First Ring Daily: The Best Thing Announced

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss the most interesting announcements from Microsoft this week as the company’s annual Build developer conference was coming to a close.

  • Paul and Brad discuss the new Snapdragon dev box that was announced at the pre-event Build and how it might be a better option than a Mac Mini for Windows on ARM development.
  • The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) comes under fire as security there is always a mess and worse than Newark.
  • Recall feature in Windows 11: Paul and Brad are skeptical about the Windows Recall feature that uses AI to take screenshots and find files based on user queries. They think it is unsophisticated and privacy invasive.
  • Nvidia’s impressive earnings get praise and their GPU performance. Brad and Paul joke about the Scarlett Johansson AI that was used to demonstrate the power of Nvidia’s GPUs.
  • And finally Brad and Paul aren’t very tempted by the new Sonos headphones that support Dolby Atmos and lossless audio. They wish they could connect directly to Wi-Fi and integrate with the Sonos system at home.