All Articles by Daniel Rubino

Is there hope for a Surface Phone? Andromeda and more on #AskDanWindows Episode 27

On this week's episode of #AskDanWindows I talk about the future of UWP and whether or not there's a Surface Phone coming. Tune in!

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Microsoft needs to partner with the NFL and other sports to mainstream Windows Mixed Reality

Windows Mixed Reality is now a reality, but how to get normal people interested is a challenge for Microsoft. One solution is to bring a favorite pastime to the technology: sports. Here's why.

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Harman Kardon Invoke review: An impressive Cortana speaker that sorely lacks a killer feature

The Harman Kardon Invoke speaker powered by Microsoft's Cortana comes out October 22 in the U.S. It's an excellent smart speaker, but it also has a difficult hill to climb to win over consumers. And that's a real problem for Microsoft.

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Refreshed Razer Core v2 eGPU packs extra graphics punch

The new Razer Core v2 external graphics enclosure brings some new features to the table. Here is what to expect when it finally hits store shelves.

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Razer Blade Stealth goes quad-core in latest refresh

The Razer Blade Stealth may be an Ultrabook, but it can still rock a new Intel quad-core processor. That's just what this refreshed super-slick laptop has.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 comes in two sizes, packs NVIDIA graphics and USB Type-C

Microsoft just announced the all-new Surface Book 2, now in a 15-inch version as well as the original 13.5-inch model. Packing powerful NVIDIA GPUs and Intel quad-core processors these are some seriously intense laptops. Here is all you need to know.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 full tech specs and FAQ

These are the full technical specifications and details for the all-new Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop.

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Microsoft's new Surface Precision mouse works with three PCs at once

Microsoft's new Surface Precision Mouse is built for desktop users who need a lot of configuration options, and it works with three PCs at the same time.

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Best HP Laptop

The Spectre x360 is the best HP laptop you can buy. Its convertible design and powerful hardware configurations allow you to tackle anything, and you can look good doing it.

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Groove Music, Cortana speaker and more on #AskDanWindows Episode 26

We shot a new episode of #AskDanWindows this week. I tackle some of your questions on Windows Mixed Reality coming to ARM devices, that Cortana speaker and more. Tune in.

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Make your Surface Pro fashionable with these iconic patterns from Marimekko

If you're looking to add some flair to your Surface Pro these new accessories from famed Finnish design house Marimekko may do the trick. Here's or hands-on.

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The real reason for Edge on iOS and Android is to extend the reach of Windows 10

Microsoft Edge on iOS and Android is not about being a better browser, but making Windows 10 on PC even better. Forget what powers Edge it's the services that it delivers that matters.

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Razer Basilisk is a killer FPS gaming mouse that's (almost) perfect

The Razer Basilisk is an excellent choice for first-person shooter gamers who want a wired optical mouse with precise control. It's also just an excellent all-around mouse.

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Drop your Windows questions in the AskDan forum

Earlier this year, we relaunched our #AskDanWindows video series on YouTube. The video shorts are designed to let Windows Central Executive Editor Daniel Rubino answer readers' questions in video format.

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Fitbit Ionic review: A few early bugs stand in the way of fitness perfection

Fitbit's new smartwatch features outstanding hardware and a bevy of sensors, but a few early bugs keep it from being great. Here is our full review of the new $300 Fitbit Ionic.

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Microsoft is not making it easy to get on the UHD movie bandwagon

Here are four things Microsoft needs to fix in the Windows Store if they want people to buy 4K UHD movies for their Xbox One.

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Is Microsoft close to quitting Surface hardware? Hardly.

A recent report suggested that Microsoft will dump its Surface PC brand by 2019. That seems incredibly unlikely, despite what Microsoft's history of killing products might suggest.

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Microsoft Launcher for Android takes over for Arrow with new features, design tweaks

Microsoft's popular Arrow launcher is graduating from 'garage app' to a full Microsoft property. Here is what's new with Microsoft Launcher for Android.

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Groove Music failed because of Microsoft's smartphone missteps

Microsoft is ending its Groove Music Pass service later this year. While competition is tough in music streaming, ultimately this is a result of Microsoft's failed smartphone ambitions. Here's why.

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Microsoft Edge browser comes to iPhone today, Android soon

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS starting today. Here is everything you need to know and where to sign up to get the preview first.

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