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

For its 60th anniversary, OPEC is not at the party

Because of Covid-19, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has waived commemorations planned for Baghdad, Iraq, where it was founded exactly 60 years ago, on September 14, 1960.

For its 60th anniversary, OPEC is not at the party

The Covid-19 has definitely spoiled the party, for the 60 years of OPEC. For health reasons, the commemorations are canceled and postponed indefinitely in Baghdad. It was there that on September 14, 1960, five countries: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Venezuela founded the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. It was then a question of rebalancing the power between the multinational oil companies and the producing states, which received only meager taxes and royalties from the exploitation of their subsoil.

Peak in the 1970s

The pioneers were soon joined by Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador and Gabon. Gone is the system of concessions, room for national companies that deal on an equal footing with private international companies. At its peak in the 1970s, OPEC concentrated more than half of the world’s oil supply. A power which enabled it to impose an embargo in 1973 against the allies of Israel. First oil shock: the price of the barrel climbs from 1 to 10 dollars. Six years later, the Iran-Iraq conflict brought them to 35 dollars a barrel.

OPEC weighs only a third of the world's oil

Since then, the power of OPEC has eroded. In the 1990s, the oil market became more financial. The futures markets deal in the form of paper contracts twice as much oil as the physical market.

More and more formidable competitors are emerging: Russia, Mexico, Norway, the United Kingdom. And of course in the 2000s, American shale oil. OPEC, which has 13 members today, now weighs only for a third of the world market. Venezuela, which had the idea of ​​OPEC, exports almost nothing, Iran, sanctioned by the United States, is on the sidelines. Between diplomatic rivalries and everyone's desire to maintain their market share, OPEC is more difficult to be a cartel than it once was. At the end of 2016, the organization must call on Russia and 9 other producing countries to redress prices. An OPEC + alliance that has struggled to keep the barrel at $ 40 a barrel since the Covid-19 collapsed demand for crude.

But it is still the cheapest oil to produce

Yet has OPEC said its last word? No, not while we're consuming oil. Its member countries have arguably the most abundant reserves and the cheapest crude to produce. OPEC can also take comfort in noting that this time it was urged to act by Washington, which had always opposed its existence.