The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 14th, 2020 night edition

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Apple will not include a power charger or earbuds with the iPhone 12, citing environmental reasons.

Apple said it will be able to significantly reduce carbon emissions by not having to make the accessories in the first place, in addition to reducing the shipping box size of each iPhone sold.

Apple says doing this will save 2 million metric tons of carbon annually.

Apple VP Lisa Jackson said that there are more than 2 billion power adapters in the world already, so continuing to include them in the box with the iPhone was wasteful.

The company also said that more and more customers are switching to wireless charging methods.

The iPhone 12 box will continue to feature the USB-C to Lightning charging cable, but the EarPod earbuds and power adaptor will not.

This move will have environmental benefits but the company will draw criticism for penny-pinching customers. »

F1 news: Red Bull says Hulkenberg an option for 2021 seat

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Red Bull says Hulkenberg an option for 2021 F1 seat.

Red Bull says Nico Hulkenberg could be an option for the team in 2021, after revealing that it even spoke to the German about driving at the Nurburgring.

Marko also revealed that Red Bull has been in regular contact with Hulkenberg for several months, but not about a race seat just yet. »

Netflix has a TV-show problem

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Netflix is killing its most interesting shows in their infancy and it could be the streaming giant's downfall.

In the seven years that Netflix has produced original content, the world of TV streaming has dramatically changed.

And Netflix keeps churning out more shows each year, without replicating the breakout success of 2016's "Stranger Things.". »

Finland will jail men who send unsolicited 'd**k pics' under new proposals

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Men who send unsolicited 'd**k pics' could be jailed for up to six months under new laws being proposed in Finland.

Ministers want to amend the country's sexual harassment laws to include sending explicit images, along with verbal and text harassment.

Finnish lawmakers want to jail men who send unsolicited 'd**k pics' for up to six months under changes to the country's sexual harassment laws (file image). »

Climate crisis: UN warns world risks becoming 'uninhabitable hell' for millions unless leaders take climate action

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That's almost double the 4,212 disasters recorded from 1980-1999, the UN said in its new report The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019.

There has been some success in protecting vulnerable communities thanks to better early warning systems and responses, the report said.

Currently, the world is on course for a temperature increase of 3.2 degrees Celsius or more, unless industrialized nations can drastically cut their greenhouse gas emissions. »