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Day: November 15, 2020

Apple might appease antitrust concerns by suggesting third-party apps to new iPhone owners

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple has been staring down the barrel of numerous antitrust investigations this past year, after app developers like Spotify and Rakuten accused the company of unfairly advantaging Apple’s own apps ahead of…

This leaked icon may show what Apple’s rumored over-ear headphones look like

Image: 9to5Mac Apple has been rumored to be working on new over-ear headphones for years, and we might have just gotten a vague idea of what they look like, thanks to an icon found in the first developer beta for…

The Earth itself could provide carbon-free heat for buildings

Geothermal district heating. | Shutterstock The world needs clean heat, and geothermal energy has it. The heat stored in the Earth’s crust, known as geothermal energy, is carbon-free and effectively inexhaustible. There’s enough of it to run all of civilization…

Study: 40 percent are likely to attend a gathering of more than 10 this holiday season

A Rhode Island turkey farmer prepares birds for holiday meals. | John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe/Getty Images As Covid-19 infections surge, experts are concerned the holidays could make things worse. A new poll conducted by Ohio State University has found that…