Episode 173 – “Windows 10 Briefing”


Matthijs Hoekstra


The Next Generation of Windows 10
Project Spartan and the Windows 10 January Preview Build
DirectX 12
DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 Over Simplified

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Windows Insider Program

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Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, 2nd Edition: UI Patterns for Smartphone Apps

Episode 171 – “BenThePCGuy Does CES 2015″


Ben Rudolph (a.k.a. @BenThePCGuy)


The Wuzzles (Wiki)
The Wuzzles (Pinterest)

Hey, Guys! In Episode 169, Rhino Monkey, you were talking about various discounts available from the Microsoft Store. Here area couple more for you.

First, US Military members and veterans get a discount on most things. Some are 5% and some are 10%. It all depends on what you’re getting. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/msmilitarydiscount

Next, there’s a 10% discount for students. I got more than $120 or $130 off when I bought my SP3 and TypeCover. I used this discount because the student discount of 10% is greater than the 5% I would have gotten using the veteran discount. Here’s the link to that: http://bit.ly/msstudentdiscount

And since we’re talking discounts, here’s another Microsoft offer (not MS Store) for veterans. This one is for veterans seeking educational discounts. Unfortunately, I’m not in one of the covered areas. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/msveteraneducation

Nixie (flying wearable camera)
Gaming rig by Cyberpower PC
Daniel Rubino’s Scarf
Alcatel Pixi 3

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