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Samsung’s knife-wielding robotic chef is all flash



Last year, we asked whether Samsung was getting serious about robotics. A year later, we’re not any closer to answering the question. This year’s presser played out roughly the same as last on the robotics front — all flash and little productizing to show for it.

Samsung’s approach to robotics thus far appears to be the model of many other big electronics companies. It’s flirtation with a technology that brings some sense of showmanship to the stage and booth. There’s no better example than Bot Chef. I got a preview of the tech in Samsung’s booth this week, pitched as “an extra set of hands in the kitchen.”

You can’t fault the technology for not being ready for prime time, at this point, of course. That’s not really the point yet. The question, however, is how serious Samsung is about bringing a pair of robot arms to kitchens across the globe to sauté tofu and liberally apply Sriracha. I would love to say “very,” and that the different demos were things the company was actively pursuing delivering on these products.

The futuristic theme of last night’s keynote, however, implied that the company is offering up hypotheticals for what a future could look like — not what it will. Even Ballie, which seems a more realistic addition to the company’s smart home strategy is also still very much conceptual. As with last year’s robot demos, I wasn’t able to get an answer from the company about how much of the robot’s functions were autonomous and how much were choreographed. It’s a cool demo regardless. But is it a serious one?

At the end of the day, I hope Samsung is getting serious about the category. The company has tremendous resources and a lot of smart people. If it really takes the leap, it could be a key player in making robotics more mainstream among consumers. For now, however, I’m unconvinced.


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Google is currently testing a new application dubbed Task Mate for its Android platform. While the name point towards some kind of automation tool, that’s actually not the case. According to a report by 9to5Mobile, Task Mate is an application that allows users “to earn money by doing simple tasks on your smartphone”. Sounds like Google Opinion Rewards but it’s actually not. Task Mate seems to be more of a toned up version of the former.


Google Task Mate  Google Task Mate

As mentioned earlier, Task Mate is currently in the early access testing phase where Google has kept the access “limited to select users”. The search engine giant is following a referral code system meaning more testers might be able to join using the referral code by an already tester. Although you can download the application from Google Play Store, you can not proceed further without a referral code.

Unlike Google Opinion Rewards, Task Mate allows users to “cash out the earning” by linking an e-wallet or an in-app payment partner. For those who’re unaware, the Opinion Rewards only gives Play Store credit in exchange for completed tasks. Furthermore, Google is not limiting the tasks to its own services. With Task Mate, it will showcase tasks that originate from “business around the world”. According to Google, the tasks that need to be completed are fairly “simple”.

   Google Task Mate

Google has categorized the tasks into two namely “Sitting” or “Field Tasks”. As the name suggests, the former consists of tasks that you can complete without moving while the latter requires you to walk. Basically, “Field Tasks” will track how many minutes you have to walk. For instance, Google might ask you to go to a particular location nearby and take a photo of a business presence there. For Sitting, some of the tasks include “Record spoken sentences”, “Transcribe sentences” and “Check shop details”.


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RecordCast | Free Computer Screen Recorder Online




In today’s article, we are going to give you complete information about the new tool RecordCast screen recorder. By the way, there are many software and applications for computer screen recording on the Internet, using which we can record the screen of the computer.

But as you know, nothing is free in the present times. We often face some restrictions in most computer screen recorders because every application developer builds to make money.

That is why they offer some things in the software to use for a free plan while using some other things we have to take the premium plan or the subscription, for which we have to pay some money. Some developers offer all the features to use for free, but with a watermark on the output videos.

Apart from this, sometimes the quality of the video recorded by the free screen recorder is also not very good. You know that people mostly prefer HD, i.e., High Definition Video.

That is why if you are looking for a software or application to record a computer screen, which is absolutely free and which has all the features, then your search will stop coming to the RecordCast. This application has all the features you can control in a good computer screen recorder. Let’s take a closer look.

What is RecordCast?


RecordCast is a web application with which we can record screen video of a computer with very good quality and without a watermark. It also allows us to edit it with its basic video editing features.

You can record any type of videos and play them on your computer, and you will get all these videos recorded in HD.

The tool RecordCast screen recorder software has been manufactured by a company named PearlMountain Limited. This company has been manufacturing various types of software and applications since 2006. Software and applications built by this company are being used in more than 100 countries in the world.

How does it help?

In this digital age, screen recorders are widely used for many fields, from work to study, or home or company. Here I’ll show you some of them below.

1.Remote study

This software is very useful for students who do distance learning. Using this software, students doing distance learning can record the necessary online classes and lectures, which they can play them later.

2.Record video tutorial

If your clients want something to teach, then this software will be very useful. By using the software, you can show your customers the specific steps with a video tutorial, recording very tiny details step by step.

3.Create product demos

If you are in a position where you have to give different presentations and product demos from time to time, you can give an attractive presentation and the best product demo using this software. This would make it easier for you to explain your point to your clients.

4.Polish videos

Although RecordCast is a free screen recorder, it has a video editor as well. Using the features of the inbuilt video editor provided in this software, you can add different types of music, effects and make your video more attractive. I’ll talk about how to use it later.


Then let’s take a look at some big features I love in RecordCast.

1.No watermark

Generally, you may have noticed that when you record your computer screen or video using a local or free computer screen recorder, the name of the company producing the software will be on that video after the video is recorded. So the recorded video seems not quite perfect.

But if you use RecordCast to record your computer screen, then you do not have to face this problem since it does not have any watermark on your video. It is recorded professionally, as well as the biggest thing about this software is that you do not have to pay any money to remove the annoying watermark.

2.No download and installation

The second biggest feature of this software is that you can record your computer screen with just one click.

When we use some other application or software to record the screen of the computer, we have to download the software or application, which is separately on our computer or smartphone. But as I told you before that it is a web free screen recorder, with which you are free to record the screen of your computer online. You will not need to install any kind of software or any application separately.

3.Flexible recording choices

Using this web tool, you can record the computer screen to full screen, the computer application window, or the Chrome tab at your convenience.

You can choose to record audio of yourself or the system audio. If you don’t want any audio, it’s also fine with RecordCast.

4.Built-in video editing options

Besides the screen recorder in the RecordCast, you can also get the facility of an inbuilt video editor, which helps you edit your recorded video easily and make it attractive in various ways.

You can upload images and several videos or audios to combine them into a new one. You can also add a simple text title to your video or dynamic annotations with different types of effects. You can do more to give your video a professional look.

Steps to record screen

Screen recording is quite easy with this software. You can record your computer screen through this software in just three simple steps.

1.Open the tool

First of all, open its website in the browser and press the “Start Recording” button appearing in the software. Then you will enter another page to choose a recording mode like below.

2.Make settings

Next, let’s choose a mode of what you want to record.

Choose recording mode

Recording Mode

It’s time to choose a recording mode from the three options.

Screen + Webcam: Record your computer screen and yourself simultaneously. This is good for the record of a live game with audio commentary.

Screen Only: Record what on your computer only.

Webcam Only: Record what from your Webcam only.

Choose audio method

After choosing a recording mode, you need to choose the audio method. Here you can use your Microphone + System audio(this can be only seen under the Screen + Webcam mode), Microphone only, System audio-only. Or you can record it without any audio.

Recording Settings

Choosing a method from the options and click the “Start Recording” button to move forward. If you are the first time to use RecordCast, you need to authorize RecordCast to record your computer system audio.

Share your screen

RecordCast gives you three options to capture your computer screen. You can record the entire screen, an application window, or a Chrome tab to capture your screen content.

Share Screen

Choose the area you like and click the Share button. It is recording now. You are free to pause the recording and continue recording or re-record the screen anytime you want. After everything is completed, click the red button to stop it.

Recording In Progress

3.Download or continue editing

Download Editing

Using the Download button that appears in the screen recorder, you can stop recording your video and then download it to your computer in WEBM format. If you want to polish your recording, click the “Edit and Export in MP4” button to make the necessary changes.

How to edit screen recordings

To make your screen video more attractive, do some editing using the RecordCast video editor. First, upload your media to the video editor.

1.Upload media

Upload Media

RecordCast allows users to upload media like videos, photos, audios. Besides, you can also record from your screen or Webcam like what in the screen recorder.

2.Make adjustments

Make Adjustments

Then you can split your videos and delete the clips you don’t want. To convey what you want to your visitors and clients, add some text captions. With RecordCast, you can adjust the text font, color, size, position, alignment, etc. It also offers you a wide selection of preset text effects under the Text tab. You are able to crop your video, zoom in/out, or fit the video to the screen. Everything will be done in just a few mouse clicks.



Are you satisfied with your screen video? Export it to the common video format MP4. RecordCast video editor allows you to choose a quality option to export your final video. They are 480p, 720p, 1080p. You can rename your video and export it to your computer with a high resolution for free without a watermark.

If you are going to make further changes to the video, click the Save button to save it as a project under your RecordCast account. This is very convenient if you have a little error missed when making the video.


In my opinion, RecordCast is not only a video editor but also a screen recorder online. With it, you can capture your computer screen and edit the screencast to the next level for free. It’s very easy and flexible to capture yourself and your computer with a high resolution and without any watermark.


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Oprah shares clip that reveals she, Obama not in same room during interview




Former President Obama sat down virtually with Oprah to discuss his new memoir ‘A Promised Land.’

Oprah Winfrey revealed her latest interview with former President Barack Obama was filmed remotely, despite the pair appearing to be in the same room.

In a behind-the-scenes post shared on Instagram, the media and entertainment mogul showed the intricate process used to create the façade. Featured on her AppleTV interview series, The Oprah Conversation, Oprah and Obama were on different sides of the country during their intimate conversation.

Oprah Obama Interview
(Credit: Screenshot/Oprah)

“He was in D.C., and I was in California, but thanks to the power of technology (and @drewbarrymore) now I may never leave my house,” she wrote on Instagram.

According to O Magazine, the green-screen technology used was inspired by Drew Barrymore‘s talk show which incorporated similar production during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Oprah told the self-named news outlet that she would have preferred to conduct an in-person interview.

“Nothing compares to being in person, but this was the next best thing,” Oprah said. “Certainly it’s far better being in person, but this was as close as you can get, because you are looking at the other person’s body language. Rather than looking directly into the lens, you’re looking at the person’s full-body, their facial expressions, their movements, everything.”

According to O Magazine, Obama was instructed to not wear green or white, shiny shoes, or drink water from a clear glass during the recording. The monitors used were carefully placed to create eye contact between the two.

“Once the furniture and President were in place, his image, the chair, side table, drinking glass, the floor and even shadows were delivered by fiber line in real time to California, and composited with Ms. Winfrey’s living room, putting them both virtually in the same place,” a representative from Harpo Productions said to the outlet.

During the interview, the two public figures discussed his presidency, their individual lives through quarantine, and his latest book A Promised Land. According to USA Todayhe revealed he began to write the memoir only one month after leaving office.

“I just kept on grinding,” he said. “A. I’m not necessarily the fastest writer. B. In any writing process, you’re always constantly thinking, am I oversharing here? Am I putting in too much, too little? Are people really going to be interested in every aspect of this or that or the other?”

theGrio reported A Promised Land sold over 887,000 copies in 1 day which includes preorders, physical sales, and audiobooks. The memoir is projected to remain a top-seller throughout the holiday season.

“We are thrilled with the first day sales,” said David Drake, publisher of the Penguin Random House imprint Crown said. “They reflect the widespread excitement that readers have for President Obama’s highly anticipated and extraordinarily written book.”


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