Friday - November 27th, 2020

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The Faith, Tech, and Space PODCAST

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 18)

Back after a couple of busy weeks but ready to share the latest across the entire spectrum of the show leading off with a couple of articles about pandemic swindles for those looking for work and why we can't just stick to what we know in this day and age. I then catch everyone up our Rite of Candidacy last week and our class schedules for online and local classes. Tech begins as it always does with the latest builds for #WindowsInsiders and #EdgeInsiders plus I share my thoughts about the approaching Windows 10 (Version 20H2) release and how that will impact all the Insider developer channels. Tech headlines from Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and others. In gaming Microsoft grabs a new game studio, GamePass grows by 50% during the pandemic, Cloud Gaming is now in full beta with GamePass, and Microsoft wants to be more transparent about data on your consoles. I also discuss the very poor pre-orders for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and RTX 3080. In space the Moon, Orion, a new space toilet, HoloLens and NASA, and how NASA benefits the economy. Wrapping up space I try to explain the flow of the next four launces that are coming up.

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#WindowsInsiders Channel Updates – October 2020

October was a busy month for the #WindowsInsider Program and so we take a look back at all the builds this past month. This includes a review of the new features and enhancements that were made available plus the changes we saw in each development channel as Windows 10 (Version 20H2) was made available to seekers.

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#WindowsInsiders Channel Updates – September 2020

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MSI Launches Business and Productivity Device Lineup

Along with an updated logo, MSI has released a new series of business and productivity laptops that feature some of the latest hardware features and capabilities such as 11th Gen Intel CPUs, PCIe Generation 4 SSDs, Thunderbolt 4 & USB 4 ports, and iRIS Xe graphics. Yes, they also announced a new gaming laptop among all these work devices.

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Comparing M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Versus SATA 3 SSD

My recent opportunity to build a new main desktop has resulted in me learning about a new (to me) style of SSD called the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. Since my new PC build’s motherboard supports this form factor of SSD drives, I decided to test its speed compared to standard SATA 3 SSD. The difference is huge on the scale of moving from a spinning hard drive to SSD many years ago.

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