan and keep your same phone ...

87 min2 w ago
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A Condescending Afternoon

Vanishing Timeline

It was a week chock full of new hardware this week with a refreshed Surface Pro X and an official announcement of the rumored Surface Laptop Go. Other manufacturers like Lenovo, Dell, and HP showed off laptops with 11th Gen Intel processors. Especially interesting are the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and HP's Spectre x360 14, which has a 3:2 OLED display. They also discuss Windows 10 build 20226 and Windows Timeline support being removed from Microsoft Launcher on Android. Links: Microsoft unveils refreshed Surface Pro X and new Surface Laptop Go hardware line-up for the fall | Windows Central Windows 10 build 20226 brings new storage health feature to Insiders | Windows Central The foldable PC era begins as Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold goes live for preorders | Windows Central Lenovo announces new ThinkPad X1 Nano featuring Intel Evo, 16:10 and weighing just two pounds | Windows Central Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 get speedy updates with Intel 11th Gen, Thunderbolt 4 | Windows Central Th...

74 min3 w ago
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Vanishing Timeline

It's a Company

Dan and Zac cover some of the most interesting announcements from Ignite. The 85-inch Surface Hub 2S is coming in January 2021. Edge is on the way for Linux users, and Microsoft Teams continues to grow as a platform for remote workers. Alleged source code for Windows XP has leaked —hopefully you've upgraded by now! They also review the Windows 10 October 2020 Update along with a look at what's to come in 2021. In the gaming realm, the guys talk about Xbox preorders and Microsoft's purchase of Zenimax for $7.5 billion dollars. And check out their Surface Duo tips! Links: Second half of Microsoft Ignite will be in March 2021 | Windows Central Windows 10 October 2020 Update review: Subtle, but necessary | Windows Central Surface Duo tip: Enable app notification icons in Peek Mode | Windows Central Microsoft's massive 85-inch Surface Hub 2S is coming in January 2021 for $21,999 | Windows Central Microsoft Edge for Linux preview is coming in October | Windows Central Microsoft Teams bri...

101 minSEP 28
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It's a Company

Stan for Foldables

Michael Fisher aka "Mr. Mobile" joins Daniel and Zac to offer his impressions of Surface Duo. Zac shares the history of Andromeda — the initiative that ultimately led to creation of Surface Duo. They also touch on Windows 10 20H2, a roundup of Surface laptop rumors, and the value of PS5 vs. Xbox. Links: Surface Duo Review: Double Trouble - YouTube Surface Duo | Windows Central Project Andromeda: The secret history of Windows on Surface Duo | Windows Central How to get Windows 10 October 2020 Update before anyone else | Windows Central Microsoft is building a new midrange Surface clamshell PC with a 12.5-inch display | Windows Central Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One X 3D size comparison | Windows Central

101 minSEP 22
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Stan for Foldables

Flamboyant Zooms

This week, Dan provides his full review of Surface Duo. He and Zac also discuss the recently unveiled Xbox pricing. It appears Microsoft will "win" this generation of consoles from a price and value standpoint. Zac also reports on a new midrange Surface laptop (codenamed Sparti) that may arrive in time for the Holiday shopping season. Links: Surface Duo review: A dual-screen phone of tomorrow ... that's not quite ready today | Windows Central Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release date and price finally revealed | Windows Central Microsoft is building a new midrange Surface clamshell PC with a 12.5-inch display | Windows Central Sponsors: Mint Moblie: Mint Mobile makes it easy to cut your wireless bill down to just 30 bucks a month. Every plan comes with unlimited nationwide talk and text. Use your own phone with any Mint Mobile plan and keep your same phone number along with all your existing contacts. To get your new wireless plan for just $30 a month, and get the plan shipped to...

80 minSEP 14
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Flamboyant Zooms

A Weird Sell

Some Microsoft product code names have leaked — Zac and Daniel talk about what upcoming devices a few of them might be. Qualcomm has an update to the Snapdragon 8cx line coming late this year. There are plenty of other product announcements this week. Intel have announced their 11th-gen processors, while NVIDIA unveiled a family of RTX 3000-series GPUs. Links: Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Compute Platform, ships 'late 2020' | Windows Central Surface Duo might not arrive in markets outside the United States until 2021 | Windows Central Windows 10 build 20206 lands with new and improved emoji picker, much more | Windows Central Intel takes on AMD with 11th-gen Tiger Lake and Iris XE graphics NVIDIA unveils RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070: Everything you need to know | Windows Central

79 minSEP 8
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A Weird Sell

Holdability

Dan has a Surface Duo in hand and provides his impressions of the hardware while carefully skirting questions about software as he continues testing the new device. He and Zac also talk about Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.487 rolling out to the Beta and Release Channels. It's possible that the Microsoft purchase of TikTok could be happening VERY soon. Plus, the new Xbox dashboard finally gets it right. Links: Surface Duo FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's first dual-screen Surface | Windows Central Surface Duo unboxing: Watch Windows Central's Daniel Rubino go hands-on | Windows Central Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.487 now rolling out in the Beta and Release Channel | Windows Central Microsoft TikTok purchase could happen within next 48 hours | Windows Central The next Xbox One and Xbox Series X dashboard finally gets it right | Windows Central

65 minAUG 31
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Holdability

The Han Solo Look

There's still plenty more to say about Surface Duo, but Dan and Zac catch up on other happenings within the Microsoft world. There's chat about new Windows 10 builds, Xbox Series S, real-time trips and weather with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and the end of support for Microsoft Edge Legacy. Additionally, Dan reviews the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from a Microsoft service users perspective. Plus, he makes the case for new societal fashion aesthetics. Links: Windows Insider build 20197 makes disk management way more accessible | Windows Central Say goodbye to Microsoft Edge Legacy; support ending in March 2021 | Windows Central Samsung Note 20 Ultra review: The everything phone of 2020 | Windows Central Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on Xbox: Release date, Xbox Series X, and everything you need to know | Windows Central Surface Duo FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's first dual-screen Surface | Windows Central Still mulling Surface Duo? Check out Dave Lee's han...

102 minAUG 25
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The Han Solo Look

Latest Episodes

Washed Up Hero

Zac and Dan share the top 5 new features in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, and talk about a temporary $200 discount on Surface Duo. The Xbox Media Remotes will work with Xbox Series X and Series S thanks to IR receivers in the next-gen consoles. They also discuss product roadmap issues that are affecting Intel's bottom line, but the company is likely to remain a major power in the computer industry. Links: Top 5 new features in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update | Windows Central Windows 10 October 2020 Update review: Subtle, but necessary | Windows Central Surface Duo on sale for $200 off from Microsoft Store | Windows Central The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S still have IR receivers, will work with Xbox One Media Remotes | Windows Central Intel operating margins drop in Q3 2020 despite rising PC sales | Windows Central Sponsors: Keeps: The easiest and most affordable way to keep the hair you have. For a limited time, receive your first month of treatment for free — Go to keeps.com/wcp

73 min5 d ago
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Washed Up Hero

A Third Polarity

Surface Pro X with the new SQ2 processor is here, and it's the most platinum platinum computer Microsoft has ever made. Dan and Zac review Surface Laptop Go and talk about a new Windows 10 build for Insiders, plus using Bing on Xbox. They also evaluate Apple's lineup of iPhone 12 models and how they stack up for Microsoft users. Finally, they introduce a new segment called "Thing of the Week"! Links: Surface Pro X in platinum with new SQ2 processor arrives October 13th for $1,499 | Windows Central Surface Laptop Go review: This delightful mini PC gets (almost) everything right | Windows Central New Windows 10 build rolls out to Insiders, but it's just a test without features | Windows Central Bing has a new Xbox app, and you might actually want it | Windows Central iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12: Release date, price, features, and more | iMore

93 min1 w ago
Comments
A Third Polarity

A Condescending Afternoon

Dan and Zac talk about the Windows 10X out-of-box experience, which may be coming to Windows 10, and there's an update to Edge that adds a price checker for online shopping. The Surface Duo October update corrects many initial issues with the device and represents the first in a long road of future improvements. The guys also touch briefly on Microsoft's new Xbox marketing campaign. Links: Windows 10X out-of-box experience may be coming to Windows 10 | Windows Central Microsoft Edge is adding a nifty price checker feature to Collections to make shopping smarter | Windows Central Surface Duo's October update explained: What's fixed and improved | Windows Central Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S ad encourages players to Power Your Dreams | Windows Central Sponsors: Mint Moblie: Mint Mobile makes it easy to cut your wireless bill down to just 30 bucks a month. Every plan comes with unlimited nationwide talk and text. Use your own phone with any Mint Mobile plan and keep your same phone ...

87 min2 w ago
Comments
A Condescending Afternoon

Vanishing Timeline

It was a week chock full of new hardware this week with a refreshed Surface Pro X and an official announcement of the rumored Surface Laptop Go. Other manufacturers like Lenovo, Dell, and HP showed off laptops with 11th Gen Intel processors. Especially interesting are the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and HP's Spectre x360 14, which has a 3:2 OLED display. They also discuss Windows 10 build 20226 and Windows Timeline support being removed from Microsoft Launcher on Android. Links: Microsoft unveils refreshed Surface Pro X and new Surface Laptop Go hardware line-up for the fall | Windows Central Windows 10 build 20226 brings new storage health feature to Insiders | Windows Central The foldable PC era begins as Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold goes live for preorders | Windows Central Lenovo announces new ThinkPad X1 Nano featuring Intel Evo, 16:10 and weighing just two pounds | Windows Central Dell XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 get speedy updates with Intel 11th Gen, Thunderbolt 4 | Windows Central Th...

74 min3 w ago
Comments
Vanishing Timeline

It's a Company

Dan and Zac cover some of the most interesting announcements from Ignite. The 85-inch Surface Hub 2S is coming in January 2021. Edge is on the way for Linux users, and Microsoft Teams continues to grow as a platform for remote workers. Alleged source code for Windows XP has leaked —hopefully you've upgraded by now! They also review the Windows 10 October 2020 Update along with a look at what's to come in 2021. In the gaming realm, the guys talk about Xbox preorders and Microsoft's purchase of Zenimax for $7.5 billion dollars. And check out their Surface Duo tips! Links: Second half of Microsoft Ignite will be in March 2021 | Windows Central Windows 10 October 2020 Update review: Subtle, but necessary | Windows Central Surface Duo tip: Enable app notification icons in Peek Mode | Windows Central Microsoft's massive 85-inch Surface Hub 2S is coming in January 2021 for $21,999 | Windows Central Microsoft Edge for Linux preview is coming in October | Windows Central Microsoft Teams bri...

101 minSEP 28
Comments
It's a Company

Stan for Foldables

Michael Fisher aka "Mr. Mobile" joins Daniel and Zac to offer his impressions of Surface Duo. Zac shares the history of Andromeda — the initiative that ultimately led to creation of Surface Duo. They also touch on Windows 10 20H2, a roundup of Surface laptop rumors, and the value of PS5 vs. Xbox. Links: Surface Duo Review: Double Trouble - YouTube Surface Duo | Windows Central Project Andromeda: The secret history of Windows on Surface Duo | Windows Central How to get Windows 10 October 2020 Update before anyone else | Windows Central Microsoft is building a new midrange Surface clamshell PC with a 12.5-inch display | Windows Central Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One X 3D size comparison | Windows Central

101 minSEP 22
Comments
Stan for Foldables

Flamboyant Zooms

This week, Dan provides his full review of Surface Duo. He and Zac also discuss the recently unveiled Xbox pricing. It appears Microsoft will "win" this generation of consoles from a price and value standpoint. Zac also reports on a new midrange Surface laptop (codenamed Sparti) that may arrive in time for the Holiday shopping season. Links: Surface Duo review: A dual-screen phone of tomorrow ... that's not quite ready today | Windows Central Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release date and price finally revealed | Windows Central Microsoft is building a new midrange Surface clamshell PC with a 12.5-inch display | Windows Central Sponsors: Mint Moblie: Mint Mobile makes it easy to cut your wireless bill down to just 30 bucks a month. Every plan comes with unlimited nationwide talk and text. Use your own phone with any Mint Mobile plan and keep your same phone number along with all your existing contacts. To get your new wireless plan for just $30 a month, and get the plan shipped to...

80 minSEP 14
Comments
Flamboyant Zooms

A Weird Sell

Some Microsoft product code names have leaked — Zac and Daniel talk about what upcoming devices a few of them might be. Qualcomm has an update to the Snapdragon 8cx line coming late this year. There are plenty of other product announcements this week. Intel have announced their 11th-gen processors, while NVIDIA unveiled a family of RTX 3000-series GPUs. Links: Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Compute Platform, ships 'late 2020' | Windows Central Surface Duo might not arrive in markets outside the United States until 2021 | Windows Central Windows 10 build 20206 lands with new and improved emoji picker, much more | Windows Central Intel takes on AMD with 11th-gen Tiger Lake and Iris XE graphics NVIDIA unveils RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070: Everything you need to know | Windows Central

79 minSEP 8
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A Weird Sell

Holdability

Dan has a Surface Duo in hand and provides his impressions of the hardware while carefully skirting questions about software as he continues testing the new device. He and Zac also talk about Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.487 rolling out to the Beta and Release Channels. It's possible that the Microsoft purchase of TikTok could be happening VERY soon. Plus, the new Xbox dashboard finally gets it right. Links: Surface Duo FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's first dual-screen Surface | Windows Central Surface Duo unboxing: Watch Windows Central's Daniel Rubino go hands-on | Windows Central Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.487 now rolling out in the Beta and Release Channel | Windows Central Microsoft TikTok purchase could happen within next 48 hours | Windows Central The next Xbox One and Xbox Series X dashboard finally gets it right | Windows Central

65 minAUG 31
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Holdability

The Han Solo Look

There's still plenty more to say about Surface Duo, but Dan and Zac catch up on other happenings within the Microsoft world. There's chat about new Windows 10 builds, Xbox Series S, real-time trips and weather with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and the end of support for Microsoft Edge Legacy. Additionally, Dan reviews the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from a Microsoft service users perspective. Plus, he makes the case for new societal fashion aesthetics. Links: Windows Insider build 20197 makes disk management way more accessible | Windows Central Say goodbye to Microsoft Edge Legacy; support ending in March 2021 | Windows Central Samsung Note 20 Ultra review: The everything phone of 2020 | Windows Central Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 on Xbox: Release date, Xbox Series X, and everything you need to know | Windows Central Surface Duo FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's first dual-screen Surface | Windows Central Still mulling Surface Duo? Check out Dave Lee's han...

102 minAUG 25
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The Han Solo Look
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