Windows Central Podcast 9: Xboxpalooza!

This week, Derek Kessler, Daniel Rubino, Jez Corden, and Zac Bowden gather 'round the microphones for a talk on the week's biggest news in Windows. And what a huge week it was: we've got not just the Xbox One S landing with a compacted design and 4K video, but also it's bringing new software that will show up on the older Xbox One as well: the Xbox One Summer Update.

Plus, you might have noticed this little update for your Windows 10 PC — yes, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is finally here. After months of Insider builds and user feedback, the biggest update yet for Windows 10 has arrived, bringing advanced inking features, a revised Start Menu, and so much more.

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Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

  • August 5th, 2017? Hahahahahahahahahaha Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • The future is here, man!
  • People aren't perfect dude! :D
    Though, I need to check my calendar then lol
  • I'm a time traveler.
    I'm a drunk.
    I'm out of my mind.
    I'm don't know what year it is.
    I'm human. Take your pick.
  • Ya. I had to check my calendar!
  • Believe it or not, strategies doesn't matter. Put something hot on table and it will be appreciated. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yeah, no. Strategy is just as important as the product you put out. A product doesn't take off without a strategy in place for creation, features, marketing, etc. Sometimes things come out at the right time and in the right place to be successful but that is the exception, not the rule.
  • You know when HDTVs hit the market and replaced the Tubes, the difference was extremely noticeable. LED TVs came out and yes there was a bit of a difference in the colors. But as far as 720p/1080p/4K, at least for me, it doesn't seem to be that different. I mean, I play a YouTube videos in both 1080p and 720p on the same frame and can't tell them apart. I'm sure if I had a YUUUUUGE TV, there would be diffrences, but mine's a 42 incher. Not too big, not too small, so pixel density isn't that bad.
  • huh... somehow thought they were going to skip ep9 and go straight to 10
  • "Microsoft wants to take back control of the PC Gaming Market and Console Gaming Market." Zac Bowden Of course! Why do People think Tim Sweeney is crazy again? I mean, Microsoft wants everyone on that UWP platform. It will take a while to get there, if at all, due to money of course. I think indie devs may be more welcomed to this idea, as they'll get more exposure. But, the big boys have a lot to lose in terms of Money.
  • Cheers guys.
  • Thanks guys, I look forward to listening to your insights into the tech world each week. I'd love to hear a podcast with Jason Ward as a guest talking MS strategy moving into the future. He's had some really awesome articles recently (the smartphone is dead). It would be great to hear some banter on the "I wonder if they've got a 5 step plan" that was mentioned in this podcast. Reading through Jason's articles, it's clear to me that MS know exactly where they're aiming to be in 3-5 years and that many clever people have spent hours strategizing the future of "one windows". Cheers from Australia!
  • Know my sweet phone this project system update my phone ok.