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Welcome to this week show where we discus the release of the Windows 11 2022 Update (this update formally known as 22H2). We talk about what's in the update and how to get it. We also talk about new gadgets, space debris, the Surface Laptop Go 2 and new builds of Windows 11.

 

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Welcome to this week's podcast! I am away so Garry and Richard host and have a great chat about Richard's visits to almost witness a space launch and a chat about the space programme. Garry has EV news, Microsoft news and lots more!

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Just audio this week, we should be back with video next week.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Gary and I talk about the latest Windows Insider builds, Gary has a new Drone, we talk about my latest software tool and about a new Fairlight CMI film.

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This week on the podcast Garry and I talk about the rise and fall of the Microsoft Band as one of the product team has written an article about his time on the team. We get more up to date with the latest Windows 11 builds, we have EV news and talk about Deep Fake technology.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about Windows 11 22H2 and look at when it will be released. We talk about his new laptop, the latest dev channel released of Windows 11,  we have EV news and I talk about using samples from my phone for music inspiration.

We also talk about the Windows 8 startup sounds that you can now hear for the first time, and the special sounds created for the Surface launch along with Windows 8. Listen to the show for a peak at the sounds.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about Amazon’s new voice cloning software and why its could be creepy. We talk OneDrive, Windows 11 22H2, Netflix’s Sandman and the CMI Fairlight. We also find out how Janet Jackson could destroy your laptop!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about new smart home gadgets, new wake words in Alexa, the latest Windows Insider news and lots more!

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Welcome to this week's podcast! Garry and I talk through the raft of new builds released from Microsoft last week including the first news of Windows 10 22H2. We talk about Sky Q and it's almost what Media Center could have been. We talk smart home and EV news.

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Welcome to this week's podcast! This week I am back Garry and Richard, so we have a lot to catch up on. We talk about Windows Update errors, new taskbar in Windows 11, smart tags and smart homes, streaming services, and lots more!

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This week Garry and Richard host while I say out of the country until it cools down. Richard and Garry talk about Hive pulling some of their smart home IOT devices, they talk solar panels and air con, EV charging, new updates of Windows 11 and lots more.

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Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Gary and I talk the anniversary of the Atari, we go down a rabbit hole for 80's music tech thanks to the BBC Archive, we talk the latest Windows Insider builds, linking Midi to my LED strip lights, EV news and lots more!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the new Raspberry Pi Pico with wifi, we talk tech news from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Windows 11 22H2, Powershell and lots more!

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This week Garry and I are joined by Windows Insider MVP Ian Cunningham. Ian joins us to talk about his Windows forums and his custom home automation setup. He talks about his space balloon launch and how he tracked it from North Wales to Yorkshire and his plans to try and launch a Windows 11 power Raspberry Pi in to space next.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk about tabs coming to File Explorer in Windows 11, the Windows 11 22H2 update, Microsoft app updates and Surface Duo updates. We talk the latest EV news, computer museums and lots more!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast. This week it’s just me but I wanted to do an update as Microsoft have just pushed 22H2 to the release preview channel meaning that 22H2 is almost done. I talk about what’s new in the update and how you can get it. I talk about last week’s dev channel build, Surface Laptop Go 2, M2 processors and lots more.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the recent Windows Insider event Garry and I attended and why I am happy Microsoft are starting to engage with consumers again. Richard talks about the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2, we talk new builds of Windows 11, Excel features being removed and why you should watch Bladerunner.

I play out with my cover of the Bladerunner end theme!

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This week on the podcast Garry, Richard and I talk Microsoft Build 2022 and what that means for Windows users. We talk about some of the changes coming to Windows 11, Windows ARM dev boxes, the new feature in Windows 11 build 25120, Android on Windows 11 and lots more!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week there is just me so I week I bring you the news about Microsoft splitting the dev and beta channels again, the Windows 11 22H2 update and the new features coming to the dev channel. I also talk about updated apps in Windows 11, new laptops and I even have some new music.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard, Garry and I talk about Richards recent visit to the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester, the latest Windows Insider builds, Windows 11 22H2 and Garry brings us an interview with Kate Tyrell talking ChargeSafe.

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Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the new Windows 11 build and speculate when 22H2 will ship. We talk about running Windows on a Surface Duo, upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 11 and Richard polishes his TI-99.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This time Garry, Richard and I talk about the shutting down of Insteon and what that means for the smart home. We talk about the 40th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum, HoloLens and bring you the latest Windows Insider news.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! Garry, Richard and I talk about the new Windows 11 build released last week. We talk about the Windows 11 taskbar going nowhere, Microsoft could be getting into hot water with regulators, Raspberry Pi and memories of the Amiga 500!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and look back at Microsoft’s Hybrid work event and what that means for Windows 11. We talk about the rebranding of Your Phone to Phone Link and Microsoft’s reorg of its Android division. We also take space launches, Windows Insider news and lots more.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard, Garry and I talk Brokenwire EV charging, Windows 11 22H2 coming to the Windows Insider beta channel, Okta hacks, Raspberry Pi projects and the Microsoft Graveyard.

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Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Richard joins me to talk about the latest Windows 11 build and the new system watermark. We talk about the new Surface webcam, smart home obsolescence tablet modes in Windows and look back at 25 years of Visual Studio.

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Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk updates for Windows 10 and Windows 11. We talk about the potential of adverts in Windows Explorer, look back at Windows Live Mesh, I brick a Surface Duo and lots more!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! Garry comes live from a charging station in Peterborough where he talks EV charging. We talk Windows Insider builds, new Macs and iPhones. We talk Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Dial, Powertoys and lots more.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! Garry talks about his new EV which has finally arrived, and I talk about my first impressions of the Surface Laptop Studio. We look at the new tablet features in Windows 11 dev channel, Surface Duo and lots more.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about the new features rolled out to Windows 11 users this week. We talk about the massive build from the Windows Insider team this week with loads of new features. We talk Windows 8.2, Surface Laptop Studio and Gary has the latest EV news.

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This week Garry and I are joined by a special guest. Clint Rutkas is the Program Manager for Microsoft PowerToys and he will be joining us to talk about the PowerToys project. Clint will be talking about why Microsoft decided to bring back PowerToys and why as an open-source project.

We will be talking about the features, why you really need to install it and how to be a part of the project.

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Welcome to this week's show! This week Garry, Richard and I talk about the report that the Microsoft's HoloLens 3 has been cancelled and the trouble at the Windows Mixed Reality team. We talk about the changes coming the Windows Insider Program, Facebook, Flutter, Nvidia / ARM and lots more!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast. This week Garry, Richard and I talk about what’s coming for Windows 11, Panos Panay’s blog post about Windows and how the PC is back. We talk about new Surface devices, the latest Windows Insider news, and the 15th anniversary of Windows Vista.

Plus Garry has another brilliant EV interview.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard, Garry and I talk about Microsoft updating Task Manager in Windows 11, the latest Windows Insider build and learning Hyper-V. We also talk Samsung projectors, Android 11 hits the Surface Duo, EV news and we ponder what if Microsoft had not launched Windows 95?

Get your Microsoft PowerToys questions answers by PowerToys PM Clint Rutkas!

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Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk about Microsoft's latest acquisition, fixes to it Windows Server patches last week and the latest Windows Insider news. We also talk new Windows 11 SE, gadgets, smart home, and the latest EV news.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard, Garry and I talk new Microsoft Surface devices, E-Ink displays on cars, Raspberry Pi projects, CES new and the latest Windows Insider news.

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Welcome to our first podcast of 2022! This week Garry and I look back our predictions for 2021 and see how well we did, spoiler we got Windows 10X wrong. We also make our predictions for 2022 and look at some of the news coming out of CES 2022.

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Welcome to our final show of 2021! This week Garry and I talk about new Amazon Alexa devices and new options for controlling your routines. We also talk about the latest Windows 11 builds for Windows Insiders, our favourite devices of 2021, Christmas gifts and lots more.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk issues for home automation users running their own systems. We talk the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview builds, the latest update to the Surface Duo 2 and lots more.

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This week Garry and I are joined by a special guest! Brandon Le Blanc from the Windows Insider Team at Microsoft joins us to talk about the Windows Insider programme. Brandon talks about how the Windows Insider programme has evolved from its original inceptions, we talk about wat happens to your feedback, Windows 11, the build release process, and lots more!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about updates for the Surface Duo that add pen support, updates to Windows 11 apps and I give an update on the Surface Duo 2. Garry brings us the latest EV news update and two EV interviews!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast. This week Richard and I talk about the latest Windows Insider news including new dev builds and a new media player for Windows 11. We also talk 20th anniversary of the Xbox, Windows on ARM and lots more.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast. This week Richard and I talk about the new education focused £2919 Surface Laptop SE and Windows 11 SE. We also have the latest Windows Insider news, Surface Duo 2 news, Android on Windows 11 and lots more.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk about the new Raspberry Pi, new builds of Windows 11, Android on Windows 11, Surface Duo and lots more! Plus we have another great interview from Garry.

Don’t forget we will be joined by a special guest from the Windows Insider Team. There is a lot going on with Microsoft and the Window Insider team at the moment, and this is your opportunity to ask the Windows Insider team questions. Send your questions in!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast. This week I talk about my review of the Surface Duo 2 and how I like the device. We talk about running Android apps on Windows 11, new builds of Windows 10 and Windows 11 as well as controlling lights MicroPython. We reflect on the 20th anniversary of Windows XP and Garry also brings us another brilliant EV interview.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about why people are upset about the new emojis in Windows 11. We talk about the new build and why it could bring us fast feature updates. We talk abut Windows 11 on unsupported devices, the Apple event and LED light strips!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about the response to the Windows 11 launch, updated apps coming to Windows 11 and Microsoft stopping the largest ever DDOS. We also talk about turning a PC into an Amazon Alexa Show, smart home cameras and Garry brings us an interview with Co-charger.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! Richard, Garry and I talk about the launch of Windows 11 and some of frustration about the hardware limitations. We talk about Facebook’s technical issues this week and what that means for IOT devices. Garry also brings an interview with Ian Johnston from Osprey talking new EV changing stations.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk about the devices announced at last week’s Microsoft hardware event. We talk about the Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Duo 2, Surface Go 3 and the other devices announced last week. We talk about the latest Windows 11 news, Amazon’s new Alexa devices and Garry brings us the latest EV news.

Plus we have a bonus interview with Dan Caesar from Fully Charged Outdoors.

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This week Richard and I are joined by Peter Bull author of a fantastic new digital coffee table book on Microsoft’s Zune media player. The Zune was a great device and services that never really got the credit it deserves, and its legacy lives on in Windows today.

We also talk Windows 11 news, Surface events, Window on ARM and we pay tribute to Sir Clive Sinclair.

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I are looking back at Microsoft’s Build event and speculating on why Windows wasn’t featured. We talk Window branding, new builds of Windows 10 and Amazon’s smart home network sharing system plus lots more!

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Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week we talk about the release of the Windows 10 May 2021 Update and the killing of Windows 10X. We talk about going to vintage computer museums, EV, smart home and lots more.

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This week we have special guest joining us. We have Sam Clarke, Chief Vehicle Officer at Gridserve talking about new electric vehicle charging and how they are making owning, charging and running EVs simpler.

Plus we also have our regular news roundup including why Windows 10X is in the news, the latest Windows Insider builds and smart home news.

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Welcome to this week's podcast. This week Garry, Richard and I talk smart home cameras, the new windows 10 May 2021 Update, old PC games and lots more!

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