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 …

Google promises it will no longer build artificial intelligence tools for the oil and gas industry

The American giant Google has just announced that it is giving up developing new artificial intelligence solutions that will help the oil and gas industry to accelerate the production of fossil fuels. A statement follows Greenpeace's report blaming the company, Microsoft and Amazon for helping the majors cause more environmental damage in recent years.
 
Google promises it will no longer build artificial intelligence tools for the oil and gas industry

"These three tech companies seem to be aware of the mismatch between their stated climate goals and the real climate impact of helping the fossil fuel sector become more productive and efficient," Greenpeace wrote.

The solutions made available to industry by these tech companies have made it easier to increase the supply of oil and gas in the United States, for example. Above all, they have helped companies like Shell, BP, Chevron and Exxon Mobil to boost their production worldwide and, in turn, undermine their own commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

You should know that Google's decision does not imply that it terminates its existing contracts, but only that it no longer develops new solutions for extraction, rejoices Liz Jardim, responsible for the climate campaign of Greenpeace USA, even if the ideal would have been a termination of its contracts with the industry, she adds.




If Amazon has not commented on the matter, Microsoft has said that the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is complicated, but that the company still aims to be carbon negative by 2030. Greenpeace criticized the posture, saying that Microsoft's contract with ExxonMobil alone could "result in emissions greater than 20% of Microsoft's annual carbon footprint".