Sling TV’s Cloud DVR can finally record ESPN

You no longer have to worry that you'll miss out on a big sports extravaganza just because you're a Sling TV subscriber. The cord-cutter service has switched on Cloud DVR for key ESPN channels, including the main channel, ESPN2, Desportes, Bases Loa…

Watch this machine made out of Lego sort other Lego using AI

Back at my parents’ house, there’s a couple giant tubs of Lego sitting in my old bedroom closet stuffed with over 20 years of my Lego collection. If I ever had to sort that collection by hand, it would probably take me the better part of the next 20 years — but perhaps I could use this AI-powered Lego sorting machine that’s made in large part out of more than 10,000 Lego bricks (via ExtremeTech).

Dubbed the “Universal Lego Sorting Machine” by its creator, Daniel West, it’s a pretty neat contraption that’s far more useful than any of the Lego science projects I used to make. The machine is apparently able to use AI to sort Lego into one of 18 different buckets at a rate of “about one brick every two seconds.” West says he trained the…

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The particular Redmi Note 8 and Memorandum 8T video review is up

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi seems to be in the all-out war with Oppo sub-brand Realme, the purpose of which is apparently becoming aware of which company can churn out more mid-rangers in a set amount of time. They’re simultaneously doing a swell job, and this work-time around two of Redmi’s newest gizmos have made the trip to our video media review studio.

We’re talking about the Redmi Note main and Redmi Note 8T . These may not be specced quite often the Redmi Note 8 Pro , yet they’re competing in a very crowded spot, so let’s see if they’re worthy of your time and money.

Our video report will tell you everything you need to know about the basics of them phones – build and monitor quality, battery life, performance, camera appearance quality, you name it, we cover doing it. Note that these are basically the same apparatus, feature-wise, only offered in different territories.

The Redmi Note 8 means for Asian markets, while the Note 8T is built for the EU. We’re not going to try and speculate as to why two independent (but very similar) names acquired required and Redmi couldn’t go with one, globally.

Cousin Greg to play equally tall, inept WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann in new series

After WeWork’s disastrous IPO filing, many were claiming the company would soon be valueless. But there is still something of worth at WeWork: its story and its potential as IP for Hollywood.

Variety confirmed that Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content will produce the WeWork story for the screen, though it’s unclear whether this is a feature film or a TV series or a Quibi. But there’s exciting news even for this early project: Nicholas Braun, best known for standing 6-foot-5 in his role as Cousin Greg on HBO’s Succession, has been cast as WeWork’s Adam Neumann, best known for standing 6-foot-5 while handing out tequila shots after firing employees.

Disclosure: I went to high school with Nicholas Braun.

Though he was far from the…

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Twitter will now let you post iOS Live Photos as GIFs

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Live Photos are one of Apple’s signature camera options on iOS, making your photos look like one of the living photographs in Harry Potter. But if you’ve tried to post that Live Photo on Twitter, it would render as a still photo, taking away some of that magic. You could use an app to convert that Live Photo into a GIF and post that new GIF on its own, but that might be more work than you’d want to do.

Starting today, though, Twitter says you can now just post Live Photos as GIFs directly on the platform, no conversion required:

The feature is pretty easy to…

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