Windows Weekly 790: Chub-Smuggling

Posted on August 18, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

COD: MW2 preorders get early access to the campaign too – plus multiplayer beta in Sept. This will be a good one, but it’s not clear if it’s a temporary surge during a decline or a resurgence for the franchise.

App pick of the week: Brave for iOS

Brave has figured out a way to bypass many of the limitations Apple places on third-party browsers on iOS, makes its browser the most private on that platform.

Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft still won’t say what’s happening with S4BS

It’s been 2 years since Microsoft said it would be releasing another Skype for Business Server offering for on-prem users. This week, officials admitted they still don’t have a public plan for how and when to do this, but won’t say the idea is dead. Maybe they’ll do what they did with Exchange?

Codename pick of the week: LaTTe: Language Trajectory Transformer

LaTTe is a deep machine learning model that lets users send natural language commands to robots. (Not to be confused with Project Latte — the Windows subsystem for Android.) Google is working on the same robot-natural language problem space, btw.

Beer pick of the week: Transmitter Brewing W4 Dry Hopped Gose

Lime isn’t just for Bud and Corona. Transmitter in Brooklyn makes a dry-hopped gose called W4 that has the perfect combo of salt and sour. Motueka hops bring the citrus and the coriander makes it even more mouth-watering.