Zac Bowden

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

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Windows Central Podcast 169: Start menu, Cortana, coronavirus, and more
Why? Old people!

Windows Central Podcast 169: Start menu, Cortana, coronavirus, and more

Zac Bowden

We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, there are proposed changes to the Windows 10 Start Menu that will make some people unhappy. But how is that different from any other new feature? COVID-19 continues to have a profound impact on Microsoft and the tech industry at-large as conferences are canceled and employees are asked to work from...

Hands-on with Windows 10X's new Action Center experience
Closer look

Hands-on with Windows 10X's new Action Center experience

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Windows 10X is Microsoft's modern take on what Windows as an OS can be in 2020 and beyond, featuring an entirely new user interface built with contemporary and fluid design at the forefront of its experience. Today, we're taking a closer look at the new Action Center that Microsoft is building out for Windows 10X. It's quite the departure from the experience on Windows 10 and is an improvement in pretty much every way.

Hands-on with Windows 10X's new Start and taskbar experiences
New experiences

Hands-on with Windows 10X's new Start and taskbar experiences

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Microsoft is building out brand new experiences for both the Start menu and taskbar on Windows 10X. These new variations of interfaces we've been using for over 20 years at this point gives us an interesting look into how Microsoft is adapting Windows for future devices and form factors. With fluidity and minimalism front and center. Windows 10X is all about making the Windows experience simpler, stripping back unnecessary legacy bloat in favor of a streamlined experience.

Here's everything we know about Surface Neo
Wake up Neo

Here's everything we know about Surface Neo

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Microsoft is building a dual-screen Surface PC that runs a new variant of Windows known as Windows 10X that will be launching to the public at the end of 2020. Right now, information around the Surface Neo is light, and that seems to be a deliberate move by to keep fans interested, and also not to give competitors an advantage by beating them to market. So, to keep everything it all in one handy place, we've written up everything we know about the Surface Neo.