Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).



Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

Ukrainian start-up SolarGaps receives € 1 million funding from the EU

The European Commission has approved a € 1 million equity grant for the Ukrainian start-up SolarGaps as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 funding program.

Ukrainian start-up SolarGaps receives € 1 million funding from the EU

"SolarGaps has become the first Ukrainian start-up to receive a grant under the Horizon 2020 Phase 2 program from the European Innovation Council. The start-up has obtained one million euros of equity capital for the marketing of the world's first smart solar blinds, "said Ukrainian investment group Inventure in a statement.

SolarGaps invented the world's first smart window blinds, which allow green energy to be produced from the window surface and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. As one of the first innovative start-ups in Ukraine, the company participated in two of the largest acceleration programs in the United States: Singularity University and HAX Growth.



The start-up had previously received a € 50,000 grant from the EU’s research and innovation program as part of phase 1.