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After outcry, Microsoft presses pause on unsolicited Windows 10 web app installs

After outcry, Microsoft presses pause on unsolicited Windows 10 web app installs On Saturday, I pointed out how Microsoft force-restarting Windows 10 computers to install unwanted web apps was the latest proof you don’t own your own Windows PC. Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/19/21524006/microsoft-pause-unsolicited-pwa-office-app-windows-10

Solar energy reaches historically low costs

Solar energy reaches historically low costs In some parts of the world, solar power is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, thanks to policies encouraging renewable energy growth. That’s according to a new report released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/13/21514902/solar-energy-cost-historic-low-energy-agency-outlook-2020

Research finds coronavirus can survive on phone screens for 28 days

Research finds coronavirus can survive on phone screens for 28 days The virus that causes COVID-19 can stay active on smooth surfaces like smartphones, metal surfaces and paper money for much longer than the flu virus, according to researchers from Australia’s national science agency. Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/coronavirus-flu-virus-smartphone-screens-080440373.html