Telegram version 9.2 adds SIM-free anonymous phone numbers, new automatic deletion – BDStory

Users had to use their mobile phone number to sign up for Telegram, similar to other end-to-end encrypted messaging apps like Signal and WhatsApp. Although Telegram claims that your phone number is never visible to unknown people, it is still an identifier that inherently prevents you from having complete anonymity. To get an anonymous number, … Read more

This year’s roundup of the best Google searches features super-local trends – BDStory

Let’s start right away: “Wordle” was Google’s most searched term worldwide in 2022. The statistic was revealed as part of Google’s annual Year in Search report, which highlights the top search terms in both individual countries and globally. This year, Google is taking an even more granular look at US searches with a new hub … Read more

Apple will use American-made chips from TSMC’s new Phoenix factory – BDStory

Apple plans to use US-made processors after opening a state-of-the-art new chip factory in Phoenix, Arizona. For the plant’s customers, including AMD and NVIDIA, the new facility means safer chip delivery and faster production timelines. The chipmaker, TSMC, also said today that it will begin construction of a second factory in Phoenix next year, which … Read more

Tuesday’s top tech news: Apple’s DIY repair service is coming to Europe – BDStory

Europeans, this could soon be you. | Image: Apple And Meta is confronting regulators about news… again. It’s always nice to start the day with a bit of unequivocally good news, so I’m thrilled to report that Apple’s DIY repair service for iPhones and Macs has launched in select (read: eight) European countries. The service … Read more

Mickey 17, the next movie from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, will be released in 2024 – BDStory

You’ll have to wait a while to see Parasite director Bong Joon-ho’s next project. The sci-fi movie, called Mickey 17will hit theaters on March 29, 2024. The news was revealed via the shortest teaser trailers, which features star Robert Pattinson hanging out shirtless in some sort of tube. The movie is based on the novel … Read more

The NLRB says Apple questioned and coerced employees in Atlanta – BDStory

Apple illegally questioned and made coercive statements to employees during a union action at one of its stores in Atlanta, Georgia, according to a National Labor Relations Board ruling reported by Bloomberg. The company was under investigation as a result of charges filed by the Communications Workers of America, who previously alleged that the company’s … Read more

Top tech news for Monday, December 5, 2022 – BDStory

“Metaverse” lost word of the year to “goblin mode”. In what can only be bad news for Mark Zuckerberg’s virtual reality dreams, the publisher behind Oxford English Dictionary released the results of its word of the year survey. In a three-way match between “metaverse,” “goblin mode,” and “#istandwith,” metaverse received just 4 percent of the … Read more

Climate disinformation is exploding on Twitter – BDStory

Lies about climate change on Twitter escalated to unprecedented levels this year, according to new analysis. The nerve-racking rise of content that rejects widely accepted climate science – also referred to as climate skepticism or climate denial – is piling up on top of the growing concern about misinformation and hateful content that has spread … Read more