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The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From Techmeme.com, Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.

    Mon. 05/20 – That GPT Voice Is NOT Scar-Jo

    Mon. 05/20 – That GPT Voice Is NOT Scar-Jo

    No, that ChatGPT voice is not Scarlett Johansson, stop asking. In fact, that voice is going away. What does it mean if OpenAI’s entire superalignment team has gone away? Is Apple News+ the partner publishers have been waiting for? And if you want to be a digital nomad, you’ve got a lot of options these days.

    • 15 min
    Fri. 05/17 – Reddit Embraces Its AI Role

    Fri. 05/17 – Reddit Embraces Its AI Role

    As telegraphed for the last year, Reddit is going all in on being an all you can eat buffet for AI companies. Will new batteries give iPhones longer battery life like I want, or will they just make the phones thinner? A subtle but important improvement to ChatGPT and in the Longreads, a deep dive into what happened at Cruise.

    • 17 min
    Thu. 05/16 – Instagram Founder To Anthropic

    Thu. 05/16 – Instagram Founder To Anthropic

    Some AI companies want to go after web search. But by hiring an Instagram founder, is Anthropic going in a social or app direction? Will AI kill the carbon neutral ambitions of the major tech players? Will tech companies now have to onshore EMPLOYEES from China? And Netflix with ads? Definitely working.

    • 15 min
    Wed. 05/15 – Google’s I/O Announces.

    Wed. 05/15 – Google’s I/O Announces.

    All the announces from Google’s massive I/O event yesterday, including, yes, generative AI summaries are fully coming to Google Search. Plus, the camera-based AI system they teased that looks really cool. Ilya Sutskever officially leaves OpenAI. And is crypto the only place left where you can raise a billion-dollar seed round?

    • 15 min
    Tue. 05/14 – GPT-4o

    Tue. 05/14 – GPT-4o

    OpenAI unveils GPT-4o which makes Siri look like the technical cul-de-sac it very much is. But what does it mean that this was NOT GPT-5? What does it mean for the gaming industry that the PS5 might be underperforming? More streaming bundles. And the 2024 iPad refresh reviews.

    • 16 min
    Mon. 05/13 – The Solar Storm Is Real (Ask Farmers)

    Mon. 05/13 – The Solar Storm Is Real (Ask Farmers)

    Well, looks like my worries about solar weather being a threat to technology wasn’t just in my head. Ask farmers. Squarespace to go private. Raspberry Pi to go public? Waymo is setting some impressive records. And the new type of deal Apple and the other streamers want to offer Hollywood.

    • 16 min

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897 Ratings

Bookwormmm ,

The best source for tech news

A great summary of the day’s tech news, giving context where needed, and adding just the right amount of personal opinion and insight.

I have a subscription, which is well worth it to know I’m supporting the podcast, even though I’m not interested in the bonus episodes.

Dasani00225 ,

Awesome!

Brian does a phenomenal job with his research and sharing important insights for today’s tech news. I always look forward to each episode. Highly recommend!

BL5738 ,

Tech News That Is No Longer Torpedoed by Insufferable, Endless CryptoBro Scam Discussion

Update: The endless talk of the next big crypto scheme has finally slowed down. And everything I said about crypto being a scam down below ended up being true, which he realizes by now, and which is why he finally had to stop talking about it. Since his hand was forced in the matter, the show covers normal tech topics now. I can now fully recommend this pretty smartly done podcast for actually staying up to date on tech news, and have adjusted the rating accordingly. Just don’t go back to your old crypto scheme schilling ways- Deal?

Does a decent job of covering tech topics in detail, however his self interest in crypto causes him to shoehorn nonstop crypto talk into every show even though the rest of the world has already figured out it is all a scam and has moved on. Suggestion- Hire an outside editor to remove your inane segments attempting to legitimize the next new dumb NFT/Web 3 scam in each episode before publishing. They could hand back the episode with your crypto rambling still intact, making you feel you’ve done your part to keep drawing in more rubes to lose their money, while the rest of the world is safe from your own misguided crypto cult self interests. Kind of like a self imposed Podcast shadowban.

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