Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

Shell and IBM launch Oren, a new platform to accelerate the use of technology in mining

Multinationals Shell and IBM will introduce a multi-use platform for the global mining industry called Oren. Fully digital, it will provide companies with new methods of integrating technology into the development and exploitation of mines.

Shell and IBM launch Oren, a new platform to accelerate the use of technology in mining

The multinational IT company IBM and the oil and gas giant Shell have teamed up to launch Oren, a new platform for the mining industry. According to information relayed by several international media, it will offer mining companies digital solutions to improve the safety of employees in mines and the efficiency of operations.

Oren will facilitate the integration of automatic systems in mines, such as autonomous trucks, or remote operations centers. It will allow more efficient control of mine personnel, notably by using artificial intelligence. Software will also be devoted to environmental management in accordance with current requirements, as well as that of detailed reports on greenhouse gas emissions, on energy consumption or on the means enabling the rehabilitation of mining sites.




While the current health crisis has revealed the importance of a connected mine, capable of operating with a reduced human staff, this new tool appears to be a rather interesting solution. It can be used by giants in the sector as well as juniors who do not have the means necessary to individually install this type of infrastructure.

In Africa, Oren could notably be used to ensure the safety of employees, whose lives are very often endangered at present because of the depth of the mines.