OK Computer

What will your next computer look like? A convertible hybrid? A Chromebook? A massive 28-inch touchscreen? Will you just buy an iPad and slap a keyboard on it? The PC landscape is being reshaped by new habits, new workflows, and new economics. Hardware designs are getting weirder, touchscreens are taking over, and mobile processors are getting crazy powerful. Two guests help us make sense of it. First, we welcome WIRED staff writer Tim Moynihan to talk about his reporting in the Windows PC metaverse. In the second half of the show, Steven Sinofsky joins us. Steven was the President of Windows in his last job (of many) at Microsoft. He’s currently a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz. His main rig these days is an iPad. He’ll tell you: It’s the future.

Some links: Read Tim’s survey of the innovations in Windows hardware. David tells you how to switch to an iPad. Steven Sinofsky’s thoughts about using an iPad as an everyday computer. Recommendations this week are the Quilla e-ink whiteboard from QuirkLogic, Liner, and the KZ-ATE earbuds.

Send the hosts feedback on their personal Twitter feeds. David Pierce is @pierce, Steven Sinofsky is @stevesi (he’s on Medium too), and Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab.