CES 2021 - Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 7+ 2-in-1 PC and the deployment of its 85 ″ Surface Hub 2S

Microsoft is unveiling the Surface Pro 7+, a 2-in-1 laptop PC for business and education, which benefits from some improvements over version 7. The Surface Hub 2S digital board will ship in February. Rumors are rife that a Surface Pro 8 will be released soon. To be patient and to satisfy professionals, Microsoft unveils its Surface Pro 7+, a revised version of the Surface Pro 7 promised as more efficient.    Among the major evolutions of this new model, we note first of all the passage of the Intel Core processors from the 10th to the 11th generation. Storage will still be capped at 1TB, but a maximum of 32GB of RAM can now be installed, down from just 16GB previously. The SSD will also be removable and a Full HD webcam integrated into the Surface.  4G is now supported with a SIM card slot and eSIM support. Plus, battery life gets a big boost, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm - on paper anyway - with a fast charge to 80% in an hour. The Surface 7 Pro +

Shell plans to cut 40% of its hydrocarbon budget in order to devote it to renewables

The oil giant Shell plans to reduce its spending in the oil and gas sectors by 40% in order to devote it to renewable energies. The company sees a change in its structure and culture to remain competitive in the energy transition process. 

Shell plans to cut 40% of its hydrocarbon budget in order to devote it to renewables

Global oil group Shell plans to cut investments in oil and natural gas by 40 percent to renewables. Sources told Reuters that the strategy to cut costs in oil and gas is part of Project "Reshape" which will be finalized by the end of the year. The savings will be put to use by the company in the $ 4 billion post-covid recovery plan.

“We had a large model, but is it suitable for the future? There will be differences, not only in our structure, but also in our culture and the type of company we want to become, ”a source told the outlet. 

Shell will thus concentrate its production of hydrocarbons in a reduced number of hubs, including the Gulf of Mexico, Nigeria and the North Sea. “We are carrying out a strategic review of our organization to ensure that we remain competitive during the energy transition while being a simpler organization. We are looking at a wide range of options and scenarios right now and are carefully evaluating each of them, "a company spokesperson told Reuters.

Competition in the renewable energy market promises to be tough since other oil companies such as BP and Total have already started acquiring assets in the renewable sub-sector.