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

Plastic in the oceans: if we continue like this, there will be three times more in 20 years

Like the work of the IPCC, the United Nations climate expert group, the study is planned for the years to come. It points to an exponential increase in plastic releases. The situation will become catastrophic, warn these specialists, if the world remains on the same trajectory when the means to act are at hand.
 
Plastic in the oceans: if we continue like this, there will be three times more in 20 years

Plastic is already everywhere in the oceans. But the report predicts a significant deterioration if the industry does not evolve. In 2016, discharges into the sea were 11 million tonnes per year. They are expected to grow to nearly 30 million by 2040, with a floating plastic stock four times larger than today. This will have consequences for fisheries, health, food and greenhouse gas emissions.

Insufficient decisions, irreparable damage

The study points to the limits of public policies and recycling. The strategy of eliminating plastic cutlery or stirrers is not enough. The investment of producers in recycling channels is not effective, say the authors. What is being done in developed countries today is failing to keep pace with plastic production. The study therefore calls for large-scale change. We must get out, hammer the experts, from the binary opposition between those who advocate a reduction at the source of production and those who have the religion of recycling. If nothing is done within the next two decades, the damage will be irreparable.



Means of action exist

To stem the phenomenon, experts believe that solutions exist that are technically feasible, economically viable, and socially acceptable. The report defends eight levers of action that involve reducing production, focusing on recycling, substitute products, and reuse. Experts suggest, among other things, supporting recovery channels in developing countries. Overall, these actions would reduce plastic pollution in the oceans by 80% by 2040.