Microsoft Episodes

Microsoft news and Windows rumors, daily. Including the latest developments about Xbox, Surface, Office, and Azure.

Tue. 03/23 – Microsoft To Buy Discord?

March 23, 2021

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy Discord but Discord might just take itself public instead. A ton of video game news including an Xbox rebranding, a new Niantic partnership with Nintendo, and new rumors of that upgrad…

Microsoft Gaming

Thu. 10/15 – Xbox Series X Preview

Oct. 15, 2020

It’s hardware review Thursday! Reviews of the Xbox Series X, Google Pixel 5 AND 4a 5G. SOME of the new iPhones are getting extra RAM. Room-temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time and what that coul…


Fri. 10/09 – Microsoft Game Pass To Do An App Store End-run?

Oct. 9, 2020

Again, could Gaming, and Microsoft specifically, be the thing that cracks the App Store open? More hints of consolidation in the semiconductor industry that is massively in flux. A major milestone in self-driving cars has be…


Thu. 10/01 – New Surface Laptop Go: Smaller Display, $549

Oct. 1, 2020

New Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X from Microsoft. Google is going to pay $1 billion dollars to support journalism. Google has a Photos update, but why is Stadia already looking shaky? And a textbook example of a develo…

Microsoft Security

Fri. 09/11 – Microsoft Says The Hackers Are Coming For The Election

Sept. 11, 2020

Microsoft warns that hackers working for Russia, China and Iran are escalating their attacks surrounding the upcoming US Presidential election. I lied…. Apple has blinked in the Epic Games/App Store battle, at least a little…

Microsoft Gaming

Tue. 09/08 – Xbox Series X and (Series S!) Details Revealed

Sept. 8, 2020

The details around the new Xbox’s have been revealed. China wants to draw definitive global lines in the tech cold war. Google makes a big bet on the “no code” movement. Content pirates have suffered a historic setback. Was …


Wed. 08/12 – Microsoft Launches Surface Duo!

Aug. 12, 2020

Microsoft’s dual screen Surface Duo is here! Microsoft’s commits to November as a launch month for the Xbox Series X. Foxconn wants to pull back from China itself. Mozilla is in trouble. Silicon Valley and Kamala Harris are …

Microsoft Regulation

Mon. 08/03 – The TikTok, Microsoft, Trump Ban Saga Explained

Aug. 3, 2020

TikTok has not been banned by Trump, but it came close this weekend. Microsoft almost walked away from buying TikTok this weekend, but it looks like it’s back on board and might buy non-Chinese TikTok operations soon. Google…


Tue. 03/17 - Microsoft Wants To Own The Dev Stack

March 17, 2020

Big acquisition for GitHub... which really means: big acquisition for Microsoft as it continues to gobble up the entire developer stack. The iPhone 9 chips will not be underpowered at all. How Amazon is, in fact, trying to c…

Apple Microsoft

Wed. 01/29 - Apple Has More Active Devices Than Microsoft

Jan. 29, 2020

Apple earnings, Google is testing another chat app, we know Uncle Sam is wary of Huawei but did you know he doesn’t trust DJI either, Lime is testing AI scooters and the new app that will let you skip the ads without screwin…


Tue. 01/14 - The End of the Windows 7 Era

Jan. 14, 2020

Apple once again refuses to unlock an iPhone for the Feds, Visa buys Plaid, a macOS beta hints at future ‘Pro Mode’, super crucial Windows update you should download right away and why today is also the end of the Windows 7 …

Microsoft Gaming

Fri. 12/13 - The Next-Gen Xbox

Dec. 13, 2019

Details about the next-gen Xbox, Apple makes an interesting acquisition around photography, Lyft will rent you a car, why I find Roku so interesting, and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Today In Digi…


Wed. 10/02 - Microsoft Is Back In The Smartphone Business

Oct. 2, 2019

All the news from Microsoft’s Surface event… they’re making smartphones again! Anti-trust scrutiny gets results again as Apple says Siri will soon play nice with others, the Galaxy Fold reviews are in and might the other mem…

Microsoft Gaming

Mon. 06/10 - The New Xbox Looks Like a Beast

June 10, 2019

The next generation Xbox sounds like a beast, Salesforce buys Tableau, Apple might buy a self-driving car startup, we finally get some details on Quibi and does Broadway want to jump on the streaming video bandwagon? Sponsor…


Mon. 05/06 - Headlines From Microsoft's Build Conference

May 6, 2019

All the announcements from Microsoft’s Build 2019, Mozilla fixes the Firefox snafu, we think, a grab-bag of Apple rumors and why Netflix’s competitive resiliency might be here to stay. Sponsors: Metalab.c…