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 …

Elon Musk authorized to pocket $ 775 million in pay

In light of Tesla’s good financial performance, the American financial market authorities authorize the firm to grant its chief executive a first batch of stock options, which will allow Elon Musk to pocket nearly $ 775 million. The compensation plan, started in 2019, plans to allocate 20.3 million Tesla shares to Musk over the next ten years.

Elon Musk authorized to pocket $ 775 million in pay

The eccentric boss of Tesla (and SpaceX) may soon add nearly $ 775 million to his personal fortune. It is not a salary per se - Musk does not receive any - but rather a compensation program indexed to the automaker’s financial performance. As Le Monde notes, the American financial markets authority, the SEC, has just authorized Tesla to access a new package of stock options given the firm's good performance. "One of the milestones in (annual) revenues of $ 20 billion and market capitalization of $ 100 billion (over a given period) has been reached and authenticated by the board of directors," said Tesla.

As a result, Elon Musk can ask to pocket a first package of 1.69 million Tesla shares, at a favorable price of $ 350.02 per share. With the share price rising to $ 805.81 a unit at the latest Wall Street close, this will allow the firm’s boss to pocket nearly $ 774.84 million in profit. This stock option compensation plan, announced in 2018, plans to grant 20.3 million Tesla shares to Musk over the next ten years, which represents approximately $ 56 billion. The firm’s co-founder also benefits from 18.5 percent of Tesla’s capital, which would represent more than $ 24 billion, according to FactSet.




In addition to Tesla's good financial performance, Elon Musk is literally in the middle of the storm with SpaceX. The firm unfortunately had to cancel its historic launch of American astronauts to the ISS, originally scheduled for Wednesday, due to bad weather. Given the conditions, the aerospace engineers and NASA preferred not to risk it, and postponed the launch to Saturday May 30 at 9:22 p.m. French time.