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Google Podcasts Is Dead Dead

Google's graveyard gains one more app, gas stations get good, and more...

Today’s Menu 🥠

  • AI Gas Station With Robot Fry Cooks
  • Can We Chill With The Notifications
  • ChatGPT Is Accessible For All
  • Google Podcasts Is Officially Dead

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Sam Altman Gives Up OpenAI Startup Fund
Altman has transferred formal control of the corporate venture fund to Ian Hathaway. The fund was initially set up with Altman as its named controller, but could’ve presented a major issue to the company if he had not been reinstated as CEO…

Europe’s Alternative iPhone App Stores
Almost a month after Apple’s begrudging capitulation to the Digital Markets Act, only one third-party iOS app store is currently live in Europe. It’s the B2B-focused Mobivention marketplace that allows companies to distribute their own apps internally…

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AI Gas Station With Robot Fry Cooks

The convenience store chain Re-Up is revolutionizing the fast-food game by introducing “The Wingman,” a robotic fry cook developed by Nala Robotics.

This AI-driven robot is capable of frying chicken wings, french fries, and other menu items to perfection, offering a fully customizable dining experience.

According to the company, this technology enhances food quality and reduces labor costs by operating around the clock without falling ill.

You can find a Re-up station across Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and a new store in Melbourne, Florida.

Please, Silence Your Cell Phones… Forever

Managing the incessant flood of smartphone notifications has become more than a concern — it’s a downright nuisance.

Non-essential alerts ranging from last-minute deals to social media updates distract us from daily life and keep our eyes locked on our devices.

This segment technically isn’t a ‘story’, but perhaps it’s time to turn off notifications for non-essential apps on your phone.

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ChatGPT Is Accessible For All

OpenAI has made a significant change to ChatGPT, on April Fools Day nonetheless, by removing the requirement for users to have an account to access its services.

Broadening AI accessibility and allowing more people to explore ChatGPT’s capabilities without the barrier of account registration.

However, this update is exclusive to ChatGPT; other OpenAI services like DALL-E 3, which incurs a cost, will still necessitate an account for use.

While ChatGPT users can engage with the AI freely, account holders will enjoy additional features such as saving chat histories, sharing chats, and engaging in voiced conversations.


Google Podcasts Is Officially Dead

As of today, Google Podcasts is no more — now, you’ll have to tune in on YouTube Music instead.

This has been a troubling Google pattern where they launch services with enthusiasm, only to gradually sideline and eventually shut them down, contributing to the so-called “Google Graveyard.”

And this shift to YouTube Music is a downgrade in the podcast listening experience [hell, YT music experience isn’t even that great with music].

Despite the rationale that YouTube’s popularity as a podcast platform justifies this change, many see it as a short-sighted decision driven more by advertising revenue than user experience.

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