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Facebook unveils new Portal video chat, TV streaming devices

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Facebook Inc unveiled new models of its Portal video chatting devices on Wednesday, making the company's first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services.
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Trailing Amazon and Google, Facebook Takes Another Shot at Portal Video Calling

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

Despite struggling to gain momentum, Facebook is doubling down on video calling by releasing four new versions of its Portal video-calling hubs.
The social media giant on Wednesday unveiled the 15-inch Portal+, 10-inch Portal, 8-inch Portal Mini, and Portal TV. The company pitched them as an improvement over the initial Portals, which debuted last year.
Cameras on the devices are said to better track people as they move around a room while speaking. The video hubs also come with more apps, including Amazon's Alexa digital assistant and music-streaming services Spotify and Pandora along...
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Facebook will let users disable storage of Portal voice snippets

1 month ago   |   By Tech Crunch

As consumer tech companies come under fire for how they handle voice data from consumers, Facebook is announcing changes to how users can manage recordings and transcriptions that are stored on Facebook's services.
At a press event announcing Facebook's new line of Portal hardware, exec Andrew Bosworth told reporters that the company would be adding the ability for users to halt sending voice recordings to Facebooks servers. He reiterated that data from calls isn't recorded or stored, but when users say “Hey Portal” and request something, sometimes that data may be analyzed by Facebook...
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Facebook launches Portal TV, a $149 video chat set-top box

1 month ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Facebook wants to take over your television with a clip-on camera for video calling, AR gaming, and content co-watching. If you can get past the creepiness, the new Portal TV let you hang out with friends on your home's biggest screen. It's a fresh product category that could give the social network a unique foothold in the living room where unlike on phones where it's beholden to Apple and Google, Facebook owns the hardware and operating system.
Today Facebook unveiled a new line of Portal devices that bring its auto-zooming AI camera, in-house voice assistant speaker, Alexa, apps like...
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Facebook's Portal TV lets you watch shows during video calls

Facebook's Portal TV lets you watch shows during video calls

1 month ago   |   By Venture Beat

Facebook introduced Portal TV, which lets users make video calls and watch videos together, along with Portal Mini and a redesigned Portal smart display.
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Facebook is still trying to make the Portal happen

1 month ago   |   By Washington Post

Facebook announced three new Portal devices with cameras in its quest to take on Google and Amazon.
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Facebook is launching a $149 camera that sits next to your TV and lets you video chat with your WhatsApp and Messenger friends

Facebook is launching a $149 camera that sits next to your TV and lets you video chat with your WhatsApp and Messenger friends

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled a host of new devices that it says are right in line with its overall mission of connecting people.
The devices include a redesigned version of the Facebook Portal smart speaker , sporting a 10-inch screen, as well as a new Portal Mini with an 8-inch screen.
Facebook will also launch an "immersive" video calling device that can sit atop or below a television set dubbed Portal TV, retailing for $149.
All three devices support Amazon Alexa, as well as Facebook's own virtual assistant, for doing common tasks like playing music or controling smart home gadgets...
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Facebook unveils Portal TV, which lets friends watch TV together

1 month ago   |   By Fast Company

The small camera and microphone device sits on your TV and mixes Messenger or WhatsApp video calling with video streaming services.
Facebook's new Portal TV is a squat black camera device that perches on top of your TV and lets you do video calls on the big screen in the living room. It also lets you watch TV together with your Facebook Messenger contacts.
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