McDonald’s replaces drive-thru attendants with AI

This item was originally published on our sister site, Freethink. As if the steering wheel controls weren’t frustrating enough, now we might have a Siri-like AI to contend with. McDonald’s just rolled out a voice recognition system to 10 drive-ins in Chicago, extending from the solitary test store they launched …

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Pokemon Fan Art combines Blastoise with Baja Blast

As the Pokemon brand expands for the franchise’s 25th anniversary, a Redditor features a very weird and drastic crossover. Like most forms of entertainment, video games have a long history of cross-promotional offers that come in many different ways. While some publishers go for promotional prizes like Microsoft’s Xbox Series …

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This struggling national bakery chain has just been rescued

Large coffeehouse chains founded in the 1970s – think Starbucks, as well as others – have grown tremendously over the past five decades to become American staples. The pandemic has definitely toned down that status for some, especially coffee brands that had not sufficiently supported loyal followers during this decade …

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