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

Copper rebounds, boosted by Chinese demand and the development of covid-19 in Latin America

Copper prices rose 21% in the second quarter of 2020, buoyed by improved demand from China. The trend should continue with the risks of a fall in production in South America, notably opening the way to other producers such as the DRC and Zambia.
 
Copper rebounds, boosted by Chinese demand and the development of covid-19 in Latin America

Copper seems to be recovering from the current health crisis. Red metal jumped 21% in the second quarter of the year, even exceeding $ 6,000 a tonne last week, the first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This resumption of form can be explained by the positive signals sent by the Chinese economy as well as by concerns linked to world supply. In fact, the demand for copper from the Middle Kingdom, the world's largest consumer, has increased at a time when the main producing countries (Chile, Peru,) are facing an increase in Covid-19 patients. .

This situation could lead in the coming days to more severe restrictive measures, causing interruptions in the supply chain both in terms of production and transportation of the ore. According to Susan Bates, a Morgan Stanley analyst quoted by Bloomberg, the pandemic is expected to remove up to 560,000 tonnes of copper from global production.




However, it should be noted that this deficit could benefit the DRC and Zambia, the two largest African producers. While mining production has so far not been seriously disrupted in these two countries, they are expected to gain new markets while increasing their incomes through rising prices.